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Reading Terminal Market

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 12th and Arch, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number:
+1 215-922-2317
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Featuring over 80 concessions, this historic market has something for even...

Featuring over 80 concessions, this historic market has something for even the most eclectic of tastebuds.

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Awesome for local or foodie tourist. Not so great for travelers with kids 7 and 9. Saturday 3pm CROWDED!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ashburn, Va
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Ashburn, Va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome for local or foodie tourist. Not so great for travelers with kids 7 and 9. Saturday 3pm CROWDED!!

Thank Jen827
Royan, Poitou-Charentes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to spend some time and taste soem original food. The famous cheesesteack , or italian food. Very close to the jefferson station. Nice place to spend time when it is raining !!

Thank jmpelata
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This market is amazing! All kind of fresh vegetable, fish, steak from many different coutries! I tried ribs, donuts and Coffee! The atmosphere is wonderful. If you are in a quick visit to Philadelphia you should definitely check this place!

Thank Renato A
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This market is very large with many, many vendors. Just walking around and smelling the food will put a smile on your face. It is a must see on any trip to Philadelphia.

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A co-worker recommended Reading Terminal for a variety of food choices and local vendors. There were nut specialty shops, flower vendors, seafood vendors, and an olive oil store sprinkled amid aromas of Chinese, jambalaya, hamburgers, and cheesesteak! A great mix of demographics and nationalities. Plenty of seating scattered throughout the terminal. The terminal is conveniently located next to Pennsylvania Convention... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Holy crap, you can walk in this place and get lost. A little overwhelmed maybe too. In a good way though, especially for foodies and farmers market lovers like myself. There are SO many food options, little specialty bakeries, donut shops ,grocery markets, bulk spices and pantry items, health/beauty stores with essential oils/candles/gifts. We stopped in here before our flight... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love going to markets and grocery stores when I'm away from home, and this one put you on "terminal" overload. There are dozens of places to eat, and dozens of places to buy food to take home. There are also some places to buy other kinds of goods. But I liked coming every day to walk the aisles and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great to visit, it has so much choice from Philly cheese steaks to New York cheesecake. It has a buzzing atmosphere and is a great experience for everyone. A must see in Philadelphia.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for Cheesesteak and left with those and giant pastries, artisan cheese, and more! Great experience for adults and kids alike to see what the city looks like. There are scores of vendors arranged in a grid pattern in this massive, industrial-feel building right in the center of Philadelphia. There is every kind of food you can imagine, and... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many food options here that I almost got lost in the maze of markets and restaurants. Cool place, great people, and fair prices.

Thank Eduardo G

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