Food in the Streets: Milan Food Tour: Discover the Tastes and Traditions of Italy

Milan Food Tour: Discover the Tastes and Traditions of Italy

Milan, Italy

Food in the Streets

Social Enterprise

2 hours
From$52 USDper person

Food in the Streets is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting local producers and family-owned businesses and to researching the impact of food and agriculture on social relations and local economies.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover unknown streets and stories of Milan while supporting small and family-owned businesses and shops.
  • Sample delicacies around the city center.
  • Enter the historic chocolate store of Luigi Zaini.

Tour revenue will be invested in supporting partnerships with small shops and businesses as well as supporting the association Farming the City.

Tour Details

  • Frequency


  • Start Time

    9:00 AM-11:30 AM or 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages

    English, Dutch, Italian

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    2 to 20

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking

Tour Description

Discover the tastes, traditions, and hidden secrets of the past and present in Milan! Today it is difficult to read the traces of the development of the city: the old canals are hidden under the busy streets, buildings and squares have different functions and the street names are updated. Food arrives in ways invisible to our eyes, is stored in unknown places, and leaves the supermarket via underground parking lots. However, those who look with attention to the city’s layout will discover some signs of the past, in which food production, transportation, and transformation had an incredible cultural and social value, which is worth bringing to life again. Walk through the city center and relive history with stories, images, delicious smells, and tasting experiences. Experience the work of ten food-related entrepreneurs and learn about their special commitment to the local food tradition and sustainable approaches. Explore past and present locations where food was the star of Milan’s street life. The tour can be personalized with workshops, lectures, lunches, aperitifs, and dinners.

Tour Start Address

Piazza del Carmine, Milano, Milan, Italy

How To Get There

Piazza del Carmine, Milano
3 mins walk from MM Lanza (green metro line) (closest major city or point of interest) by foot (transportation mode). Nearest public transport stop: MM Lanza or tram

More About Food in the Streets


To show visitors the history of Milan and encourage them to patronize small and family-owned businesses.

Main Programs

  • Research on the impact of food and agriculture on social relations and local economies

  • Preparing Old Milano Food Tour, a tour that explains the history of the city seen through the lens of food

  • Promoting small local producers and entrepreneurs from Milan working in a traditional, artisanal and/or sustainable way

  • Cultural events in which food is used as a way to gather people (amongst which ROOFdinners and wake-up talks)

Awards & Recognition

Untold Morsels
Expo Milano 2015
Grant Winner
Farming the City