Next Meetup

Traditional Italian Sunday family dinner tour with Chef Jacquie
We'll meet at the Italian Market Visitors Center at the iconic South Philly Italian Market. We start with antipasti served by the best cheesemongers at the house of cheese. Then it's on to enjoy a traditional Italian-American Sunday supper at a local Sicilian BYOB Restaurant (feel free to bring wine). Imagine a plate of spaghetti, cooked perfectly al dente with slow simmered Gravy/Sauce and Sicilian braciole. I'll teach you how to properly twirl spaghetti without a spoon assist. Then it's on to the BEST cannoli in all of the land (pssst....this is where the Pope gets his pastries from, when he's in Philly...for real.) Finally, you'll experience la dolce vita first hand with an Italian Market Coffee Blend from our baristas at this local coffee shop!

9th Street Italian Market Visitor Center

919 S 9th St · Philadelphia


What we're about

You adore new experiences in new places--especially if they’re serving food.
You want to eat like a local, wherever your adventures might take you.
You’re deeply in love with cheese.
You want to do something different, exciting and delicious.
You’re passionate about culture and connecting with community in an authentic way.
You have great taste.
You’re always on the hunt for hidden foodie gems--you love to brag about new discoveries.
You’re curious about exploring Philadelphia--the real Philadelphia--with your tastebuds.

Philly’s food scene is calling your name, but Googling “Philadelphia” and “food” delivers you page after page of water ice and soft pretzel stands--all claiming to be the real deal. Reading hundreds of conflicting stranger’s reviews trying to get to the good stuff is exhausting. Mediocre meals, poor service, and disappointing experiences aren’t in your MO. They’re not in mine either.

I’m Chef Jacquie, and I’m an expert at living La Dolce Vita. I’ve whipped my passions together--food, people, and Philadelphia--into a Food Tour Company dedicated to serving up knock-out guided food tasting adventures in the City of Brotherly Love.

I craft food tours that go behind-the-scenes of famous kitchens, bakeries, gourmet food shops, and 5th generation small businesses--expect generous samples, professional demos, tastes and stories you won’t hear anywhere else.

My lifelong relationships with the owners, vendors and chefs means not only do you get the real deal good stuff--you get welcomed like family.

I’m fun, warm and more than a little saucy--I’ve got a flair for storytelling, an appetite for adventure and MOST importantly, I’ve got the culinary chops and the insider connections to guide you on a mouthwatering, elevated food tasting excursion of Philadelphia that satisfies.

Ready to taste the good life with me?

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