Tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a small-group atmosphere with a knowledgeable guide.
- 4-hour food walking tour in Santiago
- Learn about Santiago’s food culture with your knowledgeable local guide
- Walk 8 to 10 blocks, stopping at local restaurants to sample native dishes and drinks
- Wash your delicious samples down with a glass of wine
- End your tour at Mercado Central, Santiago’s main market and the center of the city’s food scene
- Small-group tour limited to 12 people provides a more intimate experience
What You Can Expect
With your knowledgeable guide leading the way, walk north, heading toward Mercado Central. You’ll walk about 8 to 10 blocks in total, stopping at different restaurants to try a variety of local food. Specific dishes vary, but expect to sample home-style cuisine like porotos granados (a bean and corn dish), pastel de choclo (a typically meaty casserole), a refreshing mote con huesillo (a cool, sweet drink made from wheat and peaches) and a terremoto (translates to ‘earthquake,’ but in this instance, it’s a unique Chilean drink made of ice cream mixed with white wine and fernet). You’ll also receive one glass of wine.
Eventually you’ll reach Mercado Central, named the fifth-best food market in the world by National Geographic in 2012. Your tour ends here, where you’ll wrap up your food adventure with a seafood empanada. With your guide, admire the market’s classic wrought-iron architecture – which dates back to 1872 – and browse the many stalls, most of which sell a variety of seafood.
Note: beginning in 2014, this tour is only offered as a private service