This delicious introduction to food and drinks from around Brazil is unlike any other. Over the course of 5-6 hours, we'll eat and drink our way across the most interesting parts of Rio that most visitors never get to see. We'll start in one of Rio's bustling street markets, where we'll taste exotic fruits and street food dishes. After that, we'll head to my favorite Portuguese restaurant in Lapa for a taste of old-school Brazil, where the waiters dress in white jackets, and serve the most delicious salt cod croquettes in town. From there, we'll wander toward Gloria, a beautiful neighborhood boasting some amazing street art and the famous Selaron steps. We’ll then take the subway to Flamengo, where we'll taste the uniquely delicious food from the Amazon, and finish up with a feast of dishes from Northeastern Brazil.
Tom is a freelance food and travel writer who has been living and writing in Rio since 2010 - he's worked as a presenter and culinary adviser on food shows for NBC and PBS, and writes regularly for Lonely Planet travel guides. Vinícius is a Paulista (native of São Paulo), and a lover of food, cachaça and samba! Vinicius is studying for a doctorate in sociology. Marie-Lou is a Brit who's been living in Rio since 2008 and has led small groups on adventures across South America. She knows Brazil like the back of her hand, but Rio is her true home. Brazilian food is our passion! We 'work' tirelessly to make sure we know all the best places to eat, drink and have fun in Rio.
Lunch. 4 Tastings A full lunch will be served including Brazilian specialties (2 entrées and 3 main dishes). Fruits,…
Drinks Water, juices and other soft drinks, beers, cachaça and caipirinhas
Transport I'll take care of metro tickets and taxis during the tour
We’ll begin in the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa, which is full of ancient samba clubs and colorful street art. Then we’ll stop by Gloria, Flamengo and Laranjeiras, neighborhoods seldom visited by tourists, but full of bars and restaurants frequented by locals.