We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Reading Terminal Market

Certificate of Excellence
$
Chinatown
Dutch, Sandwiches, International
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
12th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19107
215/922-2317
Website
Today
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,601 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2411
    Excellent
  • 996
    Very good
  • 155
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Many options at the Reading Terminal Market.

Everyone must try see and try the many foods available at this place. There are a large variety of stores within this market. Some of the places are considered the best of Philadelphia.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
2288mm
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

3,601 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Everyone must try see and try the many foods available at this place. There are a large variety of stores within this market. Some of the places are considered the best of Philadelphia.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If I was a local, I'd do as much shopping here as possible! We've already been here twice in 2 days. I love all the stalls of fresh seafood, produce, baked goods, chocolate, etc. it's got such a variety of ready to eat foods that there should be something for everyone to enjoy. I love the vast array of ethnic... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I would recommend stopping at the Reading Market! There is lots of food and tasty treats too! It can be a little pricey but it's worth going to visit! I took the Phlash bus( it's on a stop, easy on/off. I got a cheesesteak there, it was good! They have meats and fish there to buy! It's mainly food. Bad... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

fantastic market! offering sweets, meats,vegetables, plenty of places to eat making a decision is tough. Olive Oil shop is a must when visiting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the energy that ran throughout this place. So many choices for food. and other goods. Great place to people watch!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place has everything, from prepared food and produce to organic honey and oils. I work nearby so I have been in it numerous times, it has a great and diverse atmosphere. The food is also very diverse, from American, Asian, Middle-eastern, to European and African. For Pizza, try BY GEORGE; for some authentic soul Food try KEVEN PARKER; for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sussex
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on our way from the Cathedral to our historical walking tour. Was blown away by all the choices. Every ethnic background was represented. Had great fresh roasted coffee at Old City Coffee and a wonderful Cajun breakfast sandwich at Beck's Cajun Café and delicious French bakery from another vendor. Everyone should stop and eat here!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancashire, England
Level Contributor
155 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Every imaginable type of food from lots of stalls in this historic setting. I visited on a Saturday and it was very busy but I suppose all good places are. Recommended if you're in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There are so many foods to chose from, most are not above average though. You should go for the experience, not the quality of the food. Had a Philly Cheese Steak which was OK, but it's better for hangovers than something you'd enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Skip this if you're not obsessed with food. The terminal market is lots of restaurants in one area, and you can only eat so much, so my sister and I took food to-go and enjoyed it later. Popular area, including for tourists, so prices are higher than same food at other places.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Reading Terminal Market also viewed

 

Been to Reading Terminal Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Reading Terminal Market

Address: 12th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: 215/922-2317
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8
Cuisine: Dutch, Sandwiches, International

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 215/922-2317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Dutch, Sandwiches, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Reading Terminal Market and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Reading Terminal Market staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?