Philly Foodie Tour of Fishtown

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Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite Food Tours - Food-loving travelers and locals who want to find some great places to eat can head over to the quaint area of Fishtown.


With the gentrification happening in Philadelphia suburbs, local residents Luis Serrano and Katy Kenslow felt that introducing everyone else to the local eateries in Fishtown would be a great opportunity.  Together they began a new business venture called PHILLY FOODIES TOUR, which on Saturday and Sunday takes foodie tourists around Fishtown to experience various culinary delights.

Pizza BrainPizza BrainStarting out at The Pizza Brain, our very friendly and patient tour guide and part owner—Luis Serrano—introduced himself and went over ‘safety first’ rules.  Then he began explaining the history of our meeting place and first stop. For anyone who loves history, art, and pizza, this very eclectic restaurant is a perfect spot.  It is the only pizza shop which is also a pizza museum. And as far as the slice we tasted—it was crisp, and had very fresh ingredients, and the sauce had a little kick to it.

Although I could go into further detail over that spot, along with all the others we visited, the tour includes a lot more places to sample from. So just like the tour, I want to walk you through what to expect.

Our next venture led us to a location that has changed quite a lot over the years, however it now is home to Riverwards Produce.  Here we were given a taste of some juicy and sweet cherries and time to shop in the local market.  

Next we were introduced to Philly Style Bagels, and carb-loaded a little more with a sample of their Everything Bagel and plain cream cheese (which is a breakfast staple, in my opinion).  Afterall, we were doing a bit of walking so we needed some energy to burn.

Continuing to drink in everything that Fishtown has to offer, Good Spoon Soupery dished up samples of their Curried Carrot Ginger soup made with coconut milk—which was one of my personal favorites of the tour.  Then we walked a little more until we reached a sweet spot; Romona Susan’s Bake Shop where we were treated to samples of their popular (and addictive) Rainbow Cookies, and Butter Cake.

Food Tour FishtownKensington Quarters Fishtown Restaurant And Butcher Shop

To end our tour, we learned about the history and offerings at Kensington Quarters Fishtown Restaurant And Butcher Shop. Aside from the mouth-watering Charcuterie meats that had me hooked, their dedication to selling locally sourced meats and produce was equally appealing.  And keep an eye out for when they resume hosting classes such as how to make pasta or butchery.

Overall, the tour was very fun and informative. I left feeling good that I learned some history while getting exercise and doing something I love—enjoying great food! I enjoyed the experience I had during the Philly Foodies Tour, and I hope that you will too! Book Your Tour Now AT: Philly Foodies Tour

 

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Amaris Pollock
Author: Amaris Pollock
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I'm self-taught and I adore creating new recipes or taking an old favorite and adding a new twist. Also, I frequently utilize alcohol because it brings a more robust flavor to whatever meal or baked goods I create. I hope that you enjoy my recipes, and feel free to ask a question or comment below!
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