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  • Holiday Display and Seasonal Programing

    PHILADELPHIA – Reading Terminal Market is kicking off the winter holidays with a building-wide display of seasonal cheer. A Time for Joy, a holiday celebration, includes a spectacular holiday décor display featuring a life-sized gingerbread house, Santa’s throne, and giant snowflakes and ornaments.      Running through December 31, A Time for Joy will feature “Thoughtful Thursdays” in partnership with local non-profits, free chef demonstrations every Friday, live entertainment for...
  • Soul Food Returns to Reading Terminal Market

    PHILADELPHIA – Reading Terminal Market today announced a new soul food merchant set to open this month. Ma Lessie’s Chicken and Waffles will be owned and operated by Perry Ison, former manager of KeVen Parker’s Soul Food Café, and his cousin Stacy McCarthy. The restaurant will serve flavorful comfort food including fried and baked chicken...
  • Reading Terminal Market Mask Mandate

    As of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 12 masks are once again required inside Reading Terminal Market. This policy is in accordance with City of Philadelphia guidelines and will be strictly enforced. Please see below for our mask mandate FAQ. This information is subject to change as the City updates its requirements. Thank you for your...
  • RTM FUNdraiser- SummerGiving

    Still not out of the woods, Reading Terminal Market launches $250K summer fundraising campaign. The initiative comes on the heels of a successful $250,000 crowdsourcing campaign last fall.
  • RTM Named Best Public Market

    Reading Terminal Market named ‘Best Public Market in America’ by USA Today. Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market received some special recognition from a national publication. USA Today named the market the “Best Public Market in America” on its “10 Best” site. The site presents a variety of lists in travel and lifestyle categories, from restaurants to...
  • 1st Black-owned Bakery in RTM

    Reading Terminal Market to open its first permanent Black-owned bakery: Sweet T’s Bakery is slated to take up the space in the historic market that was previously home to Metropolitan Bakery.
  • New GM for RTM

    Reading Terminal Market announced it has hired a new general manager, Annie Allman. One of the first priorities, she said: Getting the word out that the 128-year-old market is open — and has been open — and that it’s waiting for people to stop by.
  • “Thanksgiving Traditions at Reading Terminal Market,” by Michael Holahan

    At 7:30 am inside the Reading Terminal Market on the day before Thanksgiving there is a mad dash of activity. The green grocers are frantically stacking mounds of collard greens, yams, and onions...
  • Join us for the 2nd Annual Holiday Showcase

    Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14th, 10am-2pm Location: Rick Nichols Room and virtual via Facebook Live   Join us for the 2nd annual Reading Terminal Market Holiday Showcase, and let us help you plan your holidays with ease.  This year, our holiday celebrations will look different from what we’re used to, but whether you...
  • Reading Terminal Market Starts Go-Fund-Me Campaign

    COVID-19 has impacted the nearly 80 small businesses under our roof. We are humbly asking for your support to help the Market recover so we can continue providing access to fresh, affordable food and the flavors of Philly for decades to come. Please click here to donate online.  Any amount is appreciated! https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/help-the-reading-terminal-market   Want to...
  • The Market Announces Independence Blue Cross Sponsorship of Senior Shopping Hour

    We are excited to announce that Independence Blue Cross (Independence) will sponsor the Market’s Senior Shopping Hour on Wednesday mornings in October and November. The sponsorship signifies a shared goal of ensuring health and wellness for seniors in the Philadelphia region. Since April, the Market has held Senior Shopping Hour every Wednesday from 8 to...
  • Sundays at the Market

    The Market is currently open 9am-4pm on Sundays. Participating merchants include: Amy’s Place Bassetts Ice Cream Bee Natural Carmen’s Famous Italian Hoagies and Cheesesteaks Down Home Diner Downtown Cheese Famous 4th Street Cookie Co. Flying Monkey Bakery Fox & Son Fancy Corndogs Giunta’s Prime Shop Herbiary Hershel’s East Side Deli Iovine Brothers Produce John Yi...
  • Wondering Which Stores Are Open?

