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Feb 12, 2014 09:37 AM

food related destinations

Will be in Philly from Fri to Sun. One lunch will be John's roast pork. Dinners are at Vetri and Serpico. On Sunday, we'll probably go to Reading Terminal in the morning and then depart. What are some food related attractions that we can check out (markets or food shops)?

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  1. What time of the year are you coming ? There are some outdoor farmers markets open if it is late spring or summer. The farmers market at Headhouse Square is great on Sundays if you are here during the right time of year.

    DeBruno's in Center City is a high end food/cheese shop.

    A trip to the Italian Market might be worthwhile where cheese, butchers, and bakers abound.

    And you cannot miss the wonderful State run liquor stores <sarcasm off>.

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    1. re: cwdonald

      March 7-9. I've always gone to RTM on Sunday just because it's the only thing open early and it's the last stop before we head home.

      Will check out DiBruno and possibly Claudio. Will swing by Italian Market.

      What about outside city center?

      1. re: cwdonald

        Second DiBruno's. It's a total must every time we're in town.

        Oh, to be locked in that store with 10 of my closest friends for a week.

        We'd be whales by the time we get out :-)

        1. re: linguafood

          Third DiBruno's. You may want to check out their Rittenhouse store too. It's much bigger and carries a lot more things.

          1. re: bluehensfan

            Is this the Chestnut location or is there another one nearby that I've missed all these years?

            1. re: linguafood

              No, Chestnut St, Italian Market and now 9th and Chestnut!

              1. re: Bigley9

                Ah, gotcha! Can't wait to be back late March!!! Wooot.

                1. re: linguafood

                  And there's a mini-one in the basement of Comcast if you are in the area...

      2. If you hit the RTM on Sunday, all the Mennonite/Amish stands are closed.

        1. Talula's Daily in the Washington Square area is a fun place for wine and cheese. I'm blanking on other suggestions besides those added below. Reading Terminal and the Italian Market are the big two and DiBruno's is the cleaner, upscale experience.

          1. you should go get bread at High Street on Market.

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            1. re: alex1018

              You may want to double check on Reading Terminal Market's website as the date gets closer, but since the dates you are visiting coincide with the Flower Show, the Amish merchants may be open that Sunday.

              1. re: bluehensfan

                I checked and the Amish will not be there that Sunday so your food options will be slightly diminished. If it were me I would try to go to the Market on Friday or Saturday to get the whole experience but if you can only go on Sunday they still have a lot of good food options.

                1. re: bluehensfan

                  I would be shocked, shocked I say, if the Amish/Mennonite stands would be open on a Sunday ever.

                2. re: alex1018

                  Really best bread currently in Philadelphia available for purchase.

                3. Off the beaten path. it is about 3 miles from center city.
         in Chinatown
                  Or this, outside of the city, but has a shuttle!
                  And yes, Claudio's and DiBruno's in the Italian Market DiBrunos does more all around gourmet, Claudio's more Italian. Also Mancuso's down on East Passyunk Ave for fresh mozzarella and ricotta (made there)