Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia

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Part of the Philadelphia Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market features more than 100 lively merchants selling fresh food, baked goods, flowers, and crafts in an antique setting reminiscent of early 19th-century Philadelphia markets. In 1859, popular outdoor markets in Philadelphia were dismantled because they were considered unhygienic. This prompted the opening of two indoor markets--the beginnings of the large market that exists today. At this center, where scenes from "Trading Places" and "National Treasure" were filmed, you can spend the day shopping for authentic goods, eating delicious ethnic food, or trying Bassett's Ice Cream, a favorite of Philadelphia locals. Though most merchants work at the market every day of the week, keep in mind that Amish or Mennonite vendors do not open shop on Sundays, Mondays, or Tuesdays. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Reading Terminal Market and many more Philadelphia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Philadelphia journey website.
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  • Stopped here for lunch and was surprised at the size (large) and selection of foods to choose from. Fun place to stop if you are hungry! 
    Stopped here for lunch and was surprised at the size (large) and selection of foods to choose from. Fun place to stop if you are hungry!  more »
  • So many options, fresh veggies, butcher, several bakeries and every type of food you could imagine. Could have spent many hours shopping there. 
    So many options, fresh veggies, butcher, several bakeries and every type of food you could imagine. Could have spent many hours shopping there.  more »
  • Bad experience with another person at market that was looking to be very disrespectful. Very crowded isles and when I brushed against him trying to get by he made the a very aggressive comment to get....  more
    Bad experience with another person at market that was looking to be very disrespectful. Very crowded isles and when I brushed against him trying to get by he made the a very aggressive comment to get....  more »
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  • Reading Terminal Market is a top rated Philadelphia local and international food emporium. It’s located in the heart of the city across from the Convention Center. The offer every thing from the expected Philly cheesesteak 🧀 🥩 to gourmet donuts 🍩 and Pennsylvania Dutch Amish food 🥘 . You will find sit-down eateries, takeout only , farm fresh produce 🥬 , bakeries 🧁 , pickles , butchers, 🍖 delis 🥪 and everything in between at this packed 126 year old landmark that make it a tourist AND local favorite. You don’t want to miss visiting this place !
  • This is one of the coolest places I've ever visited and I've lived in several different countries. They have a variety of different restaurants, vendors for meat, seafood, poultry, pork, cheese, you name it you can get it here. What ever type of food you want there is a food spot for you. This is a must see on your visit to Philadelphia along with the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
  • Fresh produce, all types of chocolate, candy, cheese, ham, bacon... all at the same place. Great food everywhere... great beer, specially the 312 lemonade shandy at Molly's I thought it would be bigger but still incredibly impressed with how clean, well organized and how great everything is set up... you will want to try everything and buy everything. Is a most if you visit Philadelphia and I highly recommend it.
  • That's an awesome market, we went during the weekend and it was very crowded. There are so many things to see and eat here, we had such a hard time choosing a spot for lunch. There are also great spots to buy unique ingredients, we especially enjoyed the olive oils and the balsamic vinegars!
  • There was a variety of food, from desserts to Chinese food to Greek to Philly cheese steak sandwiches. The seating area was a bit crowded.. but luckily everyone was friendly. Their ice cream was delicious 😋 and their cookies are fresh. It's definitely a must-do when you come to Philadelphia.

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