Food Walking Tour of Oviedo

From Eating Asturias, the Encyclopedia of Asturian Gastronomy


The capital of Asturias is an eater’s and drinker’s delight. From internationally acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants to tiny local favorites not in any guide book, Oviedo has it all. As the capital of Asturias, and its cultural center, there are many opportunities in Oviedo to indulge your taste buds.

From one of the oldest daily markets in all of Spain1 to the food focus of the oldest document in the Iberian peninsula2, the gastronomic history of Oviedo is immense.

We will visit the market to learn about typical Asturian products and learn a bit about the language. We will also visit the exterior of the cathedral in Oviedo. There we will learn about the deep roots of cider and cheese making in Asturias. Additionally we will visit Calle Gascona, the cider drinking center of Oviedo. Along the way we will tour several of the famous pastry shops in the city.

In Calle Gascona we will visit a traditional sidrería for a bottle of cider to share. I will explain the various parts of the cider pouring and drinking ritual. You will come away well-armed to enjoy cider like a local for the rest of your visit to Oviedo.


This tour offers you the opportunity to explore the culinary history of Oviedo 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
  • Visit 3 famous pastry shops
  • A brief history of cheese and cider in Asturias
  • A visit to Calle Gascona, the epicenter of cider culture in Asturias, 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.