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“Like a farmers market in Center City......”

Reading Terminal Market
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Featuring over 80 concessions, this historic market has something for even the most eclectic of tastebuds.
Glassboro, NJ
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“Like a farmers market in Center City......”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

The Reading Terminal Market has been in business for many years. I remembered visiting there as a child and just recently had a chance to stop in again. There are many different vendors located in the market which is now under the Pennsylvania Convention Center which took over the buildings which were part of the old Reading Railroad terminal in Philadelphia. Some of the vendors offer full course meals while others specialize in one item such as fresh fruit or home baked cookies. I chanced upon a sale of fresh baked chocolate chips from one of the vendors for $1/cookie which was too good to pass up. I recommend the Reading Terminal Market to anyone visiting in Philadelphia, especially if you are coming to the Convention Center.

Visited November 2011
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Great market- a must to visit”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

We really enjoyed the food selection - there is something for everybody! We found people working there nice and friendly. The ambiance was great.

Visited November 2011
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great Place to Visit”
Reviewed November 25, 2011

Clean city market. Great for young kids and parents alike. Similar to other large city indoor markets. Would definitely recommend. Perfect for families that have different tastes - something for everyone!

Visited November 2011
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Culinary Heaven...”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

If I closed my eyes, I could imagine I was back in one of my favorite places on Earth...Grand Central Market in NYC. A local friend steered me toward this highlight of our visit to Philly. A historic farmer's market in the city center, Reading Terminal Market is crammed with specialty food vendors making it nearly impossible to narrow down a meal. Deciding on dessert, however, was no problem whatsoever...a strawberry, walnut & Nutella crepe from Profi's Creperie.

Visited June 2011
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Washington, DC
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“Food Overload”
Reviewed November 16, 2011

I could spend all day just wandering around Reading Market looking at the all the various food stands and eating. The freshness of the food is amazing. Knowing we would stop at the market on a recent trip to Philadelphia I packed a cooler and managed to fill it with homemade sausages and unusual cheeses and produce.

Visited November 2011
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