South Philadelphia is unlike any other neighborhood in the country. A bright and colorful neighborhood that has been crowded with immigrants since what seems like the dawn of time, it’s one of the best places to spend time — especially if you love food. From restaurants, to bars, to bakeries and shops, there’s nothing you can’t find here. On a few streets in particular, though, you’ll find yourself wondering if you’ve found the best place on earth. That’s how you know you’re in the Italian Market.

The shops of the Italian Market can be found along 9th Street, between Fitzwater and Wharton Street, but the heart of the market is between Christian Street and Washington Street. You could spend hours here — so give yourself enough time to explore! To learn more about the history behind Di Bruno Bros. cheese heaven, read: You’ll Never Want To Leave This Italian Market In Philadelphia With Over 300 Kinds Of Cheese.

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