Private Tour with Chef Jacquie
Tour runs everyday
Moderate walking, not wheelchair accessible
Vegetarian and gluten-free options available
Runs rain or shine. Please dress accordingly
Available in English and Italian
Our guests receive an exclusive shopping discount.
Our walking dessert tour begins at the Italian Market Visitor’s Center. We sample cheeses, sweets and coffee.
Fruit infused White balsamic vinegar and a honey tasting start off this sweets tour.
Gourmet Philly Cheese Shop
Hats off to the cheese mongers! Stop at this gourmet Italian Market cheese shop to sample cheese and sweets pairings—there’s nothing like something salty to go with your sweets!
Coffee and more Sweets
Sip some Italian Market Blend coffee while sampling classic Italian desserts including a decadent chocolate covered pretzel—all made in-house.
100 Year old Bakery
Experience true old-world Italian baking at this South Philly institution — making the best cannoli you’ll ever taste since 1904.
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. Free Parking on Sundays.
Washington Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets. Free 2 hour street parking.
Yes. IDs will be checked. The establishments we visit also have non-alcoholic options.
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.
The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We also provide ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
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.
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Rachel - Havertown, PA
"Jacquie was so knowledgeable about the history of the Market, and she was so easy to be with. The treats were in generous portions and we even got a 10% discount in all stores for the day. We had a lovely day and would highly recommend this tour! The larger the group, the more fun it is!"
Exclusive, Private Professional Chef-Led, behind-the-scenes walking food tour of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market