Flavors of Philly Food Tour

City Food Tours & Events

Zerve Seller: PhillyFoods
Activity #2116
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Discover Philly's most popular food favorites while getting a taste of the city’s rich history and culture! Eat like a local on this fun, casual, Philadelphia-themed tour that all of ‘youz’ are sure to enjoy!

This delicious and entertaining tour takes place in the heart of Philadelphia and includes 5 stops. Make room: this is not only a tasting adventure, but a meal that includes classic Philly eats like cheesesteaks and cheese whiz fries, tomato pie, soft pretzels, chocolate-covered hard pretzels, and Famous 4th Street Cookies!
Get the scoop on Philly’s food history with quirky stories about how some of these iconic foods came to be, and walk away with food in your tummy and some insider tips about the best places to eat like a Philadelphian. This one-of-a-kind tasting experience brings you to where the locals really eat—low-key, no-frills, independently owned gems that share the uniquely unpretentious vibe of the city. You’ll visit an authentic mom-and-pop pizzeria, a soft pretzel bakery, the historic Reading Terminal Market and much more. This tour is served up with a generous side of humor, Philly history, and a helping of beautiful architecture that includes an up-close look at City Hall—the second-largest municipal building in the country!  
We’ll keep you off the tourist beat, introduce you to places locals love, and immerse you in the culinary experiences that have made Philly foods world-famous.
Not designed for children under the age of 10. Contact us for private tours for children.
**In rare circumstances tours may be cancelled due to low attendance.

What Is Not Included?

You must provide your own transportation to and from the tour.

