Wanderings: Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

One of the highlights of our stay in Philadelphia was lunch at Reading Terminal Market.  Once the train shed for the former Reading Terminal, the market now houses dozens of lunch counters and vendors selling amazing selections of cured meats, handmade cheeses, roasted coffee, preserves, fresh pretzels, bouquets of flowers and on and on.

The Head Nut

The Head Nut

Old City Coffee

Old City Coffee

Pierogi

Pierogi

Absolutely starving, we wandered around the terminal, sampling pierogi, buying bags of coffee, and hitting the bulk bins for chocolate covered malt balls.  For lunch, we decided to split up and satisfy our divergent cravings.  The Mister indulged in a roast pork sandwich with provolone and broccoli rabe, while I queued up for fancy grilled cheese at MeltKraft.  I’ve already got plans to try to make their melted brie and caramelized onion sandwich at home.  Yum.

Meltcraft Grilled Cheese

Meltcraft Grilled Cheese

Brielle: melted brie on brioche with caramelized onions and cranberry chutney

Brielle: melted brie on brioche with caramelized onions and cranberry chutney

Jams and preserves

Jams and preserves

Fresh pretzels

Fresh pretzels

Peking duck

Peking duck

Pastry counter

Pastry counter

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