Quito Sweet and Culinary Experience
Discover the colonial flavors of Quito on this culinary tour packed with sweet treats, mouth-watering pastries and savory tamales. Meet artisan bakers and talented cooks, admire the heritage-filled architecture of Quito and learn the secrets to making Ecuadorian favorites in an informal cooking class in the home of a local family, where there’s always something going on in the kitchen.
Taste the unique flavors and meet Quito locals on this culinary tour through the sweet spots of this fair city. Start the morning by joining your guide on a visit to one of the oldest bakeries in the city. See how the iconic quesadilla is made and sample traditional flavors that have been perfected over the years.
Next, travel through the backstreets and lesser-known neighborhoods to the southern part of Quito. While here, we will visit a family-owned micro-enterprise that has been creating sweet delicacies for more than 80 years. Sample the exquisite caramel delicacy known as majar de leche, which is made before your very eyes. Afterwards, in another artisan’s home, continue the tour by learning the history and production process behind the creation of the sweets known as mistelas. Some mistelas are filled with whiskey or rum so be sure to try these special flavors!
Next, don your apron for a fun and interactive cooking class in a home close to Quito’s Historic Center (Old Town). Try your hand at making delicious tamales and empanadas – two culinary classics that can be found in most food markets, cafes and restaurants throughout South America.
Finish the day with a head full of local culinary knowledge and a full stomach!
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes and a sweater or light jacket. Quito’s climate is variable and it is recommended to use sun block on sunny days.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Book for more than 12 people, contact us directly
Quito Urban Adventures office (Reina Victoria N21-226 between Carrión and Roca in La Mariscal) or your Quito hotel.