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Reading Terminal Market picture in Philadelphia
Reading Terminal Market picture in Philadelphia
Reading Terminal Market picture in Philadelphia
Reading Terminal Market picture in Philadelphia
Reading Terminal Market picture in Philadelphia
Reading Terminal Market picture in Philadelphia

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  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

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  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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For a taste of local Philly produce, baked goods, coffee and more, head to Reading Terminal Market in the Market East District. This market is located beneath the Reading Railroad's 1891 train station (a National Historic Landmark) and harbors more than 80 different vendors. Here, you can sample food from around the world – including Greek, Thai, Mexican and Indian specialties – while perusing homemade crafts and jewelry. 

Recent travelers love the variety of foods, saying there is something for everyone. While there is a central dining area, many of the food stalls also have their own seating. Some described the market experience as "overwhelming" because of the volume of vendors and visitors. If you're limited on time, consider reading about the market's various vendors beforehand on the market's website. Past visitors and critics praised the doughnuts at Beiler's Bakery, the apple dumplings at Dutch Eating Place, the roast pork sandwich at DiNic's and the po'boys at Beck’s Cajun Café.

The Reading Terminal Market is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. While you don't have to pay to browse, you may want to carry some extra cash on you just in case something catches your eye. To avoid hefty parking fees, consider walking or using public transportation to reach the market. Several train stations are located nearby and the Philly PHLASH services the area (stop No. 4 and stop No. 16). For more information, check out the market's website.

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