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.
Small-group is right, on our tour it was just the two of us, talk about individual attention to detail! Our guide Alviro was a delight and he walked us through the various parts of the market, stopping to sample local foods and he provided stories along the way. As a warning, do not eat before this tour, you get lots of food to enjoy. We made the mistake of having breakfast about an hour and a half before so we only grazed the food. The scallop empanada was amazing at our final stop. This is lots of fun to see a market up-close and personal!!
Excellent overview of the food scene in Santiago. Helen was a wonderful tour guide !