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Taste of Philly Food Tour

12th Street and Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA
+1 215-545-8007
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We took the tour with Carolyn, who was very knowledgeable about the history of the market and... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Staten Island, New York
Engaging tour guide and informative tour

Carolyn, the guide, was great! She shared a lot of great information about the terminal, about... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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12th Street and Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA
City Center East
+1 215-545-8007

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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...More

Thank 369StatenIslandSue
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Carolyn, the guide, was great! She shared a lot of great information about the terminal, about local food (and people). You can tell she is passionate about place-identity foods and she shares that passion with those on her tour. She did a great job of...More

Thank Becky55110
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Good tour, you sample a lot and learn a lot historically about philly. The portion sizes are more of a sample (but you go to try 7 things). Good way to spend a few hours.

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 30 July 2016

After growing up in the Philadelphia area enjoying the eats here on occasion this tour was delightfully informative! Carolyn was knowledgable and kept our attention. She led us outside for the first part of the tour then back inside to see the area where the...More

Thank familytravel19380
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Our guide Carolyn (the owner I think) arrived right on time. She commenced by giving us a bit of background information on herself. She is a food writer and obviously has a love for Philadelphia and it's past and future food scene. We quickly started...More

Thank Jill20009
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was a very disappointing food tour. We did learn interesting facts about the Reading Terminal Market but we were given a SPOON to all take a sample from - two small turtle soup containers, two ice cream dishes, two pieces of scrapple, etc. There...More

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cookietollhouse, Owner at Taste of Philly Food Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Sorry you found our tour disappointing compared to Chew. But Chew charges $59, more than three times my ticket price. Are the samples on this tour fewer/smaller? Yes, obviously. Our website actually recommends what you suggest: Eating a meal in the Market after our tour,...More

Reviewed 23 June 2016

I highly recommend this tour because there is so much to try but you don't know where to begin. This tour gets you started on your Philly experience (like how to order cheesesteak and restaurants to try. We sampled turtle soup, butter cake, peanut chews,...More

Thank stylin_trina
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The Reading Market Tour was great! Not only did we sample some things I would not have otherwise tasted (turtle soup!), but we also learned about how it used to have a train station upstairs and saw that area and mural. And here I thought...More

Thank francetravel
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Judy took us around Philadelphia telling us all about this great city and we got to eat along the way. We had never had a tomato pie, it was delicious, everything we ate was delicious & we would go back to all of the places...More

Thank Celeste S
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Friendly local guide - passionate about her town Philly and its food. Philadelphia's famous dishes aren't exactly fine dining tour they are certainly tasty! We organised this last minute and were pleased we did - great way to get oriented to historical and beautiful city....More

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Dawn M M
18 June 2016|
Response from tlhjar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is the Reading Terminal Market Food Tour. I think teens would enjoy it. The samples are great, there is a lot of history, and I thought Carolyn was very interesting and knowledgeable., I would highly recommend... More