Bucket List item #459 – Eat in the Reading Terminal Market
Today is going to be short and sweet due to the fact that I’m still sick, so I wanted to throw a bucket list check on the blog that was simple, yet very recommendable.
Dave and I chose Philadelphia for our Vday locale last year. Sadly, we’re not doing a trip for Valentine’s Day for the first time ever this year. We’re really in money saving mode at the moment, so we’re taking a beat on the traveling for a sec. Anyway, we had such an amazing trip in Philly. I was simply astonished by the amount of things we were able to do in such a short time there. We did a long weekend and I was able to cross things off my bucket list right and left, including the Reading Terminal Market.
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, the Reading Terminal Market is a public food market that’s been open in Philadelphia since 1893. The market was initially owned by the Reading Railroad Company and was part of a city mandate to move open air markets indoors due to sanitary reasons and had a wide variety of vendors. It still does, but these days it’s known for Philly’s diverse food scene. This is the place where all the indulgent, artisan yummies converge. Ice cream, grilled cheese, cookies, pretzels, whoopie pies, artisan cheeses, po’boys, corndogs, and all the delicious things you can think of live here. It’s like all your favorite food trucks opened shop in one place next to artisan food shops. You can do all the best grocery shop, have lunch and shop great trinkets all in one place. Dave and I were in Philly for three days and guess how many times we went here? Three days. We ate here once a day. I mean, you could go here every day for a month and still not repeat a food stand.
So, if you’re looking for some outrageously delicious food in Philly then you have to go here. Of everything we tried, my number one pick was the shepherd classic grilled cheese at Meltkraft. I still dream about it.