Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Italian Market in Philadelphia

Carlos and I went down to Philly on Saturday and meet up with Diana and we went to the Italian Market. The Italian Market is the popular name for the South 9th Street Curb Market, an area of Philadelphia featuring many grocery shops, cafes, restaurants, bakeries, cheese shops, butcher shops, etc., many with an Italian influence.

The market also plays a role in Culture of Philadelphia. It is often included in cultural depictions of the city. For example, The Italian Market was featured in Rocky. Most notably, the running/training montage where a vendor tosses the boxer an orange. The television series Hack also filmed several episodes that featured the Italian Market.

The famous Bruno's Cheese Store
This is how it looks like on weekend in this famous store.
Just look at the "hunk' of Cheese
Pasta, pasta, pasta
Varieties of Olive Oil and Balsamic vinegar
Fresh pasta
All kinds of olives

We bought some cheese and cold cuts there
Look at the beautiful flowers on the windows around the neighborhood.

We wanted to have breakfast here but there was a long waiting line so we end up eating Hoagies at Diana's apartment.


Anonymous said...

bunga yang kat window tu arranged or memang hidup kat pasu? cantik sesangatlah.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Even the movie rocky pun ada scene kat italian market kan? i love tht colourful window and flowers tu Gert. eh diana is not staying w u?

p.s. when r u gonna be here again?

ICook4Fun said...

Ummi, I think the bunga is an arrangement because all 3 look exactly the same :)

Farina, Diana rented an apartment kat Philly. Tak larat to travel everyday from rumah I but she come home on the weekend. I will be in CA on the 13th. So will call you once I get there :)

Cat Cat said...

It always nice to go jalan2 during the weekend. I love wet markets like this.. All the fresh produce. Remember the wet market in Malaysia... So wet, some Ah Soh has to wear teropah (clog)... Hehe.

Beachlover said...

wow Philly Italian market look real like Italian mafia movie,kalah Little Italy in NYC!!.I guess all the food they sell in the market are almost the same like cheese,ham and pasta.

ICook4Fun said...

Cat, I too like going to market like this and also our Malaysia pasar pagi :)

Lesley, this market is a bit like Chinatown market where they sell all their produce at the kaki lima :) Yea, Carlos goes wild in the shops with lots of cheese, cold cuts, bread and olives :)

Rita Ho said...

What a nice way to spend a weekend morning! Were there any gelato shops??

Yatie_T said...

Nice market, I always love going to wet market or night market. So many things to see and enjoy strolling around the market.

p/s: I am sorry for your lost and my deepest condolences to you and your family.

ICook4Fun said...

Rita, we saw a gelato shop but completely forgotten to take a picture :)

Yatie, thank you for your kind words.

Anonymous said...

I like the flowers so beautifully bloomed.

txvoodoo said...

I'm originally from Philadelphia - grew up there, not far from the Italian Market. Nice to see it hasn't changed much since I left!