Guided tour

Philadelphia: 9th Street Italian Market Walking Food Tour

Activity provider: WeVenture (National)

Philadelphia: 9th Street Italian Market Walking Food Tour

Activity provider: WeVenture (National)

From US$ 69 per person

Hit the streets for some real Philly food and discover the flavors of Philadelphia’s Italian Market on this guided walking tour. Learn about this iconic area while trying a full meal of food samples.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take in the sights, smells, and tastes of Philly’s bustling Italian Market
  • Chat with store owners and learn about how their business has grown
  • Savor the robust flavors of hand-made cannoli, fresh tacos, and more
  • Try authentic samples of Philadelphia classics like a slice of tomato pie
  • Learn about the rich history of 9th Street while strolling down the market
Full description

Walk and taste your way through Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market on this guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the scents and sounds of this lively street as you taste a variety of local food samples, such as cannoli, tomato pie, and tacos.

Along a stretch of 9th Street in the heart of South Philadelphia lies the Italian Market, one of America’s oldest and largest outdoor markets. This collection of butchers, bakers, specialty shops, and restaurants has been the backbone of this neighborhood since its creation in the late 1800s.

The market has survived throughout the passing decades by welcoming vendors from around the world. Today, it remains a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

Come along for a stroll through this historic market to immerse yourself in the vibrant fruit stalls, fragrant bakeries, and various shops and unique stores. Get inspired by the area’s hidden alleys covered in local street art.

You’ll also have the chance to sample several dishes, such as Philly’s famous tomato pie, hand-made cannoli, fresh tacos, an Italian Market specialty, and immigrant-inspired food. Get introduced to Italian Market staples so you (and your tastebuds) get the most out of this flavorful tour.

If you are a vegetarian or have other special dietary needs, don’t worry: discounts are available and your guide can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour.

Wherever your guide leads you, your senses will be popping as you discover one of the most unique, thriving, and diverse areas of the City of Brotherly Love.

  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Food samples (equal to a full meal)
  • Tips for the guide
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Your tour starts at Cianfrani Park. Meet your guide in the center of the park. If you are driving to the meeting point, please allow extra time to find parking. It's recommended to park in a lot rather than use street parking (most street parking has a 2-hour limit).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place primarily outside. The tour will run rain or shine unless the weather is considered dangerous
  • Stops along the tour may vary due to availability
  • Food options and portion sizes vary; the total amount of food you'll get to taste will equal a full meal
  • This tour features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater to vegetarians and other dietary requirements
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We loved this tour!!! It was almost a private tour as there was a very small group. The guide, Chuck was great fun, very knowledgeable and the food was fantastic. Chuck knew a lot of the local vendors which made the tour more personal. Would definitely recommend!

April 26, 2022

Our guide Nena was outstanding. Very good tour!

September 20, 2022

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