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Reading Terminal Market & Chinatown

Husband & I used to live in Philadelphia but we moved away almost 10 years ago. Coming down for a weekend visit, staying at Residence Inn by City Hall. Looking for good eats nearby. We are traveling with our 6-month old, so service has to be fast (for lunch). Also we'll need take-out for dinner as our son's bedtime is 8pm; it's best if we eat dinner in our room.

What's good at Reading Terminal Market these days? We have a kitchen at the hotel so we can heat food up in our room or even do easy prep.

I looked at threads for Chinatown and see that Sang Kee and Rangoon are still going strong. Any other suggestions?

I also love baked goods. I can't remember the Chinese bakeries I used to go to - it has 2 stores within 1 block of each other? What about Reading Terminal, any good baked goods there?

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  1. Beiler's bakery just opened up a donut stand in the RTM, across from their bakery. I haven't tried it yet, but have sampled their donuts at the Pennsylvania Dutch festival and they are great. There is a new cheese place that also does grilled cheese. Most of the old standbys (Dinics, Salumeria, Rib Stand) are still there and still good. There's a pretty good Jewish deli and a cajun place.

    For your dinners, you might also think about Diningin.com, which does delivery from many restaurants.

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    1. re: Hungryin theBurbs

      Termini's Bakery has a stand in RTM with their great cannolis and other things and both Metropolitan Bakery and The Bus have shops there too -- all great bakeries!

    2. The awesomely good South Philly German restaurant Brauhaus Schmitz now has a stand at RTM called Wursthaus Schmitz and I only hear good things about it. DiNic's roast pork sandwich won as "Best Sandwich In America" on Adam Richman's tv show by that name, so be ready for huge lines there.

      1. Best bets at Reading Terminal include pancakes and apple dumplings at the Dutch Eating Place, cannoli and raspberry pound cake at Termini's, roast pork with broccoli rabe and provolone from Dinic's, chocolate peanut butter covered pretzels at Mueller's, soft pretzels from Miler's Twist. As previously mentioned Beiler's Doughnuts just opened and they have about 20+ flavors of donuts they make on site.

        1. Molly Malloy's -- which replaced the beer garden -- is a nice spot for sit-down lunch. The burgers are fantastic.

          1. Oh my! Thanks for all your suggestions. cannoli, wursts, donuts... all my favs!