Philadelphia's South 9th Street looks a little different than it did in the 1880s, when the Italian Market was established. The scenery may have been modernized, but the smells are probably just as mouthwatering as they were when Italian immigrants first settled there and opened their bakeries and restaurants. Today Philly's bakery scene thrives all over the city, but the Italian Market remains its heart. There, a menagerie of sensory delights awaits, from the sight of fresh cakes and cookies behind glass to the smells of freshly baked bread wafting through the air.
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