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Taste of Philly Food Tour

12th Street and Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA
+1 215-545-8007
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Food lovers must do this!

This tour was 120% worth it, Carolyn is so knowledgeable not just about food but about history and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lizzieryan87
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Brisbane, Australia
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Tasty tour

This tour was informative and tasty. You will learn about the history of the Reading Terminal and... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Joni C
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Brandon, Florida, USA
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12th Street and Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA
City Center East
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+1 215-545-8007
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was 120% worth it, Carolyn is so knowledgeable not just about food but about history and fun facts; do it on an empty stomach before you explore the market and then stay after to eat at one or some of the recommendations -...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This tour was informative and tasty. You will learn about the history of the Reading Terminal and you will get samples from some of the RTM vendors. Carolyn is a food writer and is acquainted with many of the vendors. She has written a book...More

2  Thank Joni C
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Carolyn was knowledgable tour guide. Of a 75 minute tour touted as a taste of the reading terminal market, did not expect to waste 20 minutes in the old railroad house getting history. Expected more inside the market food stalls information and insider tips. For...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We've visited the food market regularly on previous visits but this was a fantastic way to learn more about the building and the history of the market. We had the chance to sample some lovely food and also got some great tips on where to...More

1  Thank foodfan2
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great introduction to the Reading Terminal Market. Carolyn gave great background of the building, murals, food stands, and the unique flavors of Philly. The Market is a must but could be overwhelming. We made stops to some of the food purveyors that...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Offered only on Wednesday (less hectic) and Saturdays (much busier) in the winter (additional tours are available in the summer), this informative and inexpensive ($16.95/adults & $9.95 ages 7-12) tour covers the history of the local area and the market's 100+ year history. The walking...More

1  Thank Pam C
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We did the philly food walking tour, and we're so happy we did. Our guide (the beautiful, charming, and amazing Judy!) was a fourth generation Philadelphian, and it was evident that she not only knew the history of the city, she also knew the funny...More

Thank Beta C
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Reading Terminal Market is a bustling food market, full of shops and tourists and natives, which could be overwhelming for visitors like my family and me. Fortunately, the first activity of our weekend getaway was the Taste of Philly Food Tour, led by Carolyn. She...More

Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

I enjoyed this tour but the name is a little misleading. This isn't the "food tour" many people are used to where you visit four or five food places and eat something between appetizer and small plate size at each one. The person who posted...More

2  Thank Bunnydots
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I did the Food Tour of Reading Terminal Market with Carolyn. She is very knowledgeable and has some awesome recommendations of places to eat not only in the market but also all around Philly. You get some tastes of different foods in the market and...More

Thank calbin
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Yes, this is the Reading Terminal Market Food Tour. I think teens would enjoy it. The samples are great, there is a lot of history, and I thought Carolyn was very interesting and knowledgeable., I would highly recommend... More
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