I won’t go into the historical detail of the market other than give you this link about it – Reading Terminal Market. Besides all of the other historical places to visit in Philadelphia this is one I highly recommend that you take a bit of time to explore. Besides all of the sights, sounds, and smells there are plenty of things to buy to eat. Now that could be eat there, take home, or maybe back to your hotel. You can have lots of fun making up your mind.
There are several Amish vendors in the market selling all manner of goodies like this one section of jarred goodies. DH had a trip down memory lane in front of these pickled eggs recalling how his mother used to make them. My father once mentioned eating them at a favorite bar before he married mom. My response then was the same as the one I gave to DH – a wrinkled nose expression of dislike. No, I’ve never had one but apparently they must be popular. I think we’ve all partaken of the peaches but the eggs? Please let me know if you have ever eaten them and if you liked them or not. And if you know how to make them please share that too!
I didn’t take a picture of it but there was one chocolate place in the market that sold all manner of chocolate goodies like marshmallows dipped in chocolate along with chocolate body parts like hands and a brain. They were visited once by Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods. My tastes went to the Down Home Diner in the market – good home made corned beef hash – and the pretzels.