Best of Philadelphia Food Tour - Small Group Walking Tour

Badge of ExcellencePhiladelphia, United States

From $69.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Philadelphia is a terrific foodie city, but, for visitors, it can be tricky to know where to find the best places to eat. This walking tour removes the guesswork. In a small group of no more than 12, you'll eat your way through the city, from Reading Terminal Market to Sansom Street, and experience the best of the Philly food scene.
  • Walking tour of Philadelphia's best foodie spots, from Reading Terminal Market to Sansom Street
  • Small-group tour (maximum 12): A more personal experience
  • Eat your way around Philadelphia, stopping at the best food spots
  • Learn all about the local Philadelphia foodie scene from your guide

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs or personal shopping

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1 N Broad St
    1 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    Your tour will meet outside the Masonic Temple, in front of the main entrance - 1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Start time

02:00 PM

End point

  • Center City
    Center City, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    A central location in Center City, near public transit.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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109 reviews
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Sheila_M, Mar 2023
The excellent knowledge of our guide, Dick. Loved the spots we visited. Guide considerate, helpful. Great time.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Sheila! Taking this tour with a local expert makes all the difference in the world.
Best of Philly ala James
JimandAnn_D, Mar 2023
My husband and I loved the personal attention of our guide. He knew so much about the city and stories behind so many businesses and buildings. Tasting the food was fun and we now have new places to visit when we make a return trip. Thank you James Robinson for a memorable time!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you both for joining our Best of Philly Food Tour! Not only do you get delicious food, but an in-depth look of the history and culture of our Center City neighborhood. What could be better?!
Enjoyed the history of...
John_V, Jan 2023
Enjoyed the history of restaurants and how things have changed in recent years. Did not expect my favorite food to be hummus to be my favorite food on the tour.
A great day
John_S, Jan 2023
Our family had a really great time touring and tasting with Chuck. We live in the suburbs of Philadelphia and learned so much about our city it was fantastic. Even my teen sons said thank you for a great experience.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you John! Teenagers can be the toughest critics, so we very much appreciate that great feedback from them. Our tours are insightful for locals and tourists alike. Even of you have lived in or near Philly your whole life, I guarantee you will see the city in a different light after our tours.
More to Philly than cheesesteaks!
Tom_C, Dec 2022
Philly food tour was amazing! Pretzels, tahini shakes, and one of the best pulled pork sandwiches I’ve ever had. Chuck was a fantastic tour guide and was able to seamlessly incorporate facts about the city and the food culture in Philadelphia (outside of cheesesteaks) . Would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you Tom! Cheesesteaks are great and we love to feature them on many of our food tours, but they are not the only amazing sandwich in this city. The roast pork sandwich is delicious, and we know the best spots to get it. You hit upon a classic that we love to include, the Philly pretzel, and an innovative spin on the milk shake that leaves guests wanting more.
The guide was great
Kristine_S, Oct 2022
The guide was great and very passionate. I was expecting a small food plate at each location but two of the stops we had coffee and a milkshake. My recommendation would be for food at all four stops. But again the guide was great.
Enjoyable afternoon with good company and a fun tour guide.
Tammy_S, Oct 2022
Very much enjoyed Best of Philadelphia Food tour with Nina. Our first stop was trying different kinds of hummus. It was delicious! Also to my surprise really liked the chocolate mint tahini milkshake, so good. I would say maybe incorporate a little more history of the city and some of the sights. Overall I would recommend this tour. Nina was very pleasant and made a great effort to make sure our group was comfortable.
Amazing food tour!!!
Cynthia_C, Oct 2022
We enjoyed our tour with Chuck sooooo much!!! really informative tour and the food is sooo tasty! Would recommend friends and family with this tour again!
Fantastic Food and History
Chadd_C, Oct 2022
It's not just that the food is outstanding, the city history that the tour provides is fantastic as well. Our guide, Adam, did a tremendous job educating us right from the tour start at City Hall, with perfect food choices all along the way. The tour is valuable for both visitors and life-long Philadelphians alike. We highly recommend to anyone.
Awesome Tour & Guide
Cindy_J, Oct 2022
Wonderful Day & Experience! I love Philly & can’t wait to come back! The tour was awesome! He shared so many wonderful details. Even the way to order a cheesesteak!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We love Philly too and we can't wait until you come back! The ordering of the cheesesteak is an art form. Many try, few master it. Our guides are masters, and they will show you how to do it Philly style!
History and food blended together
Luc_D, Sep 2022
Learning about the historical origine of the foods and John, our guide, could answer to all our different questions.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for joining us and for leaving this great review Luc!
Great way to experience the city
Kristian_G, Sep 2022
What a great experience with Alex! Not only did we get a flavor of the local food scene, we also got an insight into the neighborhoods of downtown Philly just by going into the neighborhoods to taste the local favorite eateries. I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Kristian! The great thing about a food tour is you not only eat mouth-watering food, but you learn so much about this wonderful city. It's the best of both worlds!
This was our 1st time to...
Michelle_M, Sep 2022
This was our 1st time to Philly. Rick was amazing all the places he took us. All the food was delicious! I would recommend this to everyone!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Mitchell for taking our tour, leaving this review and recommending our tour to others! We hope you come back to the City of Brotherly Love and explore more of our amazing city!
Fun afternoon
Kenneth_F, Sep 2022
We did the food tour of downtown. Nina our guide was a real firecracker. It’s a lot of good food and interesting things about the city
The storytelling.
Sue_Y, Aug 2022
The storytelling about William Penn's hat, the feud between the first 2 Cheesesteak restaurants, and the best place to be at 1:30 in the morning on a Saturday.
Katie_C, Aug 2022
We had such a great time with chuck! We ate some really great food, including the best pretzel I've ever had. Really interesting tour!
Food Tour, give me more!
Devin_B, Aug 2022
Starting at the gorgeous city Hall we made our way to Terminal Redding Market where we enjoyed a warm pretzel, corn dogs and cheese curds. We then walked over and enjoyed a mushroom pizza followed shortly by a very juicy Philly cheese steak. We capped off the food Tour with whoppie pies and a vegan shake in Rittenhouse Square. All the food was really good and we thoroughly enjoyed our time and conversation with John who was very personable and knowledgeable. Would have liked a few more stops on the tour to enjoy a few more Philly food staples such as tomato pie and the roast pork broccoli rabe sandwich. Would def recommend to those in the central Philly area!
Family fun
Rick_K, Aug 2022
Great food, Chuck was awesome. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Interesting facts and architecture. We loved it.
Philly rocks!
Mary_G, Aug 2022
Our guide Chuck was knowledgeable and passionate about Philly, it’s history, and it’s food! Enjoyed it and learned a lot! Don’t eat beforehand!
Far too much heavy, heavy food. Very little variety.
Dawn_M, Jul 2022
John was a excellent guide and he has excellent detail and stories about local history. He mentioned how he curates the food and his choices were lacking in subtle flavors, nuance, and variety. Literally pretzels, corn dogs, cheese curds, pizza, an uninspired cheesesteak, whoopie pies, and a half of a vegan milkshake. Most left feeling stuffed beyond it being enjoyable. Most chatted about the lack of anything fresh. Zero veggies or fruit unless you count a tiny bit of arugula on a pizza. Disappointed after two amazing food tours in DC.