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City Food Tours opened in Philadelphia in 2007 with the goal to share the pleasure of Philadelphia's incredible food culture. As a locally owned and operated tour company all of the restaurants explored on the tours are hand-picked by people who know the city, inside and out. This helped City Food Tours quickly become a top-rated attraction on TripAdvisor and earn Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" honor for best tour.

City Food Tours quickly became the top choice for thousands of tourists and locals by sharing the experience of all the unique and delicious flavors of Philadelphia's vibrant food culture. Our company continues to find new ways to remain Philadelphia's premier food tour experience by bringing food and people together.  City Food Tours is a proud recipient of TripAdvisor's top 1% of Things to Do worldwide in 2021 and is the official tour operator for Philly's iconic Reading Terminal Market.

A taste of who we are

Philly tour guide


Adam moved to Philadelphia in 2003 and later started working as a school counselor. When he isn't working, Adam can be found at random coffee houses all over the city, drinking black coffee and drawing whatever pops into his head. 


Guilty Pleasure:

Wawa apple fritters

Philly tour guide


Kathy is a lifelong Philadelphian with deep roots in the city, starting with her dad who was born into South Philly's Italian-American community. Her curiosity about the world turned her into an intrepid world traveller, but the rich aromas and history of her native city keep calling her back home.  


Guilty Pleasure:

fried chicken

Philly tour guide


Originally from North Jersey, Matt now lives right in Center City. When Matt isn't busy sharing his love of food with tour guests, he is working in higher education and maybe biking around the city for fun. One of his favorite things about giving tours is seeing peoples' faces the first time they walk around Reading Terminal Market. 


Guilty Pleasure:

nachos piled high

Philly tour guide


Kelly was born, raised, and fed right here in Philadelphia. Her father worked for a local Philly treat --Tastycake -- for 32 years. Kelly loves doing tours because she gets to meet new people and show off local little treasures in the city that she loves.


Guilty Pleasure:

cream-filled donuts from

Holmesburg Bakery



Though he has spent considerable time in Spain and Cuba, Johnny has lived most of his life in/around Philadelphia. He considers himself a Philly boy at heart and offers as evidence his first job at age 14 cooking up cheesesteaks at a neighborhood deli. When he's not eating his way around town, Johnny works off his calories as an actor and bicycling coach.


Guilty Pleasure:

Mussels and a Belgian sour ale

at Monk's Cafe



Katelyn has lived in Philly since 2017 but is a born + raised Pennsylvanian. When Katelyn isn't guiding the foodies around town, she's exercising with the rest of the city as a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor. You can also usually spot her at any local coffee shop.


Guilty Pleasure:

cake batter ice cream...

preferably delivered from Coldstone

Want to join our team?

Interested in becoming a City Food Tours guide? Well we would love to have you on the team! We are looking for new, bright faces with a knowledge of the city and an appetite for all the food it has to offer.


If you think you have what it takes to be a guide, submit either a 2-3 minute video (preferred method) or typed responses introducing yourself and including the following information:

  1. How long have you live in the Philadelphia area? If you do not live in Center City, what would your commute look like?

  2. Describe your experience speaking to others/ the public.

  3. Mention any tours you have been on or given
    (doesn't have to be in Philadelphia) 

  4. What is your availability, and what tour(s) are you most interested in?

  5. What's your favorite food vendor/restaurant in Philadelphia?

If typing responses, note that you must be brief, as no more than the first 100 words of each question will be read.

Submit your responses, video, or a link to your video by emailing it to us at

Philly tour guide


A native to Delaware County, Owen went to college in CT, taught middle school in CA, and finally returned to Philly to begin a career as an actor. He loves the food and culture of Philadelphia, having grown up going to the cities museums, theaters, concert venues, historical sites, and restaurants. 


Guilty Pleasure:

Glick's pulled pork rib sandwich in
Reading Terminal Market


Mary Ann

Mary Ann

Mary Ann was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. She has fond memories of visiting and sampling foods at South Philly's Italian Market, which has become an annual tradition with her own family. 

Guilty Pleasure:

cannoli from Termini Bros. Bakery

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