Morning street-food tour of Palermo
Walking tours

Morning street-food tour of Palermo

Availability: Monday - Saturday
Duration: up to 3 hours
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover the city markets like a local
  • Taste authentic street food away from tourist traps
  • Get your personal food passport
  • Sip a drink in the most ancient tavern of Palermo
What to expect

The tour starts at Teatro Massimo. During the first part, the group is guided through the alleys of the Capo market and its fragrant stalls of fish and fruit. The guides tell the story of the market and its colorful everyday life, giving customers the chance to taste the street food of Palermo and discover all its secrets. During the tour of the Capo market, you will taste some fried excellences of the city such as, “arancine”, “panelle” and potato and mint croquettes.

The tastings take place at street vendors and popular fryers. The experience continues along the old tannery before arriving at the Vucciria market, where travelers can share a glass of dessert wine and an aperitif with the locals. Don't miss the traditional “pani ca'meusa” (bread with veal spleen and lung) before a sweet final triumph (“cannolo” in winter, ice cream in summer).

The tastings provided to customers are exclusively seasonal. The guides can modify the itinerary and the tastings in order to offer travelers a unique experience, close to the local tradition. This street food of Palermo is also an opportunity to discover the local history and culture of the city. The guides discuss various topics during the 3 hours, offering customers a true image of the city. You will receive a souvenir of the experience -- Passaporto del Mangione (foodie passport).

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What's included
  • Three hour walking tour with licensed local guide
  • Street food tastings ("arancine", "panelle", mint and potato croquettes, "sfincione", "pani ca'meusa", aperitivo with cheeses and olives, dessert ("cannolo" or ice cream)
  • Two drinks (beer or wine)
  • Souvenir: Passaporto del Mangione (foodie passport)
What's not included
  • Water
  • Pick up service
  • All extras not explicitly mentioned
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-5): free
  • Children (6-11): reduced

Piazza Verdi, 90138 Palermo PA

Meeting point:

Main gate of Teatro Massimo

What to remember
  • Minimum number of participants: 2
  • Maximum number of participants: 12
  • Some specialty also contains calf entrails (no alternatives are provided)
  • Street food is strictly eaten by hands (*napkins are provided)
  • Options for vegetarians
  • Even though Sicily is an Island, the only fish you can occasionally find in traditional street food are anchovies
  • Gluten free and dairy free options are not available
  • Not all specialties listed in the Passaporto del Mangione (foodie passport) are available on a daily basis. Passaporto del Mangione must be considered as a souvenir
  • Water is not included. However, travelers have many chances to buy it along the way
  • The above-listed points may not be applicable to private tours

Waiting Policy, Accessibility and other important info

  • We have a 10 min waiting for policy. If you miss the meeting with your tour guide, please be aware that we do not guarantee another chance to join the group
  • We don’t have any cancelation policy. However, We greatly appreciate being informed as soon as your plans changed
  • There are very few chances to sit along the walk
  • The winter tour is not recommended to travelers with limited walking capacity.
  • A standard group tour is not accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Dogs are not admitted in group tours. See private tours
  • Average winter temperature: 30 C° / 84 F°
  • We recommend wearing comfy shoes all year round
  • Smoking: please avoid smoking during sampling stops
  • The above-listed points may not be applicable to private tours
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  • Tours are run all year round from Monday to Saturday. Official start is at 10.30 am
  • Tour lasts 3 hr. It ends in piazza San Domenico
  • Once the 10.30 am group is full we have the chance to open new groups starting at 11am or 11.30am. (If you are on a cruise, please let us know what time your ship docks in Palermo
  • Blocked out dates: July 15th, August 13th, 14th, 15th, December 8th, 25th, 26th
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.

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