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18 Best Food Tours in Florence

Joining a guided food tour is a great way to get to know Florence, its tradition and the people.

You'll love to wander the streets of Florence while tasting amazing local food. Stops on the tours include locals trattorias, pizzerias, passticerias, wine shops and food markets, lively places with a variety of seasonal produce.

Local trattorias cook the best ribollita soup and pappa al pomodoro or bistecca fiorentina (Florentine steak) while from eateries you can grab schiacciata (Tuscany pizza) or lampredotto (cow's stomach) sandwich. Sample a slice or prosciutto or salami or a piece of cheese on almost every Florence food tour.

Crunchy cantucci (dry almond cookies) are usually nibbled along Vin Santo in the end as well as artisanal gelato.

Choose from a variety food tours in Florence with morning, afternoon or evening departures, those exploring historic centre of goes across the river to Oltranto neighbourhood.

Meat lovers will love an experience of preparing and eating Florentine steak at local restaurant. For those who has a sweet tooth, we recommend coffee and sweet tour. You will find food tours that can be customised for vegetarians (for example this one) as well as those for vegans.

If you are more into drop of wine you should join one of wine tasting tours to Tuscan countryside. Once there you'll enjoy the breath taking landscapes of the many vineyards and olive groves, visit cellars and taste some world famous wines.

The wine tasting tours in Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano are among the most popular. We can recommend this half-day trip from Florence to Chianti region with tasty dinner included.

We highly recommend food tours for anyone seeking to explore the gastronomic wonders of Florence and Tuscany. Take you tour in the beginning of your visit to get to know the places to eat later on.

Browse through the tours we listed below to find the one that best suits you. Also, be sure to book well in advance to secure your spot on desired date and time.

The easiest way to reach Florence from anywhere in Italy is by train. See how to take train from Rome to Florence.

Hand-picked Florence food tours:

1. Florence walking food tour (Secret Food Tours)

Some useful info: The tour meets in the historic centre of Florence every day at 10am (and lasts 3 hours); private option is available which is more expensive but you'll have your guide just for yourself!

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On this morning tour your guide will take you beyond touristy areas of Florence to hear stories about local food and history. 

You'll visit a variety of places and taste delicious local food such as schiacciata (florentine focaccia), lampredotto, cheese and prosciutto, ribollita or pappa al pomodoro, peposo (hearty Tuscan stew of beef and black pepper) or ragù al cinghiale (wild boar stew).

For knowing what "secret dish" is, you'll have to join the tour! Travellers really love this authentic experience of Florence!

Tour review: Paolo was a terrific guide. This tour was easy to locate and so much fun to do. We visited several amazing restaurants and the market to meet the purveyors of local delicacies. Come hungry because you are going to eat eat eat!

2. Tasty Florence street food tour

Some useful info: Meet your guide at the entrance of the Hotel Baglioni (Piazza dell'Unita' Italiana); tour departs every day at 11am

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Schiacciata Toscana and porchetta

This small-group foodie tour is a great combo of sightseeing (the Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Giotto's bell Tower the Basilica di Santa Croce) and tasting delicious local food. You'll walk through the streets of Florence with your friendly guide and visit Central market and other food places.

Be prepare for loads of food as you'll sample salumi, prosciutto and cheeses, olive oil, lampredotto and pasta. In the end, you'll try cantucci, crunchy Tuscan almonds cookies as well as gelato. This tour is cheaper than similar tours!

Tour review: Our guide was excellent - enthusiastic, interesting narrative, good humor, comfortable pacing, well organized. The food was very good and we are going back again to the cafes and shops she introduced us to. Well, well worth it!

3. Walking food tour of Florence (Walking Palates)

Some useful info: Meet your guide at Dante Statues in Piazza di Santa Croce; choose from lunch-time and dinner time tour (11am and 5:30pm)

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This 3-hour walking food tour will show you the gastronomic side of Florence by exploring artistic Oltrarno neighbhourhood and Sant’Ambrogio market area, favourite among locals. You'll enjoy the authentic flavours of the city in every bite, enriching it with stories and anecdotes.

The journey includes ancient specialties such us cecina or lampredotto, salami and cheeses, crostini with chicken liver, authentic pasta and excellent wines in wineries and small restaurants. Not to mention tasty gelato in the end!

