About Chew Philly

I started Chew Philly Food Tours in 2011, making it the first Manayunk food and culinary tour company committed to operating honest, captivating, and delicious food tours. We help both locals and travelers connect with the diversity of unique neighborhoods and their small businesses. 


I began my research by enjoying the delicious ethnic foods that existed within Philadelphia's most savory, historic neighborhoods. I sampled the perfect tomato pie, sipped on decadent cappuccinos, and tasted red velvet cupcakes from arguable the best specialty store in Philly. These experiences, as well as a sincere love of the area, inspired me to create Philadelphia's finest culinary walking tours that are given in the most beautiful neighborhoods. 


Chew Philly Food Tours continues to offer award-winning and entertaining walking, tasting and discovery food tours to local Yunkers and travelers from around the world. In addition to tasting the best cultural Philly specialty foods, our participants learn the history, culture, architecture and neighborhood entertainment and restaurant offerings.


Elyse Castillo
Founder and VP of Marketing & Operations
*join me on twitter @elysecastillo


To learn more, read an interview with me here or read my blog on 10 Things You Didn't Know About Manayunk, Philadelphia.


See us featured in: Zagat  |  USA Today  |  Travel Channel  | Yahoo Travel


Why Us?

Why choose us over the competition? Chew Philly provides a truly unique experience for both travelers looking to explore new surroundings, and for locals looking to fall in love with their city all over again. Our tour introduces you to new Philadelphia flavors, as well as a new take on a historical neighborhood. We also donate a percentage of all Chew Philly Food & Walking Tour sales to The Food Trust, a Philadelphia nonprofit that works to ensure availability of healthy foods for our city. Full belly, clear conscience.