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Vote for Reading Terminal Market for Best in the U.S.

Reading Terminal Market is a delicious destination for both longtime Philadelphians and out-of-towners. The Market is one of the oldest in the United States, serving up regional flavors for over a century in a National Historic Landmark building at 11th and Arch Streets in Center City. They've been nominated as one of the best markets in the country, but they need our votes to win the title. Twenty public markets have been chosen by USA Today and half of them will make the official Top 10 list. You have just over a week left to make your pick on the USA Today website. Other contenders include the Milwaukee Public Market, Pike Place in Seattle, and another Pennsylvania mainstay, the Lancaster Central Market. What can you find at Reading Terminal Market? At Reading Terminal Market, you'll find a host of hot foods and packaged goods from all sorts of vendors. If you want a taste of home, there's DiNic's roast pork sandwiches, or cannolis at Termini Brothers Bakery. If you're looking for a more exotic bite, there's everything from Sang Kee Peking Duck to Saami Somi's Georgian cuisine. Not only that, but you'll find everything you need to create a perfect meal aside from the food itself: linens, candy, gifts, cookbooks, fresh flowers, kitchenware and more. Plus, they've got a pig mascot! Look for the statue of Philbert the Pig, who grants good luck to passersby and collects donations via his "piggy bank" for Philly Food Trust, an organization that fights hunger here in our city. Learn more about Philbert and how to find him at Atlas Osbcura. What is the mission of Reading Terminal Market? Per their website, the Market's Mission Statement is "to maintain an environment that recognizes and celebrates the diversity of our citizens and fosters their interaction" and "to strengthen the historic link and mutual dependency of our rural and urban communities." This place is certainly a great example of the melting pot that is Philadelphia. Reading Terminal Market is open daily from 8am to 6pm at 1136 Arch Street. If you're new in town, or if it's been a while since you stopped in, or if you're just plain hungry - stop in! And don't forget to vote! RELATED: Have You Seen the Center City Pig in Philadelphia? [select-listicle listicle_id="988934" syndication_name="where-to-eat-lincoln-financial-field" description="yes"]

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