Reading Terminal Market



You can’t go to Philadelphia without visiting Reading Terminal Market. It’s near the Convention Center so there are tourists there, but the locals love it and it’s a great place to get a feel of Philly life! Reading Terminal Market is an indoor market with everything you could imagine- fresh groceries, restaurants, donut stands (locals swear by donuts at Beiler’s Bakery), fresh honey stands, flower markets, chocolatiers, bakeries, amazing Amish markets (they have the best hot pretzels I’ve ever had!), and so much more! I even got a gorgeous French tablecloth from a stand there for a wedding present. Reading Terminal Market seriously has everything under the sun (you can view all of their markets and stands here).

I have a glimpse of Reading Terminal Market in my Four Days in Philadelphia post, and I have lots more photos here! I will say that Reading Terminal Market can be pretty crowded and the more popular markets can be overwhelming, so it can be hard to photograph (I’ll admit, these aren’t my best photos, so I need to go back and take some more!). The back and the sides of the market are the least crowded if you’re not a fan of crowds.

Reading Terminal Market is only a few blocks from the more popular Philly places like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, so it’s a great place to stop for lunch if you’re in that area!

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

This stand has a lot of chocolate in fun shapes!

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

I’m dying to get cheese from there now

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

There’s a German market that had a lot of foods that I enjoyed when I lived in Denmark! Matt and I got rye bread mix and it was delicious, and my family took their German exchange student here and she recognized all the food

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

As you may have seen on my Intercourse, PA post, I’m fascinated by the Amish culture here!

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

This is from my Four Days in Philadelphia post, and these Amish pretzels were amazing! Their pretzel stand was even featured on a Buzzfeed article!

Have you visited Reading Terminal Market yet? 🙂 I would love to hear more recommendations on stands there!

Blog, North America, Philadelphia, Photography

  1. Deena says:

    Waking up to see glorious food. Beautifully captured. Yet to make my way to the US of A.
    Pretzels…I am tempted now ?

  2. Rhiannon says:

    You had me at donut stands!

    Are those hearts solid chocolate?? Or hollow, kind of like Easter eggs? Either way they look incredible!

    I’d love to visit Philadelphia one day and will be sure to stop by the Reading Terminal Market if I do!!

  3. Riely says:

    I love local markets with their fresh goods and flowers! I have never been to Reading Terminal Market, but it seems like my kind of place. I could stay there for countless hours. Your photos look amazing.

  4. ahh! the way you describe the place and the pictures themselves makes me wanna go there ASAP!!!!

  5. Danielle says:

    I grew up close to philly and since moved away but the Reading Terminal Market is the one thing I miss from there! Such a great place to just walk around or people watch or get great food! Great post, I love it!! ???❤️

  6. I must visit Terminal Market, if I go to Philadelphia. Loved reading this and love Ritter sport. I myself am German and live in Germany and love that chocolate. My favourite is the peppermint.
    – Dominick

  7. I was there once many years ago and loved it. Its great to see markets like this thriving with local traders. I hope to get back soon.

  8. Alana says:

    It’s been years since I’ve been there but it was quite the experience. Thank you for the memories.

  9. Priyanka says:

    I love Reading Terminal. The Amish pretzel stand is the best. The chocolate looks good too, I love European chocolate! I’ll have to look for that next time I’m there.

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