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Reading Terminal Market

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“donuts”(214 reviews)
“baked goods”(148 reviews)
“fresh produce”(137 reviews)
Featuring over 80 concessions, this historic market has something for even the most eclectic of tastebuds.
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
12th and Arch, Philadelphia, PA 19107
City Centre East
+1 215-922-2317
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 23, 2002

Ever since I came to Philadelphia from New York over 30 years ago, Reading Terminal Market has been my favorite place. The food is wonderful, it looks like no place else and it's authentic. 110 years old and it's never closed. RTM is what Quincy...More

17  Thank Adventurer38098
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went on a Saturday. The selection of food vendors is vast and varied. However, the market was so crowded, we could hardly maneuver through. After we got our meals, it took at least fifteen minutes before we could get a table. The seating is...More

3  Thank NewYorkLucille
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I only visited once during the stay as we ate at the hotel most of the time however that was a mistake and we should have gone more often. We ate breakfast at Mollys which was great but there were mNy to choose from

Thank TrollmanNorthants
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was only the second time I have visited this market and with the upcoming holiday it was CRAZY. Very crowded but so much fun. You don't have to purchase anything, but you take in the sights and sounds of so many cultures. My son...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must if not once , twice if you can. A mecca for foodies and gifts to bring home. Great place for inexpensive lunch. Downside they close early 6pm.

1  Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The reading terminal is great! All type of cuisine and desserts to offer. Customer service is excellent too. Make sure you park in a good location to avoid tickets from PPA. The best data to go are Thursday’s-Sunday’s.

Thank 898kenyac
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Reading Terminal market is a true gem of cultural experience. Immediately upon entering the clatter of activity draws you in. With many different food stalls and some arts and crafts it’s a great place to grab a breakfast or lunch and do some shopping. Philly...More

1  Thank 648randim
Reviewed 5 days ago

if you're a foodie you have to stop by here. On an empty stomach, as a matter of fact plan to take some stuff to go too. Click on the link to my profile to see the must visit places in the market.

Thank Nikos T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well, if you want to go to Food Heaven, Than take a trip to Reading Terminal Market in Philly. It is like stepping back in time for me too. It's a place where people are shouting out their wares. "TRY this, Hot Pastrimi here, and...More

1  Thank X2447HPtinah
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always fun to go to a market in a city like Philadelphia and this is no exception. It is diverse, large and even has some places to eat. The food we had was excellent and inexpensive. There are places to sit and eat...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in for a late lunch on a Friday and the place was PACKED. Soooo many options to choose from. Definitely go in here just for the experience.

Thank Nank135
Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandfather shopped at the Reading Terminal Market 100 years ago. It's a bit larger now, some of the old vendors have been replaced with new people/goods, there are more places to have a bite to eat and lots of tables/chairs for enjoying their offerings....More

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Jonathan L
October 31, 2018|
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Response from wbondar | Reviewed this property |
Hello, yes, look for a long line! Enjoy!
Jonathan L
October 31, 2018|
Response from Bee80015 | Reviewed this property |
I was told there is a stall you can get those there at. Supposed to be pretty good. Didn’t have a chance to eat there though.
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Hampsteader | Reviewed this property |
If you park at the Parkway Garage at 12 & Filbert and take your ticket with you, all vendors in the market are *supposed* to validate if you spend over $10, then you get 2 hours parking for $4. Whether this still happens or... More