Haunted food tours pair spooky tales and local dining in Manayunk

 (Natavan Werbock/for NewsWorks, file photo)

(Natavan Werbock/for NewsWorks, file photo)

Chew Philly is hosting its third season of Manayunk’s Haunted food tours starting this weekend.

Guests and visitors will be guided through different hot spots from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to experience some of Manayunk’s famous flavors and enjoy spooky tales about the neighborhood.

“It’s paced so no one feels like they’ve had too much food. The restaurants have the tasting ready for us then we walk to the next location. It seems like it would be a lot, but its actually really well paced and enjoyable,” said Chew Philly founder Elyse Castillo. 

A portion of the funds is given back to the community, Castillo explained.

“All of our tour guides are local and have really strong ties to the area,” Castillo added. “We donate a portion of all of our sales to The Food Trust, which works to create accessibility to healthy foods in Philadelphia.”

The tours hold about 16 people per group. The group will offer a total of 10 tours this season.

“We typically have about seven locations on a food tour and we choose those a variety of reasons — places that are truly local, with local owners who have been there for years,” Castillo said. “The biggest thing we look for is really good food.”

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