Best of Philadelphia Food Tour
Your culinary tour of Philadelphia starts in the center of it all — at the city’s iconic City Hall. From here, you’ll experience the variety and history of Philadelphia’s epic foodie offerings.
Philly Food Tour Highlights
- Stroll through iconic Reading Terminal Market, one of the oldest and largest indoor markets in the country
- Savor the one and only Philly cheesesteak from one of your guide’s favorite places
- Discover Philly’s food innovations along trendy Sansom Street in the heart of Center City
- Delight in our city’s many locally sourced treats
- Learn about Philly’s social consciousness and drive towards environmentally sustainable restaurants
Inclusions: A variety of food samples that will equal a full meal
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Meeting point: the center of the City Hall Courtyard (at the compass/map), 1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19102
- Starting time: 2.00 PM
- Ending point: Center City
Your culinary tour of Philadelphia starts in the center of it all — at the city’s iconic City Hall. From here, you’ll experience the variety and history of Philadelphia’s epic foodie offerings, from must-eat classics to trendy favorites. You’re sure to get your fill of delicious bites and fascinating tidbits with a local guide by your side.
We start at one of the most popular destinations for Philadelphia locals and visitors alike – Reading Terminal Market. Led by your guide, you will eat your way through one of America’s oldest and largest daily indoor markets. Tap into the diverse cultural influence on Philly’s food scene by sampling a Pennsylvania German handmade soft pretzel, Southern-inspired mac-n-cheese, Jewish-style pastrami on rye, or an Italian cannoli. Whatever food your guide features, you’ll definitely get the local flavor.
Of course, no Philadelphia food tour is complete without the Big One — the Philly cheesesteak. A local favorite that has inspired countless imitators around the world, we promise you there is no substitute for the real thing. In the Market, on the street, or at a local shop, your guide will treat you to their own neighborhood favorite.
Once you’ve had your fill of Philadelphia classics, make your way through the heart of the city and discover the innovative side of the Philly food scene. A stop into a local coffee shop that prides itself on fair trade and environmental sustainability will show off Philly’s social consciousness. Please your palate at a neighborhood eatery known for applying old-World recipes to innovative lick-the-bowl-clean hummus and pita plates. If you’re looking to try something out-of-the-box, your guide may introduce you to an epic and shockingly delicious vegan shake. This stop on the tour just be the pick-me-up you need to continue your foodie journey.
Follow your guide a few more blocks towards some of the newer foodie hotspots of the city. Here, you’ll taste delicious food featuring locally-sourced ingredients. A stop at a Sansom Street pizza parlor will give you the opportunity to try a slice of home-grown mushroom pie straight from nearby Kennett Square, the “Mushroom Capital of the World”. Enjoy a cone of vanilla or chocolate ice cream from a Pennsylvania dairy farm right down the road. Or, if you are brave, you can conquer some scrapple, a staple of Amish cuisine that is best enjoyed without knowing what’s in it.
Your tour concludes in the heart of Center City and your guide will be happy to offer recommendations for where to grab a happy hour drink, do some nearby sightseeing, or go for dinner, if you can even think about food.