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Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia

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Part of the Philadelphia Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market features more than 100 lively merchants selling fresh food, baked goods, flowers, and crafts in an antique setting reminiscent of early 19th-century Philadelphia markets. In 1859, popular outdoor markets in Philadelphia were dismantled because they were considered unhygienic. This prompted the opening of two indoor markets--the beginnings of the large market that exists today. At this center, where scenes from "Trading Places" and "National Treasure" were filmed, you can spend the day shopping for authentic goods, eating delicious ethnic food, or trying Bassett's Ice Cream, a favorite of Philadelphia locals. Though most merchants work at the market every day of the week, keep in mind that Amish or Mennonite vendors do not open shop on Sundays, Mondays, or Tuesdays. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Reading Terminal Market and many more Philadelphia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Philadelphia journey website.
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  • The variety of food options was tantalizing. There was some other non-food related shops there too but we didn't explore those too much. We visited there because I heard that it is a great first... 
    The variety of food options was tantalizing. There was some other non-food related shops there too but we didn't explore those too much. We visited there because I heard that it is a great first...  more »
  • Really crowded every day I went there, and I went at different times each day. It's hard to find a specific restaurant or market as no map was available. The first time, it was fun just to wander... 
    Really crowded every day I went there, and I went at different times each day. It's hard to find a specific restaurant or market as no map was available. The first time, it was fun just to wander...  more »
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  • This is definitely one of those places where there is something for everybody. My partner and I had to walk around 3 times before deciding what places we were going to eat at. All of the food was really good and fresh. Seating can be really limited here but if you wait it out you can find something and some establishments have seats available for guests. There is everything from food to crafts and jewelry. You can easily spend hours here. Come hungry and prepared to spend some time.
  • Weddings at The Reading Terminal in Philadelphia are a unique and unforgettable experience for everyone who attended. The venue, Reading Terminal Market, is perfect for those who love food and Philadelphia, and it's easily accessible, with a parking garage directly behind the market, and many hotel options nearby. The layout of the market is unlike anything you've seen before, with custom furniture for guests and a stage setup for the band or DJ, and areas for more quiet. The staff, run by All About Events, were beyond helpful, and the food was amazing with a huge variety of different options, including custom homemade pop tarts. The wedding was unique with no sit-down dinner and no assigned seating which created a relaxed lounge type vibe and more time to spend with different people. I highly recommend checking this out for your wedding reception!

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