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Decadent Gourmet Tour

Philadelphia, PA

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Treat your taste buds to a tasting adventure in the heart of Philadelphia that will introduce you to decadent and gourmet treats at the city’s best foodie destinations! 

  • Tour guides recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" and were ranked #1 out of 303 attractions in Philly on TripAdvisor
  • Enjoy tastings of 5 world-class decadent treats from 5 of Philly's best-hidden gems on this approximately 2.5-hour tour
  • Learn about gourmet treats ranging from artisan cheeses to gourmet chocolate 
  • Perfect experience for local couples and families, or out-of-town guests

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Treat your taste buds to a tasting adventure in the heart of Philadelphia that will introduce you to decadent and gourmet treats at the city’s best foodie destinations! 

  • Tour guides recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" and were ranked #1 out of 303 attractions in Philly on TripAdvisor
  • Enjoy tastings of 5 world-class decadent treats from 5 of Philly's best-hidden gems on this approximately 2.5-hour tour
  • Learn about gourmet treats ranging from artisan cheeses to gourmet chocolate 
  • Perfect experience for local couples and families, or out-of-town guests
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Availability:
Year-Round:
Saturdays & Sundays - 3:00 PM

Booking Information
It is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.

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Treat your taste buds to a gourmet tasting adventure in the heart of Philadelphia. Your knowledgeable and friendly guide will introduce you to a heavenly tasting of 5 world-class decadent treats at 5 of Philly's best hidden gems.

Your tour begins at the city's best gourmet market where you will learn about the market's history and layout. You will stop at 3 foodie havens inside that are not to be missed - ranging from a fair food farmstand to the market's sweet spot for chocolate tasting.

Next, you'll visit Philadelphia's most famous gourmet superstore. Here you'll get the inside scoop on how cheese is made, be introduced to 4 fantastic farmstead and imported cheeses, and receive answers to questions you may have about selecting and serving cheeses.

The grand finale to your adventure will satisfy your desire for both sweet and salty as you enjoy a sour cherry chocolate chip cookie with sea salt from one of the most well-known bakeries in the city. This bakery also makes their own breads, ice cream, granola, and other pastries, many of which can be available for you to bring home to anyone who missed out on this tour.

*Itinerary and schedule are subject to change.

Essential Information
  • This tour is a tasting adventure, not a full meal
  • This tour is not designed for children under the age of 5
  • Gratuity is not included but is appreciated
  • You will be walking and standing throughout the tour as seating is not guaranteed
Duration
This tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
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Maximum Participants
You will be accompanied by other tour participants with a maximum of 12 per tour. For groups larger than 6 please contact Cloud 9 Living directly for pricing.
Spectators
This experience is only for those on the tour.
Weather Dependent
This experience will take place in all light weather conditions. In the rare event of a severe weather cancellation, you may reschedule directly with the experience provider.
What To Wear
Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions and comfortable shoes for walking throughout the tour.
Booking Information
It is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings for this experience are final and no rescheduling or cancellations will be permitted.

What happens if it rains?
The tours will take place in all light weather conditions.  In rare circumstances such as heavy snow, a hurricane or other extreme weather you will reschedule your tour with your experience provider.
I live in the city. Is the tour still good for me?
Absolutely!  On our tours you will explore hidden places that you probably don't know about, have the opportunity to meet food experts and learn many new things about food.  You'll see some of the coolest spots in the city and experience your hometown in a new way.
What if I have food allergies or dietary restrictions?
Your guides are happy to accommodate vegetarians, dietary restrictions and special needs. Please make a note when you submit your booking request of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Does the tour start and end at the same location?

This tour finishes about 12 blocks (20-minute walk) from the starting location. Taxis, Lyft, and Uber are all readily available at the last tour stop.Your guide will be happy to provide you with directions back to your car if needed.

