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Streaty - Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

Palermo, Italy
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From US$65.19

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Non-refundable
You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Snack your way through the streets of Palermo on this Sicilian food tour. Explore backstreet markets and food stalls specializing in local delicacies like stuffed rice balls and chickpea fritters as your guide fills you in on local history, culture. Plus, this small-group tour has a limited number of participants for a more personalized experience.
  • Small-group street food tour around Palermo
  • Hunt out the best Sicilian street food with a foodie guide
  • Visit Sicily’s open-air markets including Vucciria Market and Mercato di Capo
  • Taste 7+ authentic Sicilian street foods and 2 local beverages
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What's Included

  • Licensed Local Guide
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Seasonal dessert: Gelato or Cannoli
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra food or drinks
  • Bottled water

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Massimo Theater
    P.za Giuseppe Verdi, 90138 Palermo PA, Italy

    Main gate of Teatro Massimo Opera house in piazza Verdi. Your guide will be carrying a red bag with Streaty logo printed on.

End point

  • Piazza San Domenico
    Piazza S. Domenico, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

    Tour ends in piazza San Domenico or in piazza Fonderia (both point are at walking distance from the cruise port)

What To Expect

Meet your guide in Piazza Verdi, near the iconic Teatro Massimo opera house. It’s the largest in Italy, and was in a pivotal scene in The Godfather: Part III. Get your Palermo ‘foodie’s passport,’ which you’ll get stamped at every tasting point along the tour.

Street food is cooked and served at street stalls, modest bakeries and old bars. This street food tour has been designed to show Palermo with no filters of any kind.

Begin making your way to the Vucciria Market and Mercato di Capo, two busy and colorful outdoor markets in Palermo. Listen as your guide offers insights into how Sicily’s unique culinary history informs its street food scene while vendors of local produce and seafood promote their goods. The Church of the Immaculate Conception is nearby, which you can visit if you like (own expense).

Get in line at neighborhood bakeries, cafes and street food stalls to try a variety of famous Sicilian street snacks. Munch on chickpea fritters called panelle and deep-fried balls of rice stuffed with meat, vegetables and cheese called arancine as you collect stamps in your foodie passport.

Sip on a sweet Sicilian wine to wash down your fried treats, and then head for a seasonal dessert. You may indulge in Sicily’s famous cannoli (deep-fried pastry cylinders filled with sweetened ricotta cheese), some gelato or a refreshing granita (a fruity slushy).

Please Note: If you have any dietary restrictions, including food allergies, please make a note in the ‘special requirements’ field when you check out. Substitutions may be possible with advance notice.

Teatro Massimo

Meet your guide and the other travelers

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Capo Street Market

Stroll through the food market stalls guided by a local expert. Taste and learn about the local culture

