I wish I had more time more time to pitch a tent at the Reading Terminal Market and eat my way through each food vendor or have an extra stomach. The highlight was Dinic's Roast pork sandwich where we visited twice.
Dinic's Roast Pork and Beef
Luscious Apple Dumpling at Dutch Eating Place
Moving along the aisles, I grabbed a cold apple cider from Lancaster Diary Co. and skimmed through candles made out of beeswax and honey at Bee Natural. The next stop was browsing barrels of pickles from AJ Pickles Patch and Salads - hot and sour, spicy, black pepper, mustard, every type of pickles. The Amish women were quick to help with questions and packing my pickles. There were also canned products, I especially loved the bacon dressing.
Left: Can you spot the Bacon Dressing? Right: Chocolate Philly Cheese steak
The speciality "find" of 2010 for me is the butterscotch peanut butter from Kauffman's Lancaster County Produce. I was heading towards Miller's Pretzel when I spotted the counter of samples. I took one of the rice crackers and smeared on the butterscotch peanut butter. I stopped my tracks, it was that good. The owner was very sweet, he even made a fresh batch because we cleaned out the pre-pack ones. Kauffman ships their products so I will have a consistence flow of butterscotch peanut butter. (215-592-1898)
Pennsylvania General Store Chocolate Covered Pretzel and Kauffman's Butterscotch Peanut Butter
There is so much to eat at the Reading Terminal Market, I wish I had several extra days to visit all the vendors. Other highlights include, Basset's ice cream, Miller's Pretzel, La Colombe coffee, and Beiler's Bakery.
Until next time...
Reading Terminal Market
51 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107