Wow, the Amish are not kidding around! After a short and sweet visit with my husband's family on the Jersey Shore we ventured back Philadelphia for our 5 hour layover. After a few recommendations from friends, we chose to visit Reading Terminal Market which was filled with incredible Amish dairy. Reading Terminal Market (RTM) is a specialty grocer, bakery, food hall, and tourist attraction all in one downtown city block.
This day was hot. I'm talking 90s and 100% humidity. I grew up in the tri-state area and remember days when two showers was standard and my hair was in a constant state of "poof”. The last decade or so on the West Coast has turned me soft. The thought of walking outside in the sweltering heat was unbearable. So what did we do? Stayed indoors and drooled stand by stand of gorgeous food.
There was the famous sandwich of roasted pork stuffed with broccoli rabe from DiNic's, 12 inch cheesesteaks, sweet crepes, Greek chicken gyros, Italian delicatessens, and pastrami, lots of pastrami. I would definitely say for your next trip to Philadelphia that this place is worth checking out. Bring your appetite!
The highlight for me was seeing the incredible dairy selection. It’s well known in that area that the Amish take dairy business to a serious level. Using traditional farming practices and well cared for livestock their cultured butter is some of the country’s best. I only wish I could have packed some in my suitcase!