The safety of our guests is our main priority. All guests must wear a mask and all vendors will be taking precautions and following safety protocols. Our activities will take place outside the shops where our vendors will be happy to greet you and show you why the Italian Market is so loved. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Italian Market Behind the Scenes Progressive Food Tour

Duration: 3 Hours

Location: 9th StrEAT, Philadelphia's Historic Italian Market



Minimum of 2 guests / Maximum of 6
Alcohol is served must be 21with ID

Private Tours

Our Tours are now Private - Just your group!

Exclusive, Professional Chef-Led, behind-the-scenes walking food tour of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market

  • 9th strEAT is a dream for foodies and where local chefs do their shopping. Chef Jacquie has your backstage pass to this culinary community.
  • This tour is perfect for food lovers, you get bigger portions, you meet chefs, cheesemongers and then sit down for lunch and vino!
  • Coffee and an Italian cannoli cap off this culinary tour.

Private Tour- just you and your friends/family. Max 6 guests.

Your safety is our priority, Masks required. Moderate walking, not wheelchair accessible

Tours run Tuesday through Sunday

Vegetarian and gluten-free options available

Rain or Shine. Please dress accordingly If raining, disposable poncho provided

Available in English and Italian

Wine served at lunch - must be 21, please bring I.D.

Our guests receive an exclusive shopping discount.

What to Expect

Professional chef-led walking food tour starts at the Italian Market Visitors Center and we eat our way through Philly’s historic Italian Market.

Highlights include larger portions, behind the scenes and participation in interactive demos.


Exclusive, professional chef led, behind-the-scenes food tour of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market

Historic Cheese Shop

Enjoy larger portions of hand selected cheese pairings by certified cheese mongers.

Interactive oil and vinegar taproom

Swirl, sniff and sip extra virgin olive oils and premium balsamic vinegars. Learn the secrets of proper extra virgin olive oil tasting techniques.

"Meet"balls and Gravy

Meet and great with a South Philly chef and his family. Get a behind the scenes tour of his kitchen and Q&A about meatballs and gravy. Followed by lunch and wine.

Meet the owner

Conversation with the owner, hear her story. Need supplies for you kitchen? Make your list and use your special discount.

Dessert Indulgence!

Indulge with some fantastic Italian desserts including Sicilian cannoli.

Where to Meet

Walking food tour starts at the Italian Market Visitors Center:

Italian Market Visitor Center
919 S 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Official Italian Market parking lot:
Carpenter St between 9th & 10th Streets. 2 hour free street parking and free street parking on Sundays

Additional parking:
Washington Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets. Free 2 hour street parking.

Get Directions

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Parking is available at each tour’s location.

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, dairy free, food allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Our food tours typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

Yes, although limited, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected locations.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

"I had a fantastic time. It was so nice to have an expert show us around. Most foodie tours are done by companies who don't have inside connections with the stores/restaurants. This was the best foodie tour ever!"

Mary, Culinary Journalist, Pittsburgh, PA

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