This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
based on 38 reviews.
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The tour was great! We all really enjoyed the food. And the nice thing was that it was also partially an architectural tour so we stopped and saw a bunch of cool buildings along the way too.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Kassie, That definitely sounds like a lovely way to spend the day! Great food, a little history, and some fun buildings thrown in - what could be better? Let us know when you feel like exploring another cool city! Cheers, Inah
Mary Ann was a wonderful guide. Enough walking to keep things interesting, but not enough to require wearing sneakers. Learned a lot about the city/achitecture and ate some great food.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Emily, Thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience, and I'll be sure to pass your kind words along to Mary Ann! Cheers to good food in a fun city - I hope you made some wonderful new memories in Philly! Warm Regards, Inah
It was fun. We were told to meet outside the inner courtyard of the Sports Bar in the Reading Terminal Market, and we had a libation or two before going on the tour. Our guide Matt was engaging, and knowledgeable and our tour "mates" were a young couple from Reading and a trio from Bensalem. We set off on our tour (6 miles according to my wife's Fit Bit) and we had cheese curds and corn dog, hummus and babaghanoush and a bit of salad, and an amish donut at the Reading Market. Walked through Macy's, toured Del Frisco's, got bound up by eating a bunch of cheese at DiBruno's, and ended the tour at the Metropolitan Bakery. Liked the 20% discount at DiBruno's…..
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi John, That certainly sounds like a full day! I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Matt, I know he'll be happy to hear you had a fun time. And what's better than taking home some delicious souvenirs at a discount? Cheers, Inah  
The tour was excellent. Tour Guide Mary Ann was wonderful she made the trip worthwhile with her knowledge of the Architecture of the buildings we saw were excellent. All the stops for food were excellent. The amount of food was enough that we did not have to eat dinner that night.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Thanks for the awesome review, Anthony, we are thrilled to hear you had such an excellent time on your tour and even happier to hear that Mary Ann helped make the tour even more worthwhile, I will definitely make sure to share your kind words with our tour company! We hope to see you back again soon for more adventures but until then, have a Happy New Year!
Enjoyed the food choices, nice sized group (not too big), and Matt, our tour guide was fun, knowledgeable, and interacted with each person like family. Highly recommend.
This tour was fun! We got to taste a variety of gourmet foods around center city and the tour guide was very knowledgeable
The food was delicious and the tour guide was very friendly and vibrant throughout the whole tour. We have lived in the Philly suburbs for many years and have traveled to Center City routinely. We never knew the interesting nuggets of information she had to share. Highly recommend this tour to native Philadelphians and tourists!
We had a wonderful experience with this tour. The food, the company, the architecture were amazing. But our tour guide Maryann made the experience memorable. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and made the time fun.
MaryAnn was excellent. Overall enjoyable tour. Probably about 3 mile walk, which was okay for us but might be a lot for some. We tried 3 vendors in the market, 2 outside for cheese and gelato. Enjoyed all the tastings, but I can't say they were "gourmet." The cheese and gelato were excellent. Inside the market, we tasted a corn dog with cheese curls, small mediterranean sampler and an Amish donut. Again, it was good, but not what I would call Decadent Gourmet. Also, for some reason, I expected a small glass of beer or wine at each stop. Water was provided, however.
The guide was great and even though it was very cold and had snowed that morning, it was a very good event
We enjoyed this experience and would recommend it to others. The walking tour with the history and background was very interesting. The food samples and quantities were great. I would do this again.
Matt was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the food.
I gave my wife this food tour of Philadelphia as a Christmas present. We booked our tour to correspond with an overnight stay in the city. The spring weather was spectacular on the day of the tour. Our group consisted of 10 people of various ages. The walking pace was fine and no one had trouble keeping up with the tour leader. My wife & I enjoyed the non-food stops at Macy's and the former First Pennsylvania Bank building for architectural sightseeing. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this tour to anyone, whether they are familiar with Philadelphia or not.
Rochelle was our tour guide for the Decadent Gourmet Tour in Philly, and she was incredible. She knew so much about the food, artwork and history of the points we stopped at along the tour. She was very prompt with getting us our samples to taste. She was so friendly and made the tour a pleasant and very fun experience.
Maryanne our guide was wonderful! She was informative and always seem to have a smile! I would like to thank her for the wonderful information she has shared. She did a great job!
Rochelle was knowledgeable, friendly and considerate of each member of our group. She did a great job. I would recommend this experience.
Overall I was very pleased with the experience. It didn't seem like the restaurant/food stops knew exactly who we were when we first arrived, though. This could also be due to the fact that staff changes from day to day, but it didn't come across like the tour company and food stops had established relationships. At DiBruno Bros, it would have also been nice to pair the cheeses with crackers or some sort of bread. Handing out the water bottles in the beginning of the tour was a nice touch.
