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Taste of the Italian Market Tour provided by StrEATS of Philly Food Tours

Taste of the Italian Market Tour

Taste of the Italian Market Tour
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About
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 get to sample everything from artisanal cheeses to just-made Mexican tortillas.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Highlights
  • Explore Philadelphia’s Italian Market in the company of a chef
  • Sample numerous delicacies from the market’s artisans and vendors
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free itineraries are also available
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience
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, snack on freshly made Mexican tortillas, classic South Philadelphia-style pizza, and finally sample cannoli made at a 100-year-old bakery.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore Philadelphia’s Italian Market in the company of a chef
  • Sample numerous delicacies from the market’s artisans and vendors
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free itineraries are also available
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience
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, snack on freshly made Mexican tortillas, classic South Philadelphia-style pizza, and finally sample cannoli made at a 100-year-old bakery.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 52886P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Italian Market Visitor Center, 919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
  • Anthony's Italian Coffee & Chocolate House, 903 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Additional information
  • 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 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Italian Market Visitor Center, 919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
  • Anthony's Italian Coffee & Chocolate House, 903 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Anthony's Italian Coffee & Chocolate House, 903 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Additional information
  • 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 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
A note from Taste of the Italian Market Tour
Please wear a mask throughout the tour if you are not fully vaccinated. If you do not have a face mask one will be provided. Masks required for all guests inside business establishments. Tips and add-ons can be paid via Venmo.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Italian Market Visitor Center
    919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Italian Market
    Stop: 2 hours
    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.
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  • You'll end at
    Anthony's Italian Coffee & Chocolate House
    903 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
    See address & details
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Kelley B
1 contribution
The best way to explore Philly’s Italian Market
Dec 2021 • Friends
My group of 4 friends toured the Italian Market with Jacquie on a Sunday morning for about two hours and it was a blast! Jacquie took us to 7 places and we sampled truly delicious food and met the folks who work in the shops, who all know Jacquie. We really loved learning about the history of the neighborhood and businesses - Jacquie is a historian and shared so much interesting information. She is so charismatic and grew up in the neighborhood, so she knows the best spots and makes thoughtful, delicious recommendations. We definitely want to check out her other tours now and highly recommend the Italian Market tour with her!
Written 6 December 2021
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Kim M
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Amazing tour!
Nov 2021 • Couples
We had the BEST time with Chef Jackie! She made our tour so fun! We learned the history and a few secrets!
The food was amazing! We will go back the next time we are in Philly!
Written 3 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review Kim. I am so happy you to hear you found my tour fun, informative and found the food amazing! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Jacquie
Written 6 December 2021
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Aime607
Mississauga, Canada7 contributions
Really enjoyable tour!
Nov 2021
Chef Jacquie is a local, having grown up in the area, and now shares her knowledge of the market, on both a personal and professional level. I enjoyed the blend of history of the street and the people, and how they impacted the food scene enjoyed today. Highly recommend!
Written 29 November 2021
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review. I am so happy you enjoyed the history, people and impact of the food scene at the Italian Market. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Jacquie
Written 6 December 2021
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Helena O
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Italian market tour with Chef Jackie
Nov 2021 • Couples
Chef Jackie gives An excellent tour of the Italian market. She grew up in the area and knows the history and the individual shopkeepers. I cannot recommend this tour more highly!
Written 19 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review Helena. I am happy you enjoyed the history and meeting the shopkeepers at the Italian Market. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Jacquie
Written 6 December 2021
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Ingrid Z
3 contributions
Italian Market tour of sampling was fun!
Getting an intimate and local perspective through Chef Jacque of the Italian Market was unique and interesting. She is friendly, quite knowledgeable and added some extra sweets on our tour after she hear we were here for a birthday weekend! Highly recommend! Mask were required indoors and optional outdoors if you are fully vaccinated!
Written 13 November 2021
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Jacqueline K
Thank you Ingrid! I am so happy you enjoyed our time together exploring and tasting the food on the Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour. Looking forward to our next culinary adventure in Philly. Cheers! Jacquie
Written 15 November 2021
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Tracie J
Philadelphia, PA10 contributions
Great tour, great guide!
Oct 2021
My husband is a huge foodie so I thought this would be a fun thing for us to do for his birthday. We're both Philly natives, but we learned a lot about the history of the Italian Market, and had a great time trying everything! Jacquie is so personable and knowledgeable and made the time fly by.
