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“Food, plants, local goods”

Reading Terminal Market
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Ranked #5 of 465 things to do in Philadelphia
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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.
Reviewed May 31, 2009

This is the East Coast's equivalent to Seattle's Pike Place Market. All different kinds of specialities, there's something to satisfy anyone's appetite. Try the ice cream shop, best ice cream I've tasted in a long time!

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Reviewed May 28, 2009

Huge Food Market, open seven day a week.

Cuisines from around the globe, whatever your heart desires, it's pretty certain you can get it here. Pennsylvania Dutch (and Amish) food counters, Specialty cheese shops, seafood, meat, produce, so many restaurants, they truly have everything.

Be sure to stop at the Amish Lancaster Co. for freshly-squeezed Orange juice, Metropolitan or Le Bus Bakery for bread, Old City Coffee for well, coffee; Flying Monkey Pattisserie for cupcakes, Famous 4th Street Cookie for well, cookies and Termini Brothers Bakery for cannolis.

From BBQ, to cheesesteaks, to Greek, Middle Eastern to smattering of Deli's, there's a cuisine for every palate.

For more information go here http://www.readingterminalmarket.org - they provide a handy map of all the merchants and it will help you navigate the area. Be sure to go early in the morning or late in the day - there are always heavy lunch crowds - especially on weekends.

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Reviewed April 19, 2009

This is a tightly packed assault on the senses. It's noisy, packed, brightly lit, and full of smells- some good, some not so good. After downloading the brochure with a map of all the different kiosks/shops/stalls I planned out where I wanted to go. After getting there I threw my plans out the window. You just gotta roll with the flow. Locals with a mission and tourists that are taking leisurely strolls compete side by side. That being said, everything we tasted was delicious. I found a great shop with linens and French Kuimper. We purchased sodas fresh fruit, and baked goods for the train trip home. It took two trips to figure out what we really wanted. All in all very enjoyable.

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Reviewed April 10, 2009

I came here on a bus trip and it dropped me off right at a door. I was surprised when I walked in. I saw so much fresh food and it smelled so good. The market has everything from ice cream to apples to pigs feet. There are fishermen who are selling great looking fresh fish. There were butchers cutting and selling meats. I ate lunch at a cheese steak place. Just be sure to get there early for lunch or you will have to wait somewhat for the food. I sampled some ice cream and other foods. The market also had many vendors selling home goods, t-shirts, etc. The restrooms could have been a little cleaner and nicer. Around the market everything will be priced differently, but most items I thought were priced reasonable. If you come to downtown Philly, I would recommend visiting.

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Reviewed March 8, 2009

This is a wonderful city food market with many choices of good food stalls. Everything from Thai, chinese, italian deli, pizza, Pennyslvania Dutch etc... There is a herb and spice concession that has just about everything. I would definately put this on the itinerary if in the area. Good stop for lunch. It is across the street from the Convention center

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