Discover colonial flavors of Quito on this culinary tour packed with sweet treats, mouth-watering pastries, and tasty tamales. Meet artisan bakers and cooks, admire the heritage-filled architecture of Quito, explore a local market, and learn how to cook.
What to Expect
Taste the unique flavors and meet the local faces of Quito on this culinary tour through the sweet spots of this fair city. 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, visit one of the oldest bakeries in the city, and see how the iconic quesadilla is made. Sample traditional flavours 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!
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
This tour begins at Hotel Quito lobby, Av. González Suárez N27 142 Y Gonzalez Suarez
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Know Before You Go
Quito's climate is variable so it is recommended to use sun block for sunny days.
We suggest wearing comfortable clothing, a warm jacket, comfortable shoes, and a hat.
You will be in a small group with a maximum of 12 people on your tour. Children under 6 are not permitted on this tour. For the purpose of this tour, a child counts as those between 6 and 11 years old.