Quito: Street Food Essentials

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating

iconDuration: 3 hours


Begin your experience in Quito's main flea market, a hidden gem even for locals. Eat some of the best traditional dishes while understanding a classic working environment full of antiques and small treasures. Continue around the Basilica of the National Vow towards the eateries surrounding one of the oldest and most significant public schools, where most of the student's movements take place.

Make your third stop in one of the busiest political areas, where the amount and quality of the eateries are beyond the imagination. Walk around beautiful street art toward the main park in downtown Quito, and get a glimpse of everyday life, national sports, and some of the most representative street eateries in town.

As your first bites digest, stroll to the most mind-blowing stop to savor the most delicious culinary scene in the country: seafood from Manabí (famous for its inventive, resourceful, and truly unique food). Then, continue your pleasant walk and find your way to one of the favorite markets in town, a gastronomic paradise showcasing the natural abundance of Ecuador.

Finish the journey with quality hand-made chocolate, the icing on the cake of Quito's top flavors. You can choose to take a regular shared or private walking tour, with or without pickup and drop-off.

Food, drinks, and chocolates at the itinerary stops

Walking tour

Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected areas in Quito (if the option is selected)

Hotel pickup and drop-off (for options with meeting point)


Meeting point is Teatro Bolivar, on Oe 2-43 Eugenio Espejo street. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.
  • Delight your palate at the favorite eateries in town
  • Experience the meaning of lunchtime in Quito's streets
  • Eat your way through a local market
  • Sample exotic local dishes in places that will tell you everything you need to know about life in Quito
  • Finish the journey with top hand-made chocolate and meet the chocolatier behind this artsy dessert

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts
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