Tour reviewLucia was a wonderful guide. We had the best time and the food was delicious. It was the first thing we did in Florence and we are so glad we had this introduction

4. Florence food tour (Do Eat Better)

Some useful info: Choose from 2 daily departures (11:30am and 6:30pm); meeting point is Piazza dell'Unità Italiana (under the obelisk);  for staying nearby book Hotel Alba Palace

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Enjoy delicious food, wines and company and learn so much about Tuscan culinary traditions on this 3.5-hour guided tour.

Come hungry as you'll taste a loads of tasty dishes including cured meats and cheeses, pasta, potato tortelli (potato stuffed pasta), pappa al pomodoro (thick Tuscan bread soup) and the ribollita (hearty Tuscan white bean stew with vegetables), schiacciata (Tuscan bread, similar to focaccia), coccoli and gelato or sweets. We're sure you'll enjoy this intimate food tour!

Tour reviewIntimate tour of wonderful restaurants with local food and wine. Curated beautifully. Enjoyed the food, wines and company and learned so much about Florence culinary traditions.

5. Private walking food tour of Florence (10 tastings including wine)

Some useful info: Meet your foodie guide at the steps of the Sant Ambrogio Church. Pick any time from 11am until 6pm for the start of the tour; this tour can be 100% customized to suit your wishes (can accommodate also vegetarians).

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This great 3-hour food tour will first take you to Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio, a bustling local market where locals buy fresh produce and delicacies (learn how they pick the best ingredients).

Next, you'll continue to walk through Florence streets to visit best restaurants and small eateries and pastry shops. This tour is more than just food, it's cultural experience. In between stops, you'll discover city highlights. You'll explore also Oltrarno neighbourhood and its hidden gems and try local food there.

From food, drinks, must-sees and local hot spots; this tour has everything on the menu!

Tour reviewOur guide Elizabeth really brought the city of Florence to life! The food and drinks we tried were all delicious! And Elizabeth was able to recommend some other restaurants for the rest of our trip.

6. Food and wine tour in Florence (with dinner)

Some useful info: Meeting point for this tour is Torre dei Belfredelli (on the south side of the River Arno in Oltrarno district; most recognizable for the dense covering of ivy on the facade); tour starts at 5pm

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On this 4-hour tour you'll taste the best Tuscan treats while strolling the streets of Florence in the company of an expert guide. The tour begins with a delighful aperitivo while enjoying breathtaking views of the city. Next, you visit local food places to taste the finest cheese, salami, truffles, aged balsamic vinegar and other treats (including wine or Negroni cocktail). 

After walking tour, you'll sit down at locally loved restaurant to have a dinner of homemade pasta (with truffles) and Florentine steak. The tour concludes with having a gelato! Only 5-star reviews for this tour!

Tour reviewIf you are in Florence you need to do this tour! We had so much fun, learned about the city and ate the most amazing food! Claire made the tour fun for everyone and was very accommodating for the vegan in our group!

7. Early evening Florence food and wine tour in Oltrarno

Some useful info: The meeting point is by the statue of Cosimo Ridolfi in Piazza Santo Spirito (Oltrarno district); the tour starts at 4:45pm

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On this early evening food tour you'll learn to eat and drink like a real local Florentine. You'll start at a corner bar in Oltrarno neighbhourhood to nibble some cheese, bruschetta, focaccia along a glass of Chianti wine.

Next if a quick stop at one of famous wine windows to sip a glass of red or white. Locally loved wine bar is another stop, where you'll try cold cuts and some regional wine. Now, it's dinner time and you'll sit down at trattoria to try famous Florentine steak. The evening will end with a cup or a cone of gelato made with organic ingredients. This tour is very popular among visitors of Florence!

Tour reviewIt was a wonderful experience! Our guide Antonio was awesome at explaining the architecture and history of the area! He touched on a lot of very interesting things. The food, wine and company were awesome! We loved every moment. It was by far our best tour while in Florence.

8. Taste the flavours of Florence (with Florentine steak)

Some useful info: Your guide will meet you at the Schiaccia Passera shop in Piazza della Passera (in Oltranto district, near Ponte alle Grazie); the tour is available every day at 5pm and 6pm

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Join this 3-hour evening food tour of Florence and explore the city's vibrant food scene. Try some of the best local dishes such as schiacciata (unique Florentine bread, like focaccia), cured meats and cheeses, Florentine steak, ribollita, panzanella, plus wines at every stop. Finish the tour with a cone or cup of creamy gelato.

