Flavors of Philly Food Tour

City Food Tours & Events

Zerve Seller: PhillyFoods
Activity #2116
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  • Join us on this unique sleuthing adventure, tasting your way through 6 restaurants in Philly's hottest, up-and-coming neighborhood!

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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.)
518 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Great time sampling Philly foods
Sun, Jan 17  11:30 AM Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I went on the tour with my adult son and his girlfriend, Our tour guide was Ryan. We had a very enjoyable day. The food was good and Ryan was an energetic and knowledgeable guide. We live outside the city, and this was a fun birthday gift to my son.
Rating: 5
Informative and yummy
Tue, Dec 29, 15  1:30 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We got to try some great local philly foods and some history about the city. Also got to see some famous restaurants and food markets. Would definitely recommend it!
Rating: 5
Come hungry and leave informed and full
Tue, Dec 29, 15  1:30 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This is actually the first food tour -- and there have been many -- where my husband and I left absolutely stuffed after the tour. The food is WONDERFUL -- the best was the soft pretzel -- but everything as authentic and so "Philly" -- nothing fancy and all exceptional. The guide was very well informed on the history and the structure of the old neighborhoods as well as very entertaining. Although our group was larger than most, everyone had plenty of food and had an excellent experience. My husband is stationed at Ft. Dix so we have lived in many places and have done many tours -- both food and other types -- and this was an excellent one. It is well worth the money and is easy walking with breaks to sit several times for those concerned about being on your feet. It ends at a great indoor farmer's/food market, which allows you to do more exploring on your own. We liked it so much we will be taking other tours offered by the same company.
Rating: 4
Fun time!
Sun, Dec 20, 15  11:30 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed our food tour. Our guide was fun and friendly. Unfortunately, one of the people in our group (whom we didn't know) was a smoker, and as we walked around the city, he smoked frequently. This was disgusting and really rude to my children. I would request a non-smoking tour, if possible! The food itself was delicious, with the exception of a plain old chocolate chip cookie that was nothing special, though at this bakery there were many more interesting choices we could see that I wish we could have tried.
Rating: 5
Tour guide Kelly ROCKS!!
Sun, Dec 13, 15  11:30 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our tour guide knew all the in and outs about Philly, the food, the history, you name it. She was so much fun and made the tour even better than I had anticipated. Loved tasting all the foods of Philly!! Looking forward to my next tour
Rating: 5
Fun and Informative!
Wed, Nov 25, 15  1:30 PM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Enjoyed our tour. Learned a lot about the history of Philly and got to see some cool things. Thought food was ok but nothing that knock my socks off. Guide was very knowledgeable!!
Rating: 5
Fabulous Tour!
Wed, Nov 25, 15  1:30 PM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide, Judy, was very passionate not only about the food offerings of our tour stops, but also of Philadelphia and its history. She kept things lively and showed us some areas that we would not have seen on our own as tourists of the city. Would recommend the food tour to anyone visiting Philadelphia!!
Rating: 4
Great family fun. Knowledgeable tour guide.
Mon, Nov 23, 15  1:30 PM Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Food tasty but pretzel and cookie could have been full size. Sort of disappointing when you haven't had lunch and have three kids wanting full portions. Otherwise fun afternoon.
Rating: 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour!
Sat, Nov 21, 15  1:30 PM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Took my 11 yr old niece for her birthday. Christine was our guide. She was so friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the city. She made the tour fun and interesting! We tried different types of food conducive to Philly. Everything was delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Sandy G
Rating: 5
Good times, good friends, good food
Sat, Nov 14, 15  1:30 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A lot of fun, great. Information and did t take the whole day, so we could do our own thing too
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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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