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Various street food treats included (7+) to replace a full meal. For example: vegetable fritters, arancini, delicacies, Sicilian pizza, spleen sandwich, cheese, and more
  • WAITING POLICY: We have a strict ten minute waiting policy at the meeting point. We don't guarantee a second chance to meet the group once the tour has started
  • Seats aren't available at every stop, the tour involves a lot of standing (1,1 Km / 0,7 miles)
  • Tour runs rain or shine. Please dress accordingly
  • DRESS: comfortable walking shoes
  • It is recommended to bring your water bottle. We try to reduce plastic waste
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • ACCESSIBILITY: this tour is not suitable for travellers with limited walking or standing capacity
  • Vegan, Gluten free and Dairy free options are not available
  • Morning tour is suitable for vegetarians
  • Evening tour: vegetarian bites not available at every stop
  • Most travellers can participate
  • MUST KNOW: most traditional street foods are baked or fried, fat and full of carbs
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    WOW WOW WOW, this tour is a MUST.. We really can not stress how amazing it was.
    I would highly recommend this tour to anybody who wants to enjoy the great food.
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    Excellent Food Tour
    DebraL_P, Dec 2022
    Angelo our guide was very knowledgeable about his town of Palermo and made you feel very comfortable as a friend
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thanks so much for your very nice feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed the tour with Angelo. We can't wait to see you again on another Streaty tour in Venice, Naples, Florence or Catania.
    Angelo was a fantastic...
    David_B, Dec 2022
    Angelo was a fantastic tour guide. Very animated, knowledgeable, and friendly. Tried delicious and unique foods that we wouldn’t have tried on our own.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thanks for your 5-star review and so glad you had a good time in Palermo. We hope to see you again to eat the streets of another Italian city together! Hugs from the Streaty team, especially from Angelo
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Salvo saves the day!
    JARRETTIA_A, Nov 2022
    Breakfast beer, arancine, sangue (spelling?) and a spleen sandwich. A fun adventure and Salvo made it great!
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you so much for your great feedback and we are so happy to know that you loved it. Join another streaty tour next time you visit our amazing country! Ciao
    food is culture, it was a great tour.
    Robert_C, Nov 2022
    I take a food tour in every city I visit in Europe, and my Palermo tour with Fede was really a great one. Come hungry!
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Ciao Robert, it was a pleasure to walk with you through the streets of Palermo and glad you loved going off the beaten path with us. Join another Streaty tour in Florence, Naples or Venice! Hugs from Fede and the Streaty team
    Fried Friendly Food!
    Audrey, Nov 2022
    We had the best time touring with Feda! She was friendly, and explained quickly her love of Palermo and it's unique style and foods. This is NOT a diet tour! We enjoyed freshly fried treats and even got some new experiences because it happened to be the Day of the Dead (meaning special desserts)! Will definitely be using Streaty again on our next trip
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thanks so much for your great feedback, Audrey! Oh yes, special desserts :) Join Streaty again in Venice, Florence, Naples and Catania! Hugs from Federica and the team
    Come hungry to this tour!!!!! You will definitely leave happy!
    Christine_S, Oct 2022
    What a lovely afternoon spent eating our way through the city. It is a good amount of walking without being overwhelming. Rafaella was so amazing and personable. She told us stories that were engaging and interesting, about the food and various saints that are prayed to for various reasons :) Don't miss this tour. Do it in the beginning of your stay. I revisited the places we went to later in my stay to enjoy the food again.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Oh, thank you! You are making us feel so special and we love hearing that. Join Streaty again for another memorable experience eating the streets of Florence, Catania, Naples and Venice next time. Ciao
    Great tour guide and experience!!
    Ryan_S, Oct 2022
    Salvo, our tour guide, was amazing. His knowledge and humor made for a great experience. The food was absolutely delicious (the spleen was interesting…). We loved touring the markets and getting to know Palermo
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you very much for your fantastic review and for recommending our Palermo tour :) We are so happy you had a good time and we would like to show you more and more about Italy in the Streaty way. Check out our other tours around Italy. Ciao
    Yum-ermo!
    Sharon_R, Oct 2022
    We probably should have done this tour first as it gave us an overview of the area. Our guide spoke great English and went out of his way to accommodate guests’ needs. The stops were interesting and the food was tasty. We were stuffed well before the tour ended!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    WOW, thank you for joining our tour and reviewing it marvellously! We're so happy you had a memorable food experience with the Streaty tour! Please consider the Streaty team as your new friends for the next food adventure in Italy. You can find us in Catania, Venice, Florence and Naples too. Cheers
    Sensational street food.
    Lesley_C, Oct 2022
    Great host of the tour- really knowledgable and funny. A brilliant experience. We learned lots about Palermo, it’s history and it’s yummy food. Lots of great sights, smells and tastes.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you very much Lesley for sharing your experience with other foodies. Thanks also for recommending the tour and we would love to host you again in Florence, Naples, Venice and Catania! Ciao
