Welcome to Philadelphia's 
Reading Terminal Market

Parking new

News & Events

Free Shopping Services

shopping cart

Reading Terminal Market is committed to providing customers with an excellent shopping experience.
Below you will find specialty services provided by the Market that exemplifies this commitment.

  • Complimentary Grocery Bag Valet Service
    on Saturday & Sunday. Located behind The Head Nut. We’ll store your grocery bags while you dine or continue to shop. Refrigerated and dry storage available. 
  • Curbside pick up available on Saturday on Arch Street

  • Shopping Carts Available 
    Located behind The Head Nut, at the Shopping Services Kiosk Sat.- Sun. Available at the Security Office Mon.- Fri.
  • Free WiFi
    Network Name: RTM-free-wifi
  • Free Recipe Cards
    Located in Center Court next to Philbert the Pig statue.
  • Free Personalized Chef Guided Shopping Tours
    Every 1st & 3rd Saturday at 10 am in City Kitchen, guided by Chef Tess. Learn how to optimize Reading Terminal Market for the ultimate shopping experience.
  • Tasting Thursdays
    Every Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in City Kitchen. Sample foods from various merchants within the Market.

 

 

Market Open During Construction

OpenDuringConstruction 01 330x222

If you have been through the Market East neighborhood recently, you might have noticed that there is scaffolding on the 12th Street side of the Market (and a little on Arch Street and Filbert Street as well).  The convention center has begun the arduous process of replacing the roof from the Reading Terminal Headhouse on Market Street all the way to the Race Street side of the convention center (and include the Market's roof).  The target date of completion is November 2017.

The good news is that the Market will remain open as usual throughout the construction (all 10 sets of doors are still accessible).  So, please come shop and dine as usual!

 

the market blog

     
August 18 2017
Reading Terminal Market’s annual OysterFest has become a destination event for oyster aficionados around the Mid-Atlantic. The festival might seem less obviously appealing to someone who has never eaten a raw oyster, either because they don't patron...
June 14 2017
There’s probably no other place in town where you can find more food experts than at Reading Terminal Market, and the Market’s expertise quotient went up another notch when Chef Tess Connors was hired to manage the Market’s City Kitchen demonstratio...
April 27 2017
We have put together a short guide that shares insider tips and services provided my the merchants of Reading Terminal Market that you may have not previously known exist. Did you know that you can purchase dry ice from Bassetts Ice Cream, ...

Sign Up for Market News

Home

Bassetts Ice Cream

America’s oldest ice cream company—established in 1861—Bassetts Ice Cream was the first merchant to sign a lease at the Reading Terminal Market in 1892 and is still owned and operated by the same family today. Their menu of more than 40 different flavors includes something for everyone, from the most traditional (they make a killer vanilla) to the more adventurous (Cinnamon or Matcha Green Tea, anyone?). Made with cream and milk sourced from a co-op of dairy farmers in western Pennsylvania, each flavor is hand crafted and tested to perfection. Stop by for a cone, cup, pint, sundae, or milkshake, and factor in some extra time to check out the original marble counter, the hand-painted mural surrounding the store’s mezzanine, and the historical video footage from when Bassetts Ice Cream was produced in the Market’s basement.

Hours

Monday–Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday 8am to 6pm; Sunday 9am to 5pm

Contact

Phone: (215) 925-4315

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Information

Payments accepted: All major credit cards, cash, and RTM Gift Cards

For catering, contact Bassetts Ice Cream's wholesale offices at 215-864-2771

Instagram: bassettsicecream