Is “Reading” pronounced Reeding or Redding?
What are the Market’s hours of operation?
We are open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 7 days a week with the exception of New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Individual merchant hours may vary.
What’s the easiest way to get to RTM?
You can access the Market by car, train, bus, subway, bike, ride-share, and on foot. Visit our Directions & Parking page for more info.
Where can I park?
We partner with two nearby garages to offer discounted parking. Details are available here.
Is handicap parking available?
There are several handicap parking spaces on the streets surrounding the market as well as 18 and 21, respectively, at our two partner garages.
Do you have a bag/coat check service?
We do not offer a bag or coat check service. You may check with nearby hotels and their concierge service for these amenities.
Is there a fee to enter the Market?
No! The Market is free to explore and pay as you go.
Are masks required inside the Market?
There is no current mask mandate in the City of Philadelphia. This information is subject to change.
Is there an vaccine require to dine at the Market?
There is no current proof of vaccination mandate in the City of Philadelphia. This information is subject to change.
Is the Market handicap accessible?
All entrance doors are street level with the exception of Door #3. Automated Door Openers can be found at Door #6 (12th Street) and Door #9 (Filbert Street).
What forms of payments are accepted by merchants?
Merchants accept cash, major credit cards, and Reading Terminal Market gift cards. Individual merchants may accept digital payments like Apple Pay at their own discretion.
Do you deliver?
40+ Reading Terminal Market merchants deliver within a 10 mile radius through our delivery partner, Mercato. 16 merchants offer nationwide shipping and a list of those can be found here.
Where can I buy Reading Terminal Market merchandise?
Hats, reusable bags, and more can be purchased on our website. The Pennsylvania General Store also stocks t-shirts, coffee mugs, and additional items online and in-store.
Do I have to bring my own bags due to Philadelphia’s plastic bag ban?
In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s plastic bag ban, most merchants do not supply plastic bags upon purchase. Exceptions include butchers and fish mongers as permitted by the legislation. Many merchants still provide paper and recycled plastic bags but we do encourage you to supply your own reusable option. Reading Terminal Market branded reusable totes are available for purchase in the Market Office.
Do you have options for individuals with food sensitivities?
Many of our merchants offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, flourless, and nut-free options and more! Fox & Son Fancy Fair Food is currently our only certified gluten-free merchant. Please ensure you alert staff members to any preferences or allergies upon visiting an individual merchant.
Can I bring my pet inside?
Pets are not permitted inside the Market with the exception of registered service animals.
Do you accept SNAP/EBT?
Yes! 16 merchants currently accept SNAP/EBT. A full list can be found here.
Do you offer wheel chairs or motorized scooters?
At this time we are not able to offer wheel chairs or motorized scooters to customers.
What are the best days/times to visit the Market?
We like to think any time is the best time! Crowd size depends on convention traffic, time of year, and more. Generally if you’re interested in exploring the Market during a less-crowded period we recommend weekdays before 11 a.m. and after 2 p.m.
Where can I get a gift card?
Gift cards are available for purchase online or you can visit the Market Office (located up the stairs behind Flying Monkey Bakery) Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to buy one in-person.
How can I donate to ensure Reading Terminal Market stays around for decades to come?
Reading Terminal Market is a 501(c)3 non-profit and your donation to Philadelphia’s historic public market can help us keep our 129 year old building open and operating for future generations. We greatly appreciate your generosity and support.
Where is the Reading Terminal Market located?
To enter our address for GPS use: 51 N 12th Street, Philadelphia PA 19107. Our mailing address is 1136 Arch Street, #400, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Is there a lost and found?
If you believe you lost an item at the Market, please give us a call at 215-922-2317 to see if it has been turned into the office.
Are there ATM’s located in the Market?
Yes, there are several ATM’s located throughout the Market. They are noted in red on our Market Map.
Are tours offered at the Market?
Taste of Philly Food Tours operates a tour every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Learn more here.
Is there WiFi access?
Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the Market and can be connected to through your device. No password is required.
Where can I access an application to be a merchant at the Market?
You can download an application to open at space at Reading Terminal Market here.


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