Reading Terminal Gets Huge Shout Out By Acclaimed New York Food Writer
Mark Bittman Calls The Reading Terminal New York’s Best Public Market
But, wait, you say. Isn’t the Terminal in Philly? Yes. Yes it is.
I love the Terminal. I go there weekly. I feel like I save money, help local vendors stay in business & I feel that the offerings are top quality. Sidenote: I love to cook almost as much as I love to eat AND I can be frugal. So I think I kind of know what I am talking about.
In the writer’s own words:
“There is nothing like a grand urban food market, which can anchor a neighborhood and even a city. Think of the 120-year-old Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia; the Ferry Building in San Francisco, which 10 years ago helped revitalize the Embarcadero; and the ever-popular Pike Place Market in Seattle. Even much-maligned Los Angeles hasa permanent mid-city market, in business since 1934.
New York … well, the grandest market ‘we’ have is 80 miles away, in Philadelphia.”
Read the original piece in the New York Times here. Go visit the market! It’s fantastic!