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Taste of Philly Food Tour

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Address: 12th Street and Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA
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+1 215-545-8007
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Great way to learn about the Reading Terminal Market

We've visited the food market regularly on previous visits but this was a fantastic way to learn more about the building and the history of the market. We had the chance to sample... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beauly, Inverness-shire

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Beauly, Inverness-shire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited the food market regularly on previous visits but this was a fantastic way to learn more about the building and the history of the market. We had the chance to sample some lovely food and also got some great tips on where to eat later. Greg was an interesting character and told us some great tales of his... More 

Thank foodfan2
Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great introduction to the Reading Terminal Market. Carolyn gave great background of the building, murals, food stands, and the unique flavors of Philly. The Market is a must but could be overwhelming. We made stops to some of the food purveyors that where all delicious! Loved the stories.

Thank Becky51306
Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Offered only on Wednesday (less hectic) and Saturdays (much busier) in the winter (additional tours are available in the summer), this informative and inexpensive ($16.95/adults & $9.95 ages 7-12) tour covers the history of the local area and the market's 100+ year history. The walking tour, lasting about 75 to 90 minutes is led by Judy, author of several books... More 

Thank Pamgoes
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We did the philly food walking tour, and we're so happy we did. Our guide (the beautiful, charming, and amazing Judy!) was a fourth generation Philadelphian, and it was evident that she not only knew the history of the city, she also knew the funny stories and quirky anecdotes that made this tour one of our favorite activities in this... More 

Thank Beta C
Kintnersville, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We used a groupon for this and we really got our moneys worth.We went on Sunday which was the last day.Pleny of booze and food to be had.The venders were very friendly and generous.We were there when the doors opened and just walked right up to table aftyer table.It was a great time.

Thank GPIZ
United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Reading Terminal Market is a bustling food market, full of shops and tourists and natives, which could be overwhelming for visitors like my family and me. Fortunately, the first activity of our weekend getaway was the Taste of Philly Food Tour, led by Carolyn. She gave an interesting, informative, and clear overview of the shops, history, and layout of the... More 

Thank Matthew C
Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I enjoyed this tour but the name is a little misleading. This isn't the "food tour" many people are used to where you visit four or five food places and eat something between appetizer and small plate size at each one. The person who posted they got a piece of pizza or cheesesteak must have taken a different tour. This... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I did the Food Tour of Reading Terminal Market with Carolyn. She is very knowledgeable and has some awesome recommendations of places to eat not only in the market but also all around Philly. You get some tastes of different foods in the market and learn a lot about the history. I would highly recommend this Tour during your visit... More 

Thank calbin
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Loved this tour. Our tour guide Eric was awesome. He carried water around for all 15 of us. He shared facts and info about Philly that was really interesting. We were expecting sample sizes...nope full slice of tomato pie...1/2 a Philly Cheese Steak which was huge. We left the tour stuffed. I highly recommend this tour!!!!

Thank Renee P
Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We took the tour with Carolyn, who was very knowledgeable about the history of the market and Philadelphia food. We learned many fascinating facts and she was a great story teller. We sampled small portions of food,(which was sufficient as it was 10 in the morning). We were sorry to have to say goodbye to Carolyn , but looked forward... More 

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