Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Market
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Featuring over 80 concessions, this historic market has something for even the most eclectic of tastebuds.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • grammabanana11
    Middlebury, Indiana148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally awesome foodie experience
    I am so glad a previous Philly visitor told me about this market. It is so fabulous, it boggles my mind. I went there twice with a friend and it was always busy. But totally worth the wait. I couldn't believe the variety of fresh produce and meat and all the ethnic restaurants. Staggers my imagination for sure. The first day, my friend & I ate food from the country of Georgia and then brought back Korean pancakes. The next day, my friend had a Philly cheesesteak and I had Greek. I also bought a bialy and my friend bought gingerbread and I bought candy. I don't think you could ever be bored going here. We were fortunate to be within walking distance from our hotel. I wish this were in my backyard.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Lindsey C
    Indiana102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A neat place to find a variety of food
    Just visiting the market can be a little overwhelming at first. I was glad for all of the variety. We tried different things, like a pork sandwich from DiNics, salmon curry from Little Thai Market, milkshake from Bassett's and a random smoothie from somewhere. The next morning we tried Beiler's for doughnuts and coffee. In my opinion, some food was overhyped (DiNic's), so it may be best to wander around and see what interests you without reading a ton of reviews first (which I am guilty of). There are too many options to try in one day, so I think it's a great place to visit to find something to satisfy everyone in the group.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • kylerjalen
    Dededo, Mariana Islands38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Want food? They got it!
    Word of advice: If you go and there is an event at the Philadelphia Convention Center next door, DON'T. You will not like the experience. The first time I entered this place was a midday lunch on a Sunday which also happened to be the first day of an event. It was wall to wall people and it was a challenge to get anywhere, let alone order anything. Put it this way, I'm not sure if it was a fire hazard but it sure seemed like it. We went the following morning as well as the late afternoon a couple of days later and the atmosphere was a bit more manageable. It was a heck of a lot more pleasant then. The food choices and cuisine were amazing. Want some noodles? Its there. Want some Louisiana gator? Chomp away. Feel like a kebabs and gyros? All that greasy goodness is around. Heck if you want a sugar rush you can get cookies and ice cream from some really good spots. If youre lucky enough to grab a table and chair to eat then great, if not, your best bet is to just take it back to the convention center or your hotel room if you're lucky enough to get one nearby. It wont get any awards for a gourmet experience but there is something to offer for everyone.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 4 July 2023
  • ASBCRB
    Urbana, Ohio414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local Market on Steroids
    This is a huge market that has fresh meats, produce, and foods along with restaurants, bakeries, specialty foods, and a few gift shops. It's a lot of fun to walk through and see it all. Go hungry because there are so many options, and it all looks really good.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • greglinmon
    Las Cruces, New Mexico935 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So many choices
    So many great choices, great variety. It closes early, by 5 many places closed, but I understand market really slows. Limited places to sit. I got to go and went back to hotel. If new to place, explore before ordering.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 July 2023
  • ERFSU82
    Wellington, Florida1,373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food lovers paradise
    A Philadelphia landmark and a must do on any visit to the Center City area. It’s a large and bustling indoor market with a large variety of vendors selling every food, snack and dessert you could want. Even if not there to eat, it’s a fun place to stroll and take in the sights and smells. We sampled food from several different places and enjoyed it all. Kismet Bialys was especially good.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Cavalier1994
    Bethesda, Maryland488 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still humming along strong!
    This is seriously one of the funnest places to go to in Philly. The sheer amount of vendors and over the counter food places is overwhelming. The market bustles during breakfast and lunch but activity dies down in the late afternoon. I like Herschel’s East Side for their pastrami and corn beef sandwiches. Also the fruit stand near the back is very nice. Was dead set on getting an Amish breakfast at Dutch Eating Place on Sunday but forgot they were closed - darn!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Kelly H
    Maine35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much variety.
    So much variety. I so wished I had the ability cook while there, so many fresh meats, veg, fruit and seafood. I had breakfast 3 times and dinner one night. I bought some chocolates and salami to bring home. Cheesecake with cherries from Beilers, coffee from Old City and ice cream. Only wish I could have figured out how to bring home some pastries. Not too busy in morning, most places closed around 5pm so go early if you want to pick up something for supper.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Reneecski
    Geneva, Illinois39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food, desserts, fresh meat, awesome food market
    Something for everyone. Lots of vendors, a very neat experience. Whether you want to eat lunch, breakfast, a snack or gift, they have it all. There’s seating to eat and everyone can get what they want. Everything we tested was great.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Lauren Caito
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too Many wonderful choices. My FOMO is not happy.
    This is an amazing place. Unless you have FOMO. My husband and I walked in the where welcomed buy amazing smells of all the vendors. Sweet smells were mixed with salty, savory and spicy. As my husband and I walked through trying to find a place to eat I knew the decision would be very difficult since everything looked good. We ended up eating at Molly Mallory’s sit down restaurant. We are in Philadelphia for a couple more days, but might have to stop here again. My only regret is I won’t be able to experience all the vendors here.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
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Barbara W
Reading, PA27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Old train station loaded with many different types of foods, from ice cream to Georgian food (the country, not the state).
Written 16 May 2024
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Jessie
Virginia212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This turned into a highlight of my trip to Philadelphia! I expected it would be cool, but it turned out to be so much more than I expected. Leave yourself plenty of time to explore all the vendors and room in your stomach to eat some amazing food! Trust me, do not miss this like I almost did.
Written 8 May 2024
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MeryMeCo
Galesburg, IL939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This place was overwhelming. We ate lunch here on the first day and wasn't happy with our choice. It was hard to find a table but we finally got one. We ate about half our sandwiches and through the rest away. Then we tried Bassett's Ice Cream which was good. Much better than our sandwiches.

