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Taste of the Italian Market Tour

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The Italian Market is one of Philadelphia’s top neighborhoods for food lovers, and on this in-depth, chef-led tour, you won’t just meet local vendors and learn about its history: you’ll get to sample everything from artisanal cheeses to just-made Mexican tortillas. An optional VIP upgrade, including a traditional Italian meal and behind-the-scenes tour with a local meatball and gravy chef, is also available.
  • Explore Philadelphia’s Italian Market in the company of a chef
  • Sample numerous delicacies from the market’s artisans and vendors
  • Upgrade to the VIP tour for a full Italian meal and shopping discount
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free itineraries are also available
What to Expect
Begin your tour when you meet your guide at the Italian Market Visitor’s Center. Located just south of Center City, the Italian Market has been one of Philadelphia’s key culinary destinations for generations. Your first stop includes a coffee and sweet treat, which you can enjoy while learning about the history of this vibrant area. Hear about the neighborhood’s key delicacies from your guide—who doubles as a chef—and meet some of the market’s longstanding vendors. Next, visit DiBruno Bros (arguably the city’s best-known cheese shop) and enjoy a number of samples. Then, you’ll snack on freshly made Mexican tortillas, classic South Philadelphia-style pizza, and finally sample cannoli made at a 100-year-old bakery. You can also upgrade to an optional VIP tour, which includes a behind-the-scenes neighborhood outing with a local chef who specializes in meatballs and gravy, a 10% discount at participating vendors, and an Italian meal. Gluten-free and vegetarian tour itineraries are also available.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Italian Market Visitor Center, 919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Return Details
Italian Market 9th Street, 919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual guide - English and Italian
  • Each child must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian and Gluten- Free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately - rain ponchos will be provided when raining
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Absolutely excellent! Jackie created a personal and memorable experience for my wife and me. It was just the three of us leisurely walking the Italian Market and learning about Italian history, the life of the Italian Market, tasting some of the best cheese we’ve ever had,
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even though we are from the area, we felt like we were traveling into a foreign country. We learned alot, had great food and really enjoyed our time with Jacquie. every stop we made was busy yet they stopped and gave us details that you just can't find walking on your own.
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The description of this tour doesn't do it justice. We experienced personal service at each stop during the tour. Even when the shops were busy, the purveyors spent time with us explaining their history and providing detailed information about their products. We sampled
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It was a great chance to explore a different part of the city, and the food samples added to the experience! From the Cardena's olive oil blends to the delicious cannoli at Isgro's Pastries, the food was amazing. We also learned a bit about the history of the area,and the people
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Response from ChefJacquie, Owner at Taste of the Italian Market Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the great review Sandra - I am so happy you decided to explore a different part of the city. Come back soon and we can eat our way through another section... Cheers! Jacquie
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We selected this tour for a small alumni group gathering and it was great for getting to know each other, learning a little bit about Philly, and experiencing the Italian Market with a local. Chef Jacquie was extremely knowledgeable about the Italiain American experience and
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Response from ChefJacquie, Owner at Taste of the Italian Market Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much Mia. I am thrilled you guys chose us for your alumni gathering. We loved having you visit -- hope to see you soon on the culinary trail. Cheers! Jacquie
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Italian
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