Food Walking Tour of Gijón

From Eating Asturias, the Encyclopedia of Asturian Gastronomy


Gijón has long been the tourist center of Asturias. While Oviedo is the capital, and the cultural center, Gijón rose to prominence as the commercial and industrial center of Asturias. These days it is the premier travel destination in Asturias. That makes it a wonderful place to eat and drink. My Gijón local food tour will orient you to all of the possibilities.

We will begin our tour at the 19th century Mercado del Sur to learn about local shopping and produce. We will learn a bit about seafood in the area before moving on.

From the market, we will make our way towards the old town.1 Along the way we will visit a locally revered pastry shop. Additionally we will see a storied coffee shop that began life as a theater, and the definitive Asturian Sidrería.

Next, we will stop in at one of my favorite place for a beer in all of Asturias. Afterwards, it’s off to the locals favorite pastry shop. Then we visit the waterfront for more about the fishing heritage of the area at the most famous meet up spot in the city. We will pass by the famous cider bottle statue as well.

Our Gijón local food tour will end in the heart of Cimavilla. In at one of the most traditional sidrerías in the area. We will talk about and experience the traditional cider pouring and drinking experience. This is also an excellent choice for lunch after the tour!


This tour offers you the opportunity to explore the culinary history of Gijón with an knowledgeable and friendly food expert in English. A local expert on Asturian gastronomy and food history, fluent in English, is leading this tour.


This tour includes:

  • Private, experienced, native English-speaking guide
  • A tour of the local food market to orient you to Asturian food shopping
  • Visits to famous pastry shops
  • A brief history of cheese and cider in Asturias
  • A visit to Cimavilla, the oldest neighborhood in Gijón, with a cider pouring demonstration or lesson

This tour does not include:

  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Lunch or other food purchases
  • Souvenirs


The price for this tour is €50 per person.


Q: Is this tour child-friendly?

A: Yes. The only part of the tour that is not appropriate for children is the actual drinking of cider. The total walking distance is slightly less than 2 km, at a leisurely pace suitable for short legs.

Q: I need to reschedule. Can I do that?

A: Of course you can. Email me at and I will work out an alternate date / time with you.

Q: I need to cancel this tour. How do I do that?

A: Cancellation is easy and fast. Give me 24 hours notice and you get a 100% refund. Please see the Tour Cancellation Policy linked from the Impressum at the bottom of any page for all the details.