Private Street Food Cooking Class in the center of Palermo

4 h
Food, Wine & nightlife
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible

Private Street Food Cooking Class in the center of Palermo

With this cooking class in Palermo you will learn how to prepare some of the most typical street foods of the culinary tradition of Sicily. At the end of the cooking class, you will have the opportunity to eat what you realized for lunch, all accompanied by a glass of local wine!

Learn some recipes from the culinary tradition of the city of Palermo
Discover the history and traditions of the dishes, result of the influences of various cultures
Taste the excellent dishes from the street food traditions of Palermo
Enjoy this experience with the expert guidance of a professional chef
Eat the dishes you prepared and savour a glass of delicious local wine

With this Private cooking class in Palermo you will have the opportunity to learn some of the most representative recipes in the world-famous typical Sicilian cuisine and taste some of the main dishes from the street food traditions, the result of millennia of culinary culture.

An experience to discover some of the traditional Sicilian recipes

During the Private cooking class, , assisted by a local professional chef, you will learn to cook some of the most famous recipes of the Sicilian culinary tradition.
Guided by the expertise of the chef, you will learn to cook dishes such as Palermo's typical potato croquettes (the so-called "cazzilli") and one of the most famous Palermo's street food: panelle (made out of fried chickpea flour), the excellent result of the influence of several civilizations that have dominated the island over the centuries .

Savour the traditional dishes of the city of Palermo

You will have the opportunity to taste the traditional street food of Palermo, preparing the dishes with your own hands.
Among the dishes that you will taste, and learn to prepare, there might be the famous "arancini", perhaps the most famous Sicilian steet food, apparently imported by the Arabs , who used to eat rice and saffron flavored with meat, herbs and spices . As a way to better preserve the food, the practice of frying and breading was introduced, making arancini ideal for extended hunting trips.
Today, it is one of the most popular Italian products abroad.  You might get to prepare the "rascature" (literally: scraping), a fried preparation that was created to avoid wasting food. It is in fact cooked reusing ingredients already cooked for another preparation, instead of throwing them.
Or, you might learn the secreat of the "cannoli", fried dough waffle filled with ricotta or cream; the "cassatella", made of ricotta, sugar, cinnamon and chocolate chips.

Relax and enjoy the typical street food from Palermo

Let yourself be accompanied by an expert of the Sicilian gastronomy that will tell you the secrets of each dish.
After the cooking lesson, you will have the opportunity to have lunch with the foods you prepared.
All washed down with a good glass of local wine, as you are comfortably seated around a spread table in perfect Sicilian style.

More food experiences in Sicily

If you have more time to spend in Sicily, and you want to explore its food traditions, try our 3 Days Slow Food Tour of Sicily or our 7 Days Food Experience in Sicily

  • Historic center of Palermo
  • Cooking class with a Chef
  • Apron and tools for cooking
  • Ingredients for preparing dishes
  • Lunch and local wine
  • Pick-up service
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Also, make sure to bring along your camera to take pictures to the dishes that you will cook together with the Chef.
Please inform us if you have any kind of food allergies, dietary restrictions, or other special requirements, so that we can advise the Chef accordingly.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.