Private Tour

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 licensed local guide. This 3-hour private tour highlights the most authentic Palermo street food vendors whilst also introducing you to the real soul fo 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

Add the Palermo street food tour to your list of things to do in Sicily! Discover the city by starting with the very idea of where Sicilian food culture began: the outdoor markets. 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 the city 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.


Learn more about the city’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 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
  • Food Markets & Specialty Shops
  • Authentic Palermo street food vendors
  • 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
  • Gratuities (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 in the morning (all year round) or evening (May-Oct), your choice. Please indicate your preferred starting time (AM or PM) in your initial email inquiry.
Morning Tour: 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.
Evening Tour: 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.

Good to Know Before You Go

  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.
  • While the area is flat, we suggest wearing comfortable shoes.
  • During the summer months, a sun protection is also advisable.

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 Policy
    The tour will only be reserved upon full payment in advance of the tour. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details including the meeting point and phone number. 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 tour suitable for young children?

Yes! This is a fun and educational kid-friendly activity in Palermo to discover Italy 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.

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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