Chef Poon is hosting Private Group Tours in 2016.
Discover the magic of Philadelphia’s Chinatown
Watermelon Carving Season is coming with lots of travel for Chef Joe and he will only be available for larger group tours this season.
Group leaders please contact us to schedule your private tour – minimum 20 guests.
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Join us for an insider’s tour of this vibrant community and learn about the history, culture and food of Philadelphia’s Chinatown.
Your tour will include a walking tour of Philadelphia’s Chinatown community including stops at a fortune cookie factory (when operating), a Chinese herbal medicine discussion at the Asian grocery, a Chinese place of worship, a Chinese bakery, the Asian supermarket and more. (Stops vary depending upon timing) Upon completion of the tour, you will enjoy dim sum lunch or evening dinner in Chinatown.
All inclusive Ticket pricing per person
|Every Wok ‘N Walk Tour concludes with a delicious meal with Chef Poon at one of his favorite local Chinatown restaurants.|
Special rates available for groups of 20 or more. (Includes walking tour followed by lunch/dinner). Groups must scheduled by phone at 215.928.9333 or contact us via email on this website. Group tours are offered on a weekday or weekend. The date of tour can be planned at your convenience based on Chef Poon’s availability. Deposits are required to hold group tour date.
See our Schools and Student Group tour tab for school tour details.
- Tours meet at the Chinese Friendship Gate on Arch Street in front of the Trocadero Theater. Click Here for directions.
- Tour buses can park at the nearby Callowhill Bus Center, 2nd & Callowhill streets (215.829.3330). Minimal parking fee applies. Lounge for drivers is available.
- Chef Poon is a trained nutritionist. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies let Chef Poon know and substitutions will be made.
“Thanks so much for hosting our Questers group members and their husbands on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the tour and all of the goodies you gave us. Chef Poon, we loved your high energy and informative tour.” — Carol H., Steeplechasers Questers Group
“From the beginning to the end we were amazed with the information that we learned from Chef Joe“.
— Morgan Henry, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
“Chef Poon is a true humanitarian, with a wonderful sense of humor. We could not have had a better time. We learned so much about the Chinese traditions and Chinatown , and ate and ate and ate ! We appreciate his generosity.”
— Leslie Phelan, Albany , New York
“Just wanted to let you know how wonderful this tour was. My companions and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Chef Poon was the ultimate host. He shared much about Chinatown and his culture. He was an engaging speaker, we saw so many different things in Chinatown and the meal was delicious. I would consider signing up for this one again – an excellent value.” –Chester County Night School Student
“What a spectacular tour! My husband and I felt as if we had uncovered a hidden treasure. Chef Poon is truly amazing — a chef, an inventor, a dietician, an entertainer, and full of energy! He surprised us with gifts and samples along the tour. It was certainly worth every penny!”
— A. Lee, Baltimore, Maryland
“I just wanted to thank you for such a fabulous tour! I go to Chinatown often but now I feel like I’ve never really ‘been’ there until today. What a great experience this was!”
— T. Novacich, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“WOW!! What a truly fabulous, spectacular time we all had!! The scouts ate every speck on their plates and really enjoyed every special place Joe took us. We could have stayed with him for a few more hours. He is certainly one special soul!”
— C. Gosser, Troop Leader
“I think this might have been truly life altering for my students, most of whom rarely meet someone outside their culture and religion and who rarely, if ever, have ventured to Center City, much less Chinatown. Parents were saying that this was a once in a lifetime experience.”
— L. Leff, teacher, Souderton Charter School