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Palermo, Italy
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
Massimo Theater , 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.

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)

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.
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.
  • FOOD ALLERGIES: please let us know at the time of booking. Vegan, Gluten free and Dairy free options are not available.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: 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)
  • Tour runs rain or shine. please dress accordingly.
  • DRESS: comfortable walking shoes, sunhat, personal bottle of water
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Vegan, Gluten free and Dairy free options are not available.
  • VEGAN OPTION NOT AVAILABLE
  • DAIRY FREE OPTION NOT AVAILABLE
  • GLUTEN FREE OPTION NOT AVAILABLE
  • MUST KNOW: traditional street food is baked or fried, it's fat and contain carbs.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • TOUR IS ADAPTABLE TO VEGETARIANS
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY streaty
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 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.

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  • "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

Reviews

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star-5
Knowledgeable & Friendly Local Guide!
Virginia_L
, May 2022
Amazing street food tour of Palermo with friendly, local guide! Angelo was so energetic and informative. He gave so much background about the history of Palermo and about the street food culture. A can’t miss in Palermo!
star-5
Wow Rafa was an...
ketan
, May 2022
Wow Rafa was an incredible tour guide. We learned so much about the food and city on this food tour. Rafa even helped with recommendations for other things to do during out stay. She went above and beyond. This was a great way to get through the calamity of the Palermo markets in a comfortable, guided manner. We would never have found some of these gems without the experience. Thanks so much!
star-5
A must to understand Sicilian food.
Anthony_P
, May 2022
Wow. Brilliant. The guide knew her subject, where to go, and how to deliver what was promised, and more. A true professional.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much Anthony for joining our tour and recommending it! We hope to eat the streets of Venice, Catania, Florence and Naples with you some day too! Hugs from all the Streaty family!
star-4
Great fun
KARIN_K
, May 2022
First time I ever ate a spleen and lung sandwich! Surprisingly, I kind if liked it! Our guide, Salvo was so much fun. Intetesting and informative.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much Karin for your feedback, we're happy you enjoyed the spleen sandwich too! We hope to guide you again in Catania, Venice, Naples and Florence! Hugs from all the Streaty team!
star-5
Best tour guide
Guenter_K
, May 2022
The tour was spectacular, introducing us to delicious foods we had not experienced and the total atmosphere of the markets. But by far the best part of the tour was Rafaela herself. Her warmth and generosity of spirit, her humor and her extensive knowledge made the tour a heightened experience for every one of the ten in our group. Hold onto that woman!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
WOW, thank you Guenter! Thanks for writing this marvelous review about our food experience and our fab guide Raffaella! We hope you'll have the chance to meet our other wonderful Streaty guides in Catania, Venice, Florence and Naples. Other street food delicacies, same fun! Hugs from all the Streaty team, especially from Raffa!
star-5
Great experience.
Kate
, May 2022
Really enjoyed this experience. Salvo led our small group through the markets and explained the different street foods and their origins. Plenty to eat and lovely vendors along the route. Very interesting facts given, we learnt a lot.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
WOW, thank you Kate for joining and your lovely words. We're so much glad you really enjoyed our Palermo experience. We can't wait to host you again in Florence, Naples, Catania and Venice! Hugs from all the Streaty team, especially from Salvo!
star-5
Fantastic! Do It!!!
barbara_b
, May 2022
Not just a food tour, but a chance to understand Palermo and its history,culture, and people. Our fantastic guide Angelo helped us discover Palermo beyond what the tourists normally see. We feel so fortunate to have chosen this tour. It was one of the best I have ever taken (and I have taken many). Grazie Mille Angelo!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much Barbara, your words mean a lot to us all. We hope to see you soon in another Streaty city, you can find our wonderful food guides in Catania, Venice, Florence and Naples as well. Hugs from all the Streaty team, especially from Angelo!
star-5
Great way to spend an...
Meg_B
, May 2022
