Quito Food Tour

Quito Food Tour


Discover and experience the tastes of Ecuador as we explore the amazing local food scene together on this Quito Food tour. We will visit a traditional market, taste Andean and Amazonian fruits, and visit an indigenous family to try a century old corn bread recipe roasted on a clay disk. We will share a meal at a great local restaurant or discover the variety available at a food plaza filled with Quito’s innovative food trucks. And, if you chose the whole day excursion, we will also buy the ingredients and create a Ceviche together, a typical dish from the coastal regions which is also popular in Quito.

Highlights: Visit a traditional market, try different exotic fruits, learn how to make ceviche
Number of days: 1
Regions: Andes
Interests: Cities, Indigenous Culture
Category: Standard
Total CO2 emission, in lb (per day for cruises): 3



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Itinerary

Here are two great options to help you open your palate and senses to the abundance of the flavors Ecuador offers.

Half-day Quito Food Tour (5 Hours – 9 AM to 2 PM)

  • Visit a traditional market to taste and learn about exotic Andean and Amazonian fruits.
  • Be a guest at a tiny shop, owned by an indigenous family, where “tortillas en tiesto”/flat corn breads are roasted on a huge, clay disk. They are typically served with an authentic drink, made from either winter squash or from purple fruits and purple corn.  The second is called “Colada Morada”, an iconic drink that is always prepared, enjoyed and shared on the Day of the Dead (Nov. 2) in the cemetery.
  • Share an “almuerzo” (lunch) either at a great local restaurant with a view of an active volcano (on a clear day) or at the food plaza, with many food trucks and lots of local options.

Full day Quito Food Tour (8 Hours – 9 AM to 5 PM)

  • Visit a traditional market to taste and learn about exotic Andean and Amazonian fruits
  • Be a guest at a tiny shop, owned by an indigenous family, where “tortillas en tiesto”/flat corn breads are roasted on a huge, clay disk. They are typically served with an authentic drink, made from either winter squash or from purple fruits and purple corn.  The second is called “Colada Morada”, an iconic drink that is always prepared, enjoyed and shared on the Day of the Dead (Nov. 2) in the cemetery.
  • Share an “almuerzo” (lunch) either at a great local restaurant with a view of an active volcano (on a clear day) or at the food plaza, with many food trucks and lots of local options.
  • Visit a village food store to buy ingredients for a hands-on cooking class.
  • Learn to prepare and then enjoy an exquisite Ecuadorian dish (shrimp ceviche or a vegetarian ceviche with heart of palm and avocado) in a home kitchen in the picturesque valley of Nayón only 10 minutes from Quito. Ceviche is a seafood dish which very popular among the coastal regions. However, it is quite popular in Quito as well.

Rates and Services

Price per person: US$ 95 (half day) / 130 (full day)
(based on 2 people traveling)

Price includes:

  • specialist guide (public health nutritionist, author of several cookbooks)
  • transportation in Quito
  • snacks and fruits
  • full day tour: cooking class with all ingredients

Not included:

  • lunch (not included to give flexibility in the choice of venues)
  • additional expenses, activities, or entrance fees
  • drinks
  • personal expenses
  • gratuities
  • personal travel insurance

Accommodation

no accommodation included

Additional Information

Ecuador is an up and coming destination for foodies. Quito is a great place to start, see what National Geographic writes about food in Quito or check out our blog post on the various fruits of Ecuador.

Want to practice at home? Check out the Ecuadorian Recipes we have collected.

Find some more general information about Ecuador as well as practical travel information.

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