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i grew up in the city for the earlier part of my childhood, and i’ve always felt really fortunate to have that experience. we lived at the end of a quaint, tree-lined street where everyone knew each other, us kids all played together, and block parties were a common occurrence. i took art classes (and went sledding) at the museum of art, loved riding what i called “accordion buses” and playing at cherry street park, and regularly went shopping at reading terminal. i can’t say that i always loved going there, as it was typically a crowded weekend day, but it always seemed so full of activity and excitement, and of course, delicious food.

it was recently named one of the top ten public markets in all of the united states, so i thought i’d take a trip down memory lane and visit for the first time in years to take some photos.





























reading terminal is located on 12th street between market and arch in philadelphia – check out the website here.

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Eva @ Four Leaf Clover -March 25, 2011, 2:14PM

This place looks fantastic! I love the market. Can’t wait to start going again here in Switzerland!

Taylor -March 25, 2011, 3:34PM
g! -March 25, 2011, 4:29PM

that cherry blossom tea reminds me of the cherry blossom gelato that i will be treating myself to in a couple weekends in my own city (dc) for the national cherry blossom festival :) where might i find this list of top 10 us markets?

fp julia -March 25, 2011, 4:33PM
Anonymous -March 25, 2011, 6:25PM

reading terminal is amazing. the only place in philly i was able to find truffle oil after a 6 month search :)

laura -March 25, 2011, 7:45PM

holy crap that place looks amazing.

paige -March 25, 2011, 10:04PM

this post makes me so happy! I interviewed at urbn today and afterwards wandered into reading market and had some wonderful ice cream. I immediately fell in love with this place, and urbn’s headquarters! today was magical :)

abby -March 25, 2011, 10:47PM

oh i wish we had something like this in colorado springs! it looks so wonderful.

Kate Mahoney -March 26, 2011, 2:39AM

If you guys can find me a place like this on Long Island, I promise I’ll love you more than I already do! If that’s even possible :)

kelly -March 26, 2011, 11:50AM

Love how full this post is on textural visuals. Very inspirational, many thanks!

Alexandra -March 26, 2011, 12:19PM

I love reading terminal. Whenever I am in Philly I try to stop there! They also are the home of the best chocolates, John and Kira’s!

! -March 27, 2011, 3:50PM

I visited Philadelphia and Reading Terminal for the first time Friday. Around every corner there was always something new and delicious to gaga over. I actually purchased two of the cacti that you have pictured. Weird! Being from northwestern Pennsylvania, I can vouch and say Philadelphia has good vibes and delicious cheesesteaks! I can’t wait to return this summer!

MB@YarnUiPhoneApp -March 28, 2011, 8:40AM

These shots look amazing…I can’t say we have anything like that here in Chicago. Food, stuff, fresh vegetables all in one place. Amazing.

Len -March 29, 2011, 10:00AM

Costa Rican Tarrazú. That’s my favorite coffee. I didn’t know we exported that! :)

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