Flower Show Food Tour in Philadelphia

Flower Show Food Tour in Philadelphia

Please don’t miss City Food Tours' sumptuous food tour that was inspired by the beauty of the 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show, "Springtime in Paris". You will exclaim "Ooh La La!" as you sample the finest treats, including cheeses with a French flair, decadent chocolates, and exotic teas coveted by Parisians.

No need to bring your passport! This 3-hour adventure visits three specialty food shops in Center City Philadelphia and treats guests to hand-crafted, artisanal treats blended with botanical delights, as well as a fun and informative planting demonstration of an indoor, herb garden from Urbangreen's Joe Liana.

This very special tour is only available for a limited time—only while the Flower Show is in town.

  • Details
  • Description
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Related Photos

Tour/Activity Details


3 hours


3:00 pm March 7-12

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Tour departs from Center City; details provided on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Some decadent examples of what you will be sampling include:

  • Exotic Teas blended with jasmine, violets, and chrysanthemums
  • Lavender-dusted goat cheese and blue cheese with wildflower honey
  • Orange blossom and rose-infused chocolates

In addition to trying these delicacies, you'll find out how the foods are made, how edible flowers can be incorporated, and learn what to look for in truly great food.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance to guarantee your spot. Tours sell out quickly!

Is there an age minimum for the tours?
There is no minimum age for this tour, but all participants, regardless of age, must have purchased a ticket to attend the tour.

If this trip is sold out can I get on a waiting list?
Unfortunately, there are no waiting lists for the tours.

What happens if it rains?
The tours will take place in all light weather conditions. In rare circumstances such as a heavy snow storm, a hurricane, or other extreme weather when the tour venues can't open, the tour would be canceled. All you would have to do is re-book your tour.

What places will we go on the tour?
You will be visiting the best shops specializing in hand-made, artisanal fare. You'll be introduced to a gourmet market famous for their cheese department, a chocolate café, and a tea salon in Center City. (Tea salon is replaced with a gelato shop on Sundays.)

How much food will I eat on the tour?
Plenty. You'll be tasting a variety of foods and beverages. The tour will have 3 stops. Please keep in mind that the tours are not designed to be a balanced meal but a tasting adventure!

Will I be able to drink anything on the tour?
Yes! Every tour guest receives a complimentary bottle of water.

Is there a lot of walking on the tour?
There's a total of 20 minutes of walking for the entire tour. The walk is at a very leisurely pace so you should have no problem.

Will I learn about Philadelphia on your tour?
The guides have lived in Philly for years! They will incorporate important information about the neighborhood you are touring.

I live in the city. Is the tour still good for me?
Absolutely! On the tour you will explore hidden places that you probably don't know about, meet the owners and other 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.

What if I have food allergies or dietary restrictions?
Please let the guide know what you cannot eat at the beginning of the tour. The guide will do everything possible to arrange substitutes for you. If you need to skip the food at a particular stop, the guide will make sure you get an extra sample at another stop.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Many of the stops on the tour are wheelchair accessible, while some are not. However, anyone in a wheelchair is welcome to come on the tour. Please provide advanced notice if you require wheelchair assistance and necessary accommodations will be made.

Should I give the guide a tip?
Yes. If you enjoyed the tour, it is recommended that you give the guide (and assistant if it's a larger tour) a gratuity. They take pride in what they do and appreciate positive feedback. What you tip is up to you. If you want a rule of thumb, $5.00 per person is an average tip.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Tour departs from Center City; details provided on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Related Photos

Use the form below to select the date for your reservation. Calendar defaults to first available date. Please verify your date selection prior to submitting your order.

If you are unable to select a date, it means the tour is unavailable on that date.

Calendar Key

Rates All rates are in US Dollars

No Available Date.