Rio de Janeiro Food and Wine Tours
The city of samba, beaches, and amazing cuisine
Rio de Janeiro is a multidimensional city that is one of the most important and most visited travelling destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. Known for its natural beauty, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches, Rio de Janeiro is the perfect destination for foodies to enjoy various activities alongside wonderful gastronomy.
Visit the infamous Copacabana to relax at the tranquil beaches and eat delicious cuisine at restaurants during the day and stay up all night to enjoy the vibrant nightlife. Enjoy the beauty of Sugarloaf Mountain at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. Take a stroll through the colorful neighborhood of Ipanema to see artsy trends and funky fashions whilst enjoying the lively shopping and restaurants the neighborhood has to offer. Visit the various museums in the city to witness the historically rich culture of the region.
Foodie getaways need to be filled with food and drink of the area. Brazilian cuisine mixes various influences of European, African, and Amerindian influences. Brazilian cuisine also varies from region to region.
One important staple of the area is the feijoada – a delicious stew of beans with beef and pork generally consumed by locals at lunch on Wednesdays and Sundays. It is also popular among locals to eat diced meat or rice and beans. In Rio de Janeiro particularly, it is also common to eat Filé à Osvaldo Aranha, which is any variation grilled bovine fillet, rice and beans, farofa (toasted cassava flour mixture), and French fries. Fresh seafood and roasted chicken is also popular in the coastal areas.
Rio de Janeiro is the perfect place to relax while enjoying the refreshing national drink of Brazil – Caipirinha, which is a cocktail derived from sugarcane with additives of lime and sugar. Also enjoy the local draught beer in the region. For some non-alcoholic options, try Agua de coco (coconut water) or Açaí: a superfuit that is mixed with guarana to create the perfect smoothie combination to satisfy your taste buds.