São Paulo
Food & Drinks

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended São Paulo Food & Drinks

From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

1. From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in São Paulo, journey to the coastal cities of Santos and Guarujá, approximately 80 kilometers from the capital. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 1-hour drive through expansive sections of the Atlantic Forest, and then discover the largest maritime port in Latin America upon arrival at Santos. Marvel at the countless shipping containers and cargo vessels in the Port of Santos, where thousands of immigrants arrived in Brazil at the end of the 19th century to work on the great coffee plantations. Get to know the main tourist attractions of the city, both in the historic city center and on the edges of the city. Learn how coffee production influenced the local way of life and customs, and hear more about the important historical figures of the area who affected not only the state of São Paulo but the country as a whole. Then, take the ferry to Guarujá on Santo Amaro Island, known for its large selection of beaches, restaurants and lookout points. Since the 1970s, following a boom in the local real estate market, the island has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of São Paulo. Go to a lookout point to get some amazing views and take some excellent souvenir photographs. Stop at an excellent local restaurant to enjoy the local seafood before making your way back to São Paulo.

São Paulo: Liberdade Food Tour on Sundays

2. São Paulo: Liberdade Food Tour on Sundays

Start your tour by meeting your fun and friendly guide in Liberdade Square. After your meet-and-greet, head off on your tasty walking tour of the famous Liberdade neighborhood. Get ready to taste Japanese pastel with sugar cane juice, discover Brazilian sushi and get a sandwich with carne louca before ending with a cannoli. Start your tour in the neighborhood of Liberdade where your guide will give you a fascinating historical introduction. Shortly after, venture to one of the neighborhood's most bustling places and start your snacking adventure. Whilst in Liberdade, your guide will explain to you the history of the very prevalent Japanese influence on the area. After your snacks, you'll partake on a walk to spot places of architectural beauty and discover just what kind of people live in this area. 

São Paulo: Street Art Bike Tour

3. São Paulo: Street Art Bike Tour

The tour departs from Avenida Paulista and heads towards Rua Consolação into the Santa Cecilia district along the bike lane of the famous Minhocão Overpass. Along the route, you will see many columns painted by renowned graffiti artists as well as new talent. As you continue through the Arouche district and Anhangabaú Valley, look up to see the amazing murals that color the sides of several buildings in the area.] From there, the bike tour heads to the North section of São Paulo, to the Open Museum of Urban Art (MAAU) which boasts over 50 murals on the columns of the elevated subway line. You can schedule the Street Art Bike Tour in the morning and afternoon. The tour takes four hours and traverses about 14 miles (20km), with many breaks to admire and photograph the best urban art in São Paulo city.

São Paulo: Coffee & Cheese Farm Tour with Breakfast & Lunch

4. São Paulo: Coffee & Cheese Farm Tour with Breakfast & Lunch

If you only have a short time in São Paulo and want to venture off the beaten track, this full-day guided tour combining a coffee farm and a cheese farm is ideal to experience the rural charms of Brazil. Visit a farm located in Itu, 1 hour and 20 minutes away from the center of São Paulo. Upon arrival, a flavorful full breakfast at the farmhouse will fill you up and get you ready for a packed day of exploring. After breakfast, learn how the farm has changed character over the years.  Next, head inside the main farmhouse to discover the original features, such as roof tiles molded on the thighs of black slave women. Then take an informative tour to learn all about the process of harvesting and roasting coffee beans, and all the work involved in the production of coffee. Visit the coffee warehouse, coffee machines, former slave quarters. Meet with local farmers and hear about the important role that coffee has played in the history and development of modern-day Brazil. Then join a guided walk along forested trails to reach a breathtaking viewpoint. The coffee shop offers the opportunity to try out different types and aromas of coffees, grounded right before drinking. In addition, you can try coffee liqueur, jabuticaba fruit, handmade cachaça, papaya candies, pickles, honey, and much more. Take a lunch break and taste typical Brazilian countryside cuisine, surrounded by nature. Continue to a family-run goat cheese farm and learn how cheese is made, from fresh milk to the curdling stage. Finish with cheese tastings and interesting stories.

