Everyone craves delicious food when traveling but how do you know you’re trying the most authentic foods when in Florence? The foreign restaurant names and abundant amount can be extremely overwhelming. But that is no problem at all.
We’ve created a list of the best food tours and market tours to visit when in Florence to taste the most authentic food in Florence while learning with others. Here are just five popular food tours and market tours in Florence that will expose you to local culture and provides you with new recipes to share with friends and family at home.
1. Central Market Tour with 4 Course Lunch
If you want to see the local markets to learn about popular seasonal ingredients such as fresh fruits and vegetables, juicy meat and fresh fish, be sure to go on this tour to see the Florentine market. Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to use those ingredients to cook an authentic Tuscan meal for a reasonable price.
2. Master Cooking Class & Florence Historic Bottega Food Tour with a Small Group
Learn from a professional chef about the authentic historic Bottegas and taste some of the most gourmet typical Tuscan products. You will also have the chance to buy some of the freshest ingredients, such as potatoes and eggplants, to later cook with the chef and make a delicious lunch. This ensures a personalized experience that is truly one-of-a-kind and will teach you so much while still having fun.
3. Cooking Class in Noble Villa & Farmers' Market Tour
Enjoy a tour of the city center and the Farmers’ Market and meet locals along the way! You will have different tastings and buy some of the freshest ingredients needed for this cooking class. You will get to make different types of homemade pasta from scratch as well as a dessert. You will also learn from a chef while enjoying the friendly company of others who are learning with you.
4. Wanna Be Italiano Cooking Class & Market Tour
Get a tour of the Central Market and meet butchers, bakers, and farmers to buy ingredients that you will need for your lunch. You will also get to enjoy a delicious tasting of products in season and gain more exposure to the freshest vegetables. You will make bruschetta, homemade pasta, sauce, and a dessert all accompanied by a professional chef.
5. Market Tour and Tuscan Cooking Class at MaMa Florence
A tour guide will bring you around the market to expose you to the local food and culture. You will then have the opportunity to cook with a professional chef and make an appetizer, first and second course, and dessert while tasting two fine wines which are selected by an expert. This short tour will get you familiar with locals and provide you with a new meal to cook at home.