Written 2 November 2021
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Jacqueline K
Thanks for your stellar review Tracie. I am so happy you enjoyed the food and history of the Italian Market. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Jacquie
Written 15 November 2021
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Jessica R
1 contribution
A MUST for your trip to Philly!
Oct 2021
Really interesting historical info along a fascinating route for delicious samples and tasty treats! It was one of the most memorable parts of our trip to Philly and we loved it!
Written 25 October 2021
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Jacqueline K
Wow! Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy you found the history of the Italian Market fascinating and that you enjoyed the food too. It really tickles my heart that it was the most memorable part of your trip to Philly. Come back and visit us again, real soon. Cheers! Jacquie
Written 15 November 2021
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MAKING MEMORIES TRAVEL
Michigan3 contributions
Wonderful food with a very knowledgeable guide!
Oct 2021
Highly recommend Jacquie and her wonderful tour. As a travel advisor, a guide can make or break a tour. Jacquie definitely makes this tour! She grew up in this area and knows it like the back of her hand. She brings the history of the area into the tour. The food was delicious and knowing the background and how long the establishments have been there (3ed and 4th generation) made this an awesome tour. Thank you Jacquie!
Written 21 October 2021
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Jacqueline K
Wow! Thanks so much for your your review. I am glad you enjoyed the food and history of the Italian Market. Come back and visit real soon. Cheers! Jacquie
Written 15 November 2021
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Janelle D
2 contributions
Great bites and interesting history
Our tour guide Jacquie gave an interesting and fun tour of the markets and history of that area. She grew up in that neighborhood so knows many of the store owners and people in the neighborhood. We had a nice sampling of a variety of foods that the market store and restaurants sell.
Jacquie was nice to give restaurant recommendations for that neighborhood. At the end of the tour she gave a printed list of all the places we visited on the tour. It was a nice touch.
I definitely recommend this tour to both tourists and locals.
Written 13 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Janelle! I am so happy you enjoyed the history and the food of the Italian Market. I hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Jacquie
Written 20 October 2021
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Jenna R
Rochester, NY19 contributions
Molto Bene!
A wonderful afternoon with Chef Jacquie! The tour is an entertaining and informative walk through Italian history with delicious bites along the way.
Written 21 September 2021
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I am so glad you enjoyed our afternoon together exploring the history and foods of the Italian Market. I look forward to our next culinary adventure. Cheers! Jacquie
Written 20 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Hats Off to The Chef!
Chef Jacquie was absolutely fantastic! We completed the South Philly Italian Market tour for my husband's birthday.
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Don't Miss This When You Are In Philadelphia
What a great tour: South Philly Italian Market Family Dinner. We had an enjoyable, delicious, and informative even
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Amazing way to spend a sunny afternoon
My husband and I have been visiting Philly for the last 8 years. On this quick getaway we wanted to explore a dif
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Amazing!
The food was amazing - delish and filling! Jacquie was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Will definitely bo
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Must try!!
We wanted to try something different on a Saturday evening and decided on this tour. We had never visited this part
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Fun Informative & Delicious
I’ve lived in this area for 5 years and my wife for 25…this was such a fun and informative tour. We know the food a
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10/10 would 100% recommend!
Chef Jacquie is simply amazing! Her knowledge of the area and love for food is truly broadcasted during this tour.
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Highly Recommend!
What an amazing evening with my mother, sister and new friend Chef Jacqui. Everything about it was wonderful. Che
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10/10 Would recommend
Jacquie was incredible! So knowledgeable about the area and fun to be with. The food was amazing and we left so ful
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An amazing and yummy food tour
We just had an amazing food tour. We had Jacquie as our tour guide— she was a chef, a historian and the founder of
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Fantastic Tour
My wife and I had a great time on the tour. The food and drink were excellent, and Jacqueline is a great guide who
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Amazing food
Jacqueline gave my husband and I an excellent tour! You could really tell that she knew the street like the back of
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Cute neighborhood with a great vibe! Lots of wonderful tasting and informative.
I do a food tour whenever I travel it’s great to learn about the food and history of a city. You always meet amaz
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Chef Jacquie Is Our Favorite Tour Guide!
The East Passyunk Avenue food tour was wonderful! We did a private tour with Chef Jacquie and had a great time. Thi
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Great Intro to the Market
I took Jacquie’s tour tonight with a friend. It was only the two of us which made it really special. I recently mov
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