Italian Market Immersion: Philadelphia Food Tour
- Explore the famous 9th Street Italian Market and sample fresh authentic food
- Discover the history of the markets and talk to the local store owners
- Reenact your favourite Rocky moment on a street featured in the film
- Enjoy a famous Philly Cheesesteak
This tour is for those who believe that there's much more of Philadelphia to be explored than just the Liberty Bell. Home to the oldest and largest everyday open-air markets, this Philadelphia tour will fill your calorie quota with cheese, chocolate, deli items, baked goods and other culinary delights!
Meet your enthusiastic local guide and begin a Philly culinary adventure to remember, walking through the neighbourhood of Bella Vista in South Philly. Have a drink at a local coffee shop; then swing by a historic deli, duck into a tempting bakery, and stroll along Christian Street before arriving at the noises, aromas, and sights of the famous Italian or, more accurately, 9th Street Market.
Let yourself be guided through the colourful streets and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of delicious smells. As you wander past cheeses, chocolates, spices, and olive oils you'll explore the huge variety of local bakeries, butchers and other stores, many of which are Italian in heritage and give good discount to travellers.
Then, you'll head straight towards the Mexican stores located in the area where Rocky ran through the streets on one of his famous training runs. Delight your senses with aromas and sights from a selection of nearby Asian stores! Enjoying a famous Philly Cheesesteak bought from one of the local restaurants will probably be the most delicious way to end your Philadelphia market tour.
- Tour as per description guided by a local English-speaker
- Personal shopping
- Snacks and food
- Tips and gratuities for your guide
- Reduced price for children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively
- Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost (please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour)
The tour meets on the corner of 9th & South Streets, outside New Image Art & Framing.
Ending point: Corner of 9th Street & Passyunk Avenue.
A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Make sure to check the weather report for rain.
Operates daily (except on Monday).
Starting time: 10.30am.
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