One of the places you'll visit is Piazza della Passera, the small square with bars and restaurants that local people love. You'll learn interesting stories and the history of the food from your guide. The tour is incredible value for money, and a fun few hours out in beautiful Florence. Plan this to be your dinner!

Tour reviewGreat experience and well worth the money. Four stops and you will leave full and happy with appetizer, two main courses, cheeses, and gelato with wine at every stop. Plan for this to be your dinner and a great time. Viera was a great guide!

9. Florence sunset walking tour (with wine and food tasting)

Some useful info: Choose from several late afternoon departures and meet your guide at the fountain in the middle of Piazza Santo Spirito (come via Ponte Vecchio from historic centre)

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This tour starts from Piazza Santo Spirito and takes you through the street of Florence to 6 venues for wine and food tastings.

Be ready for loads of wine (glass served through an iconic wine windows) and other drinks (like Negroni cocktail) as well as food including bruschetta, salami and cheese, Tuscan soup, wild boar stew, perfect pasta, cantucci cookies (with Vin Santo) and gelato. Experience true Italian dolce vita on this amazing food tour!

Tour review: My expectations for this tour were extremely high considering every review calls this tour one of the best in Italy. And the tour still blew my expectations away. The best food/wine tour I’ve ever done in Italy. Martino, our guide, was incredible. Not too much walking - just a perfect way to visit 5-6 local restaurants and try food you’d probably never try on vacation. Informative. Fun. I’d do this tour again 100%.

10. Florentine steak experience

Some useful info: This experience takes place at the restaurant I'Tuscani 2 in historic centre with start at 6:30pm; it's available on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday

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If you book this experience, you'll have incredible night at a local trattoria. The night will start with a glass of Prosecco then continue with preparing the Florentine steak (steak comes from Chiannina beef) together with your friendly hosts.

The best part is what comes next. You'll sit down to eat fettunta (Tuscan bruschetta), then the steak you've prepared and dessert in the end. Be ready for lots of conversation, laughs and good food. This is for sure a unique experience!

Tour reviewThis was a fantastic experience! The people couldn't have been nicer! I would highly recommend. It was delicious!

11. Coffee and sweets tour of Florence

Some useful info: Meet your guide in front of the Church of Orsanmichele either at 10am, 11am or 1pm (short walk from Piazza della Signoria); the tour take place every day except on Sunday

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If you have a sweet tooth, join this unique 2-hour food tour of Florence. Your guide will take you to one of Florence's oldest coffee shop, where you'll sip the best coffee Florence has to offer and learn how coffee become integral part or Italian daily life.

Next, you'll visit a family-owned boutique shop for tasting cantucci, dry Tuscan cookies and local bakery for eating freshly baked pastries.

Continue with visiting renowned chocolatier, for tasting yummy chocolates. Finally, you'll conclude the tour with a creamy gelato (you'll have hard time to select from a variety of house-made flavours). This foodie tour has only 5-star reviews!

Tour reviewOur tour guide was amazing!! We hit all the best spots in town for fantastic coffee and sweets. Our guide was also very happy to answer all of our questions about Italian culture. Having the tour guide just for our family made it extra special. Would highly recommend this tour!!

12. Other side of Florence food tour

Some useful info: Tour takes place every day at 10:15am; meet your guide at Piazza Nazario Sauro (near Ponte alla Carraia)

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On this tour you'll leisurely explore bohemian Oltrarno neighbourhood (across historic centre) while sampling delicious local food.

Some of the dishes you'll try: lampredotto (cow stomach sandwich), selection of Tuscan cheeses and fennel-spiced salami, cantucci (dry Tuscan cookies), gelato and of course Chianti wine with crostini. In addition, you'll get insights into the historical facts about Florence.

This tour is a great way to spend the morning in Florence. We're sure you'll love it!

Tour reviewElisa was delightful and very knowledgeable in her presentation. She great stories about the food and culture of the other side of Florence.

13. Street food tour of Florence

Some useful info: Tour takes place every day at 10:30am; meet your guide at Piazza di Santa Croce in historic centre

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This 3-hour morning tour starts from the Sant'Ambrogio market, a real Florentine spot unknown by the tourists, a perfect location to learn about local cuisine. Here you'll try crostino nero (chicken liver pate) or veal stew meatballs, but also some tasty pecorino and salami coming from the surrounding hills of Tuscany.