    Please click here to view the roster of who is open and when, and who is delivering: https://bit.ly/2WgJEHY.  We will keep this spreadsheet updated so that you know when and how you can shop from your favorite merchants. Thank you for continuing to support our small businesses!
  • Indoor Dining is Back

    Starting today, Tuesday, September 8th, we have added indoor dining back into Center Court. Under the guidance from the city, we are accommodating customers at 25% capacity on a first come, first serve basis. Tables are extremely limited.  Please note that eating inside the Market is only permitted at the tables in Center Court. Our...
  • Reading Terminal Market Hires New General Manager

    The Board of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation is pleased to announce that Conor Murphy will step into the role of General Manager effective May 6.  Murphy brings a broad skill set and an impressive resume, which will serve the Market well during this pivotal time. An immigrant, Murphy grew up in Ireland, where his...
  • Newest COVID-19 update from the GM

    Friends, I wanted to update you on the Reading Terminal Market’s status in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak in the Philadelphia region. The Market is an essential business and accordingly is still open. We are operating on a revised schedule: Open Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm and closed on Sundays. Please note that starting Thursday, April 16th,...
  • Reading Terminal Market Pauses Online Ordering with Mercato Until 4/20/20

    Friends, Through the course of the COVID-19 crisis in Philadelphia, more and more of you have relied upon Reading Terminal’s e-commerce/delivery solution through Mercato.  We realize that you looked to the Reading Terminal Market in a time of need, particularly around an important holiday celebration, and we let some of you down.  We are truly...
  • COVID-19 Update from the GM

    Friends, The coronavirus pandemic continues to pose unprecedented challenges to our community.  However, with each change and progression of the pandemic, we strive to do everything we can to protect the public health, ensure food access and inform you along the way. This week, a member of the Reading Terminal community tested positive for COVID-19. ...
  • Looking to easily feed your team or household

    In addition the Reading Terminal Market remaining open and operating for your everyday needs, we are offering customers within a 16 mile radius from the market, the opportunity to order breakfast, lunch and dinner from our merchants to be delivered to you. Many of our merchants are still open for business and are offering their...
  • Pick-up & Delivery Options Plentiful at Reading Terminal Market

    Reading Terminal’s fresh & prepared food merchants are accessible through a number of on-line ordering and delivery platforms. Please see the following link: https://bit.ly/2WgJEHY for all of the delivery options offered by our Merchants. Additionally, for a delivery option, just call any merchant you would like to patronize and ask them to deliver the product...
  • A note about public safety amidst (COVID-19)

    Friends, The Reading Terminal Market has served the Philadelphia public for 127 years. We have sustained this Market through the Depression, world wars and other societal seismic shifts. COVID-19 presents a challenge to our ordinary way of life, but the Market is prepared to ensure that it remains open, safe and stocked during this period....
  • Filbert Street Renovation Releases General Contractor RFP

    Due to the national emergency, the Market has postponed the bidding process for the Filbert Street Transformation Project.  We hope to reopen the process within a few months.  If you would like to be notified of when the process reopens, please contact Anuj Gupta at: a-gupta@readingterminalmarket.org
  • Filbert St. Construction Management RFP

    Due to the national emergency, the Market has postponed the bidding process for the Filbert Street Transformation Project.  We hope to reopen the process within a few months.  If you would like to be notified of when the process reopens, please contact Anuj Gupta at: a-gupta@readingterminalmarket.org
  • Extended Hours for Flower Show Week (February 29-March 8)

    Reading Terminal Market will have extended hours during the week of the Flower Show (February 29-March 8): Saturday, February 29: 8am-6:30pm Sunday, March 1 – Saturday, March 7: 8am-7pm Sunday, March 8: 8am-6pm (normal operating hours) Please note that not all merchants will stay open late, so check directly with your favorite stores for their...
  • Party for the Market Tickets on Sale!

    Celebrate the roaring ’20s at the Party for the Market on February 22, 2020 from 7:30 to 11:30 PM. Join us for an unforgettable evening of dining and dancing! A party FOR the Market AT the Market. Highlights include: Delicious food & desserts from more than 50 of your favorite Market merchants 6 Open Bars...
  • 2019 Winter Wonderland at the Reading Terminal Market

    Join us for a whole month of winter-themed special events at the Market. All events are FREE and open to the public! Make-and-take arts & crafts for the kids, live music, meet & greets with Crispy the Gingerbread man, The Snow Queen, and SANTA (Dec. 21st), and a whole day devoted to Mummers. See below...
  • Reading Terminal Market Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

      The Reading Terminal Market will be closed Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas and Wednesday, January 1st for New Year’s.  On both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the Market will remain open until 6pm, but it will be up to each individual merchant to decide if they want to close early, and many merchants...
  • Shop the Market This Thanksgiving

    Reading Terminal Market is at its seasonal best at Thanksgiving! Here are some tips and notes to make shopping the Market easier this season: Click here to view our Thanksgiving Shopping Guide Free Parking For Up to Two Hours November 22nd – November 27th: Only at Hilton Garage at 11th & Arch Streets or Parkway...
  • The Harvest Festival is Back and Bigger than Ever!

