Chef Jacquie will be holding special “open-to-the-public” tours of the Italian Market! To view event info and to purchase your tickets, click on the dates below:
• October 25, 2014 — SOLD OUT!
• November 15, 2014
Dates Announced for 2015!
If you’re looking for a real culinary adventure in the country’s oldest outdoor market, the Italian Market on 9th Street in Philadelphia, Chef Jacquie is your girl. A native of South Philadelphia who lived two blocks from the Market, she is also a professional chef and grew up with most of the shop owners on 9th Street. The personal history and colorful characters of these business owners comes through as Chef Jacquie prompts them to tell their family secrets, personal histories, and how they came up with their specialty products. Come hungry.
You’ll get a real gastronomic tour of the Market, since there will be a sample waiting for you at every stop. From the amazing cheeses at one of Philly’s oldest cheese shops to a made-to-order cannoli, there is something for everyone. As we walk from shop to shop, you’ll sample cheese steaks, pizza, premium coffee, fine chocolate, and gelato. Most shop owners welcome your individual purchases and give a VIP discount to our guests.
A complimentary bottle of water at start of tour is provided. These daytime tours are fun, flavorful, and fabulous! Each tour lasts 3–3-1/2 hours. We spend approximately 20 minutes in each shop.