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Philadelphia's Underground Donut Tour

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 72 reviews.Philadelphia, United States

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Experience hosted by Jeff

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

On this tour, you'll join me as we explore the city and food culture through the medium of donuts. You'll learn history of Philadelphia, each donut location, how they fit into the larger food scene, as well as try some amazing donuts. We start from Federal Donuts on South and 6th Street where we'll try some hot and fresh donuts along with their seasonal flavors. We'll then move on to Dotties Donuts where we try the vegan donuts you'll have no idea are even vegan. Next we'll stop by Sweet Charlies for a sweet surprise you won't believe. And lastly, we end at Reading Terminal Market to try Beilers - some of the best classic donuts around. Throughout the tour, we'll sprinkle in history, humor and fun facts regarding Philadelphia. Please come hungry. On Sunday's we take a slightly different route, but pretty close to the one listed above.
On this tour, you'll join me as we explore the city and food culture through the medium of donuts. You'll learn history of Philadelphia, each donut location, how they fit into the larger food scene, as well as try some amazing donuts. We start from Federal Donuts on South and 6th Street where we'll try some hot and fresh donuts along with their seasonal flavors. We'll then move on to Dotties Donuts where we try the vegan donuts you'll have no ide…

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What's included

  • Food
    Donuts!
From $30
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Jeff

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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I've always had a passion for donuts, but only recently did I discover how much other people do too. Whether it's making, eating, or talking about donuts - it's something I'm truly passionate about. That's why I created the Underground Donut Tour. The Underground Donut Tour is Philadelphia's only tour focused solely on donuts.
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Where you'll be

The tour takes us through areas of Old Philadelphia, near the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and through City Center. The entire route is about 2 miles long and you can walk the entire route in about 30 minutes. Make sure to bring some good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 72 reviews.

Isabel
March 2020
Joe was a fantastic tour guide! He really knew the history of the different places and about the city in general. The donut tour was a lot of fun and there were some really incredible stops!
Kelsey
March 2020
Joe was AMAZING! Really loved how we paced ourselves between stops & learned about Philadelphia all along the way. The knowledge of all the chef’s and different shops was also great to learn about. Come with an empty stomach because you don’t want to miss a bite! Would recommend comfy walking shoes. Ps we came during coronavirus & Joe still kept us safe & entertained!
Joe was AMAZING! Really loved how we paced ourselves between stops & learned about Philadelphia all along the way. The knowledge of all the chef’s and different shops was also grea…
Daniel
February 2020
Skip breakfast as you will be eating an obscene amount of delicious donuts (at least 3 while donuts when all is said and done). The tour was informative and enjoyed seeing places that are not your usual Philadelphia sightseeing landmarks. Definitely recommend.
Skip breakfast as you will be eating an obscene amount of delicious donuts (at least 3 while donuts when all is said and done). The tour was informative and enjoyed seeing places…
Iselle
February 2020
Wow! This place is a gem. I thought Philly would be a one time trip but I will be back and will be staying here again! Jeff and Amy were great hosts!! Not only did he give us info on the town and places to go but he also gave recommendations like finding a place where to watch a boxing event in the area (personal touch). Jeff made sure we had fresh ground coffee which was a plus! He checked in on us daily but also gave us personal space so it couldn’t have been any better. The apartment was clean, cute and what a view! I loved the whole experience and I can’t say it would have been the same place anywhere else. I recommend with my eyes closed if you’re looking for a place that is central and cozy. Thank you!!
Wow! This place is a gem. I thought Philly would be a one time trip but I will be back and will be staying here again! Jeff and Amy were great hosts!! Not only did he give us info…
Kiarat
February 2020
Such a wonderful experience! You learn so many things and will get your year's worth of donuts in a couple of hours. The walk isn't tedious and feels quite good to have a break in between shops! Also, it was great having such variety of donuts
Such a wonderful experience! You learn so many things and will get your year's worth of donuts in a couple of hours. The walk isn't tedious and feels quite good to have a break in…
Kate
February 2020
What a great time! Definitely would've loved it if it was just donuts, but we also got a great surprise of local political and art history, as well as just had a good time chatting with our tour guide, Joe. Highly recommended, definitely a great use of an afternoon in Philly!
What a great time! Definitely would've loved it if it was just donuts, but we also got a great surprise of local political and art history, as well as just had a good time chattin…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions (gluten free, vegan, peanut allergy, etc.)

What to bring

Bottle of Water

Weather appropriate clothing