Food Lover's Tour: Tasting at Cult Classics and Hidden Gems

Florence is home to the some of the best foods and family run bottegas. On this food tour in Florence, we will have the bonus of strolling the historical center of town with a local expert while tasting the regions finest specialties on this fun, informative food lover's crawl. You’ll visit a mix of cult classic culinary institutions and hidden gems on the tiny streets off famous squares. You will visit artisan purveyors such as bakers, family-owned bottegas procuring goods from their own farms and local wines, a truffle cafe, institutional gelato parlors and more. You'll taste prized ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, caliber vintage prosecco, aged balsamic vinegar, local cheeses (ewe's milk pecorino), artisan cured meats, and learn all about Florentine's food history while getting a sense of the city with this specialty gourmet walk. This tour is a must for true food lovers who want to get down to the grain of the local food culture while meeting the city's most cherished bottegas, with a touch of sightseeing and main square orientation.


  • Small-group, culinary tour of Florence with a local, passionate expert

  • 5 gourmet tasting pit-stops, with wine at 2 stops

  • Crash course into Florentine food culture and traditional Tuscan goods

  • Guided walking tour in the center of Florence, tasting at both cult classics and hidden nooks

  • Traditional Tuscan sweet pastries like rice pudding budino or chocolate semolino tartlets with Italian roasted espresso

  • Snack like a royal at king-approved truffle cafe’ for Florence’s famous panino tartufato with bubbles

  • Visit classic bakeries for Tuscany’s schiacciata flatbreads along with seasonal delicacies (wine grape pie, sweet chestnut & pine nut cake castagnaccio, etc)

  • Farmstead quality cheese and cured meat tasting with locally produced wine

  • Savor in Italian excellence via tastings of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from around Italy & Aged Balsamic Vinegar

  • 2 Wine tastings included (i.e. bubbly with truffles, local red wine with prosciutto, etc)

  • Meeting local characters and purveyors

  • Wholly artisanal gelato, gelato judge approved

...and more!

Our gourmet food tours in Florence are perfect for discerning food lovers, chefs, bakers, cooks, farm-to-table eaters and Italian culture enthusiasts. After your food tour, you will feel more confident to return to these shops and know what defines the traditional food landscape. Be prepared for an genuine backdoor journey through these local-loved food shops.


Start time: 3pm, 3:30pm Days: Monday-Saturday PLEASE NOTE: If you are looking for a morning A.M. food tour in Florence, you can either request a private tour (inquire for cost, depends on party size). For group a.m. food tours, join our Food Lover’s Market Tour.

Duration: 3 hours Inclusions: All tastings (according to availability and shop) and personable, bilingual food expert. Group Tour Cost: $105 (equating 85€eu) per adult, $75 (equating 60€eu) per child under 12 years of age. (group size max 6-8) Private Tour Cost: Please Inquire. Cost depends on group size and request.  Not included: Travel insurance, transport, additional tastings and trip cancellation insurance. Optional add-ons (available for private tours): Guided fine wine tastings, visits to gelato laboratory, visits behind-the-scenes at bakeries, etc. 

Please note: Sundays are a possibility but only for private groups at a premium rate depending on group size. Please "Request Private Experience" to inquire. If you only have Sunday available and would prefer a group tour, we run the Aperitivo Tour and Dinner Crawl on Sunday evenings. Our tours are designed for adults, those traveling with children under 12 are encouraged to inquire about a private tour where we can bespoke the experience and select venues which are more kid-friendly.


Additional Notes:

We can accommodate virtually any food lifestyle.  Just let us know how we can help. If you would like to start later or earlier than the times listed OR have a party larger than 8, please send us an inquiry via REQUEST PRIVATE EXPERIENCE.

We quote and process all payments in USD (no commissions added) plus online merchant/ticketing fees. As an added convenience, we provide ESTIMATED equivalence quotes in EU€ purely for comparative purposes but we charge our USD listed price- regardless of exchange rate- and do not charge € quote.

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