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10 BEST Food Tours in Milan (selected by an Italian)

Looking for food tours in Milan? Tough task, as you can find many on the internet. I have compiled the best gastronomic experiences in the city to make your search much easier. Check them out!

Milan is a city that’s renowned as the fashion capital of Italy. It might not be as known as Bologna or Naples for its gastronomic delights… but that doesn’t mean you won’t eat well in Milan. The opposite.

From Risotto alla Milanese to Panettone, from Ossobuco to Cotoletta alla Milanese, Milan offers its own traditional dishes and delicacies. And that’s why for a genuine taste of the vibrant city, you either need to try all these dishes on your own or embark on a Milan food tour.

But with so many options available, it can be hard to decide which food tour to choose. That’s why I’ve curated a list of the 10 best Milan food tours, including options for sweet lovers, wine enthusiasts, and those eager to try it all. 

These tours are sure to take you on a culinary journey like no other. So, get ready to sample one of the most delicious and authentic Italian cuisines!

👉 Why trust my recommendations for food tours in Milan? Although I’m from Bologna, I’ve visited Milan many times and eaten my way through it – after all, the city is just one hour away by train!

In this post, I’m sharing the inside scoop on the tours that I believe offer the best taste of the city. From the must-try dishes to the most authentic experiences, I’ve sorted through them all. That’s what I’ve been doing for the last 10 years, and why you can trust me to recommend you only the very best activities.

I generally use Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours around the world. I especially recommend them for their great cancellation policy, which allows you to cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. 

The BEST Milan Food Tours

▶️ Indulge in a 3-hour Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera, which takes you through the city’s hippest neighborhood: Brera! Your local foodie guide will lead you through the charming streets of the district, pointing to landmarks and sharing tales of Milan’s history and its evolving cuisine. 

You’ll sample mouthwatering Milanese dishes like saffron-accented risotto, veal Milanese, and mondeghili meatballs, followed by delicious treats that include gelato, cannoli, and the coveted Parma ham. Plus, enjoy a sip of craft beer and a traditional Northern Italian aperitivo in one of Milan’s most vibrant neighborhoods!

Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera

📝 This walking food tour in Milan includes: A local guide, food tastings, Aperitivo, and a bottle of beer. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Join this Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour – Do Eat Better Experience to sample your way through Navigli and Porta Ticinese neighborhoods. This mixed tour is perfect to immerse yourself in northern Italy’s famous aperitivo culture, which starts with a sip or two of the famous Milanese cocktails served by expert mixologists. 

Next, you will visit the premises and production sites of several famous wines to indulge in a few glasses and relish local cheeses, meats, and the famous Milanese cutlet at different bars and restaurants around the city. Meanwhile, your guide will be sharing fascinating stories about Milan’s foodie scene. 

End the tour with a sweet and savory combo of pizza cone and delicious ice cream. 

Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience

📝 This Milan street food tour includes: A local guide, and all food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Delight in the flavors of Milan’s cuisine on this small-group Milan Gourmet Food Tour – Do Eat Better Experience. Sample local specialties such as fresh pasta, stuffed potatoes, cured meats, gourmet pizza,  and local cheeses while sipping on Lombard wine. 

Explore Milan’s city center and iconic landmarks, including Basilica di San Simpliciano and Porta Garibaldi, as a local guide leads the way. End your tour on a sweet note with delectable pastries and a cup of espresso. Personalized experience guaranteed with a maximum of 12 travelers. 

Milan Gourmet food tour - Do Eat Better Experience

📝 This food tour in Milan includes: All food and drink tastings, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Food Tours in Milan

▶️ The 10 Tastings of Milan with Locals: Private Food Tour allows you to indulge in Milan’s traditional food with a local. Taste the best of the Brera neighborhood with organic gelato, tramezzini, and local ham, and continue your way through the city sampling artisan chocolate, pizza, and cheeses. 

Discover Milanese specialties while getting insider tips on the best places to eat, and relish a glass of locally produced wine along the way. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about the different types of Italian cuisine and its ingredients, along with Milan’s history and culinary culture from your guide. 

The 10 Tastings of Milan With Locals: Private Food Tour

📝 This tour includes: A private guide, and 10 tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Discover the beloved aperitivo tradition on this 2-hour Drinks & Bites in Milan Private Tour. Stroll through popular hangout areas, like Colonne di San Lorenzo, and enjoy a glass of ‘prosecco on the go’ as you explore the charming Navigli district. 

