Palermo street food tour

Palermo street food tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Availability: On selected dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Enjoy a memorable experience in Palermo
  • Find out more about the city's food tradition
  • Eat like locals while discovering the city
What to expect

Enjoying Palermo's street food is a unique experience that will allow you to dive into the local culture and the city's adventurous history. The tradition of selling takeaway food in Palermo comes from the melting pot of cultures who have lived in the city throughout the time, including Africans, Romans, Greeks, Spaniards, Jews and Arabs. Each people introduced its food tradition and altogether gave rise to the spiced and crispy bites, often prepared in plain sight by the seasoned food experts of the city. Within this food tour, you will taste the best of Sicilian street food, walking in the loud and colorful historical city center, escorted by your local foodie.

Here is a list of your possible tastings:

  • Panino with panelle and crocchè: the beating heart of Palermo’s street food is a sesame bread stuffed with mashed potatoes “balls” or with chickpeas omelet
  • Sfincione: made with a pizza-like dough covered with fresh tomato salsa, anchovies paste, capers and onion. Sfincione is the super tasty idea of pizza from Palermo
  • Rice arancina: famous all around the world, this rice ball is filled with different ingredients (meat, smoked ham, spinach, mixed cheeses and so much more) and then deep-fried according to the centuries-long tradition
  • Sicilian cannoli: the waffle, traditionally shaped around a hot metallic bar, filled with a sweet and creamy paste made with ricotta cheese, candied fruit, crunchy pistachios from the country surrounding the city or dark chocolate drops. A colourful as well as a sweet explosion of taste
  • Ice cream with brioche: ice cream served in a round brioche, that has a little top in the middle ("o´tuppoin")
  • Sicilian granita: the perfect option to chill in a warm summer afternoon. It is served in a glass and it is meant for concluding in a great way a rich meal
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What's included
  • Walking tour
  • 5 food tasting stops
  • Local foodie and multi-lingual guide
What's not included
  • Pick up and drop-off service
Reduced price
  • Children (age 6-12)
  • Infants (age 0-5): free of charge

Piazzetta delle Dogane, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

Meeting point:

Near the Church of Santa Maria della Catena.

What to remember
  • Food tastings may vary according to the availability of raw ingredients, season and the chef’s choices
  • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 people per booking while the maximum number of participants per tour is 10
  • Vegetarian option is available for this tour
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the moment of purchase
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  • From Tuesday to Sunday at 11.30am and at 6.30pm
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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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 24 hours before the activity begins.

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