Amazing Downtown Food Tour in Porto | Taste Porto

For a taste of the real Porto

You have seen Ribeira, Luis I Bridge, and Clérigos Tower, now let us take you beyond the tourist attractions for a taste of the real Porto with our Downtown Food Tour – the top-rated activity on TripAdvisor.

Like taking a walk with a friend, your tour guide will introduce you to 7 unique tasting locations. At each tasting location on our Downtown Food Tour, you will taste an important element of the cuisine of Porto and the North of Portugal. You will also learn about the families and the history behind each of the restaurants, cafes, and specialty food shops that you visit. In between tasting locations you will hear about the history, architecture, and culture while you walk the streets of this beautiful city.

Get off the well-worn tourist path and join us for peeking at a side of Porto that travelers rarely see.

Tour ticket price

  • Adult ticket: 65€

  • Children under 13 years old: 42€

What is included in the tour ticket price?

  • 3.5 hour guided walking tour in Downtown Porto

  • A visit to 7 unique family-run tasting locations

  • All the food & drinks offered on our hand-selected tasting menu

  • A visit to the bustling Bolhão Food Market

  • A passionate and experienced, English-speaking, local guide that will take you to Porto's back streets and will tell you everything about a food culture that borders on religion

  • An exclusive Free Guide where we point out the best places to eat, drink or visit in Porto

  • A charitable donation to a local NGO, you will help us to help the ones in need

Good to know

  • Tours run daily. Monday to Saturday at 10:45 am & 4:00 pm and Saturday at 10:45 am

  • The tour starting point is located a short 3 min walk from Bolhão metro station (exact location provided with tickets)

  • Tours are for all age groups and all fitness levels

  • Restrooms are available during this gastronomic experience

  • The distance walked is 3 km/1.9 miles (wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking)

  • Experiences happen rain or shine

  • We can accommodate some food restrictions on this Food Tour: Vegetarians, Pescatarians, No Pork, No Beef, Gluten or Dairy intolerance, No Nuts, Shellfish Allergy, No alcohol

  • Tours are provided in English (PT and ES upon request)

  • Tickets must be purchased by 8:00 pm WEST the night before

We can also arrange a private tour for groups, please see more details here.

List of measures to keeping you safe

  • Before each tour, your tour guide will proceed to a safe and health briefing with all the information on how to comply with basic infection prevention and control precautions;

  • Guests are required to use face masks during our tours - even though we would love to see smiles all over our guests’ faces during the Food Tour journey, we will have to ask all to wear a face mask this time;

  • No physical contact with guests (hand-shakes, kisses or hugs), which includes a safety distance of 1 meter when possible; even though we are a nation who loves hugs, kisses or handshakes, we’ll have to keep a safe distance this time.

  • Disinfection of all guests’ hands with alcoholic gel before entering the restaurants and after a meal - feel free to bring your own hand sanitizer, but please notice that all restaurants will be able to offer you this.

Local food

We only work with locally owned and operated food establishments.

Oldest Food Tour in Porto

Tens of thousands of happy guests, including Anthony Bourdain and Rick Steves.

Experienced Tour guide

We see our guides as culinary ambassadors of the city and you as our guest.

Socially responsible

A portion of the ticket price is donated to a local charity that helps to help the ones in need.

Trip Itinerary

Stop #1 – Loja dos Pastéis de Chaves

The day begins with a warm flaky pastry of Chaves. A savory and sweet-tasting that will provide you with the energy and curiosity to start your exploration of Porto.

Stop #2 – Bolhão Wine House

Soak in the energy of the market while enjoying a few glasses of Portuguese wines along with some traditional sardines.

Stop #3 – Queijaria do Bolhão

Enjoy various wine regions of the country as they are perfectly paired with cheeses from small, local producers.

Stop #4 – Charcutaria Princesa

Our love of pork is legendary. That's why we want you to try some of the best Portuguese cured meat: cured ham from Gouveia, black pig "chouriço", black pig "salpicão", bísaro pig "linguiça" and bísaro pig "salpicão".

Stop #5 – Flor dos Congregados

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind third-generation owned restaurant and its sandwich that brings together fresh bread, slow-roasted pork loin, and sweet cured ham. Perfectly paired with a glass of wine.

Stop #6 – Café Guarany

One of Porto’s historic cafes and world-renowned for its beauty, it opened its doors in 1933 in the heart of downtown as the meeting place of politicians, businessmen, and artists.

Stop #7 – Monstra Nacional

A tiny shop where everything is Portuguese, from music to tableware to food, offering a unique selection of exquisite Portuguese pastries.

Reviews

We’ve just had the most fantastic morning with Miguel. We read about this food tour which was recommended in the latest Sunday Times Travel Magazine. If you look at the website it honestly delivers and more! Miguel was so passionate about his city and all the fabulous places we visited. The best bit is we’ve got another 3 days to go back and visit all the amazing places we visited. If you get the chance book the DownTown Food Tour.
Rose, United Kingdom
We did an amazing food tour in downtown Porto with another couple it was a slow Saturday for some reason, it is usually up to 10 people. We ate specialties from Eastern Portugal. We went to the market. I enjoyed an amazing coffee at one of the oldest cafes in Porto. We meandered to a very old jamon (ham specialty house) and drank special red sparkling wine from Portugal and delicious ham on rolls, done in several layers. We went to "All in Porto" which is an excellent wine bar and ate a charcuterie plate with some local Douro wine, and then finally we went to had a special liquor and a Christmas Dessert. All carefully selected locations. Led by the amazing Gregorio. If you are reading this Gregorio, I hope you are doing well!
Fober, USA
The Downtown Tour was a great intro to Porto and Miguel was our friendly passionate guide. We enjoyed the morning tasting our way around streets to foodie places we would never have found without him. Miguel knows everyone and it made the tour more of personal experience to meet up with his food partners and share their stories. All the food was delicious. The tour was well-paced and we learned so much more from our own guide rather than a travel book.
Helen, New Zealand
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