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.
Tours run Tuesday through Sunday
Moderate walking, not wheelchair accessible
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.
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.
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
Coffee and conversation with the owner., hear her story. Need supplies for you kitchen? Make your list and remember to use your discount.
Indulge with some fantastic Italian desserts including Sicilian cannoli.
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
Washington Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets. Free 2 hour street parking.
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.
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Mary, Culinary Journalist, Pittsburgh, PA
"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!"