The 9th Street Italian Market is the oldest and largest working outdoor market in the United States. ((courtesy, R. Kennedy for Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation))

The 9th Street Italian Market in Philadelphia is the oldest and largest working outdoor market in the United States. Still predominantly Italian, it has changed very little in 100 years, with many of the same sights, sounds, and smells that could be found in early 20th century Philadelphia. The market has more than 100 merchants that sell everything from cheese and pasta to pastries and bread. There are four cheese merchants, seven meat markets, four fish vendors, and four poultry stores. There are two pasta manufacturers, and cookware is available at three shops. There are also more than 40 produce vendors. Visitors can spend an entire afternoon in the market with every taste satisfied—Philly cheesesteaks for lunch from George's Sandwich Shop, pastries from Iannelli's Bakery and cappuccino from Villa di Roma for dessert, and a cheese course at DiBruno's Cheese or Claudio's King of Cheese. The market is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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9th Street (from Wharton Street to Fitzwater Street)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

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