It's a fun place to look around. I really wanted to come back again but we didn't get the chance.
Written 8 May 2024
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444can
Winter Park, FL438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Reading Terminal is definitely a great experience while in Philly. There’s lots of foods, nationalities, desserts and seafood & meats by the pound. Didn’t like the smell of fresh fish but it was bearable. Great desserts cookies n cakes were my joys there. Wish they open a little longer. They close at 6pm .
Written 6 May 2024
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GerryBaron06
Spring City, PA1,029 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I love this place. There is such a wide variety of cuisines and food from which to choose. Some of my favorites are Sweet Ninas, 4th Street Cookies, Pearl's Oyster Bar, and Little Thai Market. The prices are reasonable. Note that most restaurants do not have seating. However, there are a few seating areas dispersed throughout Reading Terminal Market. Expect lines at 4th Street Cookies and Little Thai Market.

There are many more restaurants for me to try out.

You can also buy fresh meat and seafood.

The energy and smells within the market are delightful.
Written 5 May 2024
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Nayah2o0
Woodstock, Connecticut, United States24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Incredible assortment of eateries from all over. Bakeries, ice cream and food from all over. Had the Oyster breakfast and it was delicious. Going back for some BBQ wings tonight before the Phillies game. If you visit Philly, this place is a Must!!!!
Written 5 May 2024
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moodblu
West Valley City, UT1,437 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
On a recent US History Tour, we went to the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia for our lunch. It is in the old Reading rail terminal, which is no longer used for the commuter trains. We found it kind of chaotic, and high energy, a little overwhelming for me. It was packed with an eclectic collection of shops and stalls and eateries. We don’t do a lot of shopping when we travel, but there was everything available you could imagine. It reminded me of Pike Place Market in Seattle, but in a block shape instead of being linear like the Seattle market. Our tour guide had told us when we entered the terminal that it “wasn’t really very busy today”, yet sure seemed like a bustling crowd to me. We went to the Down Home Diner for our lunch.
Written 29 April 2024
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packedandready2go
California944 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
You haven't really visited Philadelphia unless you have visited the Reading Terminal Market. So many kiosks with delicious food to choose from. Miller's pretzels is a must stop. We also enjoyed Original Turkey though I don't think you could go wrong no matter what you choose.
Written 16 April 2024
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Desires Elegance
Lewisham, Australia112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
With so many different options there is something here for everyone. An amazing mashup of both tourists and locals hanging out in the same place. You'd need so many return trips to experience everything, I'm very jealous that Philadelphia has such an amazing spot for dining and groceries.
Written 12 April 2024
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Abigail R
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
It is always a highlight stopping at Reading Terminal Market. The Hunger Burger is one of my favorite places to get food. The Flying Monkey is my favorite place for dessert. If you are not expecting a crowd, think again. It is almost always packed, and finding a table is a challenge. But that is all part of the adventure of eating at Reading Terminal Market.
Written 9 April 2024
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