I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. Mine was great. One day I went to the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. It’s like a food-lovers paradise with great things to see, eat, and buy!
I made a stop at a great bookstore called the Cookbook Stall (www.thecookbookstall.com). The owner was so nice and the selection of books was amazing! I got one called Insanewiches by a fellow blogger named Adrian Fiorino (www.insanewiches.com). It’s full of crazy sandwiches shaped like Rubiks Cubes and hamburgers. I can’t wait to make some!
I bought all kinds of pickles at an Amish stand and a box of delicious homemade chocolate at the massive candy counter. There are bakeries, fishmongers (one had the hugest shrimp I ever saw–it weighed almost a pound!), produce stores, butchers and more. If I lived nearby, I would get all my groceries there.
Before I left I had a great lunch at one of the many restaurants (every ethnic cuisine you can think of, but I chose a fresh hot turkey sandwich with homemade mashed potatoes) and had a pumpkin ice cream cone at Bassetts, which is a famous, old ice cream brand that has been in the same family for generations.
The Reading Terminal Market is definitely worth the trip!!