Chew Philly Food Tours opened in 2011, making it the first Northwest Philadelphia 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. We began our research by enjoying the delicious ethnic foods that existed within Philadelphia's most savory, historic neighborhoods. We sampled the perfect tomato pie, sipped on decadent cappuccinos, and tasted ice cream from arguably the best specialty shops in Philly. These experiences, as well as a sincere love of the area, inspired us to create Philadelphia's finest culinary walking tours that are conducted throughout the most beautiful neighborhoods of our city. In addition to tasting the best cultural Philly specialty foods, our participants learn about the history and architecture while enjoying a scenic stroll. Interested in learning more? Read some of our 400+ positive reviews on TripAdvisor, or check out our tours here. We sincerely hope to see you on our tour soon! FEATURED IN: Zagat | USA Today | Travel Channel | Yahoo Travel | National Geographic AWARDS: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, 2015, 2016 | Best of Manayunk | Philly Hotlist Finalist 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 | Philadelphia Family Magazine's Community Builder 2017
MEET THE OWNER
OUR FOUNDER: ELYSE CASTILLO
My husband and I met in Philadelphia, but were living in Baltimore until the birth of our son. When our baby was 6 days old, we returned to Philadelphia, because my husband thought it would be a great place to raise our children. He was right - in Northwest Philadelphia we were welcomed by a vibrant and unique community, and it's been a great fit for our family. When my son was a year old, I decided to create a company that would allow me to give back to the wonderful neighborhood that had embraced us, as well as combining two of my professional passions: food & tours. Having worked for a multi-million dollar tour company, I had fallen in love with the industry. My husband suggested creating a food tour in our home neighborhood of Manayunk, and I knew it was the perfect fit. I hoped it would allow me to help build community through supporting local shops and bakeries. Chew Philly Food Tours aren't about me - the heros are the many deserving eateries featured as our tasting locations. For this reason, I'm proud to say that I was chosen as Philadelphia Family Magazine's Community Builder of 2017, which was truly an honor. In our 6th season of operation, many of the owners and restaurateurs on our tour have become friends of mine, and I feel well integrated into the threads of the Manayunk & Chestnut Hill districts of Philadelphia. Living AND working in your community makes it feel like home, and I feel very fortunate to have found this with Chew Philly.
WHY CHOOSE CHEW PHILLY FOOD TOURS?
Why choose us? We're in our 6th year of operations and have led over 13,000 participants on our food tours, which means we've had time to hone our tour products to perfection. We have over 400 positive reviews on TripAdvisor, from locals as well as visitors from around the world. We also donate a percentage of all sales to The Food Trust, a Philadelphia non-profit that works to ensure availability of healthy foods for all in our city. Our guides are local, fun, and informative, and our tastings have been carefully selected to represent the best of Philadelphia's food. And, if you don't enjoy your tour - we'll buy you another. Learn more about our tours here, or sign up for our email list on our home page to instantly receive an exclusive subscriber discount. We can't wait to see you on our tours!