We’ll begin our Vigo food tour with a walk through the city streets to the local market, recently re-built into a modern new-age urban city market. There are stalls with literally everything you could imagine, from fresh produce to meats, and of course, all the fish and seafood that is brought in every morning from the local fishermen.
After a quick visit to the market, our first stop will be a quaint bar near the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Vigo, where we’ll try Ribeiro white and Mencia red wine of the Ribeira Sacra served in typical tazas (ceramic bowls used for drinking). We’ll pair that with Galician cheese and spider crab pate!
Walking further through the old, cobblestoned streets of the port area of the city, we’ll make our way to our second stop. Here we’ll try something this area is famous for: seafood! The catch of the day is usually mussels or some type of shellfish, but it all depends on what’s available that day. We’ll accompany that with the famed Albariño white wine from the D.O. Rias Baixas.
The third and last stop will be a sweet end to our food tour in Vigo! Here we will enjoy the Tarta de Santiago almond cake with coffee or tea in a quaint cafe near the port area.
It’s here that our tour will conclude, but be warned, the food and wine coma may linger for hours!