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IMG_0170Reading Terminal Market is just steps away from the Ritz Carlton Hotel in city center. We end up spending a lot of time there, not only for the great people watching, but for the one stop shopping it provides.

IMG_0153For those of you from Boston, it’s like Fanueil Hall, but bigger, and better.

IMG_0189You can have a sit down meal at a restaurant, grab some fresh seafood, and do your grocery shopping all in one place.

IMG_0181There’s definitely a hustle and bustle here at the market – a mix of those people trying to do their daily errands fighting to get upstream through the tourists who are ooh-ing and ahh-ing at everything.

IMG_0212Today, Reading Terminal Market is one of the most successful public markets. It supports over 75 small and local businesses.

IMG_0184They offer tours of the market through Taste of Philadelphia Market Tours. Tours are led by a food writer and are scheduled on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am.

IMG_0194I was a little surprised that the market is not open later in the evenings – their hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 8-6 and Sunday 9-5.

IMG_0198Some of the restaurants offer counters for diners, there is a large communal dining space located in the center of the market for those places that do not offer seating.

IMG_0172Bassetts ice cream is a piece of Philadelphia history, a fifth-generation family business and a Philadelphia tradition since 1861. We didn’t get to stop this trip, but it gives us something to look forward to next time.

IMG_0187Beiler’s Donuts were wildly popular, while you’re waiting in a  line that wraps around the corner, you can watch them make and fill the donuts!



IMG_0177Market Blooms offers fresh flowers as well as plants and seeds.

IMG_0208Herbiary offers aromatherapy products along with other organic and natural home remedies.


IMG_0204Salmueria offers a nice selection of cheese and charcuterie.

IMG_0370The Tubby Olive is a great little shop where you can go to taste a variety of olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

Been to Reading Terminal Market? What’s your favorite spot?

Reading Terminal Market

12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA



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