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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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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 +1 855 275 5071
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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 20, 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 sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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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 October 21, 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 October 13, 2021
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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 October 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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 September 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 October 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lee
1 contribution
Great Tour! Great Food!
Aug 2021
Highly recommend this tour and Jacquie as your tour guide. If you live in Philly or just visiting is a lot of fun. Jacquie does a great job combining history of the area with food. And the best cannoli I’ve ever had!! Great tour and great food!
Written September 6, 2021
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Yay! I am so glad you enjoyed my Taste of the Italian Market food tour. I am happy you liked the history as well as the foods of the Italian Market. Come back real soon! Cheers! Jacquie
Written October 20, 2021
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Delice B
1 contribution
Amazing, delicious experience!
Sep 2021 • Family
My husband, my daughter and I took the Italian Market tour and loved it. My daughter is 8 and she said it was the highlight of our trip. The guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the area and food. Her passion for the area is evident. There was a nice mixture of different tastings from coffee to olive oil to cheese to pizza to pastries. She went out of her way to spoil our daughter as well which was very thoughtful. Everything we tasted was wonderful. You need to make sure you come hungry! This tour is a must do when you are in Philadelphia!
Written September 5, 2021
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Thank you Delice! I am so happy you and your family enjoyed eating our way through the Italian Market. I do love spoiling children! I hope to see you all in Philly again soon. Cheers! Jacquie
Written October 20, 2021
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Tayana W
1 contribution
Amazing and adventurous
Aug 2021 • Couples
My favorite part was tasting the different foods and walking around exploring new things! Jacqueline was a pleasure to be around, very sweet person!
Written August 25, 2021
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Thank you for your stellar review! I am happy you enjoyed tasting different foods and exploring the Italian Market. I hope you make it back to Philly soon. Cheers! Jacquie
Written October 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kimlongo44
Delaware1 contribution
Perfect family foodie tour!
Our family has done a number of food tours in various cities around the world. We didn’t even think of doing one in our own backyard! Well, we are so glad we did! Jackie was absolutely perfect. She planned a great walking experience, was a complete professional and had so much knowledge of the area since she grew up there. She made us feel like family from the minute we met her.
Written August 21, 2021
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Jacqueline K
Thanks so much for your stellar review. I am so happy you all enjoyed our time together at the Italian Market. You have the sweetest family -- and I look forward to our next culinary adventure together in Philly. Cheers! Jacquie
Written August 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bob27
4 contributions
Extraordinarily Wonderful Tour
Jacquie is an incredible tour guide. She is obviously very proud of and very knowledgeable about the Italian market. She grew up in the immediate area and seemed to know most people that we encountered. She is charming with excellent interpersonal skills. She connected almost immediately with the three members of our group, especially with my wife. Jacquie and my wife are like kindred spirits, a distant relative that they had never had the opportunity to meet before.

The tour included numerous stops at local shops in the market area, which always included tasty samples. We sampled Italian bread with fresh mozzarella, aged flavored vinegar, fresh meat, some cheese, cannolis, chocolate desserts and even some delicious pizza.

The day that we went on this tour, it was hot; 95 degree heat index, but we had such a fun and entertaining time touring the Italian market, sampling the tasty food and being thoroughly entertained by Jacquie that we hardly noticed the heat!

We strongly recommend this excellent tour
Written July 21, 2021
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Jacqueline K
Thank you so much for your stellar review. I am so happy that you enjoyed the shops and food of the Italian Market. And, yes, I think your wife and I are distant relatives...hee hee! Come back and visit us real soon. Cheers! Jacquie
Written July 26, 2021
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Cathy T
Nutley, NJ8 contributions
Great Philly tour of a culinary Heaven!
Jacque is a true local, a chef, a friend and neighbor to all the vendors in this remarkable Italian-American treasure, the 9th Street Market. You will meet the folks whose families established this market and every Italian culinary provisioner is covered. Ample opportunity to learn the stories of the market, taste, purchase and nibble! Jacque makes you feel like part of the family.
Written July 16, 2021
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Jacqueline K
Thanks for your great review Cathy. I am so happy you enjoyed the flavors and stories of the Italian Market. Come back soon, cause you are like family now. Cheers! Jacquie
Written July 20, 2021
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BigMikeFoodie
Chicago88 contributions
A great day of local history, food lore and delicious snacks with Jackie
We were fully immersed into the local Culture and surroundings by our terrific guide Jackie. She walked us through the area while sharing her keen insights and genuine passion for local Italian history, hidden facts and delicious bites. We enjoyed freshly made cannolis, antipasti, Sicilian pizza, as well as assorted cheeses.
A great day to hear history, food lore and enjoy the snacks.
Written July 4, 2021
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Jacqueline K
Thanks so much for your review Mike. I am so happy you two enjoyed our time together, eating chatting and laughing. I look forward to our next culinary adventure. Cheers! Jacquie
Written July 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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
bentr196
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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
Karen C
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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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Great tour with knowledgeable guide!
Chef Jacquie was an incredible guide. As a native Philadelphian I thought I knew the Italian Market. Chef taught me
Michael K
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Tons of fun!
We made a last-minute decision to do this tour and we are really glad we did! Jacquie was such a warm, welcoming ho
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Delightful, COVID-safe experience!
Chef Jacquie is THE BEST! In these weird COVID times, she is incredibly tuned in to providing COVID-safe experien
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A Day With The Ladies
For a special birthday, very dear friends took me on a behind the scenes tour o the Italian Market. I have been wan
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Fun day at the Italian Market
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
My 3 daughters and I really enjoyed the tour of beautiful Chestnut Hill & quickly realised the incredible food Ches
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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
kevgalls
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Kelly knows her Philly history!
My partner and I had an incredible time at the tour. I am born and raised in philadelphia and had previously been a
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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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