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Palermo Street Food Walking Tour
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered 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 five authentic Sicilian street foods and one local wine
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Licensed Local Guide
Snacks
Alcoholic Beverages
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Extra Foods/drinks or seconds, unless specified (water is not included. However, it can be purchased in any cafè along the walk)
photo service

Departure Point

Piazza 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.

Return Details

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)

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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • DRESS: comfortable walking shoes, sunhat, personal bottle of water
  • ACCESSIBILITY 1: This tour is not suitable for travellers with limited walking or standing capacity.
  • Seats aren't available at every stop, the tour involves a lot of standing (1,1 Km / 0,7 miles)
  • ACCESSIBILITY 2: Vegan and Gluten free options are not available.
  • Tour runs rain or shine. please dress accordingly.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY streaty

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Palermo Street Food Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Palermo Street Food Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Palermo Street Food Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Palermo Street Food Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Palermo Street Food Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Palermo Street Food Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Palermo Street Food Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Palermo Street Food Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Palermo Street Food Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Palermo Street Food Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "WOW WOW WOW, this tour is a MUST.. We really can not stress how amazing it was." See review
  • "I would highly recommend this tour to anybody who wants to enjoy the great food." See review

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star-5
Informative, Imaginative and Well worth it!
Melanie_I
, Sep 2021
Angelo was a knowledgeable, excellent guide with a great sense of humor. Great variety of food to try and see, as well as great background information of Palermo and Sicily. I would recommend this tour!
star-5
Angelo - guide to food, laughter, heritage, and Palermo!
Ilene_P
, Sep 2021
Most memorable? Angelo, of course. The night was special, fun, and at times a challenge to the palette, and Angelo was the perfect guide through it all. Thank you for an evening worth remembering!
star-5
Get Salvo for your tour!
johnhbo
, Sep 2021
The tour was lots of fun and the food was delicious. The real star was the guide, Salvatore. He was knowledgeable, informative, entertaining and very gracious to our group of twelve.
star-5
Explore!
Andrew_H
, Sep 2021
Mario was amazing! Thank you so much for an enjoyable day in Palermo meeting new faces and trying new food!
star-5
The best experience, a must do
Melissa_S
, Aug 2021
This walking tour was one of the best parts of our Palermo stay. Not only did Marco reach out to me with clear details and expectations but also put together a last minute private night tour for myself and 4 other friends with our amazing guide Nida. Nida is a local to Palermo and was so knowledgeable about the history of the city, details of the food and just such a genuinely lovely person, we all could’ve listened to her talk for hours. The night tour was so fun and to try new and interesting foods during such a lively and bustling night made for a great experience, despite it even being one of the hottest nights of the summer ever. She made our tour one of the best highlights our entire trip and I am so so glad we had the chance to do this.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent Tour
Kathryn_K
, Jul 2021
We loved this tour! It was a great way to see Palermo and understand so much about the culture and food. Salvo was an excellent guide. We did this tour with teenagers and my 80 year old father and all really loved it!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
A real tour of the old markets of Palermo.
Derrick_Bradfield
, Oct 2020
Our food markets trip in Palermo was fantastic. Salvatore our guide was really knowledgable and freindly. He always answered any questions we had and made us felt welcome in the real eating/drinking venues we visited. I would strongly recommend this tour as a good introduction to the City. Nice small bunch of other people on the walkabout too. Photos to follow on my return to UK.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Ciao Derrick, passionate travelers like you are the main reason why we just adore our job! Thank you so much for joining our tour and writing such a marvelous review. Let's stay in touch! We Streaty guides cannot wait to meet you again in Catania, Venice, Florence and Naples one day. Other Italian delicacies are waiting for you! Take care! Hugs from all the Streaty.com team, especially from Salvo
star-5
Palmerno street food 30/9/20
MrTJ_P
, Oct 2020
Great fun. Marco was very friendly and entertaining.and knowledgeable. We sampled at least 6 foods new to me. We overran the allotted 3hrs too👍.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you so much, it was such a pleasure walking you around Palermo :) Let's keep in touch: we'll wait for you in Catania, Venice, Florence and Naples and taste other delicacies. Hugs, Marco and the Streaty.com team
star-5
Not to be missed!!
Kate_M
, Sep 2020
I cannot praise this tour enough and our guide Salvi was brilliant!! Really interesting and fun insight into the city, the culture and obviously the food. Not to be missed!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Wow Kate! Your words sounds like violins to us :) It was a real pleasure walking you around Palermo. We sincerely hope to meet you again in another Streaty city! Other tastings, same fun. Hugs from Salvo and all the Streaty.com team
star-5
Great tour, food and guide!
Krystyna_P
, Sep 2020
Our terrific guide Angelo guided us through the colourful, fragrant and traditional markets of Palermo. Angelo's infectious and vibrant personality and his obvious love for his city and its food was simply delightful. This tour gets a clear recommendation from us.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Krystyna, thank you so much for joining our tour and writing such an amazing review. Our guide Angelo had a blast too. We hope to see you soon in Catania, Taormina, Venice, Florence and Naples. Other tastings, same fun! Hugs from all the Streaty.com team

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