A true lunchtime treat is in store for you next, a combination of one impressively massive indoor farmers market and also one of the best collection of quality eateries in Philadelphia! Reading Terminal Market is a seriously famous indoor market offering diverse food, fare, houseware, and local specialties year round since 1892. Located on 12th Street in Chinatown, this massive structure has roots of an old-fashioned and highly popular butchers and farmers marketing area, officially established as a market space when the city of Philadelphia came together with Reading Railroad Company. This historic "one-stop shopping center" allows you to find everything to make and enjoy a complete meal, from the fresh food to cookbooks, kitchenware, and even fresh cut flowers!
Foodie’s will love the eclectic vibe here, as will any group member looking for a bit of culture, the entire place a large melting pot of cultural cuisines representing the Philadelphia population. Find locally grown produce, as well as exotic produce, Amish specialties, fresh meat, seafood, and poultry, homemade confections, and baked goods, not to mention the widest variety of eateries under one roof in the entire city. A must stop for lunch while in here is DiNic’s Pork and Beef, a Reading Terminal Market staple since 1954. While here try the famous Roast Pork and Broccoli Rabe Sandwich, voted the "Best Sandwich in America" by Travel Channel’s Adam Richman. This eatery (as well as many of the surrounding eateries) also serves some of the best beef brisket and Italian steak, so save plenty of room to pig out here!