Italian Market Food Tour

The oldest and largest Italian market in the country lives in Philadelphia and is home to more delicacies than just cheesesteaks or pretzels. Philly is the city of foodie love! Come enjoy a 2 hour food and history tour of the this famous street bazaar with Laura Hahn of Next Local TV Chef NBC winner, blog fame and gluten-free food guru.

Intimidated by the overwhelming selection of deliciousness? Don’t know where to start with old world Italian cuisine blended with recent Mexican and Vietnamese flair? No worries. Local neighborhood TV host Laura, will take you to all the best kept secrets and the “tried and true” “go to” stops to fill your minds and bellies with the food and flavors of Philadelphia’s Italian Market. Don’t forget your reusable bag, since this is Philadelphia’s “SuperMarket”, you can’t leave without leftovers! Interwoven with the dishes, you will hear tales of the history of the neighborhood and the families that have shaped it into the essential stop for any one that loves Philadelphia and food.

Some of the shops and stops:

  • Monsu
  • Anthony’s Coffee
  • Taffet’s
  • Rizzo Mural
  • Mosaics
  • Anastasi Fish Market
  • John’s Water Ice
  • and much more!!

At each food stop, you choose what treats you would like to taste. Try then all or none at all (don’t forget, this is also a history and culture tour). Unlike on other tours that charge around $45 for a set sample menu, with us you choose what to eat and how much to spend. Suggested amount to bring is between $7-$10, depending on your appetite. You will not leave hungry for flavor or history!

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

Where: Tour departs from Italian Market Visitor Center, 919 South 9th St., across from Rizzo Mural Park.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1 mile (1.5K).

When: Every other Sundays at 11am. Make sure to check our calendar, tours are given based on Laura’s availability.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget. Suggested food sampling price $7-$10. Market stalls are all CASH ONLY!



Mailing Address
20 North 3rd Street, 201
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 267-712-9512