Quito: Food Tour and Cooking Class Small-Group Experience

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating

iconDuration: 6 hours


Be part of an intimate group and taste unique flavors and cook alongside a local family on a culinary tour packed with sweet treats, mouth-watering pastries, and tasty tamales the city of Quito has to offer. 

Start the morning by joining your guide on a visit to one of the city’s most traditional food markets, and browse among the stalls for the products you’ll be using later in your cooking class. 

From there, head to one of the oldest bakeries in the city, and see how the iconic quesadilla is made. Sample traditional flavors that have been perfected over generations.

Next, travel through the backstreets and lesser-known neighborhoods of Quito as you head to the home of one of the most admired cooks in the old city. Get ready for a fun and interactive cooking class in an amazing little kitchen.

Try your hand at making delicious tamales, pristinos, and empanadas — three culinary classics that can be found in most food markets, cafés, and restaurants throughout South America. Finish the day with a head full of culinary knowledge and a full stomach.

English and Spanish-speaking guide

Transportation between the meeting point and places visited

All meals as indicated in the itinerary

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meet your guide in front of Hotel Quito.
  • Visit one of the oldest bakeries in Quito to see Ecuadorian-style quesadillas being made
  • See traditional sweets being created in a historic, family-owned business
  • Visit a local market and shop for the ingredients for a traditional cooking class
  • Learn how to make tasty tamales and delicious empanadas in a local home

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts
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