- $35 for one admission to a 2.5-hour Philadelphia food tour with Chew Philly Food Tours founder Elyse Castillo
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
- Each guest should dress comfortably and bring a compact umbrella and bottle of water.
- Children are welcome on the tour.
Tours meet for the first tasting at Marchiano’s Bakery.
Each event is capped at 16 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
Philadelphia’s rich culinary history repeats itself every day within the city’s restaurants and bakeries. Throughout this walking tour, Elyse Castillo, founder of Chew Philly Food Tours, introduces your group to a variety of popular foods that have warmed the cockles of Philly’s heart throughout the years. After meeting at Marchiano’s Bakery for introductions and a slice of tomato pie, Elyse leads the group out into the streets for an afternoon filled with food samples and historical tidbits about the city’s culinary scenes, culture, and architecture.
Meet and Eat
After introductions, Elyse spins the historic tale of Marchiano’s Bakery, where famous patrons used to come for baked goods similar to the tomato pie and stuffed bread you’ll taste.
Stroll the Manayunk Canal
Elyse leads the group along the scenic Manayunk Canal en route to stops including Philadelphia Soft Pretzel and Sorrentino’s Deli, where you’ll have some authentic Philadelphia cheesecake.
Diverse Tasting Menu
Other highlights include a slider version of the award-winning peanut butter and bacon burger at Lucky’s Last Chance, as well as a red velvet cupcake at Sweet Elizabeth’s Cakes, which was featured on the Cooking Channel.
Founder, Chew Philly Food Tours
Elyse Castillo has always seen herself as a foodie, so it made sense that she embarked on a career as a food and beverage director of various dining cruises. But when she moved to Philadelphia, she made an important discovery: you don’t need to travel an ocean to sample rich and varied cuisine. Going off the beaten path, she searched the city for culinary gems, and by 2011, she was ready to start Chew Philly Food Tours, which has since garnered praise from the likes of Zagat and Travel Channel.
Depending upon the tour schedule and demand, other professionally trained guides may conduct tours.