This small-group tour kicks off on South Street. Meet your guide and go for a stroll down this lively thoroughfare before heading south to the Italian Market.
Thought to be the country’s oldest and largest outdoor market, the Italian Market has long served as a hub for food lovers. Learn about the area’s history from your guide, and pick up delicious souvenirs ranging from cheeses and chocolates to spices and olive oils (own expense). You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with market vendors, and will enjoy a special tour discount at a selection of stalls.
As the tour continues, you’ll also explore a number of Mexican, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cambodian shops: evidence of the area’s present-day culinary and cultural diversity.
The tour concludes around lunchtime at the intersection of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue—just steps from Pat’s and Geno’s rival cheesesteak restaurants, should you be tempted to sample Philadelphia’s most famous sandwich (own expense).