A Guide to Philadelphia’s Italian Market

Our contributor explores America’s oldest continuous outdoor market

Visiting the 9th Street Italian Market is a must for any food lover.

It goes without saying that there can be no true market without an outdoor component, which is why Ninth Street is lined by a continuous half-mile of vendors selling local fruits, meats, and vegetables. Some vendors offer unbeatable prices for their produce, which helps to explain why on any given day many Philly locals choose to commute long distances to get their groceries here.

The Italian Market is a must-see for any vacationers to Philly from afar, and a great "staycation" for the Philly native. Just don’t forget one thing: cash.