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Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market Review

When the Reading Company opened its train shed in 1892, it was the only one in the country with a market tucked away in its cellar. The trains are long gone, but the food remains. And while disagreeing over the best cheesesteak is a popular pastime in Philly, pretty much everyone can agree on pancakes at the Dutch Eating Place, the roast pork sandwich at Dinic's, cupcakes at the Flying Monkey, and double chocolate-chip cookies at Famous 4th Street. Get here early to beat the lunch rush. Hours are 8–6 Monday–Saturday, and 9–4 Sunday. Seventy-five-minute tours every Wednesday and Saturday highlight the market's history and offerings (call 215/545–8007 to make a reservation). The Amish shops, which sell pastries, fresh cheeses, honey and jams, and more, are only open Wednesday through Saturday.

Updated: 05-19-2011

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