São Paulo Food Tour: The Flavors of Brazil

5. São Paulo Food Tour: The Flavors of Brazil

Take this tasty tour to visit the key gastronomic sites of Sao Paulo. Venture to the municipal market, created 80 years ago - it still maintains its original charm. Enjoy the flavors of Brazilian food among the eclectic buildings famous for their artistic windows.  Learn the ingredients that go into preparing feijoada, a true Brazilian specialty. See exotic regional fruits that are produced in the Amazon, northeastern Brazil, and other areas throughout the country. Continue to a lively Street Market, known by the locals as 'feiras'. Hear the shouts of local traders as they draw you to their stands in this typical market known for its fresh, quality food and unique atmosphere. Bon appetit!

From São Paulo: São Roque Wineries Route and Shopping Tour

6. From São Paulo: São Roque Wineries Route and Shopping Tour

After pickup from your hotel in São Paulo, drive to São Roque to start your tour along the famous wine route. This route consists of the Wine Road, Venâncios Road, and the Quintino de Lima Highway. There are more than 30 establishments along the route, including wineries, restaurants, farms, and entertainment centers. The production of wine in São Roque dates back to the 17th century, when the first Portuguese immigrants became interested in the climate of the region. They invested in the production of the first vineyards, which were later taken over by Italian immigrants. On your tour you will visit 4 different wineries, with a tasting at each one. The wineries visited will be the Terra do Vinho Winery, Canguera Winery, Goes Winery, and the Quinta do Olivardo Winery and Vineyards. Along the way, a stop will be made at a typical local restaurant where you can buy lunch. Along with the wine, you will also try typical products grown in the region, such as sausages, cheeses, sweets, and cachaça, a traditional Brazilian liqueur.  In the afternoon, visit the Catarina Outlet located on the Castelo Branco Highway, an excellent shopping center inspired by North American outlets. Explore a wide variety of stores selling famous footwear, clothing, accessories, cosmetics, perfumes, and different types of drinks.

Campos do Jordão: Full-Day Private Tour from São Paulo

7. Campos do Jordão: Full-Day Private Tour from São Paulo

Head out with your tour guide in a private vehicle on a road trip to the city of Campos do Jordão, located approximately 2.5 hours from the city of São Paulo. During this 9-hour excursion you’ll visit the Valley of Paraíba, passing through impressive landscapes while driving up the Mantiqueira Ridge on the way to Campos. The Mantiqueira Ridge is one of the highest mountain ranges in Brazil making the scenery along the way a breathtaking sight. When you arrive in Campos do Jordão, you’ll immediately feel the European influence in the architecture. Known as the Brazilian Switzerland, Campos is one of the most popular destinations during the Brazilian winter. It attracts thousands of visitors for its climate, good food and the traditional Classical Music Festival which takes place during July and August. During the day, you’ll get to visit attractions such as Morro do Elefante, accessible by cable car (ticket not included), and where visitors can enjoy views of the valley in which the city is located. Another main attraction is the Boa Vista Palace, the official summer home of the Governor of the State of São Paulo. It is home to works by renowned Brazilian artists such as Tarsila do Amaral, Di Cavalcanti, Candido Portinari and Anita Malfatti (admission is not included). For lunch, your tour guide will recommend some restaurant options, specializing in foods ranging from German fare to local trout. After lunch you’ll return to São Paulo.

São Paulo: Guided Walking Tour of Liberdade & Templo Lohan

8. São Paulo: Guided Walking Tour of Liberdade & Templo Lohan

Immerse yourself in Liberdade, the Japanese center of São Paulo, on a 3-hour guided walking tour. Start by visiting two important churches in the area, before visiting Templo Lohan. Enter into the History Museum of Japanese Immigration and end your tour at the Jardim Oriental. Meet your guide at Liberdade Square and get ready for your walking tour through Liberade, home to the world’s largest Japanese community outside of Japan. Visit the Igreja Santa Cruz das Almas dos Enforcados, a beautiful church where you can take photos. See the Buddhist temple of Templo Lohan and learn about the history of Chinese immigration, Buddhism, and kung fu in Liberdade. Continue to the History Museum of Japanese Immigration in Brazil, and hear about the origins of São Paulo’s Japanese citizens. Walk along the Largo da Pólvora and see the Portal do Bairro da Liberdade, before arriving at the Jardim Oriental. End your tour here, choosing to explore the Oriental gardens or find authentic cuisine for lunch.