Next, you'll visit other food places to taste fried coccolo with stracchino cheese and panino al lampredotto. You'll sip some wine too! The tour ends in the heart of the city center with gelato tasting!

On this foodie tour you'll also learn a lot about history, traditions and local handicraft from their guide.

Tour reviewMartina was knowledgeable and absolutely charming! We learned so much about real Florentine food and the differences between it and other foods from Italy. All the tastings were amazing and we felt like it was a very good sampling of non-touristy items. Highly recommend.

14. Wine tasting In Florence

Some useful info: Meet your guide in front of statue of Benvenuto Cellini on Ponte Vecchio at 7:30pm (available on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday)

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Spend a beautiful Florence evening by walking the streets of Florence and sipping Tuscan wines and eating snacks. This tour follows a route from the Ponte Vecchio to Oltrarno and then back over the river to the historic centre. You'll end your tour with a picnic in front of the Duomo

You'll sip on a selection of white and red Tuscan wine, including a Chianti on this tour. Plus, you'll learn many facts about the Florentine Medici family and Florence history in general. Travellers really love this interesting food tour of Florence!

Tour reviewNadia was truly a beautiful person with a beautiful experience to match. She took us around very monumental aspects of Florence while educating us on the rich history. The wine was delicious and her knowledge was unmatched. Thank you for leaving an imprint on our hearts.

15. Half day trip from Florence to Chianti region (with a dinner)

Some useful info: You'll be picked-up from your Florence accommodation at 3:15pm and driven to the countryside; after the tour has fininshed the driver will bring you back (the tour lasts around 6 hours)

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This day trip from Florence will take you Chianti region for visiting 2 boutique wineries (Fattoria di Luiano and Castellinuzza) by comfortable van.

Once there the winery owners will take you on the tour of the property, vineyards and wine cellars. You'll sample a variety of Chianti wines, including organic labels.

In the second winery, you'll have 3-course dinners made of classic Tuscan dishes. You'll love this trip to the Tuscan countryside!

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16. Taste Tuscan food and wine morning tour

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Some useful info: The tour starts from Via dei Tavolini (not far from Piazza della Repubblica) every day at 9:30am

On this 2.5-hour foodies tour you'll follow your guide through picturesque Florentine streets to taste some of the most delicious Tuscan street food and wine.

You'll start with a sweet pastry before sampling a variety of delicious Tuscan food and Chianti wine. You'll discover shops filled with fresh produce, artisan bakeries and wine cellars selling glasses of wine before arriving at the famous "All'Antico Vinaio" sandwich shop. You'll skip the lines here to try the famous schiacciata (Tuscan bread similar to focaccia).

You'll hear historic anecdotes while exploring hidden squares and lesser-known alleys. Your guide will show you where the artist Michelangelo once lived and see Piazza Signoria. This foodie adventure ends with a cream gelato!

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17. Florence food and wine walking experience (Intrepid)

Some useful info: Meet the group at Piazza della Repubblica in front of tall marble column situated in front of Gilli Cafe & Rinascente department store; the tour departs every day at 3pm; there is also an option of booking a private tour!

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While exploring the pretty city with a local guide, passionate about Tuscan cuisine, enjoy a loads of delicious local food. Visit several of the city’s top food stores, meet friendly owners and try sumptuous specialties like truffle panini, artisan chocolate, olive oil, gelato, and focaccia bread, plus Prosecco and Chianti wine. These food tours are small-group, with maximum of 12 people.

Overall, this tour is a must-try for food and wine enthusiasts, offering a delectable experience that will linger in your memory.

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18. Truffle hunting with lunch in San Miniato

Some useful info: For this experience you'll need to take train from Florence to San Miniato departing at 9:38am, then call taxi driver that will drive you to the farm; this experience requires good weather

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This is something you can rarely experience so be sure to do this once in Florence. Your host Francesca will take you to the woods for truffle hunting in the company of here truffle dog.

Afterwards, you'll go to her family farmhouse to have a delicious lunch based on truffles. You'll have bruschetta topped with fresh truffles and butter, tagliolini pasta with truffles, tiramisu or biscotti with Vin Santo. Of course, there will be local wine along the lunch. You'll enjoy getting out to the nature!

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