Monday, April 8, 2013

Chew Philly, a great local food tour.. discount code inside #Giveaway

We like food and when we were given the chance to do the Philly Food Tour we jumped all over it! Manayunk is only a short ride up 76 from our house and we were there in 20 minutes, we've been to Manayunk a few times but we never really walked around and took in the sights and this tour gave us the opportunity to see things we never saw.

We met our group in front of Marchiano's Bakery after introducing ourselves to the group (we were the only natives to the group) we sampled a slice of Marchiano's red pie. Red pie is something every South Philadelphian has had and we were eager to try another bakery's twist on something we've eaten a bunch of times. 
The red pie is called this because there is no cheese, just sauce (we call it gravy around these parts) and the other twist is it's served room temperature not hot and that makes a big difference. 
The gravy really shines at room temperature, and this gravy was delicious. My daughter inhaled her slice, I mean she almost swallowed it whole! This was a big hit with the three of us.

From Marchiano's we took a stroll down by the hand dug canal and after getting a brief history of the area and housing we enjoyed a pretzel from Tasty Twisters. Philadelphia and pretzels go together like peanut butter and jelly. We consume about 20 pounds of pretzels a year, that is double what the average American eats in these doughy treats. We enjoyed our pretzels but my husband complained that he needed mustard, I agree a soft pretzel is soooo much better with mustard.

From the canal we moved onto Sorrentino's Deli for a cheesesteak, the sandwich we're famous for. Truth be told we're lucky if we eat one cheesesteak a year, it's not that we don't like them it's just that we've been focusing on eating healthier. So this really was a treat for us since we don't normally eat them and again being from South Philly we're surrounded by all the places known for cheesesteaks, so we were excited to try one from a new place. Sorrentino's made their cheesesteak with provolone cheese, this is a cheese we normally don't get on our steaks when we get them we like whiz and my husband prefers his “wit”.

Whiz-wit for those of you who don't speak Philly is a steak with Cheese Whiz and fried onions. If you want to sound like you belong while visiting here order your steak like that and you'll blend in. The steak was delicious, the meat, the cheese and the roll all worked together in a wonderfully tasty treat. Only issue was we didn't have more to snack on! No worries we'd be eating more food soon enough.

Next stop was Angelo & Josephine's for a pork sandwich with broccoli rabe. Broccoli rabe is a more bitter version of broccoli, it's an acquired taste and seems to be an either love it or hate it kind of thing. I hate it and my husband loves it and our daughter was too stuffed to even give an opinion!
The sandwich short of the broccoli was delicious and if you ask my husband he would say the same thing except the broccoli rabe was the best he's ever had. It wasn't overly salty or bitter like most places make it, Angelo & Josephine's broccoli rabe was off the charts according to him.

Even though she was stuffed and couldn't bear to eat another thing when the mini cannoli's made their way out our daughter was able to find some room in her belly for this deliciously delicate pastry. Everyone here has their spot for cannoli's you ask 10 people and you'll get 10 different answers but everyone has their spot. A spot we'd pick for our spot is Angelo & Josephine's. This cannoli was perfect, simply perfect. The shell had a hint of cinnamon which we love and the cream was the right balance of sweetness. That was an awesome cannoli.

I'd like to say we walked to our next destination but it was more like waddled to our next destination. Volo's coffee house where we enjoyed cappuccino's and our daughter had a hot chocolate. I wish I had saved my cannoli to have with my cup of cappuccino! It was a nice treat and the hot chocolate was a huge hit with our daughter, she felt special because her order was called ahead.
Our last stop was Sweet Elizabeth's for a cupcake. I'll tell you how good the red velvet cupcake was by letting you know we left Sweet Elizabeth's with a few more cupcakes for the road. These things should be illegal. Words can not express my love for these cupcakes. I'm just glad there not close enough for me to go there everyday!

We had a fun Saturday, the weather was perfect our tour guide Alyse was great she knew the history of the shops we visited and of Manayunk itself. We couldn't have asked for a better time. If you're visiting the area or a local and are looking for something interesting to do on a weekend this tour is for you.

Hit the pavement with our 2.5-hour Chew Philly Food Tours. We’ll treat you to an afternoon of savory and sweet foods, while teaching you a thing or two about local architecture, history, and culture along the way. Your taste buds will be tickled with new foods, some beloved classics, and some that can only be found right here in Philly. Whatever your age or fitness level, you won’t want to miss this showcase of Philly’s finest culinary food artisans and famous specialties. The restaurants we’ll be visiting are family owned and many have been serving up tasty creations to the locals for decades, so we can guarantee our experience is truly unique. Walk, talk, chew, and make new friends while we show you why some people call us the City of Brotherly Grub. 

When: Thursday-Saturday, March though November – Check our Tour Calendar for Availability!
  • Time: 11:30AM-2P
  • How Much: $60 adult | $35 child
  • Duration: 2.5 hour
  • What’s Included: All food tastings (about the quantity of a hearty progressive lunch)
  • Who: Adults, Children, and Seniors
  • Capacity: 16 participants per tour
  • Distance Covered: 1.7 miles
  • What to Wear: Comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing
  • Where: Tour begins in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia (exact address provided after your tickets have been purchased)
 The generous folks at Chew Philly are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win one pass to check out a Chew Philly tour, the pass is valid until 9/30/13. Would you like to win? Please check out the Chew Philly site, take a look around then come bacj here and tell me something you learned from the site. There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.
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Susan S. Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received tickets for the tour for this review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising . 


Steph said...


Mom4aDifference said...

Hi Susan! This tour looks awesome. I love to eat! Ha! When I visited the Chew Philly site I learned that they donate a portion of all sales to Philabundance. This is important to me. I am using my blog, Couponing 4 a Difference, to earn money to donate to the Food Bank of South Jersey. I love that they do this!

Mom4aDifference said...

Hi Susan! This tour looks awesome. I love to eat! Ha! When I visited the Chew Philly site I learned that they donate a portion of all sales to Philabundance. This is important to me. I am using my blog, Couponing 4 a Difference, to earn money to donate to the Food Bank of South Jersey. I love that they do this!

Mom4aDifference said...

Cool post! I love food so this is for me. LOL. When I visted the Chew Philly site I learned that they donate a portion of the sales to Philabundance. This is important to me - I am doing something similar with my blog Couponing 4 a Difference and donating to the Food Bank of South Jersey. Thanks for the opp to win.

Mom4aDifference said...

I like that they donate a portion of the sales to Philadbundance! Cool!

Pam said...

I would love to attend one of these tours if I were closer to Philly.

Tricia316 said...

I like that they support local Philadelphia small businesses. And on the tour you also learn about local history, architecture, ect. So it's not all about food!
Tricia Andrews

cassandra marquez said...

I like that they give back to Philabundance which is a food program!

Unknown said...

I love everything about them really!

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