Taste of Northern Liberties Food Tour in Philadelphia

Taste of Northern Liberties Food Tour in Philadelphia

Eat your way through one of Philly’s undiscovered foodie meccas on this 2.5 hour tour that is Philadelphia’s one and only food tour of Northern Liberties. Your foray into NoLibs inlcuding tasty treats at 5 fantastic hotspots, the inside story about some local architectural gems, and a great intro to a few of your new favorite haunts! This adventure includes enough food for lunch, and is served up with a generous helping of humor and a side of neighborhood history.

Come hungry! This tour will bring you to 5 great eateries, including a great café for a fun and uber trendy treat - bubble tea, a soulful restaurant for a tasty trio of rib-stickin’, southern icons - fried green tomatoes, hushpuppies, and mac & cheese, a retro bowling alley like nothing you've seen before for a nostalgic favorite -Crabby Tots and Spanish Tots. You'll also quench your thrist with 2 local brews and visit a popular neighborhood hangout for a Tex-Mex favorite.

You'll also visit the flagship location of Philly’s ultimate cheesecake bakery. You’ll forget everything you think you know about cheesecake when you dig into a generous portion of their most popular flavor - bananas foster.

This public tour is not designed for children under the age of 14.

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Tour/Activity Details


2.5 hours


1:30 pm Saturday & Sunday

48 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. CHANGES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS TOUR; ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Tour departs from Center City; details provided on your E-Ticket. <Reserve online, or call us toll-free at ^tollfree^.


While enjoying every tantalizing morsel, you'll learn interesting tidbits about how they’re made, where they got their start, and who made them famous. But it’s not just about the restaurants! Your fun and entertaining expert will introduce you to all the area highlights, including the largest privately-owned public park on the East Coast, what remains of the historic Schmidt’s Brewery, the Piazza at Schmidt’s, Liberties Walk, and much more. Along the short walk between bites, we’ll share tales of the neighborhood’s remarkable rise from unsavory industrial zone to vibrant green community.

Tour Includes:

  • Professional and friendly Tour Director
  • All food samples (enough to make a meal for most people)
  • Complimentary bottle of water at the start of the tour
  • A list of shops and restaurants visited during the tour for each guest

Important Notes:

  • Gratuity for your guide is customary, and not included in ticket price.
  • Transportation to and from the start and ending locations is not included.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Should I give the guide a tip?
Yes. If you enjoyed the tour, we recommend 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.

Are children allowed on the tour?
Children under 14 years of age are not permitted. All participants, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend the tour.

What places will we go on the tour?
You will be visiting family-owned restaurants and cafes specializing in delicious, handmade foods. You'll keep you off the tourist beat and introduce you to some of Philly's hidden gems.

How much food will I eat on the tour?
Plenty. You'll be visiting 5 restaurants and cafes to taste a variety of foods including bubble tea, hushpuppies, fried green tomatoes, mac and cheese, beer, handmade pasta in a light tomato sauce, rosemary foccacia, and cheesecake.

Will I be able to drink anything on the tour?
Yes! This tour includes tastings of bubble tea and beer. Water will be provided at some of the locations. Please feel free to bring a water bottle, too.

Is there a lot of walking on the tour?
The walking on the tour will cover less than 1.5 miles and will be less than 30 minutes total. You will walk at a very leisurely pace, and include several stops.

Will I learn about Philadelphia on this tour?
Yes. Your guides have lived in Philly for years! They will incorporate fun facts about Northern Liberties and point out interesting architecture and other neighborhood highlights.

I'm from the Philly area. Is the tour still good for me?
Absolutely! On the tour you will explore hidden places that you probably don't know about, have the opportunity to meet 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.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
All stops on this tour are wheelchair accessible.

48 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. CHANGES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS TOUR; ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Tour departs from Center City; details provided on your E-Ticket. <Reserve online, or call us toll-free at ^tollfree^.

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.

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Event Date:

September 23, 2017

Desired Time:

01:30 PM