An ex-pat’s fond memories of the Italian Market

Brandon Gollotti (ex-pat files)
Favorite Spot: Italian Market
Neighborhood: South Philly
Address: 9th St between Washington and Christian

I Am: Philly native stuck in Brooklyn
Years in Philly: 25
Current Home: Park Slope, Brooklyn


My Love Note

The Italian Market to me is more than just a place; it’s an experience. Before moving to Brooklyn, I lived at the corner of 9th and Christian above Monsu, one of the best Italian restaurants in the city (Pete is a genius). The options for breakfast are also great, whether it be getting a slice of Sarcones Tomato Pie or a bagel from Gleaner’s. You can always get your fill. At the Italian Market, you can get your groceries fresh and have “your” butcher, sausage guy, pasta guy and cheese guy — you don’t get an experience like that today in any supermarket. And for a foodie like me, it doesn’t get any better.

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