Meeting Location

Center City, Market Street area near City Hall (Philadelphia, PA) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
485 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Thu, Aug 20  12:30 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great tour guide. Super fun and very tasty.
Rating: 4
Great Time!
Mon, Aug 17  1:30 PM Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
It is a great thing to do when you first arrive in the city. It helps you gets your bearings and the food is good. The three of us (myself and two adult sons) were stuffed at the end of the tour so there is lots to eat! Tour Guide was great too with lots of interesting and helpful information.
Rating: 5
So much fun!
Sat, Aug 15  1:30 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I had a wonderful time on our Flavors of Philly Food Tour with City Food Tours last weekend. We tried Joe's tomato pie, a soft pretzel, cheese fries, a 4th Street chocolate trip cookie, a boston crème doughnut from the Reading Terminal Market, and of course, a Philly cheesesteak (from Pandora's). Everything was delicious and Robert was a fun and informative guide. We definitely want to do another City Food Tour (they have many different tours) on our next trip to Philly.
Rating: 5
Well Worth It
Fri, Aug 14  1:30 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had ages ranging from 15 to 52 and we all had a great time. The food was great and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Rating: 5
Great overview of Philadephia
Mon, Aug 10  1:30 PM Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Although this was a food tour the guide was very knowledgeable and shared with us a good deal about the History of the city. The food stops were a good variety and it was more then enough food for a meal. I think this tour is a great introduction to the city and the food.
Rating: 5
Fun and Tasty Tour!
Sun, Aug 9  11:30 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
What a great way to learn more about the history of Philadelphia, some of the great attractions, and have a taste of Philly's finest dishes! Our tour guide, Kelly, was incredibly knowledgeable, entertaining, and delightful. I highly recommend this to others. Make sure to arrive hungry and save room for dessert!
Rating: 5
A delicious and fun experience! Judy wad our guide
Mon, Aug 3  1:30 PM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Judy was our tour guide. She was knowledgeable with tons of interesting facts. The food was yummy and we loved,exploring Del Frisco and Reading Terminal. We had a fun day. Can't wait to do Prohibition tour!!!
Rating: 5
Good food with a taste of the area
Sun, Aug 2  11:30 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Kelly took us to local restaurants/shops that were unique to Philadelphia. The food was great, but what was worth more was the history she shared along with it. Stories were both informative and amusing. Our walk and the directions she gave set us up for a clearer view of how to get around the city during our stay in the days ahead.
Rating: 5
A great food tour!
Sun, Aug 2  11:30 AM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We all enjoyed this food tour very much. Everything was delicious from the Tomato Pie, to the Philly Cheesesteak, to the cookie at Reading Terminal!
Rating: 5
Very entertaining
Sat, Aug 1  1:30 PM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Robert was very interesting and provided not only good food and interesting facts of Philadelphia.
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance to guarantee your spots. Tours sell out quickly! Tickets can be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
What if I have food allergies or dietary restrictions?
We are happy to accommodate vegetarians, dietary restrictions, and special needs. Please make a note when purchasing tour tickets. We'll do everything we can to arrange substitutes for you. City Food Tours and event participants are responsible for all the food and beverages they consume. If you have any allergies or concerns about ingredients please ask your guide or event leader before consuming anything.
Are children allowed on the tour?
This public tour is not suitable for children under the age of 10 years. A private version of this tour, tailored to groups of children under the age of 10, is available. Please call 215-546-1234 for more details.
If this tour is sold out can I get on a waiting list?
Unfortunately there are no waiting lists for the tours. Please check another date/time for availability.
What happens if it rains?
The tour will take place in all light weather conditions. In rare circumstances such as a heavy snow storm, a hurricane, or other extreme weather and the tour venues can't open, the tour will be canceled. All you would have to do is rebook your tour.
What places will we go on the tour?
We will be visiting family-owned shops specializing in delicious, handmade foods. We'll keep you off the tourist beat and introduce you to some of Philly's hidden gems. Please see tour description for more details.
How much food will I eat on the tour?
Plenty. You'll be tasting a variety of foods and beverages including tomato pie, soft pretzels, cheesesteaks, cheese fries, chocolate-covered pretzels and cake truffles. Most people find this to be enough food for a meal.
How is the 5:00pm (evening) tour different from the 1:30pm tour?
The evening tour, which is offered occasionally, follows almost the same route and includes just about all of the same iconic foods as the 1:30pm tours. The only exceptions are that we don't visit Reading Terminal Market (since it closes early), we replace the soft pretzel with double the Tomato Pie, and replace the chocolate-dipped pretzel with double the chocolate chip cookie (yum)!
Will I be able to drink anything on the tour?
Bring a water bottle if you'd like to. There will be opportunities along the way to purchase additional beverages.
Is there a lot of walking on the tour?
The walking on the tour will cover approximately 1.5 miles and will be less than 30 minutes total. We will walk at a very leisurely pace, and include several stops.
Will I learn about Philadelphia on this tour?
Yes. Our guides have lived in Philly for years! They will incorporate fun facts about the neighborhood you are touring.
I'm from the Philly area. Is the tour still good for me?
Absolutely! On our tours you will explore hidden places that you probably don't know about, have the opportunity to meet food experts, and learn many new things about food. You will see some of the coolest spots in the city and experience your hometown in a totally new way.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Many of the stops on our tour are wheelchair accessible, and others are not. However, we encourage anyone in a wheelchair to come on the tour, and we will make any necessary accommodations. Please click "Contact PhillyFoods" to let us know that someone in a wheelchair will be on the tour.
Do you have private tours?
Yes, we do offer private tours. Please click "Contact PhillyFoods" to the left of the page to request more information.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes, gift certificates are available, and they make a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate for this tour, please click on the "Gift Certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.


Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy

Activity takes place rain or shine.
The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability).

Other Policies

Attendance Policy
**In rare circumstances tours may be cancelled due to low attendance.

City Food Tours & Events

Chef, former Philly restaurateur and Penn Grad, Robert Weinberg, along with partner Eric, are well versed in all things food and Center City. They'll teach you about everything from cheesesteaks to soft pretzels in this delicious Center City tour.

Robert was co-owner of the acclaimed restaurant, Beyond Measure, and graduated from the New York Restaurant School.  He has lived in Philadelphia for 22 years and has been quoted on radio and in magazines throughout the area.

Eric has lived in the city for more than 12 years and has appeared on TV many times talking about everything from Aphrodisiacs and beer, to chocolate and blue cheese.
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