Philadelphians, want to get your foodie on this summer? Philadelphia is full of unique, exciting, and delicious food, restaurants, and world-renowned chefs. During the summer months when the weather is beautiful and the city is pumping with energy, many different food tours are offered throughout the city so residents and visitors can learn the best local spots for the tastiest eats. You may have to splurge on a few of these tours, but it’s worth it for these once-in-a-lifetime scrumptious events. Read on for some of the most exciting food events this summer that offer a wide array of food spots throughout different neighborhoods in the city!
Authentic Philadelphia Food Tour
When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until November. Where: Chew Philly Food Tours, 4653 Umbria Street, Manayunk. Cost: $34.
Tour-goers have the opportunity to learn about and explore historic Manayunk while tasting traditional Philly favorites, like the soft pretzel, tomato pie and cheesesteaks. All of the tour guides are born-and-raised Philadelphians who can offer insider tips and secrets on the history and culture of the neighborhood, as well as bringing tour goers to the best family-owned delis, bakeries and restaurants.
Ethnic Eats Tour
When: Sundays from 1:30-4:30 p.m., starting June 7. Where: Various locations throughout South Philadelphia. Cost: $39.
The Ethnic Eats food tour is the only food tour in South Philly that strays from the traditional Italian Market in the area and focuses on all the diverse immigrants livening up the area with their ethnic and yummy eats. The experienced tour guides will take visitors to a taqueria, a Vietnamese restaurant, a Thai restaurant, and an Asian supermarket, where they can enjoy a full lunch of delicious cultural foods. The tour also prides themselves on being the only tour group allowed to take their visitors inside the shrine of a Buddhist Temple.
Farmers’ Market at Dilworth Park
When: Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Dilworth Park, Center City. Cost: Free, depending on what food you purchase.
If you’re looking for a less pricey option to experience some local foods, farmers’ markets are never out of style! Dilworth Park partners with Farm to City, a program that brings fresh, healthy and locally-grown food into urban environments. You can never go wrong with healthy, organic foods that come straight from the farm!
Flavors of Philly Tour
When: Mondays-Saturdays 1:30 – 4 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Where: Center City Philadelphia. Cost: $29.
Flavors of Philly Tour offers a laid-back, funny, and traditional Philly experience, highlighting some of the most popular Philly food favorites in the heart of Center City. Guides will take tour-goers on an entertaining ride through Philly’s history and tell stories of how the iconic foods of the city came to be, culminating in a huge meal that includes authentic Philly favorites — cheesesteaks, cheese whiz fries, tomato pie, soft pretzels, sweets, and famous 4th street cookies.
Eating East Passyunk Tour
When: Saturdays 3 – 5 p.m. until August 29. Where: 1601 East Passyunk Avenue. Cost: $35
This tour takes guests on an interesting and educational tour of the iconic East Passyunk neighborhood in South Philly. Tour guides will start at one end and take guests through the avenue, highlighting many local bars, restaurants, murals and other landmarks along the street. The street came from humble beginnings and became known for its delicious Italian eateries, but food fans have recently been calling East Passyunk the city’s contemporary Restaurant Row — you don’t want to miss out on this insider tour of the city’s new culinary center.