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    Chinatown Food Tour

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    You don't need a passport for a trip to mainland China, Korea, and Vietnam. On this exploration of Philly's Chinatown, there will be frequent stops to sample delicious treats and learn about the area's fascinating history. Just a few stops on this food tour include: Asian Arts Initiative, Fo Shou Temple, Fortune Cookie Factory, Noodle Factory, Tea Talk Bread, Top Bakery, and the "House of Dragons" Fire House. As you go, you'll find out how Chinatown changed from a society of bachelor railroad workers to the thriving district you see today. This food tour is about more than just food: it's journey through history that will fulfill both your appetite and your sense of wonder.
    Chinatown Food Tour

    1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the rich and growing culture of Philly's own Chinatown on this 3 hour food tour
    • Sample delicacies like moon cakes, bubble tea, soup dumplings, and Vietnamese sandwiches
    • See the Friendship Gate, Asian Arts Initiative, Noodle Factory, and more
    • Learn about the neighborhood's rich cultural history
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    Cheesesteak Segway Tour

    Sample five different Philly cheesesteaks as you tour South Philadelphia by Segway, stopping at the best cheesesteak shops along the way! Glide through the streets of South Philadelphia along a five-mile loop past neighborhood highlights, including Italian Market, South Street and Society Hill- all without breaking a sweat. On your two-hour tour, you'll be introduced to the famed sandwich, wit or witout onions, and the lively vendors who make them. This small-group Segway tour is limited to 6 people, ensuring personalized attention from your guide. Meet your entertaining guide and begin your South Philadelphia tour with a 30-minute orientation session. Once you feel comfortable riding your self-balancing electric Segway, you'll weave through the streets of South Philly, stopping at five famous cheesesteak shops, on a five-mile loop. As you enjoy these scrumptious tastings of the sandwich that made the city famous, you'll understand why there's nothing quite like a crusty roll filled with thinly sliced sauteed beef and melted cheese. (See list under Itinerary, subject to hours of operation.) Follow your guide through South Philadelphia neighborhoods like Italian Market, South Street and Society Hill as you take in the historical sights. Along the way, stop at five authentic Philly cheesesteak shops, where you'll sample five different cheesesteaks and determine which kind is your favorite ordered wit or without toppings. Gobble up one quarter of a cheesesteak at each vendor, from your classic hole-in-the-wall restaurant to the take-out window. Enjoy the flavors and textures of ribeye beef and melted cheese, dripping with toppings such as sauteed mushrooms, ketchup and hot or sweet peppers. Your guide will make sure you order the traditional Philly cheesesteak, known in Philly as whiz wit, meaning Cheez Whiz (processed cheese spread) and fried onions. Delicious!
    Cheesesteak Segway Tour

    West Philadelphia, Philadelphia

    • Tour South Philadelphia by Segway and stop for five delicious Philly cheesesteak tastings
    • See city landmarks like Betsy Ross House, Independence National Park and Chinatown with a local guide
    • Stop at five authentic Philly cheesesteak shops to sample each mouthwatering sandwich
    • Explore the Italian Market, South Street and Society Hill during this small-group, personalized experience
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    Chestnut Hill Food Tour

    Fill up in Philly with some foodie favorites! This walking tour will introduce you to some of the best artisanal eateries in the city! You'll be exploring the historic Chestnut Hill, trekking alongside a longtime local for an insider's perspective. Along the way, you'll take in some of the remarkable architecture and well-manicured parks that make this area Philly's most extravagant neighborhood. But the star of this tour is definitely in the scrumptious fare you'll be sampling in the quaint restaurants and shops you stop in at, including unique cheeses, olive oil & vinegars, and a delicious dessert. Getting cultured is tough work, huh?
    Chestnut Hill Food Tour

    4653 Umbria St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the historic district of Chestnut Hill and meet some of its local bakers and chefs
    • Sample a range of scrumptious Philly fare, including cheese, olive oil, and a dessert
    • Enjoy enough artisanal food samples to equal a filling lunch
    • Get to know the culture of this ornate neighborhood through its sights and cuisine
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    Italian Market Food Tour

    Take a satisfying tour of Philadelphia's famous Italian Market- the oldest and largest Italian market in the country- as you explore both its history and cuisine. Your knowledgeable and entertaining host will take you on a journey through the history of the market and share expert tips on the best stops and must-try treats. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to sample delicious dishes of your own choosing as you explore the sights and tastes of another region. With such a rich culture (and even richer cuisine), you'll soon discover why Philadelphia foodies flock to this remarkable market.
    Italian Market Food Tour

