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Why locals love it
The Italian Market is a food and produce market in South Philly's Italian-American neighborhood where Italian immigrants have been flocking to for 100+ years. Not only is there the market itself, but there's a ton of good restaurants. If you want a taste of authentic Italian food or Italian-American classics, such as the hoagie, this is the spot!
Why you should visit it
A produce market, cheese shops, and local butchers may not be as exciting to travelers as it is to locals, but with so many Italian-American restaurants and history all around, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Philadelphia has always had a large Italian population, so getting a taste of the market also gives you a better taste of Philly!
The Italian Market even has its own Visitor Center for those wanting to seek more information about the area.