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Quick Facts

  • Offered Sundays from 1:30pm –4:30pm
  • $39/person (gratuity not included)
  • Includes delicious eats at a taqueria, Vietnamese restaurant, Thai Restraurant, and huge Asian supermarket.
  • A rare opportunity to enter a Buddhist shrine!
  • Includes enough food for lunch. Everything served is very approachable.
  • Led by experienced food & culture experts

How does this experience compare to other tours of South Philly?

  • Other tours of South Philly focus on the Italian Market. Our tour is the only one featuring the new immigrant groups spicing up the neighborhood.
  • This is a great value! It’s a fun and unique activity in Philly and a satisfying lunch rolled into one.
  • This culinary adventure is geared for everyone living in and around Philly. We don’t make you feel like a tourist in the city you know. If you’re familiar with the Italian Market, then this is for you! This adventure focuses on the foods and traditions of the new immigrant groups in South Philly—Mexican and Vietnamese. We're NOT filming an extreme eating show! Everything you'll be eating is approachable, yet downright flavorful.
  • We are honored to be the only tour company in Philadelphia granted access to the shrine of a Buddhist temple.
  • We don’t dominate your entire day with tons of walking—3 hours, a compact route, and relaxing breaks at 3 great restaurants you’re sure to visit again.
  • Our guides are well-versed in many Asian cultures and cuisines.
  • Guides are down to earth and fun loving—no fake bubbly act or memorized scripts.

All The Yummy Details

Mention the words “South Philly” and almost everyone immediately pictures the Italian Market. Yet, nestled in and around the market is a treasure trove of outstanding Asian and Mexican culinary delights! Treat your taste buds to an exotic journey that will open your eyes to these rich flavors and vibrant cultures. Yes, the food is fantastic, but the highlight for most guests is the visit to the Buddhist temple. This tour is as great for first-time visitors to the neighborhood as it is for those who think they know the Italian Market inside out!

This 3-hour adventure is serving up enough delicious (not scary) food for lunch; fascinating insight into Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and Mexican food traditions; and a generous side of humor. Tour guides are well-versed in many international food traditions.    

During your enlightening and delicious adventure, you'll visit:

  • A Vietnamese specialty shop and restaurant to peruse Vietnamese favorites and to enjoy scrumptious and exquisitely made roasted pork Banh Mi (Vietnamese hoagie). 
  • A Buddhist Temple to see its elaborate and ornate interior. There, we'll share some fascinating facts about the symbolism and meaning of ceremonial items. This is a rare opportunity you won't want to miss.
  • A Thai Restaurant to enjoy a hearty sampling of three delicious Thai appetizers in the lavishly decorated dining room.
  • An Asian supermarket, to discover key cooking ingredients that create the signature flavors of many Asian cuisines. 
  • One of the area's best taquerias for an authentic Mexican taco unlike anything you've tasted, addictive homemade chips, and 2 tasty salsas, and a delicious traditional Mexican dessert.

Advanced reservations are required. This tour is not designed for children under the age of 14. Content and Schedule subject to change (Rev 3/21/13). **In rare circumstances tours may be cancelled due to low attendance.

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