Philadelphia, PA - Located in Philadelphia's Center City District, The Reading Terminal Market, opened in 1892, in the old railroad station. From train line to the oldest farmers market in the United States. In all, the building boasts more than 80 unique vendors, three of which are descendants of original stand holders from over 110 years ago. Some well-known merchants include Little Thai Market, Bassetts Ice Cream, and fresh flowers at Market Blooms.
Today, The Reading Terminal includes hotels, shopping, restaurants, meeting rooms, and of course the market.
The market is open 7 days a week although the Pennsylvania Dutch merchants are closed from Sunday through Tuesday. Many Philadelphia locals find the market a perfect destination to relax, hang out and purchase distinct individually crafted foodstuffs from independent specialty merchants.
From its beginnings to the present day, The Terminal Market has become a mecca for locals and tourists alike. Where else, in one place, can one find produce, pickled ginger, curry paste and ice cream? This attraction is nothing short of a city treasure, and a foodie destination for Philadelphians and visitors alike.
The market is a great place to eat lunch with over 30 restaurants vendors, offering up almost every type of food you can imagine and it's impossible for you to make a wrong choice. Foodies will enjoy the unique variety of food, prepared from local ingredients and a staple of the market since its beginning.
Tip: Visitors can park up to two hours for just $3.00 in the 12th & Filbert street parking garage with a validated ticket any vendor located in the Market.
When you visit, be sure to allow plenty of time to walk through the vast food stands and browse everything from handmade crafts to fresh produce, dairy products, exotic meats, seafood, and more.