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
9:00 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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 11th St • 3 min walk
  • 13th St • 3 min walk
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  • James G
    Fairfax County, Virginia187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like trying different foods and have two to three hours to burn, I would go!
    My wife is a foodie and wanted to stop in. We had a great time trying different food, drinks, and desserts with our kids. It was packed and seating was limited. It reminded me of what Lexington Market in Baltimore was like in the 80s, which was pretty cool back then. If you want to try different foods and are happy walking around and waiting in line, then I would suggest it. Next time we go to Philadelphia, we will definitely return (but stay in a hotel closer). I would not put this down as a "must do" but if you have a few hours, I would encourage you to check it out.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 12, 2023
  • grammabanana11
    Middlebury, Indiana150 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 May 21, 2023
  • Lindsey C
    Indiana103 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
    Traveled with family
    Written July 4, 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
    Traveled on business
    Written July 4, 2023
  • ASBCRB
    Urbana, Ohio443 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 5, 2023
  • greglinmon
    Las Cruces, New Mexico784 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
    Traveled solo
    Written July 25, 2023
  • ERFSU82
    Wellington, Florida1,224 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
    Traveled on business
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Cavalier1994
    Bethesda, Maryland125 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
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Kelly H
    Maine23 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
    Traveled solo
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Reneecski
    Geneva, Illinois33 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 19, 2023
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packedandready2go
California957 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 April 16, 2024
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Desires Elegance
Lewisham, Australia120 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 April 12, 2024
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Abigail R
6 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 April 9, 2024
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Linda M
Lufkin, TX104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
If you like assorted foods this is your place. Very interesting to walk the aisles and see the different varieties. We got some amazing deserts on our visit.
Written March 29, 2024
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sfarland
Flagstaff, AZ34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
All we did on vacation here was go to Reading Terminal Market and eat all kinds of food. It is well-rounded with all kinds of foods! We stayed nearby and it made it easy to grab breakfast, lunch and dinner with all the activities we had planned for the day. It is a must-have of all kinds of food!
Written March 26, 2024
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vanomad
Virginia322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This is a foodies paradise! Any kind of food you can imagine! From fresh meats, baked goods, cheeses, candies to sandwiches and snacks- they really have it all! I would love to try everything! Definitely go!
Written March 24, 2024
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Chris C
Montclair, NJ4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Fun place to see and taste some of the best of Philly. Always a favorite when friends or family are in town though can be very crowded during meal times.
Written March 7, 2024
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Rick M
Oneonta, NY747 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It has been severl years since we were in Philly - some vendors may change but the Reading Terminal Market is a perennial favorite! Love the atmosphere and wide variety of food!
Written March 6, 2024
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Lorraine W
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Very busy! There is something for everyone. Fresh produce,name it and you will get it. Around lunch it
Is so busy but nowhere do you have to wait a long time.
Written March 2, 2024
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Sivan M
Dallas, TX494 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
From deli/meat to baked goods, this indoor market looks small but has plenty of vendors to choose from. They primarily have locally sourced grocery but also a good selection of restaurants and gifts. Definitely recommend stopping by but there’s no parking nearby so expect a good walk from Chinatown or to taxi there.
Written February 24, 2024
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