Virginia was great and with the crowds we can appreciate how hard it was to keep the group together and fend off non-participants from joining in for the food hand outs. But it was nothing special, just a different perspective on what we already knew, 8 of our 12 were from the area. We went to the Reading Terminal market before the tour so... You could better communicate the tour ends at 20th and Samson. And if driving, parking in a lot would be required, due to all meters maxing out at 2 hours. By the way, our tour ended in 2.5 hours. I think the gelato could have been a little more generous -- sample tastes was a little chintzy. Booking questions don't really apply to us since we received it as gift, however, I thought on your site it said the tour was $75/pp and the handout at the end said was $35. I believe our gifter paid around $100, and I think $35 is still a bit steep for what we got. Plus it was bummer to pay another $26 for parking. Although a foodie, the other tours do not appeal at the prices stated.
Our tour guide could not have been nicer, funnier, and more informative. My husband and I had a wonderful time and cannot wait to book another tour and buy some gifts!
Second time I took the tour in 5 weeks. Had family in town and did it again. Had fun!
Our tour guide, Rochelle, was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She not only knew a lot of info about each stop on the tour she was able to point out many interesting facts about locations we observed going from place to place. A great tour I recommend it to all who can do the walking (there is a good deal between some locations).
rochelle did a great job! We will definitely reccomend this tour to our friends and family. We are looking forward to booking future tours with you!
Our guide made the experience! She was enthusiastic and friendly, offering great historical and informative anecdotes! Even as a local I learned something new. Our guide's apparent, excellent relationship with local vendors afforded us some terrific "behind the scene" encounters. I highly recommend this particular tour for travelers who would like to get a quick glimpse and taste of center city Philadelphia. The venues were unique to the city and we were treated well by each. Oh, the food was yummy! Stops were well thought and prompted excitement for the next.
Virginia was a wonderful guide! Great energy and knowledge. my only annoying experience was that we were running a few minutes late and so I called all the numbers on the confirmation form. no one picked up the phone.
My husband and I had an amazing time!
Tour guide was very friendly. I would have liked to see a meat of any sort on the tour. The dried Asian pears were not great or interesting. Loved the cheeses at DiBruno Bros.
Guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, and attentive. It was fun to learn about stuff in our own backyard so-to-speak. Would easily recommend to others with sole caveat that there is more walking than implied. This could be important for someone to know who has difficulty walking and standing for several hours.
The tour should be renamed, We started off with a greek tasting plate than had a taste of dried asian pear, followed by a dark Chocolate cake truffle. that was the only chocolate in the entire tour. all at the Reading terminal market. Than we ventured outside, walking 7 blocks with a stop at Macys and Del Monaco restaurant, our tour guide, Rochelle, gave us some history and fun facts about each place. At DelBruno Brothers market we tasted 4 kinds of cheeses, crackers would have been nice to accompany the cheeses, our guide was very knowable about the entire process of how cheese is made. We also had about 15 minutes to shop at this store, and the cheese guy was very nice and told us a lot of info about the cheese. the tour ended at a Gelato shop for a tasting of 6 flavors, starting with a spicy pepper/honey suckle ruin my taste buds for the next 5 flavors, also I don't drink or enjoy the taste of alcohol which 2 of the flavors had in them. Over all the tour guide was nice and certainly enjoyed her job. I was just expecting more chocolate, guess I will have to try the Chocolate tour next time. It is always nice walking around Philadelphia enjoying it history and many different things it has to offer.
Our tour guide Virginia was fantastic, making many recommendations along the way and including history about Philadelphia. As a city resident I was impressed with her knowledge and enthusiasm.
Lots of fun, wished we had had more time to stop at each place and explore a bit on our own (or just buy something!). We were a bit rushed from place to place.
We had a wonderful time, learned a lot, ate a lot, and loved our guide for the day. Have already recommended this to several people.
Experience was better than we expected Our guide was vert knowledgeable/ personable /great time
We had a fantastic time on our tour! We loved Virginia, our tour guide, who was upbeat, knowledgeable, and only leading her second tour! We had no idea! The only little glitch was that no one told us where to meet for the tour either fromCloud 9 or City Food Tours. We called after business hours (on a weekend, since our tour was on a Sunday). Thankfully someone called us back quickly, but we felt the location should have been sent in an email. Great time! We'd do it again!
The experience itself was well thought out and a good sampling of what the city can have to offer, however having lived here 2 years, I already discovered most of these "hidden gems" on my own. The tour guide was nice and informative and the food provided was great, so I learned a bit more about architecture in the city, even if the food items weren't much of a novelty.
Our tour was a great experience. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and the food we tasted was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this tour.
There was plenty of time at each of the food stops for learning, tasting, and relaxing. It didn't feel rushed at all. Length of tour at 2.5 hours was just right. Guide/owner knew his stuff and was outgoing and vocal.
We had a blast on the decadent food tour. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We strolled through Philadelphia going to several shops learning about and sampling many goodies.
our Philadelphia tour guide, Teagan, was very friendly, informative and a great host.

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