Casa Gangotena Features Food Tour

Casa Gangotena has launched a new food tour of Old Town Quito, with executive chef Andrés Dávila taking the helm.

Among the key tourist spots to be visited include Quito’s World Heritage-listed Old Town, with visits along the route including shops selling local sweets, such as traditional colaciones (sugar-coated peanuts) roasted in huge bronze pots, guayusa, a leaf from the Amazon which is a natural stimulant for its inhabitants, and chamomile and stacks of aloe vera from the Coast.

Visits may also be done with local healers.

Finally, there’s a stop at the last-surviving mill in the Old Town, Molinos de San Martín, run by the same family for three generations. Here, the owners show visitors the varieties of flour produced from all sorts of Andean grains.