Reading Terminal Market

Chow down at America’s oldest farmer’s market.

Dine in the Wake of History

Reading Terminal Market claims the title of America’s oldest farmer’s market. Thanks to its historical status and its delicious food, the market has become one of Philadelphia’s most popular attractions. Founded in 1892, hungry visitors will find a wide variety of food, from global cuisines to Philly cheesesteaks and traditional Pennsylvania Dutch fare.

A Delicious Market

Like most farmer’s markets, the vendors sell the food at separate stands, some of which have been run by the same families for generations. Aside from full meals, visitors can also find local cheeses and meats, as well as fresh flowers. Souvenirs have a prominent presence at the market, from cookbooks to crafts.

The market offers tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays. And though it’s a historical place, it doesn’t reject the modern world: there’s free wifi for guests. At Reading Terminal Market, travellers can grab a meal and have an essential Philadelphia experience at the same time.