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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
Closed now
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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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wow the food

Oh my what a place to go eat and buy meats and spices .Chocolate, pastry,what a place to visit. It is a big place. Big cookies.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Joyce L
Coffeyville, Kansas
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Coffeyville, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oh my what a place to go eat and buy meats and spices .Chocolate, pastry,what a place to visit. It is a big place. Big cookies.

Thank Joyce L
Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, this area is currently the site of a lot of construction so walking there is not fun. Once you are there, there is not much to see. I went into this with the thinking it was a tourist destination like Quincy Market. While there are tourists, it is also a regular market with raw meat, vegatables and other foods.... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was really looking forward to visiting the market but found it to be underwhelming. I guess I expected more. Plenty of places to eat but was not impressed by the options. I thought I would by like Quincy Market but was not impressed. If I were to visit again I don't think it would make the list of things... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On my visit to Philadelphia, I stopped by the Reading Terminal Market, and I was impressed by what I saw. First thing it's loud but bare able, every where I looked deals where being made, orders were taken, etc. The facility is just rows of business selling fresh produce, fish, meats, prepared food, clothes, crafts, and so much more. I... More 

Thank Josue C
Clarksville, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. It was packed with people! There is something for everyone there. From chinese to deli to pretzels to ice cream to seafood to produce to olives to cheese to bakeries to candy. You get the idea! There were lines everywhere, but worth the wait in many instances. Fun place to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whenever friends come to visit from out of town, I take them to Reading Terminal. There are so many local food stalls -- no franchises here, just Philadelphia and Pennsylvania-specific brands. There is pretty much any kind of food you're looking for -- pizza, deli, Indian, vegan, Thai, Chinese, baked goods, crepes, confectioners, charcuterie and cheese, and of course Philadelphia's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Crazy little place....but wow.....many different variety of food options and cultures. Best Philly Cheesesteaks I've ever had! And the donuts! Heaven.

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Califon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fascinating place. Interesting spot to people watch. On a Saturday at midday it was swamped. Too much noise and too many people for me. The food was OK but pricey. Finding seating is a real challenge.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can find almost any food here. Good pricing and unique atmosphere. Make sure to get a Millers pretzel. Best pretzel I have ever had.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sprawling exiting lively colourful market place many different choices of food outlets. Many different food and eating choices easy to get lost but that's good way discover new foods

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