- 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
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What You Can Expect
Follow your guide north towards Mercado Central, admiring street art and gorgeous architecture along the way. Stop off at a selection of authentic restaurants along the way, pleasuring your palate with the following local delicacies; pastel de choclo (a rich and meaty stew topped with sweet mashed corn), porotos granados (soft beans and mashed corn), a refreshing mote con huesillo (a delicious drink made from wheat and peaches) and a terremoto (a sublimely sweet Chilean drink whose name translates to ‘earthquake’, made of ice cream mixed with white wine and fernet). Sip on a distinctive glass of Chilean wine as you sample.
This was an absolutely fantastic tour taken only by my husband and myself. The guide, Kathy, really went out of her way to answer all of our questions about Santiago, Chile, and more of South America.
We not only discussed foods but history and culture as well.
We were the only ones who signed up for this tour, so it was like having a private tour instead of a small group tour. We enjoyed our time with Kathy Bauerle as we walked around the historical district of Santiago. We started at the Plaza de Armas and ended up at the Mercado Central, sampling traditional Chilian food along the way. We had discussions about Santiago's history, present day life, politics, and of course the foods that are enjoyed by the people of Santiago and Chile.
Excellent tour! Our guide was an American expat who had lived in Santiago for years, so she knew all the best places. The market is so much fun to tour--the fruits and veggies are HUGE and delicious. Our tour guides had a really well defined route with plenty of taste-testing along the way. There were some brief history lessons, but it was really much more of a cultural tour--exactly what we were looking for. All of the food was excellent, and we are definitely considering doing more tours with Foody Chile on our next Chile vacation.
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Our guide was great, it was really interesting to see all the markets, we loved this tour
This has to be one of the most interesting tours we have had with Viator. Our guide took us right inside the markets of Santiago with a complete and thorough explanation of all that we saw. Food was great too!
Our tour guide made all the difference! She was so knowledgeable about her topics and I certainly got to enjoy all the local delicious Chilean staples. She even brought us to a traditional bar run by a family with their own secret recipe of Cola de Mono.
My favorites were the empanadas and the sopaipillas!
A truly wonderful tour!!!
Excellent tour with Fabian who spoke wonderful English and was a most gracious host with superb knowledge of the local food and drink. Highly recommended.
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 !