Flavors of Philly Food Tour

City Food Tours & Events

Zerve Seller: PhillyFoods
Activity #2116
  • Explore the best eateries in Center City and sample a wide variety of decadent treats during this fun and informative walking tour!

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Description

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.)
458 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Rating: 4
Friendly and Articulate Guide
Sat, May 16  1:30 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Our guide walked us through the high calorie offerings...cheese steak, pretzels, donuts. We enjoyed her commentary and found the food interesting but not very healthy.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Fri, May 15  1:30 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
 
This was a great tour. Our tour guide, Kelly, was very friendly and did an excellent job. We got wonderful information on many buildings that we saw as well as on Philadelphia in general. The food we ate was really good and I liked that fact that we were able to sit and eat at several of the establishments. Also, our guide told us of other eateries that we were later able to try on our own.

Thank you for a great tour!
Rating: 4
Great time
Fri, May 15  1:30 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
This was a great tour with lots and lots of food. neat historical facts and destinations. The only problem was the tour ended at the last stop not where we started from. Not being from the town we had no idea where we were
Rating: 5
WOW GREAT FOOD AND HISTORY
Sat, May 2  1:30 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
DON'T believe the reviews that say "not enough food" I'm a 200lb Italian man and i was full! Judy was our guide and she is GREAT! her knowledge of the city and food history are second to none. best part for me was the doughnut, my wife really liked the pretzel. nice walk with enough rest between stops if you have trouble getting around or just not crazy about walking. we will be back too see Judy for the prohibition tour SOON.
Rating: 5
Excellent Informative Fun Tour
Sun, Apr 26  11:30 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
I have done similar tours in other cities, this did not disappoint. Great guide, fun historic stories, great food choices!
Rating: 4
Fun and tasty!
Fri, Apr 24  1:30 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Enjoyed the tour! Great way to learn about the city, history and culture and tie it back to food. Well organized and fun.

One thing to note is that I think a few of the facts (mainly numbers) that were quoted, were inaccurate. Maybe check the facts on the size of the kitchen in the Unione League, size of William Penn statue on City Hall, etc.

Would recommend your, and we have done this tour in Chicago and it was great too.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Tour and Judy the Best Tour Guide!
Sat, Apr 11  1:30 PM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
 
This was a wonderful tour, with various stops at small food venues for a taste of all things Philly. We sampled a soft pretzel (yum), tomato pie (not my favorite), cheesesteak and Cheez Whiz and fries (fantastic), and a chocolate chip cookie and blueberry doughnut at Reading Terminal Market (the doughnut was amazing). Along the route, Judy took us by and into various points of interest that we would not have seen if we were just walking around Philly. Judy was an excellent tour guide, and we hope to join her for another tour soon. If you are looking for a late lunch/early dinner with great food and interesting information, this is the tour for you.
Rating: 5
great fun
Sat, Apr 11  1:30 PM Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
 
This is great fun. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and the food was great. It was very informative and we got to go to places that I have never been before. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
food & tour in Philly
Wed, Apr 8  1:30 PM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
good food and great tour guide
Rating: 5
A Full Meal of Fun
Sat, Mar 28  1:30 PM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
My family and I highly enjoyed the food tour. Our guide Kelly was excellent, super friendly and very knowledgeable! We liked the fact that the tour included history and many tidbits of info about Philly as well as learning about and eating good food. We felt the the food vendors we visited were a good representation of Philadelphia delicacies. It was a great experience and we would definitely recommend it to others visiting the area.
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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.

Policies

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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