Top of Page
Search the Site


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.

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).


There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.

Things To Do

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.

Upcoming Local Happenings

The Gardens After Dark

Magic Gardens

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens adorns its glittery corridors with hundreds of colorful lights for its weekly Gardens After Dark series - every Friday. Tickets are required, which get you special nighttime admission to the Gardens and entry to the attraction’s mosaicked basement, featuring folk art and other rarely seen displays. Get there on SEPTA! Short walk from the Lombard-South stop on the Broad Street Line or hop Routes 40, 45, or 47.

Plan Your Trip

East Passyunk Holiday Concert

East Passyunk Ave

Catch the 15-piece City Rhythm Orchestra for a free community holiday show on 12/10, as they cook up exciting and innovative versions of seasonal classics. In addition to their renowned big band sound, the group features vocalists Steve Ritrovato, Rich Cox and Gil Morrow, plus many fine soloists. Enjoy shopping and dining on the Avenue, then top it off with a performance that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

Plan Your Trip

Hot Chocolate Crawl

East Passyunk Ave

Participating East Passyunk Ave businesses will sell hot chocolate to avenue crawlers while EPOP sings carols up and down the Ave on 12/9! So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to Tasker-Morris or hop Routes 47, 45 or 29.

Plan Your Trip

Nearby Perks
Scoop DeVille

Scoop DeVille [in Midtown Village and on South Street] is a Philadelphia...

View details
M2O Burgers and Salads

M2O was created in 2018 to give customers a way to create their own burger...

View details
The Bagel Place

The Bagel Place in the heart of Queen Village offers freshly baked...

View details
Vinyl Altar

Located in Queen Village, Vinyl Altar is the largest Heavy Metal record...

View details