FYI Philly: 100 Years of the Italian Market

Nov 25, 2015 408

By Alicia Vitarelli

FYI Philly visited some vendors at the Italian Market that have been around since the beginning, and some newcomers who are poised to make their mark. Before the Italian Market got its start 100 years ago, Isgro's Bakery was on Christian Street in South Philadelphia, making it the oldest Italian pastry shop in the market.

Gus Isgro's grandfather opened the location in 1904, and his culinary skills have been passed down through four generations. The pastry shop has everything from cookies to cakes and, of course, cannolis! Isgro said a cannoli made at the shop's inception is the same way it's made today. 

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