Philly is famous for its cheesesteaks, hoagies and pretzels. Learn the story behind these and other local food favorites, and the vibrant and historic Reading Terminal Market where they're sold during this 75- to 90-minute Market-based walking tour. Also see pretzels being twisted, hear the story behind the Breyers Ice Cream logo and find out where Milton Hershey got the idea for Hershey's Kisses -- in other words, fun history that has nothing to do with our government! Tour was written and is frequently led by food writer Carolyn Wyman, the author of the definitive "Great Philly Cheesesteak Book" (Running Press), "Spam: A Biography" (Harcourt) and "Jell-O: A Biography" (Harcourt), featured on NPR's "Fresh Air," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" and "Jay Leno."
Tours include several small food bites and the "Philly Insider Eats Sheet," a guide to local restaurants. No charge for kids younger than 7.
Plan time before or after the tour to eat a meal and explore the Market on your own. Two-hour reduced rate parking available at the Parkway Garage, 12th and Filbert (entrance on 12th between Arch and Filbert) and the Hilton Garage, 11th and Arch, with a $10 Market purchase. Advanced reservations are the only way to guarantee your spot.
Miss the Brown Paper Ticket deadline for the tour? Call 215-545-8007 up to one hour before the tour start to check last-minute availability. Also use this number to schedule a private group tour at other days and times. Sales are final and nonrefundable except in the rare case that we cancel a tour. FOR THIS REASON PLEASE BE SURE TO PROVIDE A CELL OR OTHER PHONE NO. WHERE WE CAN REACH YOU LAST-MINUTE WHEN YOU ARE INPUTTING YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION ON THIS SITE. Reading Terminal is a covered, indoor market that is heated in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer and so tours are held rain or shine.
Disclaimer: By purchasing ticket(s) and participating in a tour the attendee(s) waive(s) all claims of liability against the presenting Philly Food Wiz LLC for any illness/injury to anyone on this tour and/or loss/damage/theft to any attendee's property while they are participating in the Taste of Philly Food Tour. Participants walk at their own risk and waive any liability claims against Philly Food Wiz LLC, Taste of Philly Food Tour, Carolyn Wyman, Reading Terminal Market and/or any guide, supplier and/or business associated with this tour.
Reading Terminal Market (View)
12th and Filbert streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107