Try the classic Milanese Campari, visit trendy bars where a professional mixologist will craft your perfect cocktail and appetizers, and learn the history behind this important tradition, experiencing the local lifestyle firsthand. Vegetarian options are available. 

Drinks & Bites in Milan Private Tour

📝 This tour includes: 3 food tastings, 3 drinks, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Delicious! Milan’s Favorite Food Tour is a private experience reserved for you and up to 9 friends. You’ll explore off-the-beaten-track highlights while savoring local delicacies accompanied by a local guide. You’ll get to taste up to six sweet and savory favorites such as pizza, gelato, Sicilian cannoli, and artisanal sandwiches. 

Along the way, visit the charming Basilica of San Simpliciano and the artistic Brera district. You’ll also learn about the Italian hero Garibaldi as you stroll along the shopping street of Corso Garibaldi. Enjoy a local experience without the hustle and bustle of a group tour!

Delicious! Milan's Favorite Food tour

📝 This tour includes: All food and drink tastings, bottled water, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Day Trips: The Best Food Tours from Milan

▶️ Marvel at the beauty of Bergamo, a well-preserved medieval city, on this Full-Day Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta. Spend two hours exploring Bergamo’s cobblestone streets enclosed by Venetian walls at your own pace, and then indulge in a 3-course lunch with wine pairings at a traditional restaurant. 

Then, head to a historical winery for a guided tour, in which you’ll learn all about the Franciacorta wine-making process and a delicious tasting of two prestigious sparkling wines. All the while you’ll get to take in the picturesque views of Lake Iseo and the vineyards. 

📝 This Milan food and wine tour includes: Transportation, free time in Bergamo, a winery visit, tastings, and lunch.  ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Enjoy a gastronomic adventure through the city with this fabulous Bologna the Capital of Italian Food Tour. You’ll have a professional and friendly tour escort at your disposal, and get to discover the city’s culture and cuisine with an informative walking tour. 

During your trip, try the famous Gnocco Fritto, a salty fried bread that’s typically served with Italian salami and cheese. Visit a well-known chocolate factory for some sweet samples, indulge in delicacies at a trattoria, and sip on wine and espresso, all the while exploring the charming city of Bologna. 

You’ll also enjoy free time for some shopping and wandering on your own before returning to Milan. 

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip train tickets, a guide, all food and drink tastings, and free time. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Indulge in a full-day gastronomic experience with this Small-Group Lake Como Wine and Food Tour. Admire the stunning scenery on the train ride from Milan, and explore one of Italy’s most sought-after destinations as you eat your way through it. 

Sample delicacies like homemade pasta, gelato, and focaccia as you walk around Como, and then hop on a boat for a scenic tour around the lake, including a stop at Torno to see its famous villas. On the way back enjoy an Italian pastry with an espresso or cappuccino. 

Food and Wine tour on Como Lake - small group tour

📝 This tour includes: A guide, transportation, boat cruise, and all food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Milan Food Tour for Pastry Lovers

Savor the sweet and delicious world of Italy’s pastry and bakery culture with this Milan Patisserie Tour – Do Eat Better Experience. Discover the traditional desserts of the city that have been a hit since the 19th century, and indulge in a few of them, such as the famous panettone, cannoncini, marron glacé, and pralines. 

Pay a visit to historical boutiques as well as modern, colored pâtisseries and learn insider tips from your guide on where to eat and drink. 

Milan Patisserie Tour - Do Eat Better Experience

📝 This tour includes: A guide, food tastings, beverages, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Food Tours in Milan FAQs

What are the best food tours in Milan?

In my opinion, the best Milan food tours include: 
Walking Food Tour in Milan
Milan Street Food Tour and Aperitivo
Gourmet Food Tour – Do Eat Better Experience

What food is Milan known for?

Milan traditional foods include Risotto alla Milanese, Panettone, Minestrone alla Milanese, Ossobuco, and Cotoletta alla Milanese.

Can I go on a private food tour in Milan?

Yes, you can enjoy a fantastic private tour around Milan to relish its cuisine. These are the tours I recommend: 
Award-Winning Private Food Tour of Milan: 6 or 10 Tastings 10 Tastings of Milan
Drinks & Bites in Milan Private Tour
Milan’s Favorite Food Tour

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.