What’s included?

  • Guided walking tour
  • Street food samples
  • Seasonal dessert
  • Beer or wine
  • 72 hr cancellation policy
  • 10% discount on more tours
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Safe payment
Flexible cancellation

Key information

  • From Monday to Saturday at 11 AM
  • Meet us at Teatro Massimo
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Small group: Max 12
  • English only
  • Free Cancellation up to 72 hrs before the tour starts

Dietary Accomodations

  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Suitable for pescatarians
  • Vegan, gluten / dairy free options not available

Tour description

Just drop your guidebook, exit that food blog, stretch your belly and join our Palermo morning street food tour. Let’s dive together into the most authentic food scene of Palermo!

What you’ll do

Our Palermo street food tour and local market tour is an easy stroll with your laidback Sicilian friend around the markets of Capo and Vucciria. We will take our time among the food benches to spot the seasonal products and uncover the secrets of Sicilian cuisine. The experience starts from the very central Teatro Massimo but the rest of the time will be spent around the backstreets of the city center where not all tourists dare to wonder on their own. We will stop at our favorite street food vendors and offer you the specialties of the day.
This is going to be your morning into the daily life of Palermo, which includes a mandatory stop at the old tavern of Vucciria to drink and snack with the old men of the district. You will meet interesting Sicilian characters and raise your glass together!
During the morning street food and local market tour of Palermo you will get various information. Food is the main focus, but we also give insights on local culture, traditions and daily habits. We offer unfiltered walking tours, which means that we are happy to discuss both the cool and the uncool aspects of living in Palermo. As many travelers write in their reviews, it will feel like having a walk around Palermo with an old friend!

What you’ll eat

On this Palermo street food and local market tour you will have the chance to try the most authentic street food specialties of Palermo. You will taste the best arancini ever (stuffed rice ball), the unique Sfincione pizza, the vegetarian panelle and cazzilli fritters, the challenging pani ca’ meusa (veal offal roll), the famous cannoli with ricotta cream or the huge brioche col gelato (ice cream sandwich), but also beer, wine and some extra seasonal treats! Must know: traditional Sicilian street food is deliciously greasy, fried and full of carbs. We only offer what locals eat. The amount of food offered on this tour replaces a full meal. Wanna know more about street food in Palermo? take a look at our blog.

Welcome to the best rated food tour in Italy!

This tour is ranked #1 as Tripadvisor activity in Palermo since 2013.
In 2020 and 2021 our Palermo food tour has been ranked #5 by Tripadvisor among the best 15 culinary experiences in the world, making it the number 1 food tour in Italy. On the Palermo street food morning tour we hosted Rick Stein (BBC2), Paul Hollywood (City Bakes) and Rick Steves’ crew.

Why join this tour

EXPLORE the benches of Capo and Vucciria markets with a Palermitan food expert

LEARN about food, history and everyday life in Sicily through your guide’s personal stories

MEET the vendors and make new friends with other travelers!

TASTE the finest and most authentic arancini in town

FEEL AND ENJOY the slow-paced rhythm of the streets

GET the best tips to enjoy Palermo and avoid tourist traps

Is this the right tour for you?

✅ This is the perfect tour for foodie travelers who want to try new flavors, learn about local culture and make new friends.
❌ This tour is not suitable for:

  • Travelers with limited standing or walking capacity. Seats are not guaranteed at every stop
  • Picky eaters and travelers on a low carb diet
  • Vegan and travelers allergic to dairy or gluten

For a more comfortable experience with guaranteed seats, we suggest joining our Ultimate Sicilian Cuisine & Wine Tour of Palermo.

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