5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
Discover the flavors of Quito on this culinary tour packed with sweet treats, tasty tamales and mouth- watering pastries such as ‘majar de leche.’ Meet artisan bakers and talented cooks and learn the secrets to making popular Ecuadorian dishes. Admire the historical architecture of Quito as you walk from place to place and take a cooking class with a local master chef. This flavor-filled food tour is a perfect introduction to the Ecuadorian food scene.

Highlights

  • Culinary tour in Quito including a Ecuadorian cooking class
  • Visit one of Quito's oldest bakeries and witness how they make some of Ecuador's traditional pastries
  • Visit a sweets shop and taste some popular Ecuadorian foods and drinks including mistelas
  • Take a cooking class with an expert chef and learn to cook some of Ecuador's traditional dishes such as tamales and empanadas

What You Can Expect

Quito Culinary Tour and Cooking Class

Quito Culinary Experience

Experience the flavors and culture of Quito on this food tour! Meet your knowledgeable culinary guide and head to one of the oldest bakeries in Quito. See how traditional Ecuadorian quesadillas are made and sample the finished product while learning about Quito's food culture from your guide.

Next, travel through backstreets to the southern part of Quito and admire the city’s historical architecture as you make your way to a small, family-owned sweets shop. Watch sweet delicacies being made before trying a few of the sweets, including majar de leche, a caramel delicacy. Learn about the history and production process behind mistelas, which are sweet treats made with a fragile layer of sugar and filled with whiskey or rum.

Then, test out your cooking skills at a local Quito home during an Ecuadorian cooking class! Learn how to make authentic tamales and empanadas. Your expert chef will teach you how to perfect these authentic dishes before you get to taste these popular Ecuadorian dishes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

an amazing day of history, culture, and great food. Highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

I REALLY enjoyed this tour and "class". Was lucky enough to be here both during the quieter "shoulder" season for tourists, and a few days before the Day of the Dead celebration. This meant that I was the only person on the tour and that I saw the bakers/cooks during special celebration preparations. Byron was friendly and easy to talk with and it was fun to see the "behind-the-scenes" of a very busy bakery and home catering business. What surprised me most was the amount of time we spent touring the beautiful historic district of Quito. Took a "city tour" the next day with a different tour group and it repeated quite a a number of stops. But Quito is so amazing, I was glad to have the leisure to enjoy it more completely. The third generation candy maker was maybe my favorite culinary stop. (My unplanned detour into a jewelry store was totally cool, too.) The food was fun and tasty and I think this cultural experience was well worth the time and money.

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