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.

Dessert First Italian Market Tour

Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: 9th StrEAT, Philadelphia's Italian Market



2 Guest Minimum

Private Tour - minimum 4 guests

Private Tours

Our Tours are now Private - Just your group!

For all those times your parents made you eat your peas first…You’re a grown-up now. You deserve a total decadent dessert indulgence.

  • Cheese and sweets pairing!
  • Sample local, rare and flavored honey
  • Sip coffee and enjoy a trio of Italian desserts, made in-house
  • The best little cannoli in Philly!

Chef led tour

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.

What to Expect

Our walking dessert tour begins at the Italian Market Visitor’s Center.  We sample cheeses, sweets and coffee.


Dessert First Italian Market Private Tour

Honey Bar

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.

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. Free Parking on Sundays.

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

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

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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"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!"

Rachel - Havertown, PA