Great way to spend an evening! Really enjoyed getting to know the geography and history of Palermo through food!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much Meg, we're so much glad you had a memorable experience with us in Palermo. We hope to host you in another Streaty city! Hugs from all the Streaty team
star-5
very good tour. must do.
Mahyar_A
, Apr 2022
good tour. the especially very interesting tour guide, Salvador. the food places we went to were amazing and also the history and backgournd.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much Mahyar for joining our Streaty Palermo street food tour and writing this marvelous review. We're so much happy you had a memorable experience with Salvo! We hope to guide you again in Catania, Venice, Florence and Naples. Other tastings, same fun! Hugs from all the Streaty team, especially from Salvo :-)
star-5
Your is fabulous
Jeffrey_R
, Apr 2022
Great tour. Feta was an awesome guide. The reviews we read were spot on. There was more food and drink than we could eat.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your fab review Jeffrey, we hope to meet you again soon in Catania, Venice, Florence and Naples. Hugs from all the Streaty team!
star-5
Great tour. A must do!
Matt_S
, Apr 2022
This tour was fantastic. Our guide was very knowledgeable and obviously loves what he does. The food was amazing and it was a great way of also getting to know Palermo. This is a must do tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for the review Matt! You made our day :) We hope to eat the streets with you again in another Streaty city! :)
star-5
Incredible experience! Must do!
Kathy_T
, Apr 2022
Our guide Angelo was wonderful. He was funny, informative and a pleasure. The market was wonderful and the food was incredible!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Kathy, it was our pleasure guiding you around Palermo! We hope to meet you again soon in Catania, Venice, Florence and Naples. Hugs from Angelo and all the Streaty team!
star-5
Fabulous street food tour
Denise_H
, Mar 2022
Fabulous experience on the street food tour. A great way to sample the food and drink and to learn about Sicilian food culture. Great guide, knowledgeable, relaxed and fun creating a great group atmosphere. I definitely recommend this tour!
star-4
Good food & good fun
Lilian_v
, Feb 2022
The guide was very funny and friendly. And he tells not only about the food but also about buildings and other nice things to know. That maded it a nice experience. We had a nice group. Maybe it was a little bit too less food for the price you pay, but after all we had much fun.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Lilian, thanks for your review! very appreciated :) We hope to gain the missing star next time.Thanks for the lovely words you spent for Angelo and the experience itself. We will definetely take in consideration your comment regarding the amount of food. We do agree with you...one more thing is always better than one less :) As for the price, direct bookings are always more convenient ;) Thanks again! We hope to meet you soon in another Streaty city in Italy. Cheers, Marco
star-5
Walking success
David_B
, Feb 2022
Angelo was a fantastic guide with excellent knowledge about Palermo and all the food and drink we had. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you so much David, our experience is successful thanks to fabulous travelers like you! We look forward to meeting you again for our other food adventures in Catania, Venice, Florence and Naples. Hugs from Angelo and all the Streaty team!
star-5
Remarkable experience
Maryam_A
, Jan 2022
Excellent and interesting tour guide. Wonderful and remarkable experience. Must see experience for new visitor to Palermo. Thank you
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you so much, we're sooo happy you had a remarkable experience with us! We look forward to meeting you again in Catania, Venice, Florence and Naples!!!! Hugs from all the Streaty family!
star-5
Wonderful Tour!
Joanna_A
, Dec 2021
What a fantastic tour! Marco knows and loves his city and it really shows. He enthusiastically shares Palermo with guests and is open to all types of questions about the food, culture and tradition. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you so much Joanna, we cannot wait to meet you again in Catania, Venice, Florence and Naples! Hugs from Marco and all the Steaty Tours team :)
star-5
Fantastic food tour and guide
Laura_E
, Nov 2021
Fantastic tour guide, great insight into Palermo culture, history and of course the food was brilliant!
star-5
Yum yum yum
Leah_R
, Oct 2021
Great tour!! My husband and I had a great time with Marco on the street food tour. He shared some history about Palermo and the surrounding streets, it was much more than a food tour. All of the food was very good on the tour and we left completely stuffed. Great variety of street food and dessert at the end. We even went back to a few of the stops for more the next day. Thank you Marco, great night
star-5
Fun tour
cathy_k
, Oct 2021
Angelo was a fun guide! We enjoyed the entire experience. The food was very good and very different!

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