Private Tour

Delicious Palermo Street Food Tour

Food & Wine
Duration: 3 Hours
Languages: EN

Enjoy the best of Sicily street food as you walk through the heart of Palermo with your local food-loving guide. Your private tour includes five regional food tastings, highlights the most authentic Palermo street food vendors whilst also introducing you to the real soul of the city and its most famed sites. Whether you are a serious foodie, a history lover or a traveling family, this is a fun and immersive way to get a true taste of Sicily.

Perfect for:
  • Families with Kids
  • Foodies
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What to Expect

Experiencing Italy's cuisine is a joy, and as the capital of Sicily, Palermo offers a particularly satisfying spread. Add the Palermo street food tour to your list of things to do in Sicily! Discover Palermo by starting with the very idea of where Sicilian food culture began: the outdoor markets - the best sights to learn about this city's prodigious culinary tradition.


Today take a deep dive into Palermo’s culinary roots. After sampling from an assortment of market purveyors, you’ll head off throughout several stops in downtown Palermo. A bit of sweet, some savory, a world of taste, and much fun in between!


Ranked amongst the best cities in Italy for street food Palermo is a vibrant city that unfolds many surprises. There are an extraordinary number of monuments, historic landmarks and cluttered neighborhood markets, where you can snack on local street foods as you wander the city streets. Revel in the unique cultural heritage and food traditions of Palermo from the colorful street life to the beautiful palazzi and churches on this Palermo street food tour, which takes place in the morning or evening, your choice.


During this private guided foodie adventure through the historic center of Palermo, you will wander through carts and kiosks of street vendors, colorful and bustling open-air markets whilst tasting Sicilian treats. These may vary depending on the season and usually include arancini (rice balls), crocché (potato croquettes), panelle (chickpea fritters), sfincione (Palermo’s traditional pizza), and cannolo dessert (crunchy shell with ricotta cheese) or gelato.


Known as the “city of delights”, Palermo is home to grandeur gardens surrounding magnificent palaces which contain a mixture of Arabic, Roman and Bizantine art. Learn more about Palermo's culinary heritage as you meet historic monuments and squares. Along the way, your expert guide will show you hidden treasures that only the locals know about.


We recommend doing this edible Palermo street food tour at the beginning of your stay. This way, you will have all the information and confidence to continue exploring the city with more insights and, at the same time, get the best tips for your next meals during your stay in the capital of Sicily.


  • Local culture, history & food traditions
  • Open-air Markets & Specialty Shops
  • 5 Sicilian street food tastings
  • Piazza Quattro Canti
  • Piazza della Vergogna
  • Piazza San Domenico

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide
  • 5 different street food tastings


What Is Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Additional food tastings & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

In your hotel lobby (only for centrally located hotels) or at an easy to find location. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request Monday through Saturday.
  • The Palermo Street Food Tour can be taken in the Morning (all year round) or Afternoon (May-Oct), depending on your plans. Please indicate your choice (AM or PM) in your initial email inquiry.
    Morning Tour Suggested Starting Time: begins at 10am and along with the visit the major monuments and squares of the city explores the historic markets of Il Capo and Vucciria.
    Afternoon Tour Suggested Starting Time: begins at 5.30pm and along with the visit the major monuments and squares of the city explores the lively atmosphere of the Vucciria market area.
  • Alternative preferred start times can be arranged, for further information please email your inquiry.

Good to Know

  • During the booking process please advise of any dietary restrictions or food allergies; substitutions may be accommodated with advance notice.
  • While the area is flat, we suggest wearing comfortable shoes and if rain is in the forecast we recommend that you bring an umbrella as you will be outside for most of the tour.
  • During the summer months, a sun protection is also advisable.
  • Regrettably, this Palermo street food tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Terms
    Full payment by credit card is required to make a reservation. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within three business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

I'll be going to Naples after my time in Palermo. Do you have any street food tours there?

In Naples, you may like our Naples Street Food Tour

Is this Palermo Street Food Tour suitable for children?

One of the top kid-friendly things to do in Palermo is tasting all that mouthwatering Sicilian food. So, yes this is a fun and educational activity to discover the city through food culture and try specialty foods that you may not discover on your own. Additionally, it offers the chance to teach your children about where food comes from and how to try new things. Last but not least, we have excellent family friendly guides who love working with children. To learn more about what Palermo has to offer to families we've created this complete travel guide.

I have dietary restrictions. Can I take this Palermo street food tour?

Of course! One of the perks of a private tour is that they are personalized to you which means that we can adapt the tour to account for dietary restrictions. We encourage you to communicate your dietary restrictions or food allergies to our specialists in advance, so we can tailor the tour to your needs.

We are coming from the cruise terminal. Can we meet the guide there?

Yes. Please mention this in your initial email inquiry and we will get back to you with a custom-designed tour proposal.

What if it’s raining?

Our tours happen rain or shine and if rain is in the forecast, we recommend that you bring an umbrella, as you will be outside for most of the tour.

Should I tip my guide?

Tipping is always appreciated although not mandatory. If you feel like you received exemplary service from your guide, you can leave a tip at the end of the tour.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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