If you are visiting Philadelphia, you must go down to South Philadelphia and walk around the Italian Market, that is on 9th Street between Washington and Christian Streets. You can buy cheap and fresh produce on the street and check out the butcher shops that have been there for decades catering to the neighborhood. At the end of the Italian Market you will see Anthony's to your right, which is a great place for a drink/snack dessert. On Christian street you will find a noodle factory and an Italian bakery. The market is open daily all year round.