Philadelphia - The Italian Market: Old Immigrant Community through New Immigrant Eyes

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The Italian Market: Old Immigrant Community through New Immigrant Eyes

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(11 reviews)
The Italian Market, Philadelphia, United States
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

The United States is the land of immigrants, and so ask any group and they will tell you the story of how their forefathers came to this country and made it their own. Come to a journey of such a community in Philadelphia! The Italian market is a continuously evolving story whose history ties in with the older community, and now is paving way to a newer community of immigrants. This market widely impacted the food scene in the city, and around the region, with its famous old school butchers, bakers, and desserts! Learn about Philadelphia's ever growing culinary story and how it ties in with its ever changing demographic.


Meet Hriday Sharma

Hriday Sharma

A software engineer by qualification, Hriday's real interests weren't fully satisfied by his desk job. After moving to Philadelphia in 2015, he began taking an interest in theatre and began moonlighting as a stand up comedian. This hobby of his marries perfectly into his passion for food, travel and stories. He has grown up living in 7 different countries and visited an additional 19 more through his travels. Now since being in Philadelphia and adopting it as his new home, he is excited to tell you all about the history, its thriving food scene, its beautiful parks and much more in the City of Brotherly love through his own unique lens. As they'd say in Philly "you don't wanna miss this jawn"


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Philadelphia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Philadelphia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Fe d.

20 April 2021

Interesting tour. A lot insights on Philly that would be useful when we visit.

DIANE P.

17 April 2021

THERE IS ALOT TO DO IN PHILLY. GOOD LUCK. STAY SAFE IN CENTER CITY GUIDE TOURS. I STAY HOME AND CAN'T TRAVEL THERE NO MORE TIL CITY DISTRICT OFFICERS MAKE IT BETTER. YOU ARE VERY BRAVE.

Amanda J.

17 April 2021

Not bad for a first tour. A couple of tips I would offer would be to slow the panning of the camera because on the viewer's end quick movement makes things very blurred. Also holding still on the facades of the shops we are shown is nice for a postcard moment.

Paul N.

17 April 2021

Guide 4, Locale 2. Would love a tour of historic area of Philadelphia (and if technologically possible) Reading Market'

Christina W.

17 April 2021

Hriday was a great guide, thank you!


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