On this tour, you’ll head into the heart of the Queen Village and Bella Vista neighborhoods to explore beautiful and surprising pieces of public art, including breathtaking murals and mind-bending mosaics.
Italian Market Food Tour
Availability: Tues – Sun (closed Mon)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Location: Cianfrani Park, S. 8th Street
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide and a variety of food samples (such as Philly’s famous tomato pie, hand-made cannoli, fresh tacos, an Italian Market specialty, and a taste of immigrant-inspired food). Food options and portion sizes vary – total amount of food equals a full meal.
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for the guide.
- Adults (Ages 12+)
- Children (Ages 6-12)
- Children under 6
Philly Food Tour at The Italian Market
Along a stretch of 9th Street in the heart of eclectic South Philadelphia lies the Italian Market, one of America’s oldest and largest outdoor markets. This iconic collection of butchers, bakers, specialty shops, and restaurants has been the backbone of this historic neighborhood since its creation in the late 1800s. It has survived throughout the passing decades by welcoming vendors from around the world and, today, remains a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Join us for a stroll through the Italian Market, among the vibrant fruit stalls, past the fragrant bakeries, into various shops and unique stores, and peeking down hidden alleys covered in fantastical street art. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to sample several delicious dishes, including cannoli, tomato pie, and tacos! Your guide will also introduce you to other Italian Market staples and immigrant-inspired fare, savoring the flavors of the market as you make your way down this iconic street. Wherever your guide leads you, your senses will be popping as you explore one of the most unique, thriving, and diverse areas of the City of Brotherly Love.
- Take in the sights, smells, and tastes of Philadelphia’s bustling 9th Street Italian Market.
- Enjoy the opportunity to chat with store owners and learn about how their business has grown over the years.
- Savor the sweet delights of a hand-made cannoli and the robust flavors of a fresh taco.
- Try a sample of a Philly classic: tomato pie. It’s not your average slice!
- Learn about the rich history of this iconic street and sample some immigrant-inspired goodies as you stroll through this thriving market.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
PHILADELPHIA WALKING TOURS
The Philly Tour Hub is a unique, boutique tour company based in Old City, Philadelphia. Offering public tours, private tours, driving tours, walking tours, Segway tours, group scavenger hunts, the Philly Tour Hub has the widest variety of Philadelphia tours.
Philadelphia Urban Adventures is our public walking tour brand, taking groups on tours that give travelers incredible local experiences throughout Philadelphia – showing you things that only locals know. Philadelphia Urban Adventures is part of the global Urban Adventures brand, connecting travelers and guides in over 130 cities around the world. Our goal with our Urban Adventures tours is to give you the Best. Day. Ever! And we are proud to say that our tours are consistently ranked at the top of the list on TripAdvisor.
A tour with Philadelphia Urban Adventures is like no other tour you’ve ever taken. Our tours are created by Philly-locals and Philly-lovers to show visitors the awesome side of Philadelphia. We create tours that we’d like to take – tours that are Fun, Responsible, Educational, and full of Value! Even travelers who have lived in the Philadelphia area for their entire lives will learn something new and incredible on an Urban Adventures tour!