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Taste of the Italian Market Tour

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Enjoy a Private Chef-Led Tour of Philly's Italian Market!

Calling all cheese lovers! Cheese mongers serve up their favorite cheese combos during our visit.

Enjoy an interactive chance to sip and compare extra virgin olive oils and premium white and dark balsamic vinegars. Sample finishing salts and cocktail mixers too.

Observe a 3rd generation family recipe come to life and taste fresh authentic corn tortillas.

Enjoy a slice of signature Sicilian square pizza and a salad sourced from the market.

The best little cannoli you've ever tasted at a this local 4th generation run Italian bakery.
  • 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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Departure Point
Italian Market Visitor Center, 919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Return Details
Italian Market, Washington Ave &, 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jacquie - you are AMAZING! This tour was one of the major highlights of our weekend in Philadelphia for my best friend's bachelorette weekend. We were treated like royalty everywhere we went with Jacquie -- Di Brunos, Cardenas, Isgros, and Anthony's. We learned so much...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delightful tour of the Italian market. Jacquie was very knowledgable about the history of the area and the best food to taste in the market The food was amazing especially the pizza at Santucci's. I cannot wait to go back.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patricia S
ChefJacquie, Owner at StrEATS of Philly Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We can't wait for you to come back! Thanks for the awesome review! Looking forward to breaking bread together again! Jacquie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome experience - tasty food, good stories and great insight into the history of the Italian Market.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Webb U
ChefJacquie, Owner at StrEATS of Philly Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so happy you enjoyed my food tour. I look forward to seeing again on the food trail! Jacquie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to do a food tour while in Philadelphia and this private tour sounded like a perfect option. It exceeded our expectations and would highly recommend it! Chef Jackie’s personal connection to this neighborhood provided us a history lesson of the Italian immigration into...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RogerH189
ChefJacquie, Owner at StrEATS of Philly Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words. I had so much fun and am thrilled you did too. I look forward to our next culinary adventure! Jacquie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was out second your with Jacquie. She knows the neighborhood, and the history. She's personable, and individualized each your depending on interest and questions. She has relationships and connections with the neighborhood. Delightful, insightful and delicious! Highly recommend! Check out her other tours, too.

Thank Kate568
ChefJacquie, Owner at StrEATS of Philly Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awww...thanks Kate. So happy you had a wonderful time on our food tour. Looking forward to seeing again soon. Cheers! Jacquie

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26 May 2019|
Response from grmomof2 | Reviewed this property |
Tour and tasting, including cheeses, pizza and desserts.
Teresa G
7 April 2018|
Response from snowmanonfire | Reviewed this property |
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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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: Italian
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