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Taste of Philly Food Tour

12th Street and Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA (City Center East)
215-545-8007
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Ranked #21 of 79 activities in Philadelphia
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Maasdam Zuid-Holland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

what a great way to see Philly and taste a verity of famous cheese steaks. All the famous joints ar included, what a great trip!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for a history of Reading Terminal this is a great tour. Don't get me wrong. We liked the history but expected more of a taste of Philly. We talked about cheesesteaks, hoagies and pretzels-- all good information-- but tasted ice cream, candy, cake and the like. Informative, but not at all what we expected.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Want to know how to order a Philly CheeseSteak or other sandwiches that are a part of Philadelphia's heritage? Take this tour! Want to know more about Philly delicacies like "Lemon Cake" or Turtle soup? Take this tour! This tour is for people of all ages. From tastings to history, it was fun and very informative. We enjoy visiting Philly... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We participated with a small group on an afternoon food tour that included tomato pie, soft pretzels, cheesesteak & fries, cookies, and a truffle. The tour was amazing, as was the food. Robert, our guide, was equally great and provided us with commentary on the history, architecture, and local sites downtown. Well worth it, and highly recommended!

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We took this tour today and we had a great time! We learned so much about Philly that, as people that live near the city, didn't know. The food was good and her stories and history of things was really interesting, we had a great time! Highly advise if you have a day in the area and want to experience... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My family (2 adult children, dad and I) took the Taste of Philly Food Tour on New Year's Eve. We had a great time. Judy was our tour guide and she is a true Philadelphian in love with her city and more than willing to share her love and knowledge. The food tastings are always good (we've done 2 other... More

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Our tour guide was Judy - she is a passionate Philly girl and really made our Philly experience - her history 'lessons' we're informative and interesting (no boring bits!). The food was excellent - hard to pick a favorite but the tomato pie was to die for. Recommend doing this tour at the start of your trip to Philly -... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We took this tour as part of a girls' weekend to celebrate my sister's 40th birthday. It was such a great introduction to Reading Terminal Market, Philly foods, and Philly history in general. We all learned a lot and had fun. We enjoyed food samples throughout the tour and got a great recommendation for lunch. Yes, the samples were small,... More

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Cincinnati
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We decided to try this food tour because we wanted to learn about Philly food and learn more about the Reading Terminal Market. Our guide was very hard to hear and spoke very quickly. We had a very large group of fifteen people and we often lost sight of her because she was smaller and were not sure which way... More

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I took this tour with 2 other baby boomer aged women. Carolyn, the guide, is very knowledgeable. However her speech is rushed as though she is acting and has perhaps done this tour too many times. I understand how and why that happens but it could just use a bit less speed to be perfect. I thought we would have... More

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cookietollhouse, Owner at Taste of Philly Food Tour, responded to this review

Firstgogirl: Thanks for taking the time to comment. I'm sorry if I talked too fast for you! If told this at the time, I would have slowed down. (I know I can talk fast, having a lot I want to share about all the great foods in Philly and only limited time to talk about them!) Still, I'm glad you... More

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