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10 Best Food Tours in Porto [2024]

If you’re visiting Porto soon, you’ll need to add food-hunting to your itinerary. Portuguese cuisine is delicious! Check out the best food tours in Porto to enjoy plenty of dishes and, at the same time, learn about them.

Porto, the charming city on the northwest coast of Portugal, is known for its delicious and diverse cuisine that draws influences from its rich history and local ingredients

I’ve personally visited Porto multiple times and every time I fall in love with the city a bit more – and surely the food has something to do with it. From the famous Francesinha sandwich to the mouthwatering pasteis de nata (custard tarts), the culinary delights of this city are not to be missed, even if you just spend one day in Porto!

Image of a franchesinha, Porto's traditional dish, with a dish of fries and a glass of beer in the background, inserted in a post about food tours in Porto

One of the best things to do in Porto is joining a food tour. Led by local experts, these tours take you on a culinary journey through the city, introducing you to traditional Portuguese dishes, local markets, and hidden gems. 

So be ready to discover the incredible street food in Porto on one of these top-rated food tours.

I usually use Viator and Get Your Guide when booking tours around the world. I especially recommend these platforms because of their fantastic cancelation policy. If for any reason your travel plans change, you can get a full refund on most activities canceling up to 24 hours in advance. 

The 3 Best Porto Food Tours

➤ Savor amazing flavors on this Porto Food and Wine Tour led by a local expert guide. Try regional delights, from sweet custard tarts to savory classics like codfish cakes, and learn about the history of Port. Stroll through charming neighborhoods and visit 5 restaurants, generations-old taverns and traditional cafes. 

You’ll start your tour with a rich coffee and pastel de nata, then head to Bolhão Food Market in Porto to enjoy the ambiance of this open-air arcade. You’ll even visit a shop that’s sold smoked meat and cheese for over a century!

This tour includes: Insurance, live commentary, and a briefing before the tour, besides all the tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ Start your day with a delectable Brunch Food Tour in Porto, exploring the city’s local market and savoring a mix of sweet and savory dishes. Try breakfast and lunch dishes ( like pastries, coffee, wine, and cheese ) as you learn about the architecture, heritage, and culture of the Portuguese people.

With a small group and expert guide, you’ll discover the best of Porto’s culinary scene. Whether you’re a foodie or just looking to try some new flavors, this half-day brunch tour is a delicious way to experience the culinary delights of Portugal’s second city.

This tour includes: Coffee & Tea, food, and alcoholic beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Portuguese Food Tour is the ultimate foodie experience, taking you on a journey through the country’s rich gastronomy. From traditional dishes to fun food-related facts, you’ll learn all about Portuguese cuisine and its history and development.

And with multiple restaurant visits and multiple tastings at each, you’ll become a true expert in no time. But beware, this tour is not for the faint of heart (or stomach). Go extremely hungry, as this tour will replace the two biggest meals of the day. 

This Porto food tour includes: A Portuguese food guide, all tastings, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Food Tour in Porto for Wine Lovers

Are you ready to go beyond the touristy wine caves and discover the hidden culinary delights of Porto? Then choose this tour to the World’s Oldest Wine Cellar + Food Tasting,  where you’ll explore the winding streets of Vila Nova de Gaia.

You’ll visit the oldest winery in the country, sample traditional dishes like the famous francesinha and cod fish and secret local specialties like alheira, and even sneak into a secret wine cave filled with centuries-old port wine. 

Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of Portuguese cuisine, all while enjoying 13 delicious tastings at six different eateries and sipping on local wine and beer. So be ready to explore the other side of the river on this mouthwatering food tour.

This tour includes: 13 food tastings, Porto tasting, beer, and water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Best Private Food Tours in Porto, Portugal

➤ Get a taste of authentic Portuguese food on this delicious half-day Porto Food Tour. Your local expert guide will take you to the most authentic taverns and restaurants for 5 tastings of the best food in Porto and 5 drinks, all while sharing the history behind the dishes and ingredients.

