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Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour

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Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour

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Overview

Few Philadelphia neighborhoods can rival the Italian Market when it comes to culinary heritage—and on this small-group tour, visit a number of the area’s most delicious highlights. In the company of your chef guide, venture to a beloved local cheese shop, a Mexican tortilla maker, a classic South Philadelphia pizzeria, and more, enjoying generous samples and shopping discounts along the way.
  • Beat the crowds on a relaxed-pace, small-group tour
  • Discover the culinary heritage of the Italian Market with your chef guide
  • Enjoy generous samples that add up to a hearty meal
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience
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Food tasting
Lunch
Professional guide
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase at the Italian Market)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
Italian Market Visitor Center , 919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Anthony's Italian Coffee & Chocolate House , 903 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual guide - English and Italian
  • Each child must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately - rain ponchos will be provided when raining
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
  • OPERATED BY StrEATS of Philly Food Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour?
A:The policy on sanitisation is:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "What a delightful way to make our way through the very authentic Italian market!" See review

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star-5
Fun food tour
Wendy_C
, Jun. 2022
Great tour, very informative and fun! We enjoyed all the food! And the history! Chef Jacquie was awesome!
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Chef Jacquie and the tour...
Kayleigh_V
, Jun. 2022
Chef Jacquie and the tour of the Italian Market was wonderful! The food was amazing and Chef Jacquie taught us so much about the history of the market. Anyone who enjoys food and/or history this tour would be for you!
star-5
A memorable journey through South Philly’s Italian Market and food culture
Barbara_B
, May 2022
As foodies, we were seeking an authentic experience of the Italian Market and Philadelphia’s Italian-American food culture. We are so grateful we chose Jacquie over some of her more cookie-cutter competitors, as she delivered just that. Jacquie was informed and personable; she introduced us to many of the market’s incredible sites, smells, and flavors. She shared stories of her life between Philadelphia and Bologna, Italy, and tales of her immigrant ancestors. A former chef, Jacquie enjoys lifelong friendships with some of the restauranteurs and shopkeepers she introduced us to. We felt almost like locals as we chatted with these generous folks about olive oil, cheeses, and more. Jacquie offers an authentic and unforgettable journey through the Italian Market. Barbara and Elizabeth
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for your awesome 5 star review. I am so happy you and your Mom enjoyed my authentic experience of the Italian Market. I hope to see you again soon, so we can eat/explore our way through another Philly foodie neighborhood. Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
Loving my roots.
Melanie_S
, Apr. 2022
What an enjoyable day. I love learning the history of my heritage and some interesting facts I wouldn’t have thought of. The businesses that we visited were happy to see us and assist us with our questions and purchases. Cookie and Lisa were fun too at the visitor center. Jackie was a wonderful tour guide who really knew her history. I highly recommend this tour whether you are Italian or not.
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Taste of the Italian Market
Guy_M
, Apr. 2022
Chef Jacque added so much to the tour with her personal insights about the people and the history of the neighborhood. It seemed everyone who worked in this area knew her.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thanks for your 5 star review of my Italian Market food tour Guy. I am so happy you liked my personal insight to the people and history of the Italian Market. I hope you all come back and visit real soon. Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
Fantastic food tour!
Anhvinh_W
, Apr. 2022
Chef Jacquie was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable and made the entire tour so interesting! The kids also enjoyed the tour and the food so much!!! We’d definitely recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you for your fantastic review of my Italian Market food tour Vihn. I so enjoyed my time with all of you. Bring the kids back, we can explore the foods of another Philly neighborhood together. Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
Amazing
gary_m
, Apr. 2022
Amazing food, stories, history and guide. Thank you for such an amazing experience! I would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Gary, thanks so much for your 5 star review. I am so happy you found my food tour of the Italian Market amazing. Combe back real soon. Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
Amazing tour!! Highly recommend!
Colleen_F
, Apr. 2022
We had the best time on our tour! We enjoyed delicious food and Chef Jacquie is so knowledgeable. I left and immediately told a bunch of friends and family to sign up for a tour!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you for your amazing review Colleen! I am so happy to hear you had the best time on my food tour of the Italian Market. And, thanks so much for spreading the word to your friends and family. Come back real soon. Cheers! Jacquie xo
star-5
Italian market place tour with Chef Jacquie
Lee_C
, Mar. 2022
This was such an incredible tour. Chef Jacquie was amazing! She provided a wealth of information on both Philadelphia and Italy along with the history of others that had immigrated to the area. We were given a broad range of food during our tastings that was delicious and fulfilling. The shops were lovely and it was obvious Jacquie has made some great relationships with the owners. This is a tour you do not want to miss! The only thing we would have changed was to schedule it at the beginning of our trip as Jacquie offered up her favorite restaurants and there was not enough time to visit them all!
