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Philadelphia Iconic Foods Tour

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Voted "Best Tourist Activity" by Manayunk.com, enjoy this guided walking tour exploring the exciting culinary offerings of Philadelphia's first historic district. Try eight iconic Philly foods, including tomato pie, soft pretzels, ice cream and yes, a classic Philly cheesesteak. The 2.5-hour tour is crammed with information on the 300-year-old neighborhood, fun historical anecdotes and cultural secrets that enliven the experience in between bites.
  • Try a generous range of dishes, including the classic Philly cheesesteak
  • Learn about the history behind this 300-year-old neighborhood
  • Walk away with a TasteBook: an in-depth guide to the city’s food scene
  • Discover the neighborhood’s top sights up close
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the late morning at a centrally located meeting point in Manayunk, and embark on a culinary-minded tour of the neighborhood. This tour will take place over lunchtime, and will include generously portioned samples at multiple stops, so be sure to come hungry.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and with more than 300 years of history behind it, riverfront Manayunk was once a mill town before it became one of Philadelphia’s most food-loving neighborhoods. Take in the sights while your guide gives you a background in the history.
Then, it’s time to eat. Sample tomato pie (a thick, rectangular take on pizza, topped with lots of tomato sauce), the enormous local soft pretzels, and a classic Philly cheesesteak, as well as numerous other treats. At each stop, you’ll see a new side of the neighborhood and discover more about the area’s culinary traditions.
The tour ends right in the center of Manayunk, and just steps from the local train station.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering the hills of Manayunk, the walking was quite easy. But considering all the restaurants in the area I was expecting more food. However, we did hit all the Philly favorites of tomato pie, soft pretzels, cheesesteaks. There was also cappuccino and ice cream and...More

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chewphilly2019, Owner at Chew Philly Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, and for your valuable thoughts! We do strive to exhibit the true spirit of our tour in our marketing and branding, which is to show 5-7 tastings of famous Philadelphia foods to our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Received the tour as a Christmas present and finally went on the tour today. Wonderful selection of stops including Marchiano's bakery, pretzels from Tasty Twisters, bruschetta from River City Outpost, cheese steaks (1/4) from Sorrentino's deli, cappuccino from Volo coffeehouse, cookies from Nutmeg Cate Design...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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chewphilly2019, Owner at Chew Philly Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely review to receive! Thank you for listing each of the tastings that you enjoyed. We sincerely appreciate the time you took in writing this review, and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 May 2019

I have lived in the Roxborough/Manyunk area for almost 10 years and still learned so much from this tour. The food was amazing! I loved getting introduced to the many places that prioritize a well made product. The tour guide was fantastic and the length...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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chewphilly2019, Owner at Chew Philly Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2019

Thank you for coming on the tour, and for taking the time to write a review! We truly appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 30 April 2019

Our family decided on a food tour to experience Manayunk while visiting our daughter in Philly. We had a wonderful afternoon learning about the neighborhood while enjoying a delicious progressive lunch. We'll be revisiting several of the spots we tried with Lauren and will definitely...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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chewphilly2019, Owner at Chew Philly Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2019

This is so great to hear! We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Lauren. Thank you for coming on the tour, and we look forward to seeing you in Chestnut Hill.

Reviewed 30 April 2019

This past weekend we took the Food Tour of Manayunk and our guide Bethany was extremely friendly, knowledgable and just fun. She not only loves her little town of Manayunk but loves the food and people and it was reflected in how everything was presented...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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chewphilly2019, Owner at Chew Philly Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2019

We love hearing that locals enjoyed the tour just as much as out-of-towners, and are so glad that you had a great time! Thanks for coming, and we truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review.

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6 August 2019|
Response from akory99 | Reviewed this property |
Most Manayunk and Chestnut Hill tours run Saturdays and Sundays and start either 11:00 or 11:30. You can find them on Phillyfoodtours click on "Buy" to see the time slots available.
23 August 2018|
Response from 608jeremyr | Reviewed this property |
Hi - If you go on Chew Philly Food Tours website, they have a contact number there...but once you sign up for their tour (and they have several), you will receive an email notification from them with the address/meeting... More
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