It’s easy to pay, on the website! Just click the “Book It” button and enter your credit card information on the secure server. If you do not wish to use a credit card, you can mail a check to Taste for Travel, P.O. Box 347, Wayne, PA 19087. Please make your check payable to Taste for Travel. Your check must arrive at least 2 weeks before the tour date. If your reservation is made within 2 weeks of the tour date, please provide a money order or bank check instead of a personal check. We do not accept cash.
Once we receive your paid reservation, you will receive a welcome kit with all the information you need to participate in the tour. This includes where to meet, start time, where to park, and what to wear (according to the season). We’ll be walking for most of the time, so walking shoes are important for your comfort.
You can bring a cooler is you wish, but please leave it in your car so you do not have to lug it around. And you should bring your own market/shopping bag with you.
Absolutely! You will definitely want to take advantage of your time in the Italian Market to purchase great food stuff. Many vendors we visit also offer discounts for goods purchased the day of the tour.
Please let us know at time of booking about any special food needs. This includes food allergies, vegetarian preferences, gluten-free, etc. We will do our best to accommodate you!
Tours leave promptly at the designated time, from the designated place indicated in your welcome kit. Please make every effort to be on time. We realize sometimes issues can arise to prevent you from joining us on time. In those cases, please call Chef Jacquie at 610-506-6120, she will let you know where to catch up with the group. Any locations you miss will not be revisited during the formal tour, however, any discounts offered that day will still apply, you can go back afterward to make purchases.
There are a few parking lots mentioned in your welcome kit and street parking. Average cost is $3-5.
Yep! Foodies are a hardy lot, and we go on our journeys unless the City of Philadelphia declares a state of emergency!
We love teaching children about new foods to try and introducing them to special people in the Italian Market! To get the most out of the experience, we define children eligible for the tour as ages 10 to 15. For each child you bring, there must be an adult present (ratio of 1:1). Kids between 10 and 15 years old can join us for only $25 each! Children are eligible to participate in daytime tours only and receive a bottle of water.
Taste for Travel is happy to design private tours to meet the needs of any group. Please contact Chef Jacquie directly to discuss the possibilities! ChefJacquie@taste4travel.net or 610-506-6120
Seniors and students receive a 10 percent discount on all domestic walking tours. Please bring ID with you. To receive the discount, please contact Chef Jacquie directly. ChefJacquie@taste4travel.net or 610-506-6120
You can transfer your ticket to someone who would like to come in your place. Because space is limited, your reservation is final once booked.
You will be experiencing a variety of tastes on the tour and will receive a full itinerary the day of the tour. We will be visiting the “iconic” Philadelphia culinary locations including some of the best kept secrets in the City.
We recommend you take normal precautions you would take anytime you visit a city. We will be in a group walking in a very friendly part of the city; we anticipate you will feel comfortable on the tour.
Because you are booking a “walking” tour, please note it is necessary for you to be able to walk for three hours on the sidewalks of Philadelphia and in an open market area filled with obstacles.