Guide to eating your way through the Italian market in Philly

Jun 21, 2022 297

BY: Gabby Ward

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.

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