Taste of the Italian Market Tour
Pastries, coffee, pizza, and tortillas are just a sampling of the foods that will be enjoyed at the Taste of the Italian Market Tour in Philadelphia, PA. This two and half hour tour will be lead by a foodie guide who knows about the food history of this area. Be ready to walk the market and enjoy some of the best food Philly has to offer.
The tour begins at a coffee shop where pastries and coffee will be enjoyed while the guide talks about the market's history. Next, visit a gourmet cheese shop and enjoy samples and pairings that will not be found anywhere else. Enjoy meeting the shop's owner whose shop has been in the family for generations. Try some authentic Mexican tortillas made fresh. After the corn tortillas, it is time for a slice of true Philadelphia pizza. Finally, the best dessert has been saved for last. Enjoy a traditional cannoli from a bakery that has been in business for 100 years. Gluten-free and vegetarian samplings are available upon request.
The Italian market is a wonderful introduction to the food history in Philadelphia. Try some authentic treats and discover new flavors and pairings. Upgrade to a VIP tour and enjoy a tour of Villa Di Roma and get a shopping discount. After the tour, feel free to continue to explore the market and purchase some special treats to take home and enjoy.
Start your tour with coffee and a sweet treat as you learn about the rich culinary history of the market.
Eat your way through the iconic Philadelphia gourmet cheese shop. Luscious samples and pairings are expertly selected just for you at this world-famous stop. Hundreds of gourmet ingredients and delicacies not available anywhere else await you!
Meet 5th generation business owners and employees—families that built this community ready to share their love of South Philly, their food creations and wares with you!
Taste authentic Mexican corn tortillas hot off the press, then eat like a local and enjoy a slice of South Philly pizza!
The best cannoli you've ever tasted is the sweetest ending at a 100-year old bakery! Talk about tradition!
Upgrade your tour to VIP and experience the exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with Basil Deluca, meatball and gravy maker at Villa Di Roma. Pull up a chair at your very own table to dine on gnocchi (light as a pillow!), award winning meatballs and a glass of vino!
Make the most of your 10% VIP shopping discount the day of your tour. Your guide will provide you with her culinary knowledge and expertise to help make the perfect purchases — whether you are looking for the perfect wine and cheese pairing, stocking your dream pantry full of foodie luxuries or honing your knife skills.
Tours can be customized to meet dietary needs. Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options available!
Tours available in English and Italian!
Tour includes food, tax and tips for waitresses/waiters?
Pickup & Return:
The Italian Market Visitor's Center
Departure Times: Please arrive by 15 minutes prior to the start of tour for registration.
- Food tasting
Does not include:
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Each child must be accompanied by an adult
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years