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Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

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Palermo, Italy
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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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 five authentic Sicilian street foods and one local wine
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).

From June-September, the tour lasts 3 hours and finishes at Piazza San Domenico. From October-May, the tour is extended to 4 hours and includes visits the Quattro Canti with its Baroque architecture, Piazza Pretoria and its impressive fountain and the Ballarò Market. This tour finishes at the Palermo Cathedral.

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Teatro Massimo
Meet your guide and the other travellers
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Capo Street Market
walk among the benches of the food market guided by a local expert. Take bites and learn about local culture
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Vucciria
Have a toast with locals in an old bar, try some challenging food and learn about modern history facts
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Chiesa di San Domenico
Orientation point: tips and directions
Pass By:  
Via Maqueda
Cross the touristy area and keep backstreeting with your local guide
Stop At:  
Ex Real Fonderia alla Cala
summer tour ends with ice cream in the best gelateria downtown
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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Traveler Tips


  • "Do it early in your stay so that you can go back to the markets and eat more of the amazing food!" See review
  • "I recommend this tour as a must do while you are in Palermo." See review
  • "A Highly reccommended Tour in Palermo, I would suggest getting in on Day 1 of your stay, as it will set you up for the remainder of your stay."

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Such a fun way to spend a day in Palermo!
AmyJ_F
, Feb 2020
We had a fantastic experience on our street food tour! Our guide, Marco, was fun and informative, and the tour was a hit with both my husband and I and all four of our kids (ages 11 - 17). The tour was a perfect way to spend our limited time in Palmero as it mixed both food and history. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
WOW, what an amazing review, thank you Amy! We hope to see you soon in Catania, Venice and Florence. Other tastings, same fun! Hugs, Marco and the Streaty.com crew
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Highlight of our Visit to Palermo - DON'T MISS
NotBigBux
, Nov 2019
I am a bit of a foodie and looked forward to this morning tour. We booked this tour through Viator. Our guide was Savatori - he was fabulous! Your lucky if you have him as a guide. Funny, friendly, and spoke great English. He is a local and knows many of the market vendors. This is not really "street food" but a tour of two markets where prearranged stops at market stalls where samples (large - don't eat a large Breakfast) given to the group - sometimes sitting at tables. We were even given a tour of a kitchen were Arinchini's were being prepared. A great introduction to Sicilian Cuisine and fun to look for some of the items we tasted on menus though out our trip. Great fun!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you so much from Salvatore and all Streaty staff! It's so gratifying to see our guests enjoy what we plan for them :) Exactly, we prearrange and preorder the must-try foods to make sure our foodies get the best of the streets. However, anytime we find something unexpected which is worth to pick it, we don't miss the chance to share it with our guests ;) Very happy to read your feedback! We hope to eat the streets with you soon again! Hugs from all Streaty.com team!
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walking food tour
bigputter
, Oct 2019
My wife and I had a wonderful time. we really enjoyed the host. He was very knowledge and a great sence of humor. But the best part was the food. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody who wants to enjoy the great food. .
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you so much for joining our Palermo street food tour and writing such an amazing review. We hope to eat the streets of Catania, Venice and Florence with you some day too. Hugs from all the Streaty.com team!
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Very interesting and lively tour
MaryLizzie12
, Oct 2019
Our guide was Liviania, very knowledgeable and animated. She led us deftly through the market and streets of Palermo, giving us the opportunity to taste various dishes and relating the interesting cultural and social history behind them. Even for a non-foodie (like me) it was very enjoyable. And my partner, who is a foodie, was in seventh heaven.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you so much Mary Lizzie, we hope to eat the streets of Venice, Florence and Catania with you some day too! Other tastings, same fun ;) Hugs from all the Streaty.com team
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Great
Flora A
, Oct 2019
Angelo, our guide was knowledgeable about many things eg . History, food and Palermo in general. He was confident and very welcoming.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you Flora! Your feedback is the best gratification! We can't wait to meet your for our other foodie tours in Catania, Venice and Florence! Hugs from all the Streaty.com team, especially from Angelo
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Great guide,great food,great experience
Marcia C
, Oct 2019
What an amazing time.Our guide Salvatore,was super nice,informative and fun. We tasted local foods and drinks and visited great spots where the locals go and shop. Don't miss this tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
WOW, what an awesome feedback Marcia, thank you so much! We can't wait to meet you in Venice, Florence and Catania for our other foodie tours. Hugs from Salvo and all the Streaty.com team
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Wonderful introduction to Palermo
John S
, Oct 2019
We loved our street food walking tour with Angelo. He is very personable and made everyone feel welcome to enjoy his city, its food, its culture and history. His interactions with the various merchants and locals added to our enjoyment. There is plenty of food available, so bring your appetite. Don’t hesitate to try any of the foods. This tour makes a great first-day introduction to Palermo.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Ciao John! Thank you so much for joining our tour and your lovely words. We can't wait to meet you again in Catania, Venice and Florence. Stay hungry, stay Streaty.com ;) Hugs from all the Streaty.com team, especially from Angelo
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Food Experience
Samster1_11
, Oct 2019
Excellent introduction into Sicilian food and great experience going through the busy food markets. The passport idea was great both for a memento and to identify the different foods we ate.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
wow!!!! Many many thanks, what an amazing feedback! We are so happy you had a memorable experience with us in Palermo and you find our foodie passport a good idea. Stay hungry, stay Streaty.com: Catania, Venice and Florence are waiting for you! Hugs from all the Streaty.com team!
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Fun food experience
Escape734012
, Oct 2019
We loved this tour through the Palermo markets. We tasted some food we may not have otherwise - and it was delicious. Our guide was informative and fun. The people on the tour were from five different countries. A great cultural experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you so much, we're so happy to read your feedback! Stay hungry, stay Streaty.com: our food guides in Venice, Florence and Catania are waiting for you. Hugs from all the Streaty.com team :)
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exiting
WaizerA
, Oct 2019
lively and colorful glance to the live in Sicily love the Market , old town' the test of the street food
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you so much! Your feedback is the best gratification! We can't wait to meet your for our other foodie tours in Catania, Venice and Florence! Hugs from all the Streaty.com team :)

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