    919 S 9th St, Philadelphia

    • Enjoy a 2-hour tour of the oldest and largest Italian market in the country
    • Check out cool locations like Rizzo Mural, Taffet's, and Anastasi Fish Market
    • Sample some of the tastiest food in the market
    • Discover the rich history and culture that has shaped this beloved neighborhood
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    University City Food Tour

    Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Philadelphia's University City, home to the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and Drexel University. Experience dynamic campus life as you follow your local guide to the universities' prettiest and most historical buildings. Admire Victorian architecture in surrounding neighborhoods, explore a city park, pass a cemetery and enjoy tasty bites from street food vendors. End your tour with a trolley ride! After meeting at 30th Street Station in the morning, you'll leave on foot down Market Street; stopping for a taste of the Caribbean at the first group of food truck stops. Down the road is Drexel University, a private research institution founded in 1891. Walk down one of the green quads and into the Main Building, the campus' oldest building. Marvel at the classical Renaissance architecture and its splendid interior, the multi-story arcaded walls of the Grand Court, all virtually unchanged since the university's founding.

    Walk down the hill past World Cafe Live, a live music venue, and enter Penn Park, a new green space with spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline.

    Pass some of the most iconic college sports venues in the country, such as Franklin Field and the Palestra, and then enter the heart of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) campus, which opened its doors in 1751 and credits Benjamin Franklin as its founder.

    At Franklin Field you will reach the second group of food trucks during the heart of lunch hour as you make your way to Penn's campus.

    Your guide will lead you past Fisher Library, an architectural masterpiece created by Frank Furness, and past College Hall, with its characteristic green hue. Enter Houston Hall, home of the country's first Student Union, and then continue up Locust Walk, a picturesque campus promenade.

    From there you will end up on Spruce Street with the third group of food trucks lining the streets and you'll be treated to something sweet at the final location.

    Lastly you'll walk through hidden preserves and a pond on the campus making your way to the trolley stop where your guide will provide a token for each person, valid for a ride on the trolley. From this point, you'll have the choice to ride back to 30th Street or continue to Center City.

    University City Food Tour

    30th Street Station, Philadelphia

    • Soak up the dynamic campus life of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University and their eclectic food trucks
    • Explore picturesque avenues, historical buildings and sports venues
    • Hear the fascinating history of the buildings you pass from your expert local guide
    • Try some of Philly's tasty bites from street food vendors in University City neighborhood
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    Authentic Philly Food Tour

    Grab your camera and get ready to say "cheesesteak!" This tour will introduce you to the 300-year-old neighborhood of Manayunk, featuring some of Philadelphia's most iconic foods! You'll travel by foot around this architecturally rich district with a knowledgeable local guide, getting a thorough dose of history and an insider's perspective of its culture. Along the way, you'll stop at locally-owned delis, bakeries, and other eateries, some beside the striking Schuylkill River. There, you'll fill up on mouthwatering samples that include Philly cheesesteak, tomato pie, and fresh pretzels. Better bring a city-sized appetite! It's time to Philly up!
    Authentic Philly Food Tour

    4653 Umbria St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the historic district of Manayunk and meet some of its local bakers and chefs
    • Sample a range of scrumptious Philly fare, including cheesesteaks and pretzels
    • Enjoy enough artisanal food samples to equal a filling lunch
    • Get to know the culture of this scenic neighborhood through its sights and cuisine
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    Philadelphia Chinatown Food Tour (Arch St)

    Take a unique tour through Philadelphia's Chinatown as you explore a wealth of delicious food and rich Asian-American culture. As you stroll through the streets, you'll learn all about the beginnings of the neighborhood during the search for "gim sa" (Golden Mountain), and how it came to be the thriving cultural enclave it is today. Stop at such popular locations as Friendship Gate, the Noodle Factory, the Asian Arts Initiative, and "House of Dragons" Fire House. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to sample items like Vietnamese sandwiches, moon cakes, tapioca bubble tea, and soup dumplings. Over the course of your 3-hour tour, your knowledgeable and entertaining guide will provide interesting facts about both the culinary scene and distinct personality that make this neighborhood so incredible.
    Philadelphia Chinatown Food Tour (Arch St)

    229 Arch St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the sights and tastes of Philadelphia's vibrant and culturally rich Chinatown
    • Check out locations like Dim Sum Garden, Fo Shou Temple, and Friendship Gate
    • Sample some of the tastiest food in the neighborhood
    • Gain a deeper appreciation for another culture while enjoying a new culinary experience
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