“Where global is local” food tour

Where else can you enjoy the taste of a dozen nations all within a ten-block stroll?
Nowhere else but North 5th Street!

This guide is the same as our popular “Where Global is Local” guided food tour. But why wait for us to show you around? On your own or with a friend use this guide to sample the district’s best international eats. This mile-long walking-tour begins at the northern end of the business district where there is plenty of street parking and works its way south. It will take you about three hours and cost around $30 per person, depending on how many sharers you have along with you.

When you’re finished and full of food, just hop on the 47 bus route back to where you started. It runs straight up and down 5th Street every five minutes. If walking just isn’t your thing, get a day pass and hop on and off the route 47 at your leisure.

We hope you brought an appetite!

Destination #1: Korea

Kim’s BBQ

5955 N 5th St


Kilbi – Marinated beef ribs grilled at right at the table (serves 2-3 meal sized portions or 4-6 sample sized portions)
Ban Chan – Assorted complimentary small dishes

For next time:
Dolsot Babim Bap – A classic Korean dish made of rice, veggies, beef and an egg served in a sizzling hot stone bowl.

Destination #2: China & Korea

Chinese-Korean Restaurant

441 Chew Ave

(At 5th and Chew next to the produce market)


Chajangmyon – Noodles served with onion & pork in black bean sauce Jamppong – Noodles served with shrimp, squid & veggies in spicy broth

Fun Fact:
In South Korea, this fusion food is a popular take-out meal. Sort of like what Americanized Chinese food is here, with urban neighborhoods having several corner shops to order from.

Destination #3: Trinidad & Tobago

Gail’s Carribean American Cuisine

5555 N 5th St



“Doubles” – A common street food sandwich made with two bara (flat fried bread) filled with channa (curried chick peas).
Aloo Pie – A soft, fried pastry made from flour and water, and filled with boiled, spiced and mashed potatoes. It’s similar to a samosa, “aloo” being the Hindi word for potato.

Destination #4: El Salvador

Papuseria Sabor Latino

5th & Lindley Avenue

(Food truck always parked in front of Incarnation Catholic Church)


Papusas – Corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and meat filling, grilled and topped with shredded cabbage and salsa.

Sidewalk Sale: 
If you happen to visit on a Saturday afternoon during the warm season you’ll find the food truck amid dozens of neighborhood sidewalk vendors selling everything from perfume to used VHS tapes.

Destination #5: Colombia

La Caleñita Bakery & Cafe

5034 N 5th St


Pan de Bono – Crispy on the outside and doughy in the middle with a lightly sweet and cheesy taste. You’ll be addicted!
Assorted sweet pastries – Flaky puff pastries filled with pineapple, guava and cream cheese.

For next time:
Pan de Vino Tinto – A sweet bread made with red wine.

Destination #6: Philly

Philly Bread

5005 N 5th St


Call Ahead:
Philly Bread is a wholesale bakery but if you call ahead, they very well might have some super fresh bread for cash purchase. They love meeting their customers so don’t be shy.

Philly Muffin – A new take on the English Muffin, it’s naturally leavened, milled from whole grain wheat and delicious.

Where to buy:
Philly Bread’s products are sold at gourmet grocers such as DiBruno Bros and at food co-ops like Mariposa and the Weaver’s Way as well as farmers markets throughout the region. Check out phillybread.com for more info.

Destination #7: Italy

Oteri’s Italian Bakery

4919 N 5th St


Assorted gelato and hand-dipped chocolates – All baked goods and chocolates are made on site.

As Seen on TV:
In 2014, this location of Oteri’s Bakery was featured on an episode of Cake Boss. The episode culminated in the renovation of the storefront and retail space into what you see here today.