    Saturday, October 19th, 10am-4pm Outside on the 1100 Block of Filbert Street (outside the Market) Free admission and activities; food is pay as you go Taste the flavors of the Pennsylvania Harvest at this year’s Harvest Festival as Filbert Street is transformed into an urban farm.  Enjoy hay rides around the Market, photo spots, arts...
  • OysterFest Tickets are Going Fast!

    Friday, November 15, 7-9pm For tickets, click here: https://readingterminalmarket.ticketleap.com/oysterfest19/ We are happy to partner with Molly Malloy’s, Pearl’s Oyster Bar, and Beck’s Cajun Cafe to bring you this year’s OysterFest! Sample a dozen different varieties of raw oysters (including many local varieties) alongside a dozen craft beers and (new this year) oyster stew.  Net proceeds will...
  • Market to Table Dinner Series

    Market To Table Dinner featuring Jezabel Careaga FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019 from 5:50 PM — 8:00 PM This month’s Market to Table Dinner & Tour is featuring chef Jezabel Careaga. Learn how to shop for ingredients and prepare a meal like one of Philly’s best chefs! This intimate monthly afterhours dinner series will highlight how the Market can provide everything that...
  • Umi Seafood and Sushi Opens in the Market

    We are thrilled to announce that Umi Seafood and Sushi is now open, offering more than 50 prepared seafood items and over 100 varieties of premium sushi, sashimi, and maki. Umi Seafood and Sushi Bar is a collaboration between renowned chef Yong Kim, of the Bluefin family of restaurants, and seafood maven Suzi Kim of...
  • September Events

    Here’s a look at the upcoming events for September:
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  • Philly Ice Cream Scoop is Back on June 29th!

    On Saturday, June 29th from 11am – 5 pm the Reading Terminal Market is hosting The Philly Ice Cream Scoop- the LARGEST ice cream festival in the country in collaboration with  Bassetts Ice Cream & Wawa Welcome America! Join us for a delicious day as we bring together local, independent ice cream businesses with Reading Terminal...
  • Reading Terminal Market Closed July 4th

    The Reading Terminal Market will be closed on July 4th in observance of the holiday and will reopen on July 5th at 8am.
  • Market to Table Chef Dinner & Tour

    The next dinner in the intimate, after-hours Market to Table series will be cooked by Executive Chef Ari Miller and Chef Nicole Suanlarm, owners of the new Musi BYOB on Front & Morris Streets. The event takes place in City Kitchen at Reading Terminal Market on Wednesday, June 12th from 5:30- 8PM. Learn how to...
  • Filbert Street Transformation

    Today, the Reading Terminal Market teamed up with elected officials and funders to unveil a $1,000,000 plan to transform the 1100 block of Filbert Street. This project will improve the streetscape and enable the activation of approximately 15,000 square feet of public space. The Market has executed a tremendous amount of research along with funding...
  • Easter & Passover Shopping Guide

    Easter & Passover are right around the corner! We’re here to make shopping for your meals as easy as pie. Click the links below for more details. Order Online and get free delivery on orders of $40 or more. Use promo code RTMSHOP40 at checkout. Order in the Market and spend $40 or more &...
  • Spring Shopping Special

    March 20th-June 20th, 2019 We are excited to unveil our Spring Shopping Special! Starting tomorrow, the first day of spring, customers who spend $40 or more while shopping in-person here at the Market can drop their bags off at the Customer Hub, and get them delivered for free. Have you have ever wanted to do...
  • Market Announces Two New Merchants

    The Market is pleased to announce the newest merchants set to open in the Market! Coreda’s Caribbean Cuisine (coming spring 2019): Owner Coreda Matthews is no stranger to the Market.  After immigrating to the United States from Jamaica, Matthews found work at Delilah’s at Reading Terminal, where she learned to prepare southern soul food. After...
  • Lunar New Year at the Market

    On Saturday, February 2nd come celebrate Lunar New Year at the Reading Terminal Market. From 10 am to 3 pm there will be cultural performances, live cooking demonstrations with samples, a festive Lion Dance by the Philadelphia Suns around the Market and much more! 9:30AM – 11:30AM: Chinese New Year Food Tour (meet up at...
  • Market to Table: Chef Tour and Dinner Featuring Jack McDavid and Yong Kim

