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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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Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Amazingly diverse place to go for lunch or to pick up a gift for a friend or family member. It's very well maintained and the sense of community with all the different vendors takes you back in time a bit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

There's a lot of delicious-looking food and treats here and they can easily gulp down all your money so watch out! But at the same time, it was great! Shops and restaurants every which way. It's a wonderful place and I loved my visit!

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Tucker, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The variety of local restaurants, grocers, and vendors all in one location is stupefyingly glorious! Park in the garage at 12th & Filbert, get your parking ticket validated by one of the Market's restaurants, grocers, or vendors, and you can park for $4. There may be a time limit for that $4 rate; I don't recall.

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Boston
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203 reviews 203 reviews
36 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Think of a cuisine-and you will find it here. The possibilities are vast--even at breakfast. This would be great if folks in your party wanted to try different food-though at lunchtime the seating options can be limited. My tip would be to go on offhours--either before or after lunch.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a MUST DO in Philly. There is TONS of delicious food, Amish products, candles, herbs, you name it- it is here. I went three days in a row and spent at least an hour here each time. Chinese, German, Soul Food, ice cream, cookies, hot dogs, cheese steaks, farmers markets, meat markets, it is all here. If I... More

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ottawa canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
65 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great shopping and foodie experience. So many food stalls. Very busy but it's because its so good. We got there in time to catch an early dinner. Great place for locals to buy fresh meat, vegetables, flowers and seafood. Recommended.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to visit in Philadelphia. If you enjoy food you can't miss it! This old terminal houses bakeries, butcher shops, restaurants, gift shops, etc. It is so difficult to decide where to eat each time I come. Plan on spending a couple hours if you want to walk through the whole building and really... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was very impressed with what I saw when I walked in. There was a lot of vendors that was selling great food. We ended up setting for a lb of shrimp and lemonade. Both came from different people but both were really great. I should have gone there the first time I visited the city.

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Quito, Ecuador
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Wonderful place, great food! Don't miss tasting the delicious food by the Amish!! This was a wonderful part of the trip. Cheese, different types of ham and sausages, where excellent, not to menction the fudge and different types of chocolate! A real delight!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Amazing!!!! Farmers market meat market fish market bakeries candy shops gifts arts n crafts herbiary diners & lots of places to eat!

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