The oldest and largest Italian market in the country lives in Philadelphia and is home to more delicacies than just cheesesteaks or pretzels. Philly is the city of foodie love! Come enjoy a 2-hour food and history tour of this famous street bazaar!
Intimidated by the overwhelming selection of deliciousness? Don't know where to start with old-world Italian cuisine blended with recent Mexican and Vietnamese flair? No worries. Local guides will take you to all the best-kept secrets and the "tried and true" "go to" stops to fill your minds and bellies with the food and flavors of Philadelphia's Italian Market.
Don't forget your reusable bag, since this is Philadelphia's "SuperMarket", you can't leave without leftovers!
Interwoven with the dishes, you will hear tales of the history of the neighborhood and the families that have shaped it into the essential stop for anyone that loves Philadelphia and food.
Some of the shops and stops:
- Anthony's Coffee
- Sarcone's Bakery
- Angelo’s Pizzeria
- House of Cheese Mural and Festival Greased Pole
- Isaiah Zagar Mosaic’s
- Anastasi Fish Market
- Isgro’s Bakery
- Villa diRoma
- DiBruno Bros.
- Pat’s & Geno’s Cheesesteaks**
- and much more!!
At each food stop, you choose what treats you would like to taste. Try them all or none at all (don't forget, this is also a history and culture tour).
Unlike on other tours that charge around $60 to $70 for a set sample menu, with us you choose what to eat and how much to spend. Suggested amount to bring is between $10 to $20, depending on your appetite.
You will not leave hungry for flavor or history!
Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more MUST contact us before booking.
Where: Tour departs from the Italian Market Visitor Center, 919 South 9th St., across from the courtyard with seating and the “House of Cheese” Mural.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1 mile (1.5K).
When: Every Sunday at 10:30 am. Make sure to check our calendar for the most updated schedule.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget. Suggested food sampling price $10 to $20. Most of the vendors are CASH ONLY!