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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'a vibrant food culture. Our company continues to find new ways to remain Philadelphia's premier food tour experience by bringing food and people together.  

A taste of who we are

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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 can be found working at Temple University. One of his favorite things about giving tours, is seeing peoples' faces, the first time they walk around Reading Terminal Market. 


Guilty Pleasure:

Pretzels dipped in Nutella

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


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

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 Philadlephia, 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


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