    Monday, February 11, 5:30-8:00pm For tickets, click here. Learn how to shop for ingredients and prepare a meal like one of Philly’s best chefs! This new, intimate monthly afterhours dinner series will highlight how the Market can provide everything that you need to make a chef caliber meal at home. During the tour the chef will...
  • Holiday Shopping at RTM

    Holiday Shopping Guide Make the Reading Terminal Market your holiday shopping headquarters! We have everything you need to make a delicious holiday meal, whether you are making it yourself or bringing a gift to a loved one. Use our helpful Holiday Shopping Guide to help navigate your way around the Market this season. Get Your...
  • Winter Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival

      We are thrilled to introduce our new Winter Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival, a series of family-friendly activities and performances that will take place every weekend between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.  Activities and performances are free and open to the public.   Saturday, November 24th – 11:30am-12:30pm, City Kitchen – Demo on Thanksgiving...
  • Reading Terminal Market Introduces Online Shopping for Delivery or Pickup in Time for Thanksgiving

    Visit www.mercato.com/shop/reading-terminal-market and start shopping today! We are thrilled to introduce our new website for shopping and delivery powered by Mercato, an online delivery platform specifically designed for small businesses, to build the streamlined system that allows customers to shop for groceries from 30 Reading Terminal Market merchants online (with more to come).  More than 2,000...
  • Thanksgiving Shopping Guide, Holiday Parking Special & Extended Hours

    Make the Reading Terminal Market your Thanksgiving headquarters! We have everything you need to make a  delicious holiday meal, whether you are making it yourself or bringing a gift to a loved one.   Thanksgiving Shopping Guide Download the 2018 Thanksgiving Shopping Guide Here!   Online Shopping for Delivery or Pick Up   Extended Hours...
  • Join us to Celebrate the Life of Domenic Spataro

    Please join us Tuesday, October 23, 6:30-8:30pm at Reading Terminal Market for a celebration of Dom Spataro’s life.  All information is in the invitation shown here. In order to get an accurate headcount, please use this Facebook link to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1141164779365586/
  • Harvest Festival

    The biggest and best Harvest Festival yet is set for Saturday, October 13th from 10 AM – 4 PM! Outside of Filbert Street you will be able to sample local foods of the Pennsylvania harvest. There will be live music by Shakey Lyman, arts & crafts for children, giant outdoor games, hay rides, an outdoor beer...
  • Taste of the Market: A Chef's Salute

    Continuing our 125th birthday celebration Reading Terminal Market will be hosting “Taste of the Market: A Chef’s Salute” on September 22nd & 23rd. The weekend will feature local chefs including James Beard Award nominees Joncarl Lachman of Noord and Diana Widjojo of Hardena, Sylva Senat of Maison 208, and Marcie Turney of Lolita, Barbuzzo, and...
  • Market to Table: Chef Dinner and Tour

    Learn how to shop for ingredients and prepare a meal like one of Philly’s best chefs! This new, intimate monthly after-hours dinner series will highlight how the Market can provide everything that you need to make a chef caliber meal at home. During the tour the chef will show you how to choose the best ingredients...
  • The Philly Ice Cream Scoop 2018

    Since our grand opening in 1893, it has been our mission here at the Reading Terminal Market to create a family-oriented community in which local food purveyors, farmers, and shopkeepers can unite to create an authentic Philadelphia experience for all visitors. As we celebrate our 125th year here, we are excited to announce that we...
  • Join us for Music Time with Music Monkey Jungle

    Every Tuesday, 10-10:30am in Piano Court Free Sponsored by Reading Terminal Market Beginning Tuesday, March 20th and continuing every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am, guardians and their little ones are invited to sing, dance, laugh, play,move, imagine, create and have a rockin’ good time with renowned local performers from Music Monkey Jungle. Admission is free/open...
  • Make your Mark on the Market!

