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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 or the Broad Street Line to Ellsworth-Federal (short walk from there).

Fare

One way fare is $2.50 cash. You must have exact change if paying the cashier. The cashier cannot make change. Quick Trips are available from the Fare Kiosks located at all Broad Street and Market-Frankford Line stations. You can purchase one-way Quick Trip tickets for travel at any MFL/BSL station for use at any MFL/BSL station. This allows you the flexibility to buy two Quick Trips at one time – one for the start of your trip, and the second for your return trip. All Quick Trip tickets must be used on the date of purchase. Quick Trips do not work on the bus.

Your best bet, is a SEPTA Key Card. Like a Quick Trip, it is also available from the Fare Kiosks but unlike a Quick Trip, it is reloadable and reusable. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2:00 versus the $2.50 cash fare). You must load a minimum of $10 [which will get you 5 rides]. 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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Headhouse Farmers Market

Headhouse Square

On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

20171105 00:00 20181231 00:00 America/New_York Headhouse Farmers Market <p>On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It&#39;s so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57.&nbsp;</p> 500 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents The Glorious Sound of Christmas

Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center

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20171214 00:00 20171218 00:00 America/New_York The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents The Glorious Sound of Christmas <p>From 12/14 to 12/17 at Verizon Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra presents&nbsp;&nbsp;<em><a href="https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/201718/philadelphia-orchestra/the-glorious-sound-of-christmas/">The Glorious Sound of Christmas</a>. </em>Enjoy a program of Christmas favorites conducted by Bramwell Tovey.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust.</p> 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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Annie

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Leapin' Lizards! Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world's best-loved musicals! See Annie at the Walnut Street Theater now thru 1/7. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.

20171113 00:00 20180110 00:00 America/New_York Annie <p>Leapin&#39; Lizards! Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world&#39;s best-loved musicals! See <em>Annie </em>at the&nbsp;Walnut Street Theater now thru 1/7. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.</p> 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Broadway Philadelphia Presents The Color Purple

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This week from 12/12 to 12/17, Broadway Philadelphia welcomes The Color Purple to the Forrest Theatre stage.  Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from Walnut-Locust Station on the Broad Street Line or Bus Routes 4, 23, 27, 32, or 45. 

20171212 00:00 20171218 00:00 America/New_York Broadway Philadelphia Presents The Color Purple <p>This week from 12/12 to 12/17, Broadway Philadelphia welcomes <em>The Color Purple</em> to the Forrest Theatre stage.&nbsp; Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from Walnut-Locust Station on the Broad Street Line or Bus Routes 4, 23, 27, 32, or 45.&nbsp;</p> 1114 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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A Philly Pops Christmas

Kimmel Center

Now thru Tuesday, 12/17, get into the holiday spirit with the Philly POPS. This year's newly re-imagined concert features vocalist Justin Hopkins, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, the Philly POPS Festival Chorus, and more. Get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust.

20171204 00:00 20171220 00:00 America/New_York A Philly Pops Christmas <p>Now thru Tuesday, 12/17, get into the holiday spirit with the Philly POPS. This year&#39;s newly re-imagined concert features vocalist Justin Hopkins, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, the Philly POPS Festival Chorus, and more. Get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust.</p> 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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PHILADANCO: H-I-S-T-O-R-Y

Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center

From 12/15 thru 12/17, Philadelphia's acclaimed dance troupe PHILADANCO premieres new choreography at the Kimmel Center with a showcase of modern dance routines highlighting a past left out of history books. Get here on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Suburban Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, or Routes 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32 or 42. 

20171215 00:00 20171218 00:00 America/New_York PHILADANCO: H-I-S-T-O-R-Y <p>From 12/15 thru 12/17,&nbsp;Philadelphia&#39;s acclaimed dance troupe PHILADANCO&nbsp;premieres new choreography at the Kimmel Center&nbsp;with a showcase of modern dance routines highlighting a past left out of history books. Get here on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Suburban Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, or Routes 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32 or 42.&nbsp;</p> Kimmel Center, South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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The Nutcracker

Academy of Music

From 12/8 thru 12/31, catch the Pennsylvania Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker at the Academy of Music. So many ways to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust or Routes 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32 or 42. 

20171208 00:00 20180101 00:00 America/New_York The Nutcracker <p>From 12/8 thru 12/31, catch the Pennsylvania Ballet&#39;s performance of <a href="https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/201718/pennsylvania-ballet/george-balanchine/">The Nutcracker</a>&nbsp;at the Academy of Music. So many ways to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust or Routes 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32 or 42.&nbsp;</p> 240 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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