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Guide to eating your way through the Italian market in Philly



Italian Market Photo by Jennifer M. on Yelp

Philadelphia’s Italian Market, established in the early 20th century to counter the high prices and food shortages during WWI, spans ten city blocks of Ninth Street in South Philadelphia. Vendors line the street selling meat, fish, produce, and spices from their stalls. The local businesses include a variety of restaurants and specialty shops. Over time, this open air market has transformed from a local community market to a popular Philadelphian icon. 

While the Italian Market is rooted deeply in Italian heritage, recent years have brought an assortment of international flavors. Answering the question of “where to eat” has become increasingly challenging with the variety of options. This list will touch on just a few of the many food spots well worth the visit.

Follow our Collection for the Guide to Eating Your Way Through The Italian Market in Philadelphia.

When you’re craving an iconic Philly meal…

Pat’s King of Steaks, Angelo’s, and Geno’s Steaks

When you’re looking for breakfast, brunch, or lunch…

Alma del Mar, Blue Corn, Nourish

When you want to sit down for dinner…

Ralph’s, Fiorella, Dante and Luigi’s

When you’re looking for ingredients to DIY…

Esposito’s Meats, Di Bruno Bros., Sarcone’s Bakery

When you’re ready to satisfy your sweet tooth…

Isgro Pastries, Rim Cafe, Termini Bros Bakery

We can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Did one of your favorites make the list? Are any of your go-to spots missing? Share your thoughts with us on Yelp!

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