Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market is one of the most vibrant places you can visit in this beautiful city. This wonderful place has a great range of cuisine, a fantastic place where you can try a wide range of different cuisines, from Asian and Middle Eastern dishes to authentic Philadelphia cheesesteaks and traditional Pennsylvania Dutch food.
So, we want to share 5 dishes you should try at Reading Terminal Market, one of the oldest, most amazing and surprising markets in the United States.
Roast Pork Sandwich at Dinic’s
Something delicious you can try at Reading Terminal Market is the cheesesteaks, a sandwich you’ll love and which you must try before leaving Philadelphia. One of the places we recommend is Dinic’s, one of the best restaurants in the market and listed by Travel Channel as having the “Best Sandwich in America”.
This restaurant is great, its food is spectacular, beyond the cheesesteaks you will find a variety of dishes that are to suck your fingers. There are usually long lines at this place, but it’s worth the wait, as you’ll get a chance to try a fresh, super-delicious sandwich.
More than 30 years ago there is this place in the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, this place, Beiler’s Doughnuts is one of the most loved places in the market, is a place you must visit. This place has an incredible history, it started as a family business led by Alvin Beiler, one of the first Amish merchants to arrive at Reading Terminal, this man was in charge of bringing the place to fame.
Belier’s Doughnuts offers a great variety of fresh bread, donuts and desserts, its products are exquisite, have a unique aroma, is another place worth visiting when you’re on a tour of Philadelphia, is a market point that you cannot miss.
Dutch Eating Place
This is another of Reading Terminal Market’s most emblematic restaurants, its specialty, Dutch cuisine, a meal that will leave you amazed with its good taste. From the early hours of the day, locals visit this place in search of breakfast. Lots of people go to the restaurant to drink orange juice and eat eggs with blueberry pancakes.
In the afternoon, Dutch Eating Place offers delicious burgers and sandwiches, accompanied by fries, with their specials such as chicken and waffle or pork and sauerkraut. Dutch’s chicken pot pie is one of the most famous in Philadelphia and everyday people come to this place to ask for this delicious dish.
So, you know, you want to try a nice sandwich so don’t hesitate to visit Dutch Eating Place at Reading Terminal Market.
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Soft Pretzel at Miller’s Twist
Roger Miller is the manager of this incredible place, which in 2008 began selling “Amish Pretzels” with ice cream, this combination turned out to be a success and Miller’s Twist became one of the most famous places in Reading Terminal Market.
With a secret formula, this place managed to turn a simple pretzel into one of the most sought-after sandwiches in the market. Miller’s Twist pretzels have a rich and buttery flavor, since they come out of the oven freshly baked. A great place to have a delicious snack while walking around the market.
Sang Kee Peking Duck
Owner and executive chef Michael Chow has been perfecting the art of cooking roast duck for more than 3 decades, and his restaurant located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown has been named “Best of Philadelphia” multiple times.
At the Reading Terminal Market you will find a branch of this wonderful restaurant, a take-away place, where you will find a complete menu of classic oriental dishes such as fried rice, noodle soup and the famous Peking duck. One of people’s favorites is Wonton’s noodle soup as well as the roast duck and pork combo served over rice.