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Overview
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.
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Italian Market Visitor Center
919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
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    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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Italian Market 9th Street
919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
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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.
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Departure Point
Italian Market Visitor Center, 919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Italian Market 9th Street, 919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Peg B wrote a review Jun 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
This was a delicious way to visit the Italian market. Jackie brought us to some of the well known and lesser known spots....and all of them were delicious. Each place had a special story. It was casual and the laughs never stopped. I also learned so much about an area that is
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Jacqueline P, Owner at Taste of the Italian Market Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for your review. I am so happy you enjoyed our time together -- I did too. Looking forward to our next culinary adventure together soon. Cheers! Jacquie
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jonrd wrote a review Mar 2020
Wallingford, Pennsylvania7 contributions
This was our second tour with Chef Jackie and it was, again, amazing. She shared a lot of knowledge of the history of the market, important historical landmarks, and of course took us into many different stores and restaurants for tastings. We visited 7 places. The two hours was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from ChefJacquie, Owner at Taste of the Italian Market Tour
Responded Mar 29, 2020
Hey Jon, Thanks for your review - it was wonderful to see you two again. I look forward to our next culinary adventure together. Cheers! Jacquie
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ceschini wrote a review Feb 2020
Bowie, Maryland34 contributions4 helpful votes
This was an outstanding tour with Italian Market native Chef Jackie. She was knowledgeable about the history and the various food shops. Highlights were DiBruno brothers cheese and Santucci’s Pizza.....and I must mention the cannoli at Isgro Italian bakery. What a fantastic
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Response from ChefJacquie, Owner at Taste of the Italian Market Tour
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thank you so much for your amazing review. Hope to see again soon Cheers! Jacquie
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Sabrina wrote a review Feb 2020
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Amazing tour by Chef Jacquie! She is incredibly informed on the Italian neighborhood and was very knowledgeable about all the food we ate. I would say you don’t get a crazy amount of food, but you do get to try a lot of items and have the opportunity to purchase items with a
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Response from ChefJacquie, Owner at Taste of the Italian Market Tour
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thanks for your review and I am so happy you enjoyed our time together. I look forward to seeing again soon, Cheers! Jacquie
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Chrispaz wrote a review Feb 2020
Montville, New Jersey33 contributions5 helpful votes
It turns out the answer is "it depends". My wife and I took this wonderful tour on Sunday. We met our guide Jackie Kelly at 10:30 and we were done by 12:45. we toured the Philadelphia Italian market and sampled many wonderful foods. My favorite was the cheese shop and the pizza
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ChefJacquie, Owner at Taste of the Italian Market Tour
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thank you so much for your review Chris! I'm happy you enjoyed the food tour - I look forward to seeing you again soon Cheers! Jacquie
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Where to begin would be hard. The day from minute one until the last was amazing. We were celebrating a birthday,
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Chef Jacquie delivers
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Knowledgeable Guide with Stops at Some interesting Shops
We received as a birthday present from our son. Chef Jacqui was born and raised near the Italian Market. She’s very
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Kelly knows her Philly history!
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Exceeds Expectations
Strolling around Chestnut Hill with good food and good company is hard to beat. Chef Jacquie is a real pro, she kno
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Fabulous time
Having grown up in the area, Jacqui was a wealth of knowledge and lots of fun! What a fun way to spend a Sunday aft
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We had a really amazing experience with Chef Jacquie this week. Jacquie gave us interesting history of the Market
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Great Afternoon with Chef Jacquie!
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