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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
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Today
08:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Now that the weather has turned colder we found the market less crowded! Yay! It is still difficult to find a table during peak times but not elbow to elbow. We honestly had the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Now that the weather has turned colder we found the market less crowded! Yay! It is still difficult to find a table during peak times but not elbow to elbow. We honestly had the freshest vegetables and fruits as well as the best tacos and most authentic jambalaya of anywhere we've been! We also had the best snickerdoodle cookies though... More 

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chesapeake, virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just about anything you want in way of food. Fresh seafood markets. Lots of delis and restaurants. Fruit juice bars. Etc.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very crowded. Hard with kids but they still enjoyed it. They liked the hustle and bustle and everyone got to eat something different. My 3 year old loved the model train exhibit in the center that was set up for the holidays. Beiler's donuts is the star here, evidenced by the line that snakes around the building. We split up,... More 

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Ashburn, Va
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Royan, Poitou-Charentes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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