The Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market Fruit and Veggie Stand

I’ve been thinking about Ireland way too much, and there is still so much more to tell you about it. But, to tell you the truth, thinking about that trip is filling me with discontentment and making me want to pack my bags and jump on the next plane back. So, I’m going to talk about something a little bit closer to home: The Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.

Terminal Bros Neon Sign

I love shopping. All kinds of shopping: grocery shopping, clothes shopping, make-up shopping, back-to-school shopping. I have a serious problem. So when I heard about the Reading Terminal Market, I had to go. It’s a glorious place. It plays on every single one of your senses. The smells are absolutely divine. Various stalls were cooking Philly cheese steaks, some were baking bread, and others were cooking apple dumplings. The market was so full of colors and life. There were people everywhere, bright neon signs, and stacks of beautiful fruits and vegetables.

Chocolates in the Reading Terminal Market

Aside from food, there were also little shops that sold candles, flowers, body care, and other odds and ends. The Reading Terminal Market is so lively and active and it was just across the street from our hotel. We stopped in there every chance we got for a snack. Sometimes fresh fruit, sometimes an apple dumpling, or some ice cream from America’s oldest ice cream company, Bassetts.

Flowers from the Reading Terminal Market

This place was delicious; it was one of my favorite things about Philly. I think every city needs a place like this—a place where people can always buy fresh local produce and enjoy some seriously delicious local cuisine. My only gripe was that the market closes really early. Monday thru Saturday they are open from 8am-6pm and on Sunday from 9am-5pm. If you’re ever in Philly definitely check this place out. It will only take about an hour out of your day but it’s fun and did I mention it’s delicious?

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