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Taste of the Italian Market Tour

From US$60.00
  • 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
Taste of the Italian Market Tour
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Enjoy a 2.5 hour morning walking tour of South Philadelphia's Italian Market.
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Enjoy a 2.5 hour walking tour of South Philadelphia's Italian Market.
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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.

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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Reviewed 1 week ago
Delicious and Delightful

Jacquie was a personable guide and knowledgeable about the history of the neighborhood -- she grew up there so she had a special passion for the people and the food. The managers of the shops were happy to see us come in and shared some...More

Thank beebee165
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Informative, Fun and Food!

We had a great time with Jacquie. We visited many places in the Italian Market area and tried many different cheese, olives, oils and so much more. She is so knowledgeable and professional. My daughter and I had the best time and would recommend highly.

Thank Janet B
ChefJacquie, Owner at Taste 4 Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So happy you enjoyed our time together at the Italian Market. I look forward to having on my food tours again very soon. Cheers! Chef Jacquie

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Perfect Mother's Day Gift

My sons gave me the VIP Italian Market Tour with Jacquie for Mother's Day. We met Basel making the well known meatballs for Villa di Roma (amazingly clean kitchen!), tasted several cheeses and nuts at DiBruno Brothers, dipped bread into a variety of olive oils...More

Thank JanFCo
ChefJacquie, Owner at Taste 4 Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you Janet - I so enjoyed our time together on Mother’s Day and I look forward to meeting everyone else very soon!

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Awesome tour

Our Red Hat group enjoyed this wonderful tour that included samples of food and history of the area. Chef Jackie was the perfect guide. She grew up in the area, so she knew first hand the history. As a chef, she explained the various foods...More

Thank Larraine M
ChefJacquie, Owner at Taste 4 Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words Larraine - I was thrilled and honored to have the red bad ladies on my food tour. I look forward to our next culinary adventure together. Jacquie

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile
Girls day!!!

This would be my second time taking this tour!!! Chef Jacquie was so accommodating there were 10 girls we get together every few months so imagine all the chitchat that was going on amongst us us those Chef Jacquie fit right in very knowledgeable about...More

Thank Jamiegirl1015
ChefJacquie, Owner at Taste 4 Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Always fun having you and your group on my food tours - you gals sure make it memorable!! Cheers, Chef Jacquie

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Teresa G
7 April 2018|
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the coffee shop (opening stop) and ralph's for lunch are sit-down experiences; the tap room, small markets, and bakery are fairly tight. chef jacqui was REALLY good about the pacing (my wife and i walk at very different... More
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