Chew Philly Food Tours

#21 in Best Things To Do in Philadelphia
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4312 Main St.

Price & Hours

Prices vary by tour
Hours vary by tour

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Sightseeing, Tours Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.2scorecard
  • 2.5Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 3.0Atmosphere

No visit to Philly would be complete without trying some of the city's iconic dishes. To taste a bit of everything, sign up for a foodie outing with Chew Philly Food Tours. Each 2 ½-hour walking tour includes at least six samples.

On the company's standard Authentic Philly Food Tour – which is based in northwestern Philadelphia's Manayunk neighborhood – travelers will sample bites of classic Philly items like tomato pie and cheesesteaks, while the Chestnut Hill Food Tour offers a more refined experience that may include tastes of local cheeses, gourmet chocolates, award-winning olive oils and more. Those with an interest in the paranormal should opt for the Haunted Food Tour, an October-only tour that features fall-themed tastings (think: apple cider and maple pecan macarons) and commentary about local (reportedly haunted) attractions.

Foodies heap praise on this tour company's excursions, citing the delectable dishes and informative and personable tour guides as highlights. All three outings receive rave reviews, so much so that several travelers recommend making time for two tours.

Chew Philly's tours are generally available on Saturdays and Sundays from March through November. Start times vary by day and outing, but expect most excursions to begin between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets for standard tours cost $59 per adult and $21 or $23 per child, while rates for the seasonal Haunted Food Tour start at $74 per person. Visitors who subscribe to the company's email list will receive a promo code for a discount to apply toward a tour. Parking lots and street parking are available near each tour's starting location. SEPTA's Regional Rail line also makes stops in the Manayunk and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods. To opt into Chew Philly's emails and book a tour, visit the operator's website.

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