Saturday, March 22, 2008

Reading Terminal Market in PA

Carlos had a day of for Good Friday and we went down to Philly to check on Diana's mail and we also stop by at Reading Terminal Market in PA.

The Reading Terminal Market, established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market.

At you can enjoy eating virtually every type of cuisine, from sublime soul food and exquisite Asian and Middle Eastern dishes to authentic Philly Cheesesteaks and traditional Pennsylvania Dutch fare — all available from largely family-run stands.

You can browse everything from hand made imported crafts and American quilts to fresh produce, dairy products, exotic meats and seafood, freshly cut flowers, cookbooks and expertly prepared foods ranging from cannolis and soft pretzels to gourmet South Asian and organic vegetarian cuisine.

Here are some of the pictures I took at the Market.

Lots of Handicraft

There's even a seafood store with my last name on it :)

Look at the size of the giant crab legs

The Amish selling their fresh produce
All kind of Cheeses Fresh produce

Rows and rows of honey


Beachlover said...

what a nice place to shop!!.I wonder why it's called Reading Tereminal?Or it;s the county name?.I hear Chelsea market In NYC is quite huge too but never been there..I guess Diana is coming home soon:)

Zue Murphy said...

I can go crazy with those delicious fruits and vegetables if I stepped into that market. How's the price? 99c/lb sounds good deal in one of those pictures.

stay-at-home mum said...

I love visiting markets like this! But hey! I thot you are not allowed to take photos of the amish people. Some kind of taboo for them.

Kiersten said...

Where's a picture of you and Carlos? :)

ICook4Fun said...

Lesley, not sure why is call Reading Terminal but we do have a place call Reading here. It is something like Chelsea Market in NY. You should go there sometimes. Diana will be home end of April.

Zue, I too go crazy over all the fresh produce but I have to control myself and not buy too much :)

SAHM, normally the Amish don't like to take pictures but I guess they are used to it since a lot of people take pictures of them at the market. Is something they can't avoide.

Pinky, don't know why but I never remember to take our own pictures :) :)

Rita Ho said...

Gert ... very nice pictures! They remind me of Seattle's Pike Market. The signboard on Wiki is almost identical.

Did you check out who Wan is or what nationality he/she is? I won't be surprised if Malaysian. :)

ICook4Fun said...

Rita, this stall belongs to Asian but I never find out where they are from. Maybe the next time when I am there again :)