Reading Terminal Market Philly's Best-Kept Secret

PHILADELPHIA - The Reading Terminal Market is the best-kept secret in a city full of tourist attractions. One of the oldest in the US, this Market is hidden under a train shed. It was once an open market but was moved indoors to improve sanitation and street overcrowding. The owners hoped that foot traffic around the trains would boost business. However, the railroad company folded in 1976, leaving only a few food vendors.

The Market offers the perfect opportunity to sample the city's diverse food scene for visitors. From authentic Amish and Asian grub to ice cream and crepes, you can find a taste of Philadelphia's ethnic culture here. While visiting, sample some of the Market's freshly-made pastries. It's a great place to eat if you're traveling with your significant other.

Reading Terminal Market has also added more convenience options in recent years, including a "Condiment Stall" run by Elizabeth Halen. The Condiment Stall features a variety of sauces and condiments, and they also offer prepared meals. Birdie's Biscuits is a day-stall vendor that sells cat-head biscuits. And if you're looking for something to eat between classes, you'll find it at Reading Terminal Market.

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