    Great Experience!
    Raymond_M, Oct 2022
    We had a wonderful experience learning about the culture of Palermo and eating all different kinds of street food. Salvo was a conscious guide and catered to everyone’s needs. What can I say - GO!!!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you so much for your great feedback and we are so happy to know that you loved it. Join another streaty tour next time you visit our amazing country! Ciao
    Excellent!
    Megan_M, Oct 2022
    Angelo was a great guide! Really enjoyed everything from start to finish. A must if you visit Palermo and want an authentic experience.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thanks so much for joining our tour and sharing your experience. We are so happy you enjoyed it. We can't wait to host you again for more fun in Florence, Venice, Catania or Naples. Cheers from the Streaty team, especially from Angelo
    Angelo ( aka Antonio)...
    DianeKent_G, Oct 2022
    Angelo ( aka Antonio) made the tour very special! Really enjoyed learning about Palermo. His relationship with the local vendors and street people was special ..,,”, Sharing is caring”! …. The Canadians! PS Angelo also has good taste in music!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thanks so much for your fab review, very much appreciated. Ohhh yes, how special are local souls :) The Streaty team is ready to welcome you again in Florence, Catania, Naples and Venice! Keep in touch with Angelo and the team
    What an unforgettable experience! Thank you Angelo (Antonio/Ageluso)
    Vivienne_R, Oct 2022
    Angelo was fantastic! His flair for weaving the wonderful history of Palermo with the amazing delicacies and tastes of the city made for an extremely entertaining evening! The honest and educated views he shared were peppered with hls extraordinary and delightful sense of humour that made for a refreshing lesson in the history of such a unique town. A must do tour if you are in Palermo!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Hi Vivienne, thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so glad you had a good time in Palermo with Angelo and the group. We are ready to show you more about Italian street food in Naples, Florence, Venice and Catania. Check it out! Hugs from the all Streaty team
    Rafaela was an excellent...
    Rachel_F, Oct 2022
    Rafaela was an excellent guide - full of enthusiasm . Highly recommend this tour of the varied food and drink of Palermo
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    We love to hear that you enjoyed every bit..couldn't be happier about it! Thanks for your 5-star review and don't forget to book another Streaty team next time you are around! Ciao
    Eating like a local
    Elizabeth_B, Oct 2022
    Highly recommend 👌 food was delicious and came from areas the locals ate rather than tourist places. Felt authentic.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thanks so much for taking the time for sharing your experience with other foodie travellers..that's so valuable to us! We hope to see you again to eat the streets of other Italian cities. A big hug from the Streaty team
    Tasty, fun and totally worth it
    Hannah_G, Oct 2022
    The tour was a brilliant learning and tasting experience, led by a fantastic tour guide who was completely engaging and utterly hilarious. I couldn’t recommend this tour more, my only regret is that we did it late in our trip - do it early in yours so you can make use of all the fantastic recommendations you get along the way!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are glad you had a memorable day with the group. The Streaty team hope to see you again to eat the streets of Florence, Catania, Venice and Naples next time. Cheers!
    Federica was a wonderful...
    Jane_B, Oct 2022
    Federica was a wonderful guide: entertaining, knowledgeable about both the culture of street food and the history of Sicily. It was a great time.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you so much for your sweet words. We are glad you enjoyed the Streaty tour in Palermo. You can find Streaty tours also in Venice, Catania, Naples and Florence. Hugs from Federica and the team
    Wonderful tour!
    Gail_K, Sept 2022
    Federico was wonderful and knowledgeable about history of the market and the people of Palermo! She is a treasure!
    Response from Host, Sept 2022
    Thank you so much for your very sweet words! Thank you for joining the Streaty Street Food walking tour of Palermo. We look forward to meeting you again soon in another Streaty city. You can find our fab guides in Venice, Florence, Catania and Naples too. Hugs from all the Streaty team, especially from Federico.
    We love Salvo!
    Liz_H, Sept 2022
    This was such an amazing adventure. We toured Cappo market and tasted many different specialties unique to Palermo. Our guide, Salvo, was extremely knowledgeable, engaging and super fun. He told us about the cultural significance of each food and made us laugh the entire time. 10/10 would recommend to anyone visiting Palermo!
    Response from Host, Sept 2022
    Wow, this is a wonderful feedback! Can't be happier about leaving you with such a memorable experience. Don't forget to book another Streaty tour when you planning to go to Venice, Florence, Naples or Catania. Hugs from the Streaty team, especially from Salvo.
    Wonderful Palermo Experience
    LaurenJill_S, Aug 2022
    Our tour guide Angelo was fantastic. He brought the markets and neighborhoods of Palermo to life with his love of the city, food and culture. We were in a group with our four kids ages 11-15 and this tour was the highlight of the trip. Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Hi Lauren and thank you for your amazing feedback, we're so much happy you had a great time with Angelo! We hope to see you and your family again soon in another Streaty city. You can find our wonderful Streaty guides in Florence, Naples and Venice too. Hugs from all the Streaty team, especially from Angelo!
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