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The Philly Ice Cream Scoop

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Saturday, July 29th
10am - 4pm

Join us for a delicious day as we bring together local independent ice cream businesses with Reading Terminal Market merchants to celebrate Philly’s rich ice cream heritage!

Philly's Favorite Local Ice Cream Artisans
Featuring Bassetts Ice Cream, Franklin Fountain, Little Baby’s, Lil' Pop Shop, & Zsa’s

Over 20+ Ice Cream Specials at Various Merchants
featuring: Chocolate Funnel Cake topped with Ice Cream, Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches, Waffles and Ice Cream, Ice Cream Whoopie Pies, Ice Cream Floats & much more!

Ice Cream Eating Contests with prizes!

Ice Cream Demos

Arts & Crafts
Make your own sprinkles necklace, Coloring, Make your own ice cream magnet, & More!

Ice Cream Shuffleboard

Photo Booth

Market Open During Construction

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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

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, ...
April 18 2017
When 12th Street Cantina opened in 1982, it was the first and only Mexican stand in Reading Terminal Market and also one of the first and only Mexican restaurants in the whole city.   At that time Mexican food was so rare in cheesesteak-land th...

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12th Street Cantina

12th Street Cantina has been serving up authentic Mexican fare in the Reading Terminal Market since 1982. Their award-winning guacamole is among the best in Philly, their tortillas are made fresh daily, and their produce is locally sourced. The menu includes modern Mexican classics—tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, salads, and, of course, tortilla chips and salsa—plus daily inspirations crafted by Chef George. If you’re in the area on Saturday or Sunday morning, you won’t want to miss the Cantina’s Huevos Rancheros, just one of their delicious weekend breakfast options. They have their own secluded seating area, too, which comes in handy when the Market is especially crowded. And for those who are inspired to make their own Mexican delicacies at home, 12th Street Cantina offers a full line of Mexican groceries, from tortillas and queso fresco, to dried chiles and other imported seasonings.


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


Tel: 215-625-0321

Additional Information

Accepted payment methods: All major credit cards, cash, and RTM gift card

For catering, call 215-625-0321 and speak with the store manager.