Explore the local streets as you eat and drink your way through the city, and escape from the touristic gastro clichés. Trust me, I personally went on this tour and was so full by the end of it! Don’t miss out on this fantastic culinary adventure.

This tour includes: All tastings, a guide, beverages, and personal Insurance. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ Get a true taste of Porto on this Private 10 Tastings of Porto tour with a local guide. Come hungry, and visit everything from local hot spots to hidden gems for a look into the authentic side of Porto.

Stop at a grocery store for a cheese tasting, see how Portuguese pastries are made, sample dry-cured ham, try octopus with green sauce and black-eyed beans, enjoy figs and walnuts, taste the famous Portuguese pastry, Pasteis de Nata, and sip on a glass of Porto wine. All tastings are included with the price of your ticket. 

This tour includes: Vegetarian alternatives, all tastings, alcoholic beverages, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Tour for Craft Beer Lovers

Get ready to hoist a pint and explore the vibrant beer scene of Porto on this immersive Craft Beer and Food Tasting Tour. With a small group of fellow beer lovers and a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit local-frequented beer destinations and taste a range of beers and local food pairings. 

Go behind the scenes at a brewpub and learn about the brewing process, and finish at a craft beer bar with half-pints and a pulled pork sandwich. Along the way, you’ll feel like a true local as you discover the hippest beer spots in the city. So grab a glass and come thirsty, because this tour is all about raising a toast to the good life in Porto.

This tour includes: Food tastings and alcoholic beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Different Kind of Dinner

Get your fill of Porto’s delicious local flavors on this Progressive Dinner Tour that takes you to FIVE different restaurants for a 4-course dinner experience. Instead of spending a boring three hours at one spot, you’ll get to explore the city and meet the charming families who run these local institutions as you taste a variety of traditional Portuguese dishes.

From appetizers and green wine to the famous Caldo Verde, a gut-busting ‘Francesinha’ sandwich, and homemade ‘bacalhau’ and croquettes, this is the ultimate way to dine in Porto.

This tour includes: A 4-course dinner with alcoholic beverages, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Petiscos Tour: Savor Portuguese Tapas

Get ready to explore the tasty side of Porto on this Petiscos Crawl. You’ll visit 5 delicious food and wine destinations, from historical restaurants to hidden bodegas. Along the way, you’ll savor 12-14 types of the best tapas in Porto (locally known as petiscos) and wash it all down with 3 port wines and 3 local spirits. 

Your guide will share stories about the city’s rich history, culture, and cuisine, and you’ll even get to visit iconic places like the Clérigos tower and Livraria Lello. 

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

A Douro Wine and Food Tour: The Ideal Day Trip for Foodies

Get ready to indulge in the delicious flavors of the Douro region on this Private Food and Wine Tour from Porto. Visit family-run wineries, taste local wines and specialties, and explore the cozy city of Amarante. At António’s small Tasca, savor a tasting of local cheese, olive oil, and bread while chatting with your friendly guide. 

Discover the hidden gems and secrets of the Duoro Valley as you sip on different varieties of wine and port. And while the views alone are worth the trip, don’t forget to bring your appetite for a delicious (but not included) lunch in Régua. Say hello to Jaloto, the friendly winery dog, and raise a glass to the good life.

This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, photos, wine tastings, food, and a private guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Food Tours in Porto FAQ

What are the best food tours in Porto?

We think that the very best food tours in Porto are the following:
Food and Wine Tour
Brunch Food Tour
Portuguese Food Tour

Is there a vegetarian food tour in Porto?

There aren’t strictly vegetarian tours, but most tours offer vegetarian alternatives, like this Private 10 Tastings of Porto.

  • Virginia Bello

    Virginia is a writer originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. She left her career as a TV Producer to gain more freedom and never looked back. She's been traveling the world full-time ever since! Virginia has traveled extensively through Latin America, Europe and Asia. You can currently find her gallivanting through Southeast Asia.