Decadent Gourmet Food Tour in Philadelphia

Decadent Gourmet Food Tour in Philadelphia

Please hold on to your taste buds!

This 3-hour gourmet tasting adventure in the heart of Philadelphia will introduce you to tastings of 5 world-class, decadent treats at 5 of the city’s best gourmet destinations!

Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will start you off at the iconic Reading Terminal Market for an insider’s highlight tour that will introduce you to the market’s history, layout, and stops at 3 foodie havens, not to be missed.

Your “gourmand’s-eye view” of the market will have you zipping through the aisles like a seasoned market regular.

Then, it's on to two more Philadelphia favorites - Di Bruno Bros. and Capogiro Gelato.

This is a tasting adventure, not a full meal.

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Tour/Activity Details


3 hours


3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. 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^.


Your Reading Terminal Market visit includes:

  • Fair Food Farmstand, known for its unparalleled array of artisanal foods from small, family farms in the tri-state area. Dive into an addictively delicious snack while you are filled in on the “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” movement sweeping the nation.
  • Kamal's Middle Eastern Specialties, for a delicious assortment of hummus, baba ghanoush, grape leaves, falafel, and couscous.
  • Flying Monkey, the market’s sweet spot, will have your heart aflutter after one bite of their sinfully rich cake truffles—a truly innovative chocolate treat.

Next up, a visit to Philadelphia’s most famous gourmet superstore, Di Bruno Bros. During the 8-block walk to the posh neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square, your guide will point out significant architecture and a few hot restaurants to add to your “Must Visit” list. In Di Bruno’s renowned cheese cave, you’ll be lavished with hearty portions of 4 fantastic farmstead and imported cheeses. Your guide will share the inside scoop on how cheese is made, and answer all of your questions about selecting and serving cheeses! They will arm you with the confidence to approach any cheese shop like a pro and the skills to throw together one killer cheese board at your next party!

The sweet finale to your adventure is a visit to the best gelateria outside of Italy, Capogiro Gelato. Here’s your chance to test your taste buds during a blind tasting of 6 luscious gelato and sorbetto. As you indulge, they will dispel some common myths about gelato and share fun facts about how it’s different than ice cream.

Important Notes:

  • Gratuity is customary, and not included in ticket price.
  • Tour does not operate Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day.

Rave Reviews:

"I had a great time! The tour was unique and very interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable and it was a great way to learn more about some of the local places." - D. Cass

"Great date idea! I had a wonderful time taking a local girl I recently met to this event. She was completely surprised and we had a lot to talk about for the next few days. The guides were friendly and engaging and I learned something. Much better than a movie or simply dinner. I've already recommended this to my friends so give it a try - you won't regret it!" - A. Held

"An excellent way to introduce both natives and visitors to the city of Philadelphia." - James L.

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?
This tour is designed for persons age 14 and above. 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 our tours. Tours are offered several times every week, so please check another date/time for availability.

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. 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

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03:00 PM