⭐"Market Tasting" The Essence of Local⭐

Porto, Portugal

Experience hosted by Benjamin

90 mins, Hosted in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

A fantastic tasting for foodies of all ages! You will have the opportunity to participate in the local food culture at the authentic Porto food market, sampling gastronomic Petiscos from 5 different places of the market regrouping at one stop, including a wonderful Vinho verde (green wine) that will leave you with a lasting memory.

Seeing the Porto food market is an essential ingredient to the local culture and its culinary reputation. This Portuguese market supply homes and restaurants with seasonal and fresh products every day. That forms the foundation of its cuisine. The different food stands are often managed by the same families over generations and generations, and these people are genuine experts and a source of knowledge for shoppers.

You will sample the best Portuguese ham, cold cuts and sausages, Porto seafood cans, cheese, olives and olives oil from the Douro, dried fruits and bread, all typical Petiscos you may not have tasted before! The combination of the market tasting consists of 10-12 individual portions plus a typical Vinho Verde wine.

Tasty and fresh food at the Mercado do Bolhão: The Best Tasting in Porto!

Enjoy it !

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(Please note that this is a “Tasting” not a food tour or market tour, we do offer this kind of experience here:
https://www.airbnb.ie/experiences/417232)
The tasting will take place at the Bolhão Wine House Stand (inside the Market)
A fantastic tasting for foodies of all ages! You will have the opportunity to participate in the local food culture at the authentic Porto food market, sampling gastronomic Petiscos from 5 different places of the market regrouping at one stop, including a wonderful Vinho verde (green wine) that will leave you with a lasting memory.

Seeing the Porto food market is an essential ingredient to the local culture and its culinary reputation.…

What's included

  • Food
    10-12 delicious samples of Portuguese Petiscos
  • Drinks
    Green Wine - Vinho Verde from the Minho

Meet your host, Benjamin

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Hi! I am Benjamin, Porto Foodie!

We set up this unique tasting experience in Porto as an introduction to the food market for food lovers and all the people who want to feel the spirit of the local Portuguese food culture.

What better than an authentic tasting only with locals ? I leave you in good hands and in total immersion ;)
You will meet Hugo the owner of one of the most emblematic stand of the market. He is really passionated by food, wines and good Portuguese products in general.

He owns a family business, wife and son working there.
They will provide you complimentary information on Petiscos (small portions) and Wines you will try in a very nice atmosphere. You will feel confortable, they are always looking for the best possible service to offer to the guests they receive.
Hi! I am Benjamin, Porto Foodie!

We set up this unique tasting experience in Porto as an introduction to the food market for food lovers and all the people who want to feel the spirit of the local Portuguese food culture.

What better than an authentic tasting only with locals ? I leave you in good hands and in total immersion ;)
You will meet Hugo the owner of one of the most emblematic stand of the market. He is really passionated by food, wines and good Portuguese…
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Where you'll be

One of the heart of the city and home of many Portuense (Inhabitants of Porto) merchants, you can’t visit the city without going to this emblematic Market. It’s classified by the municipality as property of patrimonial interest, referenced by its, historical, symbolic, cultural and social values over the centuries. You will love the atmosphere and enjoy your tasting surrounded by stories and anecdotes.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

Nicole
September 2021
I had a really great experience! Hugo was a great host, and provided a really nice atmosphere for a wine pairing with delicious appetizers!
Marcela
August 2021
We enjoyed this experience a lot, it was beyond our expectations. We spent almost the whole afternoon in the market and the explanation about all the wines and the food was incredible, it’s an experience made for experts and non-experts as us. Thanks a lot for the great afternoon.
Franziska
August 2021
Highly recommend this tour! We had such an amazing experience with Hugo. The wine/ports & food pairings were great and well thought through. Hugo was a great host, explained the intricacies of the Portuguese wine and port making and took us on local tour of Portuguese flavors. We loved everything about it and it was more than we expected.
Sabrina
August 2021
Das Tasting war super, sowohl der Host als auch das Essen und der Wein haben perfekt zueinander gepasst! Wir waren rundum zufrieden und hatten einen super nachmittag! Absolute Weiterempfehlung! 😊
Thaddé
December 2019
Excellent. Hugo parlait très bien français et nous avons pu goûter plusieurs Porto et déguster de la charcuterie et du fromage de la ville. Merci Hugo !
Adam
October 2019
We had a wonderful experience - very nicely organized by Benjamin. He was very knowledgeable and really made the experience so that it was tailored to our small group. Can highly recommend it!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Come hungry :)