São Paulo: Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Pinheiros

9. São Paulo: Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Pinheiros

Meet your group at the Pinheiros Municipal Market. Located in the trendy neighborhood of Pinheiros, the market has been functioning at its current address since 1971. It is an important destination for locals and those who seek high-quality products. The neighborhood itself, the real first neighborhood in São Paulo according to some, boasts an incredible fusion of tradition and innovation. Here, you will enjoy a varied array of tastings, beginning with a Brazilian appetizer at Mocotó, consisting of tapioca dices and optional Brazilian food from the northeast. Then, check out the Neapolitan side of São Paulo at Napoli Centrale with one margarita pizza for every four people. Stop then for a small wine tasting at L'adega. Round off the snacking experience with delicious Cananéia oysters.  After eating, visit the stores of the ATA project inside the Municipal Market, which are divided into Brazilian biotypes such as Catinga, Amazon, Atlantic forest, etc. Take the chance to meet the local producers, learn about the products, and eventually buy something if you feel so inclined. Finally, depart from the market and start walking through the surrounding area. Stop at a brewery for a 100% local draft beer and get to know the people in your group. Leaving the brewery, proceed through Pinheiros Street, which is full of new development. Depending on the group's mood, it is possible to stop at the Bottega di pasta store where you can enjoy a plate of pasta or opt to purchase some to take home. Following, you will stop at KEZ Bagel and Café. After an introduction to the history of bagels and the Jewish community of São Paulo, you can choose to grab a coffee or another sweet or bagel. Proceed down Rua dos Pinheiros to get to Rua Fradique Coutinho, where your guide will offer final historical explanations of the street and the Pinheiros neighborhood, and make suggestions for further eating or how to get around from there.

São Paulo: Food, Culture & History Private Tour

10. São Paulo: Food, Culture & History Private Tour

Go on a 5-hour guided private tour in São Paulo to experience the culture, customs, and history through food. Discover the great diversity of Brazil’s ingredients, aromas, flavors, recipes, and typical dishes shaped by indigenous traditions, afro-communities, and currents of immigrants from all over the world. Explore the splendor of the rich cultural, historical and gastronomic heritage of São Paulo and Brazil. Visit some of São Paulo’s renowned establishments, hidden gems and learn how a product or ingredient becomes a typical dish of a particular place. Try authentic local products that speak to all your senses, such as pão de queijo, coxinha, brigadeiro, nuts, fruits, pastel, coffee, cachaça, and more. Follow your guide and get a chance to meet and engage with shop sellers to know about the quality of their products. Next, move on to the Municipal Market, a fascinating place famous for its delicious food, history, and architecture. With your expert food guide, visit adored eateries and lose yourself among the delectable sweets and salty snacks. Learn about the rich history and stunning architecture of the place that is a part of São Paulo’s historical and artistic patrimony. Don’t miss an opportunity to taste several snacks and sweets from the best bakeries in Sao Paulo. Continue your tour as you head to Vila Madalena, the most buzzing neighborhood area in town. Enjoy the energetic bohemian vibe and explore the food joints that serve soul-warming dishes and drinks.

Frequently asked questions about São Paulo Food & Drinks

What are other things to do than Food & Drinks that are worth visiting in São Paulo?

The other unmissable things to do in São Paulo are:

Other Sightseeing Options in São Paulo

Want to discover all there is to do in São Paulo? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about São Paulo

The day trip with Renato was an amazing experience. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He patiently showed me around parts of the country I would have never managed to enjoy or discover on my own. Most importantly it did not feel like a history lesson, but he communicated an engaging story connecting the past and the present. Everything was simply perfect and tailored around my interests and curiosities.

Laura was really outgoing and knowledgeable of the different food that is around the main part of downtown São Paulo. When walking around the city, she made all the information easy to understand and really "kept it real". All the food was good and the extra experiences that she took me to made this tour so much more enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting São Paulo!!!

Best bike tour you’re gonna get in São Paulo. Renato was very knowledgeable and passionate about the art around São Paulo. Great conversation and great people with a lot of love/respect

Very tasty and informativ. Thanks Giuliano for the insights to streetfood of SP! Grazie

It was wonderful!!! Max send the photos to me, please!!!!