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Amish at Reading Terminal

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Amish at Reading Terminal

When are they there and what are their specialties. I would love to catch them when I visit the weekend of Easter.

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The Amish merchants are open Wednesday through Saturday. You'll find a bakery with breads and other traditional Pennsylvania Dutch baked goods, the Dutch Eating Place ( a counter-service diner, great for breakfast), Fisher's Soft Pretzels (awesome), a cheese place, and a couple of other food-related merchants. The website readingterminalmarket.org lists them under Pennsylvania Dutch. That term applies to both Amish and Mennonite.

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A little extra info on Pennsylvania Dutch. It actually means Pennsylvania German. Two possibilities for how they came to be called Dutch: Its a variation of Deutch, which is the German word for German, or it developed from English colonists referring to anyone from another country as Dutch. The name appplies to any of the old Pennsylvania German populations. The Amish still speak a form of German.

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I misspelled Deutsch! How embarrassing for someone of German heritage! Sorry.

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be sure to try the pretzels; they are outstanding. They sell them with a side of mustard or cheese for dipping. They don't travel well; you should eat them while they are still warm. There are different types of pies and cakes, like the whoppie pies, that are traditional to the Amish. Also, if you have breakfast there at the terminal, the have great bacon, which is far superior to what you buy at the grocery store. It's not as full of chemicals as the store type variety. And, there are delicious barbecue chickens, which are extremely tender and tasty. You can ask for one cut into quarters, and take it over to the seating area of the terminal and have that for lunch.

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Definitely the pretzels at Fisher's are worth it! I would second the post that said they don't travel well. Eat them while they are hot! Here is the blurb from the Reading Terminal Market for Fisher's:

Fisher's Soft Pretzels

Old fashioned candy store, ice cream counter and freshly made hot pretzels.

Hours

Wednesday–Thursday

8:00am–3:00pm

Friday–Saturday

8:00am–6:00pm

Products

Soft Pretzels, ice cream, pies, nuts, dried fruits, waffles, candies and chocolates.

Payments accepted:

Cash, and Gift Certificates

Offers seating

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If they have it there...try the chicken pot pie! If you aren't from this part of PA you'll be expecting a pie with a top and bottom crust filled with chicken and veggies...but that's not it. It's more like a thick soup and it's VERY delish!

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The PA Dutch chicken pot pie is a chicken and dumpling soup. Excellent on a cold day.

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