Last week, I went to the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. It was everything I had imagined it to be. Square foot after square foot of gourmet delights. If you live in the heart of the city, it is the perfect place to do your holiday food shopping. Aisle after aisle, you are able to explore the world of luxury eating. Here are some of the highlights.
1. Tommy DiNic’s
This is the place where you can get a roast pork sandwich that is to die for. It was written up on Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food and Best Sandwich in America. The roast pork with broccoli rabe and provolone cheese was featured on the latter program. It’s something you don’t want to miss. Make sure to plan your trip around lunch or dinnertime.
2. Termini Brothers Bakery
This picture does not do this bakery justice. You can only see the biscotti in this photo, but this bakery has every Italian specialty you can imagine. I was not able to make room for a treat after the roast pork sandwich, but I have only heard great things about this bakery.
3. The Flying Monkey Bakery
This vendor has the greatest bakery treats you can ever imagine. They have a creative flair that takes them above and beyond any normal bakery. I tried their coconut macaroons (a classic) which were so good I didn’t have time to take a picture. You can check their menu out here for yourself and be the judge. The Elvis whoopie pies were also amazing. Two shells of banana chocolate chip cake with peanut butter frosting sandwiched between them!
I hope this helps you in your travels to the Reading Terminal Market!