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The Italian Market

Philadelphia’s Italian Market, which runs along about 10 city blocks on South 9th Street, is one of the oldest and largest open-air markets in America. Dozens of vendors line the street, selling the freshest vegetables, fish, meats, spices and produce from their stalls, while gourmet shops and restaurants occupy storefronts in between.

In addition to the vendors and shops, countless mouth-watering restaurants have located either along the market itself or nearby. Among these restaurants is "Cheesesteak Corner," home of two of the world's most infamous cheesesteak establishments: Pat's and Geno's.

And while the Italian Market has an incredibly strong Italian heritage, an exciting surge of international flavors has given the Italian Market new life over the past decade. Now, just as many people visit the market for Mexican food, Vietnamese fare, Korean barbecue and other cuisines from Asian countries like Thailand, China and Laos.

 

 

How to get there

Parking is scarce around the Italian Market. Hop Bus Routes 47 or 47M.

Fare

One way fare is $2.25 cash. You must have exact change if paying the operator. The operator cannot make change.

Your best bet, is a SEPTA Key Card. You can get one from a SEPTA Sales Office or from Fare Kiosks located at transit stations and bus loops. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($1.80 versus the $2.25 cash fare). You must load a minimum of $10 [which will get you 5 rides]. And the good news is, your SEPTA Key is reloadable and reusable and replaceable if lost (as long as you register it). Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you.  

Best part – your SEPTA Key gets you more than just a ride. Flash it for discounts on food, drink, museums, sports, shops and more. Click here for a full list of Partners.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Flavors of the Avenue hits East Passyunk

East Passyunk Avenue

On Sunday, 4/30, fans of food festivals should make plans to check out Flavors of the Avenue, a celebration of East Passyunk’s restaurant row with plenty of samples and drinks to boot. So many ways to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line or Routes 2, 4, 37, 47 or 47M.

20170430 00:00 20170501 00:00 America/New_York Flavors of the Avenue hits East Passyunk <p>On Sunday, 4/30, fans of food festivals should make plans to check out <a href="http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/events/flavors-on-the-avenue---a-street-festival.ph">Flavors of the Avenue</a>, a celebration of East Passyunk&rsquo;s restaurant row with plenty of samples and drinks to boot. So many ways to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line or Routes 2, 4, 37, 47 or 47M.</p> 1801 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Beer by the Bell

Independence Beer Garden

The Independence Beer Garden is open and SO easy to get to on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers! 

20170424 01:00 20170930 12:00 America/New_York Beer by the Bell <p>The Independence Beer Garden is open and SO easy to get to on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers!&nbsp;</p> 100 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Yowie Pop Up at UBIQ

UBIQ

Yowie, a Bella Vista-based design company, debuts a multi-week pop-up shop at UBIQ. Yowie's merchandise is normally only available online, so fans of the brand will have the rare opportunity [now thru 4/30] to shop the beautifully designed ceramics, pillows, vases and more. So many ways to get there on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to Walnut Locust Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street Station, or Bus Routes 2, 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32, or 42.

20170405 00:00 20170501 00:00 America/New_York Yowie Pop Up at UBIQ <p>Yowie, a Bella Vista-based design company, debuts a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BSI683kh2jt/?hl=en">multi-week pop-up shop</a>&nbsp;at UBIQ. Yowie&#39;s merchandise is normally only available online, so fans of the brand will have the rare opportunity [now thru 4/30] to shop the beautifully designed ceramics, pillows, vases and more.&nbsp;So many ways to get there on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to Walnut Locust Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street Station, or Bus Routes 2, 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32, or 42.</p> UBIQ, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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