Center City Philadelphia Food Tour with Reading Market


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration3 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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You'll eat your way through Philadelphia's greatest foods on this filling tour! Go inside the iconic Reading Terminal Market, where Philly classics like fresh soft pretzels and scrapple can be paired with international tastes like Italian cannolis. You'll savor the one and only Philly cheesesteak - a local favorite that has inspired imitators around the world. Then, we'll head to trendy Sansom Street and discover Philly food innovations like creamy vegan shakes, locally-sourced mushroom pizza, and lick-the-bowl-clean New World hummus made from Old World recipes. You'll also get a chance to sip on Fair Trade coffee at a fast-growing local start-up; one of many examples of Philly's social consciousness and move towards environmental sustainability. If you want the best of Philly's foodie scene - this is the tour for you!


Your local expert guide will meet you outside of the Masonic Temple of Philadelphia, in the shadow of our massive City Hall, to introduce themselves and the tour and to briefly talk about those two phenomenal pieces of architecture.
Hear about the exciting and delicious tour you’re about to enjoy. Learn about Philadelphia’s historic City Hall building and get an introduction to the City of Brotherly Love.
One of the newer foodie hotspots of the city, here, you’ll taste delicious food featuring locally-sourced ingredients.
Creamy, tahini-based vegan shakes offered in a variety of flavors
A locally-sourced restaurant serving up crispy fried chicken tenders
Tasty, traditional Afghan cuisine served in this trendy eatery
A popular cheese steak joint in the heart of the Rittenhouse neighborhood
Yummy cake-style donuts offered in a variety of fun and innovative flavors
Discover the innovative side of the Philly food scene, with a stop at a local coffee shop that prides itself on fair trade and environmental sustainability, a neighborhood eatery known for applying old-World recipes to innovative dishes, or a delicious, out-of-the-box beverage.
Led by your guide, you will eat your way through one of America’s oldest and largest daily indoor markets. Tap into the diverse cultural influence on Philly’s food scene by sampling the iconic Philly Cheesesteak, a Pennsylvania German handmade soft pretzel, Southern-inspired mac-n-cheese, Jewish-style pastrami on rye, or an Italian cannoli.
Scrumptious cheese steaks with home-made cheese sauces offered here
A wide variety of tasty treats, all 100% gluten free
A trendy take on traditional Georgian cuisine like Oxtail dumplings and cheese boats
Soft, warm, lightly buttered Amish-style pretzels
These doughy donuts, offered in fantastic flavors like Fruity Pebbles and Maple Bacon, are some of the best in Philly. Across the aisle at their bakery…the classic and delicious whoopie pie
Central American street food like pupusas and taquitos burst with flavor
Famous Italian bakery known for some of the best cannolis in town
Savory meat pies and jerk chicken offered up at this Jamaican eatery


Visit locals-only food spots in Philadelphia
Philly Cheese steak, Soft Pretzels, Donuts, Hummus, as well as other great taste offerings!
A memorable stroll through lively Center City
Local, English-speaking guide


Additional food and drink
Not all locations listed are guaranteed stops

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.