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Taste of Philly Food Tour
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Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 31, 2011

Excellent tour. Guide was funny, factual, offbeat. Good storyteller, yummy food. I wanted to do it twice.

Thank jmpetunia
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

Guide Carolyn Wyman gives an informative and fun tour of historic Reading Terminal Market . She uses props to illutrate tales from Philadelphia history, and arranges for free samples of food for the group. Tour takers learn a lot about the former train terminal, the history of the market, current vendors, and Philadelphia food history. I recommend it for visitors as well as Philadelphians.

1  Thank Beth60795
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

My family and I recently visited Philadelphia for the first time, with just a few hours to spend in the city, and we happened upon this fabulous and inexpensive food tour led by Carolyn Wyman. We simultaneously enjoyed a very concise and entertaining introduction to Philadelphia's history and some very delicious (and unusual) food. They say the stomach is the pathway to the heart--this tour is an excellent way to discover the heart and soul of Philadelphia.

1  Thank valrichardson
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Reviewed May 29, 2011

The tour really oriented me to the market. The market is full of may different and colorful places to eat and is packed with people and the tour sorted it all out. The guide was knowledgable, and explained about all the different vendors: history of the vendors and their stalls, different kinds of food available, history of the cheese steak wars, etc.. The tour lasted about an hour, and was not overly long, but hit all the highlights of the market. This tour gives the best overview of the market.

2  Thank lilyAltamont
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

Carolyn gives an informative, fun and tasty tour of Reading Terminal Market. Fun facts and history add to the informal presentation while walking to different vendors in the market. After the tour, my appeal for the Market increased as I learned how it came to be, the diversity of the shoppers, stories of the businesses and about the people working there. The tour would be enjoyed by all ages including kids. If you have never been to the Market or if you are a frequent shopper, the tour is bound to offer you new information and 90 minutes of enjoyment.

Thank Kay5011
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