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Philadelphia Iconic Foods Tour

Philadelphia, United States

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Taste the foods that made Philadelphia famous and explore one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods on this 2-hour guided tour of Manayunk. Enjoy iconic Philadelphia foods including soft pretzels, tomato pie, Italian baked goods and a popular cheesesteak, of course, while roaming this 300-year-old National Historic District and learning about its classic architecture and cultural secrets from a local guide.
  • A 2.5-hour, guided walking food tour through Manayunk, a 300-year-old Philadelphia neighborhood
  • Eat classic Philadelphia treats: cheesesteaks, tomato pies, and pretzels, among others
  • Stroll the streets as your guide regales you with fun historical anecdotes
  • Learn about some of the classic architecture of the neighborhood
  • Hear intriguing cultural secrets about Manayunk
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Local guide
6+ Food & Drink Tastings
TasteBook: A full-color, mini-magazine guide to Philadelphia's food scene
Ponchos (when necessary)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Departs from Hermitage Street and Umbria Street

Return Details

Concludes on Main Street and Carson Street
As the birthplace of American freedom, Philadelphia has long been noted for its rich history, but it also well-known for its culinary history, most notably the cheesesteak. The cheesesteak was developed in the early 20th century by Philadelphians Pat and Harry Olivieri, who invented the sandwich by serving chopped steak on an Italian roll at their hot dog stand in the early 1930s. The Philadelphia Cheesesteak, as it has since become well-known, is now a local staple in restaurants, cafeterias and food carts throughout the city, including the neighboring town of Manayunk, located just 15 minutes from downtown Philadelphia.

The streets of Manayunk are lined with renovated Victorian storefronts and mill buildings, providing an urban experience with small town charm. The more than 30 restaurants on and around Main Street are where the cheesesteak and other iconic Philadelphia foods — like tomato pie, soft pretzels and Italian baked goods — are served for those on a quest to enjoy the flavors of Philly.

Amidst all the tasting, learn a thing or two about this 300-year-old neighborhood — its historical anecdotes, its classic architecture, and its cultural secrets — with an expert guide who will lead the way to food and fun facts.
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • OPERATED BY Chew Philly Food Tours

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This was a great tour! The food was...
Dawna W
, Nov 2017
This was a great tour! The food was awesome the guide was fantastic! Highly recommend!
Guide was fantastic, and the food...
Alicia G
, Jul 2016
Guide was fantastic, and the food was fabulous. Didn't know anything about Manyunk before we went, and hit quite a few highlights.
We had a lot of fun! Tried the best...
Kristin H
, Aug 2015
We had a lot of fun! Tried the best Philly Cheese steak ever!, learned alittle bit of the Philadelphia history...It was a nice walk through an old neighborhood. The guide was awesome! The only concern I would have is, after the tour is are on your own to find your way back to your car....and it could be quite a hike for someone older. Other than that....Loved it!
Nice walking food experience in the...
Rick T
, Apr 2015
Nice walking food experience in the Manayunk township of Philadelphia. Be prepared to taste quite a bit of starchy food, ie. Tomato pie, soft pretzel, philly cheese steak, sticky bun, cup cake, peanut butter and jelly hamburger, coffee drink. I recommend you don't eat before your tour. I wish they provided a little more history and age of some of the buildings/churches.

Product code: 6675FOOD

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