Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market was established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets and is the nation’s oldest farmers’ market.
Visitors to the market can enjoy virtually every type of cuisine from sublime soul food and exquisite Asian and Middle Eastern fare to authentic Philly Cheesesteaks that are all available from family-run stand.
The northwest corner of the market is primarily devoted to Amish merchants from Lancaster County who bring their produce to the market almost every day. You can watch as Amish bakers twist and bake soft pretzels directly in front of you.
The Market hosts more than 80 merchants, three of whom are descendants of original stand holders from when it originaly opened 110 years ago.
It is advised to allow for plenty of time to explore through all of the food options and browse all of the handmade crafts, quilts, flowers and cook books that are available.
The Market also plays host to DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef that features “the best sandwich in America” as voted by the Travel Channel.
For more info, visit ReadingTerminalMarket.org