Chef-led Palermo Market Tours

What makes this experience stand apart from others is the benefit of having a chef by your side. As someone who shops daily in the markets, I have the expertise and experience to properly explain the importance of seasonal and regional cuisine, traditional recipes, and the island’s most treasured artisanal products. Our interactions with trusted purveyors are enjoyable because the people we work with and choose to support are kind, knowledgable, and reliable. Personal connections are very important here in Sicily. Respect for the people, culture, and land are our utmost priorities.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Palermo, Italy
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Dining Experiences




What makes this experience stand apart from others is the benefit of having a chef by your side. As someone who shops daily in the markets, I have the expertise and experience to properly explain the importance of seasonal and regional cuisine, traditional recipes, and the island’s most treasured artisanal products. Our interactions with trusted purveyors are enjoyable because the people we work with and choose to support are kind, knowledgable, and reliable. Personal connections are very important here in Sicily. Respect for the people, culture, and land are our utmost priorities.

Experience true Sicilian food culture on this historic market tour.

If you are a true foodie, then this introduction to the most ancient and characteristic markets in Palermo, is the perfect food tour for you.

We will discuss the meaning of eating seasonally and how Sicilian cuisine is connected to fresh produce and traditions while pointing out some stunning city sites along the way. You will be introduced to the most ancient and characteristic markets in Palermo. Among the hollering vendors, buzzing activity, vibrant colors and delicious aromas, you will have the opportunity to chat with friendly and trusted purveyors.

We’ll meet for a coffee and quick intro to Sicilian cuisine then get started on our 2-hour walking tour of Palermo’s outdoor markets. The entire tour will be approximately 5km.

Stop At:

• Mercato del Capo, Via Cappuccinelle, 90138, Palermo, Sicily Italy
• Mercato Ballaro, Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily Italy
• Quattro Canti, Corso Vittorio Emanuelle Via Maqueda, 90100, Palermo, Sicily Italy
• San Giuseppe dei Teatini, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily Italy
• Cattedrale di Palermo, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90040, Palermo, Sicily Italy
• Piazza Pretoria, Piazza, Palermo, Sicily Italy
• Piazza Bellini, Naples Italy

Sample Menu

• sfincione
• panelle
• crocchè
• sicilian cheeses
• stigghiole, pani câ meusa, or frittola
• gelato, granita, sorbetto, or cannoli