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Thanks for your stellar review Lee. I am so happy you enjoyed the history and food the Italian Market has to change. You must come back and try the other places and I hope to see you during your next visit. Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
Informative and Delicious
Scott_G
, Feb. 2022
The Italian Market tour was informative and delicious Our tour guide Jackie was great She knew a lot of history about Italian immigration to Philly which added to the experience
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Thank you for your review Scott. I am glad you found my food tour informative and delicious. Hope to see you again and soon. Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
Fun way to spend a few hours
David_D
, Jan. 2022
Chef Jackie was terrific and we had a great experience. We sampled lots of yummy treats and bought some too.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review David. I am so happy you enjoyed the food and had a terrific time on my food tour of the Italian Market. Hope to see you again soon, Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
We had such a great time...
Lauren_M
, Jan. 2022
We had such a great time with Jackie! She was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood, Italian culture and history, and of course food! Her passion for Italians and food came out in her cooking suggestions, personal anecdotes, and wonderful travel recommendations. You will have a wonderful tour and very yummy afternoon with Jackie!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Thank you Lauren! I am so happy you enjoyed hearing about the history, Italian culture and all the foods of the Italian Market. Come back real soon, xo Jacquie
star-5
Loved it!
Jimmie_P
, Nov. 2021
We loved experiencing the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, history and charm of the Italian Market with Jacque as our guide. She was knowledgeable and most of all a lot of fun to spend our morning with. We would do it all over again in a heartbeat!
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
Oh how sweet! Thanks so much for your kind words - I am thrilled you loved the whole Italian Market experience with me. I look forward to our next culinary adventure together. Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
Had a great time with Jackie!
Eliza_S
, Oct. 2021
It was awesome! Jackie showed us the best spots in the market and is obviously quite knowledgeable. She knows all the different business owners. It was great to get a guided tour of the market and the experience was a highlight of our trip. The food was delicious too.
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
Thanks so much for your stellar review Eliza. I am so happy you enjoyed the food, stores and stories of the Italian Market. Wow, highlight of your trip, xo Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
Delicious and entertaining tour!
Marian_W
, Oct. 2021
An excellent morning from start to finish! Our tour guide, Chef Jacquie, was wonderful. Having grown up in the neighborhood, she provided an entertaining and comprehensive history of the Italian Market and we enjoyed a nice variety of tastings from local shops and restaurants. Starting at Anthony’s with coffee and delicious biscotti, we moved onto DiBruno’s for a fabulous cheese and nut pairing. The olive oil and vinegar tasting at Cardena’s was next on the list where we purchased a number of gifts to take home. We strolled through Charlie’s Produce stand on our way to watch pasta making Talluto’s window and tortilla making at San Roman’s. We enjoyed a slice of Santucci’s original square pizza for lunch and finished our tour with a fabulous cannoli from Isgro’s bakery.
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
Thanks for your 5 star review Marian. I am so happy you enjoyed our time together, telling stories and eating our way through the Italian Market. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
A great time!
Jenna_E
, Sep. 2021
Great morning at the market! An entertaining tour and the bites along the way were delicious. Chef Jacquie was great!
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
Awww, thanks so much for your review. I am happy you were entertained and that you enjoyed the delicious bites along the way. I look forward to our next culinary adventure. Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
I went on the Taste of...
Rafi_E
, Sep. 2021
I went on the Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour with my mother in law who was visiting. We had a great time! The guide, Chef Jacquie, was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the cheeses a lot and tried a very interesting balsamic vinegar made from pears. Would recommend!
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review of my Italian Market food tour Rafi. I am so happy you and your Mom enjoyed our time together sampling pear white balsamic vinegar and cheeses. I hope to see you next time you are in Philly. Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
Great Food Tour
carolyn_c
, Sep. 2021
The Italian Market Food Tour was really enjoyable. Chef Jacquie made the experience personal because she had intimate knowledge of the places we visited and the history of the area. We've done many food tours and this one was as good or better than many of them.
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
Thank you for your review Carolyn. I am so happy you enjoyed the history and food on the Taste of the Italian Market food tour. Come back real soon, Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
A beautiful morning at Philly's Italian Market
Sandra_C
, Aug. 2021
Jackie was our tour guide and she was amazing. We received personalized attention as my friends and I were the only party not to cancel on a day we were expecting rain, but the weather turned out to be beautiful and calm. Jackie was extremely knowledgeable about the history, people, culture and food surrounding Philly's Italian market. She seemed to know everyone in the area personally and knew the history of the families and stores that make the market area unique. The store owners were also very hospitable and welcoming. I would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so happy you enjoyed the history, culture and food at the market. I will share your sentiments with the business owners. Hope to see you again soon, Cheers! Jacquie
star-5
Yummy and Fascinating
Ralph_G
, Aug. 2021
Chef Jacquie was amazing. Her knowledge of food, food history and history of the area made this a wonderful tour. Bravo!
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2021
Thanks so much for your yummy review. I am so happy you enjoyed the food, food history and history of the Italian Market. I hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Jacquie

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