Brunch >Reading Terminal
12th St & Arch St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910739.953952 -75.159431
Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City East
Great selection – I was in town for a week last year ( as a guest of someone attending a conference) and I ate there almost every day. There was plenty to choose from and it helped that it was right across the street from the convention center. I (being from the west coast) was introduced to cheese steaks, which were great.
It was crowded, especially during lunch but I didn't think it was too expensive. I also loved all the little gifts that I was able to find for friends and family.
Best variety of food – Awesome experience, I could have spent the whole day there. It's huge in there! We ate at the Amish diner. The food was fantastic, plentiful, reasonable...what more could you ask for...as for service....very good.
A chain-free hodgepodge of eateries and fast-food stands makes for an authentic Philadelphia eating experience. – In Short
Amish vendors take orders on cordless phones just across the way from a kebab seller; there's vegetarian takeout steps away from the butcher, all contained in a restored structure that once accommodated commuters arriving in trains, but now catering largely to suburban visitors. The eateries, bakeries, markets and diners offer plenty of choices for groups in the city for a few days, whether they're sightseeing or attending the sci-fi comic-con in the adjoining Convention Center.
GREAT FOOD! – Best and cheapest produce in Philly! For breakfast or lunch try the Down Home Diner (the bacon is amazing, burgers are huge, and the line moves fast). Famous Fourth Street Cookie Company is Great! (Giant cookies loaded with chips) Try the fruit smoothie place called four seasons! (get the tropical, order it by number) Fischers soft pretzels are classic! (go for the butter on top) Looking for vegetables, use Iovines produce. The spice terminal has a huge variety of cooking extras.
A Philly Treat – You can spend an enjoyable day here having breakfast, lunch and then take something home for dinner. The best: Termini. Salumeria, Downtown Cheese, Old City Coffee (have a mocha froth), the Pennsylvania General Store and Foster's. Not to mention the great breads at Le Bus and Metropolitan. Love the Amish merchants and Diener's rotisserie chickens. South American Folklore is great for alpaca sweaters and scarves. The Market merchants are some of the best people in Philly.
Add this landmark to your day – The Reading Treminal Market is one of the cultural gems in Philadelphia and should be on your list of places to visit in Philadelphia. The market has over eighty merchants that offer produce, meats, fish, groceries, flowers, crafts, candies, ethnic foods, and things like cookware and clothing. The food from the Amish merchants is not to be missed, including delicious breakfasts (try the Dutch Eating Place) and soft pretzels (from Fisher's). There are also fabulous baked goods in the market as well as other regional specialties. Try the canolli from Termini Brother's (and say Hi! to Marge) and get some butter cookies (the flattened out ones) from Braverman's. Also great are the sandwiches from DiNic's, the ribs and chicken at Delilah's, Mexican food at the 12th St. Cantina, and ice cream from Bassett's. You won't go away hungry from this place!
Terrific – Love the variety. Great place to walk around, lots of good stuff to eat. You gotta stop and get one of those Pretzels, they are the best you ever have!!
great lunch – best food in the city, fast and easy, great value
philadelphia landmark – Reading Terminal Market is another philadelphia treasure. you can easily spend a couple hours here shopping and sampling the food. DiNic's roast beef, Rocco's or Salumeria's hoagies, Rick's Philly Steaks, LeBus bakery, Termini's pastries, Fishers soft pretzels, Famous 4th Street cookies etc...all the food groups are covered. from America and abroad.
A Philadelphia Original – The Reading Terminal Market is a must for both locals and tourists. It has a terrific variety of fresh foods, both raw ingredients and premade delights. It's a great way to spend an early Saturday morning or a lunch break!
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