Reading Terminal Market in Philly is one of America’s oldest and biggest farmers markets, which was housed at National Historic Landmark Building since 1893. It offers a variety of farm and poultry products, fresh meat, flowers cookbooks, baked items, kitchenware, seafood, crafts, cheeses and jewelry. Be sure to sample the market’s attractive variety of dining choices, including international delights and local specialties.
Reason for visiting the terminal market
Among all, the Reading terminal market benefits over eighty different merchants, where two of them belong to the descendants of initial stand holders since when it began its operation more than one hundred and twenty-five years ago.
Cafeterias are dispersed all over the extensive, active space, and chefs from the best local refectories pay a visit to the market every morning to get the freshest and scarce produce and ingredients.
Make sure to schedule much time to stroll the massive food bazaar and glance everything from the handmade introduced techniques and American quilts to dairy products, freshly cut flowers, fresh produce, skillfully prepared foods and cookbooks, including sushi, cannolis, vegan sandwiches and soft pretzels.
What you must-see
The northwestern part of the reading terminal market primarily accommodates Amish merchants from Lancaster County, who introduce their farm-fresh items and expertly prepared foods to the bazaar four days in a week. Observe as Amish bakers bake and twist soft pretzels at Miller’s twist, then consider tasting a warm pretzel right from the oven.
Make sure to stopover by DiNic’s roast pork meat, which attends the Travel Channel’s Top Sandwich in the USA. The fourth-generation cafeteria creates its sandwich with finely sliced, juicy pork, coating the long roll with chopped sharp provolone and covering it with light green sliced broccoli rabe. The spot’s attractiveness can mean long queues, but it is worth waiting.