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Eating Palermo: Street Food & Market Tour

Eating Palermo Street Food & Market Tour

Go off the beaten path to discover the imperfect Palermo that locals love.
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Step one to living the Sicilian lifestyle? Eating like one.




3 hours


Mon to Sat

Immerse yourself in the warmth of true Southern hospitality by tasting its most famed Sicilian street food. From historic piazzas to sfincione palermitano and arancine, this tour is authentic Palermo. Visit the iconic Ballarò Food Market and learn about the hidden history of many local favorites. Chat with two Sicilian legends who run their unassuming fresh fruit granita stand while sandwiched between two souvenir shops and staff at the caffè that’s done everything from organizing street concerts to standing up to the mafia.

As you walk off the beaten path through the stunning Albergheria district, you’ll be privy to legends of flavor that have been passed down through generations of Sicilian families.




Get lost in the whirlwind of Palermo’s best street market, Ballarò and its 1000-year history.

Step into a stunning monastery ⛪ to discover sinfully good pastries made with recipes handed down through centuries.

Fall in love with smoky, slow-grilled stigghiola and mangia e bevi from the Queens of Palermo street food 👸

Sip on coffee and munch on cookies from a century-old roastery ☕

Hear from a renowned cheesemaker about the secrets of his craft, then taste the fresh ricotta he makes daily 🧑‍🍳

Vegetarian-Friendly Tours but vegan or kosher options may be limited. Not suitable for gluten-free diet. Please share dietary restrictions upon booking for best accommodation. Note that tastings outside those catered for your needs are at your own risk. The company assumes no responsibility for any food allergies or intolerances.

Expert Local Guides: Fun, knowledgeable, and English-fluent Palermo locals.

Palermo’s Hidden Gems: Enjoy exclusive access to local favorites where you’re treated like family.

Culinary Diversity: Taste a variety of delicious dishes, and hear the stories behind the food.

Cultural Immersion: See Palermo through the eyes of a local.

Established Expertise: More than a decade of experience in Italy. We’re simply the best food tours in Palermo!

"The fresh ricotta we got from Salvo was the highlight of our entire Italy trip. Thank you Eating Europe for such an informative and delicious tour! "
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  • Adult (From 18) From €79
    From €55

  • Adolescent (13-17 years) From €69
    From €48

  • Child (4-12 years) From €59
    From €41

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Did you know that any of our food tours can be made into a private tour? A food tour just for you! If you’re visiting with a group or are a local in search of a unique day out with some great eats, head to our private tours page to fill out the form and we’ll help you organize the perfect tour for your needs.

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Meet Your Local Palermo Tour Guides

Our team of Palermo Food Tour Guides includes local experts that speak several different languages.

Ciao, my name is Giusi, born and raised in Palermo. After 10 years abroad, I came back to my town, following the luke of arancine!
Since I was a child, my favorite dish and comfort food is pasta with green peas. Growing up, I have improved the recipe and sometimes I propose it during formal dinners at my place
I love strolling around and getting lost in the narrow alleys, discovering new corners of my city. See you in Palermo!