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Reading Terminal Market

12th and Arch, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
215 922 2317
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Ranked #1 of 56 Shopping in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Reading Terminal Market can trace its origins to early Philadelphia when farmers sold their produce in the middle of East Market Street.  By... more »
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185 reviews 185 reviews
20 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for lunch on my last day of Philly vacation and loved it! So many great places to eat I inside and loaded with atmosphere. Prices were all reasonable and tons of choices! All food appeared to be good and we were very happy with Tommy Dinics sandwiches. Wish we could go more often. It gets crowded and is... More

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A vast variety of foods, spices, cheeses, sandwiches, wine, candy, meats, beverages, etc. A great place for lunch or quick, informal dinner. Lines are long at peak meal times. Prices can be high, so shop like offerings before purchasing. Nice large area of tables and chairs available. A bit crowded and no place for strollers. No admission fee. Plan to... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Loved the market- a whole range of foods to buy (cheese, vegetables, meats, fish etc) ora huge range of meal to eat in the market. Diners, coffee shops, cafes, all sorts of food- including the Philly Cheesesteak of course. If in Philly - go here ! Just off hte town Centre, near the city hall- very close to where the... More

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

They used to have plastic on the ceiling to keep the rain from dropping on customers! No longer...cleaned and made "faux-original"...i.e still cramped, cleaner (lots) than before, but a little more sterile. The old stand by's---Och's Meats, The Pretzel girls, Pat's Cheesesteaks, all gone. Replaced by new people... Still draws a boatload from the city and tourists...if you live nearby... More

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Houston, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Put Reading Terminal Market on your to-do list if you are visiting Philadelphia! This is a place that offers all kinds of food and good and despite being a tourist-friendly location, the pricing is reasonable and the quality is superb! While you are looking for hot food eats like Philly Cheesesteak or desserts like ice cream, Reading Terminal Market has... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We strolled through this enormous market and have already planned our return visit! So much to choose from--food and other non-food items. Something for everyone, indeed!

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You must eat / drink here just for a feel of the place - a true market offering lots of fresh produce along with food to suit every taste - from philly cheesesteak to chines / wraps / salads / fish / chips / soups / italian - you name it you can find it here - food was delicious... More

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Newton, New Jersey
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This has to be one of the coolest places I have seen! I could have spent my entire day walking through the market trying all the different foods! We tried a cheese steak, ice cream and some other snacks while here, but I think I could go back a million times and try something different each visit! It was nice... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Words cannot describe. Just GO to the RTM. You cannot visit Philly without spending an hour (or three) walking around. Food, neat unique items, FRESH produce and most importantly hot and delicious AUTHENTIC Philly cheesesteaks!

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Don't miss this! This place has a little something for everyone's taste! From Chocolate dipped Onion (dessert) , cakes, cheesesteaks, dried and fresh fruits, fresh meat and poultry to eateries and restaurants. This is indeed a one-stop shop! I absolutely loved exploring this place and for while wished that we have such a market where I live! We literally spent... More

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