    Calling all Reading Terminal Market lovers and supporters!  For the first time ever, we are offering you the chance to write your name into Market history! In honor of the Market’s upcoming 125th birthday, you can add your name or the name of a loved one to a commemorative diamond plaque that will hang on...
  • Extended Sunday Hours

    The Market is pleased to announce that starting this Sunday, November 5th, the Market will be open from 8am-6pm every Sunday. That means we are now open 8am-6pm every day! The following merchants will open at 8am (all other Sunday merchants will be open by 10am)...
  • Thanksgiving Shoppers Week: November 15-22, 2017

    Make the Reading Terminal Market your Thanksgiving shopping destination this holiday season! Here are a few tips to make your shopping experience easier...
  • Now Available: Thanksgiving Online Shopping for Pick-Up

    Reading Terminal Market has been Philadelphia’s headquarters for Thanksgiving shopping for nearly 125 years...
  • Harvest Festival

    Saturday, October 21 from 10am-4pm. Fall is here, and that means it’s harvest time! Come and bring the entire family to celebrate the foods of the Pennsylvania harvest at the Market’s annual Harvest Festival. Filbert Street (aka Harry Ochs Way) will be closed to vehicle traffic and transformed into an urban farm with hay bales...
  • Celebrate Spataro’s 70th Anniversary

    You can still buy cream cheese and olive or liverwurst and onion sandwiches at Spataro’s, though it’s not likely more than one out of the hundreds of cheesesteak-focused tourists who visit the stand order them. “We keep those on to honor grandpa,” says Alexander Spataro, grandson of Domenic Charles Spataro, who founded the family business...
  • Celebrate the Pennsylvania General Store’s 30th Anniversary!

    Friday, September 15, 12-1pm, Piano Court The Pennsylvania General Store is turning 30, and you are all invited to celebrate! In 1987, Michael and Julie Holahan opened the store to showcase the great diversity of products made by small independent businesses found right here in Pennsylvania, and the store continues to champion Pennsylvania-made products today....
  • 12 Reasons to Get On Board with Oyster Fest

    Reading Terminal Market’s annual OysterFest has become a destination event for oyster aficionados around the Mid-Atlantic. The festival might seem less obviously appealing to someone who has never eaten a raw oyster, either because they don’t patronize restaurants that serve them, don’t find the idea of eating raw oysters immediately appealing or are unsure and...
  • Free Shopping Services

    Reading Terminal Market is committed to providing customers with an excellent shopping experience. Below you will find specialty services provided by the Market that exemplifies this commitment. Complimentary Grocery Bag Valet Service on Saturday & Sunday. Located behind The Head Nut. We’ll store your grocery bags while you dine or continue to shop. Refrigerated and...
  • Insider’s Shopping Guide Now Available

    We have put together a short guide that shares insider tips and services provided my the merchants of Reading Terminal Market that you may have not previously known exist. Did you know that you can purchase dry ice from Bassetts Ice Cream, or that Valley Shepard Creamery can put together a small curated cheese box...
  • Easter Shopping Guide at the Market

    Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and you probably didn’t have to wear a jacket outside this morning. That can only mean one thing- Easter is right around the corner! Sunday, April 1st is Easter- so after the kid’s are done with The Great Reading Terminal Market Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday stick around The...
  • Passover Products and Recipes at the Market

    Monday, April 10th marks the beginning of Passover, and all around the world preparations are underway for the eight-day holiday, especially for the Seder dinners the first two nights. Here are a few freshly made Passover items you can find at the Market: Hershel’s East Side Deli: Kugel (Potato, Potato/Kale, Potato/Broccoli, Potato/Carrot), fresh horseradish, homemade...
  • Gluten-Free Fair Fun at Fox & Son

    It’s a little early in the year for a Shore boardwalk stroll or county fair excursion but you can go there gastronomically right now at the Market’s new Fox & Son. It’s the first gourmet corn dog restaurant in Philly, if not the world, and the only stand in the Market to be totally gluten-free....
  • Celebrating Mardi Gras with Beck’s Cajun Cafe

    This is the time of year when most Market merchants catch their breath after the busy holiday season. But for Bill Beck of Beck’s Cajun Cafe, Christmas and New Year’s are just the ramp-up to the equally busy Mardi Gras time. Between the retail business at Beck’s stands at Reading Terminal and 30th Street Station...
  • A New Year & New Ways to Experience Shopping at RTM!

    We’ve made many changes and updates in the past year to help make your shopping experience at Reading Terminal Market easier and more exciting. Below are a few things we hope you take advantage of in this new year! $4 Parking We partner up with two garages to offer $4 parking for up to two...
  • Check Out Our 2017 Winter Recipe Cards

    We’re very passionate about food here at the Market. We’ve put together 14 delicious recipes cards that utilize the fresh ingredients that can be found at various merchants throughout the Market. The cards include the ingredient lists, which stores the products can be found in, as well as the recipes on the back of the...
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