It didn’t take my father long to discover an epicure’s delight -- Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market.
Built in 1829 as an enclosed public market, the Reading Terminal Market in downtown Philadelphia houses over 100 merchants selling everything you could possibly want or need……
From fresh produce, meat, fish, ice cream, flowers and baked goods to crafts, books, clothing, and specialty and ethnic foods, the Market has it all.
Every square inch is occupied by merchants, many of whom are Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch, who make the daily trip from their farms in Lancaster County to Philadelphia, often in horse and buggy.
And, should you start to feel a bit foot sore and peckish as you wander about, there is always an accommodating stool within easy reach at any number of counters ready to serve you everything from a tantalizing snack to a delicious dinner.
And, if you’re really, really, lucky, while you’re sitting at that counter, something wonderful might just happen ----- something like this………….