Things to do in State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The Best Food Tours

October 14, 2021 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁi.u dʒi ʒɐˈnejɾu]) is one of the 27 federative units of Brazil. It has the second largest economy of Brazil, with the largest being that of the state of São Paulo.

1. Feijoada Food Tour in Rio de Janeiro with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Rio Carioca Tours
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One of the best ways to understand the soul and the way of life of the Brazilians is through their food. And there is no better way to understand Brazilian’s eating habits than by having a real feijoada. The world feijoada comes from the word “feijão” which is Portuguese for “beans”. It is a comfort food dish that many people prepare at home and it is one of the most typical dishes in the country. It consists of a black bean stew with hearty sausages and sundried beef, served with rice, collard greens, cassava (manioc) flour and orange slices. It is served throughout the country and there are many variations in each city. In this tour, we give you the opportunity to taste the Feijoada from Rio de Janeiro with a tour guide that tells you stories about the origin of the dish. The tour includes a tour guide, hotel pickup and drop-off and the feijoada (drinks and desserts not included).

Inclusions: Dinner, Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Alcoholic Beverages, Soda/Pop

Reviewed By BrasilTraveler

Anderson really made this trip memorable. Thank you Anderson. The statue is dramatic. Must take a camera. The Pao de Acucar has newly been updated for tourism. This venue is worth seeing with Rio Carioca Tour LTD. Ask for Anderson for your guide. He is informative and thoughtful of the guests especially the older ones. Thank you so much.

2. African Heritage: Gastronomy and Musicality Experience

Museu do Amanhã, Praça Mauá, 1 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20081-240, Brazil Traveller XP
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This experience allows people to experience a unique moment, immersing themselves in flavors, aromas, sounds and behaviors of a very old culture that is a direct part of the history of Brazil, with all its ethnic mixes rescuing the gastronomic identity and the music of a people and still unknown by many.

Inclusions: Afro-Brazilian gastronomy tasting

Exclusions: Drinks

Reviewed By LouBrockst

Isabella gave us a wonderful tour around rio! She has a great energy and is very knowledgable as well as caring. She tought us some portugese and at the end of the day, after a 7 hour tour she was able to even entertain the kids with a music quiz. When in rio, you must definitely go on a tour with Isabella:)

3. Forest Forager - Wild Food Walk

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The best (and tastiest!) way to explore the Rainforest near Paraty is with foraging expert, Jorge, who has unrivalled knowledge of the edible local fruits, flowers and plants. This is a fascinating and fun day out for anyone interested in wild food or just curious about the Rainforest!

Inclusions: This Rainforest to Table tour finishes at a local restaurant for lunch (not included in price). The salad made from plants collected in the forest is included in price.

Exclusions: To reduce single-use plastics we do not provide bottled water. Please bring your own, ideally in refillable bottles, We stop at a local restaurant for lunch, not included in price

Reviewed By Aidan T

We had two amazing days with Michael. We did the kayaking on the Friday and hiking on the Saturday. Both were fantastic experiences. Michael was a superb guide and a really nice guy who my partner and I enjoyed spending time with. I would highly recommend. Michael knew a lot about the history of Paraty, the geography and the people. This made our holiday what it was.

4. Food Tour Rio de Janeiro

R. da Glória, 366 - Glória, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20241-180, Brazil Free Walker Tours
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During this Food Tour we will introduce you to the main typical street foods of Brazil at an organic products street market, where we will show you the main fruits, vegetables and ingredients from the country with the greatest biodiversity in the world. Definitely come hungry – there’s a lot of food to be eaten! Gloria Hill: We begin our tour visiting Outeiro da Glória, an important hill in the history of the founding of the city, where a colonial church is located. From the hill, we have an impressive view of Guanabara Bay and we can learn a little more about the Gloria neighborhood. Gloria Street Market and street food: Then we go to the fair, the main attraction of our tour. There we will taste Pastel with Sugarcane Juice, Tapioca, Coconut Water, Acarajé, Crab Casquinja, Cocada, Minas Cheese and various fruits. At the end of the tour, the tourist who is interested can still stay in the area to enjoy a traditional Feijoada and Roda de Samba.

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Reviewed By linhpham19

I had the pleasure to have Clara as my tour guide. Her vast knowledge and ability to communicate them are amazing, although at times I wasn't really sure what she was saying as she was speaking very fast in English. Still the tour and her passion deserve a 5-star rating! :) She was very patient with all the questions we had and gave us as much advice as possible regarding our travels in Brazil. I had much deeper understanding of Rio history and culture thanks to her!

5. Private Street Food tour Adventure in Rio, with transportation and tour guide.

Way to Know Rio

There is no better way to learn about a place´s culture than a food tour! Embark on this adventure, feel like a local and have lots of fun learning about the popular and exotic Brazilian treats! Its ingredients, textures and history. Discover why the Brazilian food is some of the most nutritious and interesting in the world, and also caloric! While we embark in this gastronomical journey, we'll also visit some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Rio. We'll taste typical delicious carioca snacks such as empada, tapioca, pão de queijo, feijoada cream, açaí, the popular Brazilian coffee, caipirinha and wonderful deserts too!

Inclusions: Private transportation, Licensed tour guide

Exclusions: All snacks and drinks establishments will accept with debit or credit card.

Reviewed By Felg89

Great boat ride amazing views Had a great trip Highly recommend Carlos did a amazing Job was very informative great people skills Gove the guy a raise be sure to tip you Americans represent us the best way you can because this trip represents the culture and love of the Brazilian people

6. Jeep Tour - Petrópolis / Rj - Ecotourism, waterfall and tastings

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Jeep Tour - Rio de Janeiro

In an open jeep, visit the largest organic production center that supplies the capital of Rio de Janeiro on a daily basis. Explore the local farms and agricultural plantations, with lunch, waterfall bath, incredible views and outdoor activities included in this day trip to Roça.

Inclusions: Round trip transportation, Professional guide, Passenger insurance, Lunch

Exclusions: Drinks, Tips

Reviewed By jesscomplex0

This was definitely the highlight of my trip! Both our driver Gilberto and Tour guide Giselle made us feel so comfortable and welcoming. Giselle was knowledgeable kind and spoke very well English which was a plus. This was my favorite day of all so much exploring and one of those days when time doesn’t matter. I must say our tour guide added even more of a special touch to this experience.

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