Palermo: Sicily street food: enjoy a colourful traditional market

Tour Description.

Get ready to discover Palermo with the best local guide! Enjoy the typical sicilian street food and discover the historic arab market.

Embark on a mouthwatering culinary journey through Palermo, the vibrant capital of Sicily, with a guided food tour. Here’s a suggested itinerary to explore the rich flavors of Palermo’s cuisine:

Visit Capo or Ballarò Arab Market:
Begin your food tour by diving into Palermo’s bustling street food scene. Visit an Arab historic market such as Mercato del Capo or Ballarò. Wander through the stalls selling fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats, cheeses, and spices. Your guide can introduce you to local vendors and help you sample their specialties, such as olives, cheeses and fresh vegetables.

Street Food Tasting:
Sample iconic Sicilian street foods like arancini (fried rice balls), panelle (chickpea fritters), crocché (potato croquettes), and sfincione (Sicilian-style pizza). Don’t miss trying the famous pani ca meusa, a sandwich made with fried calf spleen and caciocavallo cheese.

Cannoli and Gelato:
Treat yourself to Sicily’s famous desserts – cannoli and gelato. Sink your teeth into crispy cannoli shells filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and chocolate chips. Then, cool off with a scoop of artisanal gelato in flavors like pistachio, almond, or lemon.

Explore Palermo’s Historic Center:
Take a leisurely stroll through Palermo’s historic center, admiring its architectural gems and hidden alleyways. Admire landmarks like the Palermo Cathedral, and Quattro Canti, while soaking in the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into Sicilian culinary traditions, the history of Palermo’s food culture, and recommendations for where to find the best local specialties. Get ready to indulge in the diverse and delicious flavors of Palermo!


  • Semi-private tour (max 12 guests)
  • Professional certified guide in your language
  • Street food tasting 
  • Memory picture


Meeting point: 15 minutes before the chosen time

Porta Carini (Capo market entrance)


If clients cancel up to 2 days before tour departure, they are entitled to a 100% refund.

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