Peppering our group with questions about the town and its most popular foods, our knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, Michelle Freeman, offered locally-made candy treats in exchange for correct answers to not-so-easy questions and even tested our local-food vocabulary at the end to make sure we were all paying attention. The grand prize? FOOD, of course! Local food. We found ourselves entirely stuffed by the end of our tour and were thankful for the chance to walk off those carbs between venues. But make no mistake about it, we have no regrets, and neither will you.
All that being said, trust your tour guide. She knows where she’s going, and she has an expert eye for keeping a group together in a crowded market—and crowds are exactly what you’ll find at the Reading Terminal Market, which is the final stop on this tour. Even in the light of day, Reading Terminal has the instant feel of a busy nightlife with its glowing neon signs, lighted showcases, and the beehive buzz of frenzied anticipation. Here you will sample a number of sweet chocolate treats before bidding farewell to your foodie friends, but do try to avoid making a hasty exit no matter how little time you have left to squeeze in one more museum. Linger for a while at the Terminal even after your tour to muse over culinary sights you’re likely never to catch at your local supermarket and will probably remember forever.