Craving a real culinary adventure in South Philadelphia? The Italian Market is where it’s at. Fragrant with spices, artisan cheeses and freshly ground coffee, buzzing with the bustle of shop owners, locals and produce sellers, the Market is full of the hidden gems of the food scene in Philadelphia.Your guide is a South Philadelphia native, born and raised just two blocks from the Italian Market, and a professional chef who grew up with most of the shop owners on 9th Street.
• 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, • Eat like a local at the neighborhood upscale luncheonette. Enjoy a slice of their signature square pizza along with a salad sourced from the market. • 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 enjoy lunch at a 7-time winner of the Best of Philly and a South Philadelphia institution since 1900, Sit down and savor their famous pasta with meatballs and gravy/sauce. Lunch with Chef Jacquie, relax with glass of vino, and savor the “real deal” of the country’s oldest family-owned Italian restaurant! • 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