Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Partners with Reading Terminal Market to Provide Guests with a History & Tasting Tour

April 25, 2023,
Philadelphia, U.S.A.

New this spring, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center announces the launch of a new experience at the city’s iconic Reading Terminal Market. Exclusively designed for Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia guests to embark on a culinary adventure within the flourishing historic landmark -- home to some of the city’s most-loved eateries -- the new History & Tasting tour offers a rare glimpse into the nation’s oldest and largest continuously operating market.

During the tour guests will explore the foundation of Reading Terminal Market and Philadelphia’s rich history while enjoying bites from each of the stops along the way. With three tour options to choose from, Reading Terminal Market presents the ideal 90-minute journey to experience this iconic landmark:

  • Iconic Great 5: includes bites from five of the most popular and long-standing merchants, such as Beiler’s Doughnuts
  • Sweet & Savoury Hidden Gems: presents the perfect blend of sweet and savoury bites from Fox & Son’s cheese curds to Sweet Nina’s famed banana pudding
  • Global Eats: offers a range of global flavours from Caribbean to French cuisine, with stops at merchants such as Kamal's Middle Eastern Cuisine 

Reading Terminal Market is a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to Philadelphia. Located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the market offers a diverse range of local and international cuisines. Celebrating its 130th anniversary and bustling with more than 80 merchants, the indoor market is a food-lover's paradise. In addition to food, Reading Terminal market offers a unique shopping experience where guests can browse shops that sell handmade crafts, artisanal jewellery, and other gifts.

The custom History & Tasting Tour with Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is the perfect way for Hotel guests to embrace Philadelphia’s rich food culture. Reservations for tours are recommended at least 3 days in advance and can be arranged by calling the Hotel’s concierge team at 215 419 5000. With notice, tours allow for dietary restrictions and allergies to be accommodated.

About Reading Terminal Market

One of America’s largest and oldest public markets, the Reading Terminal Market serves as a public trust providing a venue for independent local businesses to showcase the Philadelphia region’s culinary bounty and cultural diversity. Housed since 1892 in a National Historic Landmark building, the Market offers an incredible selection of farm fresh produce, meats and poultry, plus the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods, confections, flowers, jewellery and crafts. The Market is managed by a not-for-profit as a tenant of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, which has owned the historic Reading Terminal since 1990. In 2014, the American Planning Association named Reading Terminal Market as one of the 10 Great Public Spaces in America and in 2021 the Market was voted Best Public Market by USA Today’s 10Best.