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.)
452 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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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.
Rating: 5
Delicious and Informative tour
Fri, Mar 13  1:30 PM Female 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
Our guide Judy made the tour fun and interesting. The sauce pie was outstanding. My family and I had a wonderful experience. The Zio's cheese steak was excellent. All throughout the tour we were told of the historic facts of Philadelphia. I would definitely recommend this tour. It is well worth it.
Rating: 5
Awesome food!
Fri, Mar 13  1:30 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was an awesome experience would definitely try and recommend again
Rating: 5
Great food tour!
Tue, Mar 10  1:30 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Judy was an outstanding guide and had so many interesting facts about the city as we walked around. Excellent food stops on the tour. We even went into a restaurant just to look at the building and we booked a reservation for dinner. Highly recommend this tour!!
Rating: 3
Average Food, Average Guide
Sat, Mar 7  1:30 PM Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My girlfriend and I came from NY to Philly for the first time. This tour was our first introduction to the city. While we loved the sights, the half-baked itinerary and average tour guide were disappointing.

We ate:

1 small slice of tomato pie (Marinara sauce on pizza crust)

1 mini pretzel (finger bite)

1 6-inch Philly Cheesteak

1 cookie

1 truffle

Except for the truffle, all other food items were average or below. We estimated that if we bought these items separately from the tour, we would have spent under $10 each.

This would have been ok, if not for the unimpressive tour guide. The tour guide seemed inexperienced and was not very interesting. We listened to an audio tour later on and felt a lot more engaged and interested in the city.

The highlight of the tour was Del Frisco's. We were able to tour this fancy restaurant before dinner time and see the vault of what used to be a bank downstairs.

Bottom line: For $50 it's just not worth it. Eat before, and go on a real sightseeing tour.
Rating: 4
Good Tour
Sat, Feb 14  1:30 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was good, the tomato pie was fantastic.
Rating: 2
Just ok
Sat, Jan 17  1:30 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I wasn't impressed by this tour. The food was mediocre at best. We had a pretzel, a slice of 'tomato pie', which was basically a slice of pizza without the cheese, a half a cheese steak (not great, either), a donut, and a cookie. The tour was not terribly informative, but the tour guide was pleasant. I wouldn't do it again.
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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).

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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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