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Reading Terminal Market

Attractions Greater Philadelphia
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
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Reading Terminal Market is an essential experience for anyone visiting Philadelphia.
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Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

A bustling hive of locals and tourists, the Reading Terminal Market has more than 75 vendors and promises a sensational blend of smells and flavors. Your taste buds will thank you, but what to choose? Amish soft pretzels, shrimp pad thai, chicken pot pie, lobster mac and cheese, roast pork or po’ boy sandwiches, organic juices, artisanal coffee, maple bacon doughnuts, cannolis.… When President Obama visited a few years ago, he went for a sweet pepper and mushroom cheesesteak—and mint chocolate chip ice cream from Bassett’s. Operating since 1892, the food hall is a true Philly kind of experience, yo.

By: Sarah Jordan



Address: 51 N 12th St
Cross street: at Filbert St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm
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I spent a good 2 hours eating my way through this market. It is definitely overwhelming but there were definitely some standouts from the things I got to snack on: Termini's Bakery cannoli and pignoli cookies - theres a piping bag filled with cannoli filling hanging from the ceiling that they use to pipe your cannoli fresh. The fried mac and cheese balls and alligator sausage at Beck's Cajun - the balls are as big as softballs! Nanee's kitchen spinach and feta samosas - and the mango lassi to wash it down. Incredible. My friends loved the pickles from Beiler's Pickle patch. And last but absolutely NOT least was the hot apple dumpling from The Dutch Eating Place. That was the most incredible thing EVER.