My Favorite Spots At Reading Terminal Market

The Reading Terminal Market is not only a great place to get fresh fruit and vegetables, but it has a lot of very good spots to eat too. It is one of Philadelphia’s most recognized food destinations and has many stalls and shops that are worth navigating the lines and crowds for. Here are my 5 favorite spots located inside The Reading Terminal Market, listed from my 5th favorite to my 1st favorite, give us yours in the comments section

5–Meatball sandwich at Dinic’s–yes, you heard me right, not the pork sandwich that everyone goes for, but the delicious meatball sandwich, “Dining On A Dime” did a best spots at The Reading Terminal Market show and after I complained about how dry my pork sandwich was from Dinic’s, John Cohl recommended the meatball and sure enough it is absolutely delicious

4–Beiler’s Doughnuts–This is a must try when going to the Reading Terminal, I love their variety and the doughnuts are incredible. It’ll be hard to go back to chain donuts ever again.

3–Molly Malloy’s–Great bar inside the Reading Terminal with good food and drinks, been here a few times and it’s always good.

2–Hershel’s East Side Deli–The pastrami is absolutely delicious and so is everything else, including their side items. This is a deli though and pastrami is king.

1–By George–My favorite places in the city are the ones that make everything on their menu well and not just 2 or 3 items and that’s what they do here …pizza, cheesesteaks, and especially their meatballs are all delicious, no disrespect to the Reading Terminal Market, but this is my favorite spot, by a long shot

Write your favorite spots at the Reading Terminal in the comments section or reach out to our show Dining on a Dime or to myself and be sure to catch our show live on Tuesday’s from 3 to 4 and streaming anytime after that!

My Favorite Hoagie Spots

It’s another continuation of my series about some of my favorite eats in and around Philadelphia. Today we take on the hoagie. Out of towners may call them subs or grinders but we all know the real name is a hoagie they might be better here than anywhere else. I have shared my favorite cheesesteak spots and my favorite burger spots, so it’s now time to give my favorite hoagie spots, I must preface by saying that I live in Port Richmond and I have a corner deli at Thompson St and Clearfield St that gives me a jam packed hoagie with Dietz And Watson meats for just 5.75 and Le Bus Bakery at 129 S 18th St which gives you huge sandwiches, for under 8 bucks. The aren’t on the list, but if you’re in the neighborhood you might just run into me there grabbing a hoagie or two. 

Buildings that look like this have slightly stale chips and killer sandwiches. 

#5–Marinucci’s Deli--3122 Richmond St–Humongous hoagies, but what I like the most is that the meat and rolls are always very fresh

A red, white and green building. I can almost taste the Italian hoagie…

#4–Lennie’s Hoagies–6141 Ridge Ave in Roxborough—Another great spot that gives a great bang for your buck. What stands out to me is that time and time again the meat could be the freshest deli meat I’ve ever had. 

Major Wing Full Size Hoagie
Honestly I don’t think I’ve eaten a hoagie with pepperoncini in a decade. 

#3–Major Wing Lee Grocery Market--4207 Ridge Avenue–Only hard core foodies and people who live in the Roxborough/East Falls area know about this place, you can get an overstuffed “small hoagie” for as low as $3.25, they are the same quality and have the same amount of meat as most $9 or $10.00 hoagies. A fantastic combination of value and taste. 

I’ve parked illegally numerous times to quickly grab a hoagie here. 

#2–Dan’s Fresh Meats–2000 Frankford Avenue–Stepping into this place will automatically transform you back to the 1980s. Really good “old school” deli with packed hoagies at low prices and $1.00 large coffees. The meat for every sandwhich is hand sliced!

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Masters of the hoagie tray, and the seeded roll. 

#1–Mipals Deli--2300 S 16th St–Really good cheesesteaks and hoagies. What I love the most is that their hoagies are on a delicious seeded roll and they pack their Italian hoagies. 

This list is 5 of my favorite hoagies. My goal with these articles is to introduce people to new places to find delicious cheesesteaks, hoagies, burgers, etc, so let’s teach each other and write your favorite hoagie place in the comments section. 

Kevin Wilson is an independent restaurant reviewer and is not directly associated with any restaurant or the industry, just a man with a passion for food. You can find his book “Table For One” at Barnes and Noble and anywhere online, and check out his website for regular updates. Kevin hosts two podcasts on the Last Out Media Network, “Dining on a Dime” and “Learn About World Cusinie”

MY Favorite burgers

My first piece for the Last Out Media was a list of a few of my favorite cheesesteak spots, so I decided that my 2nd article would give everyone my 5 favorite burger spots. My hope is that you will find a new favorite burger from this list, or at leas one you’d like to try. 


5–Bottle Bar East 1308 Frankford Ave–Very tasty burgers, they have really good options in addition to a fantastic burger and is also a take out bottle shop.

The classic combo looks has never looked better

4–Spot Gourmet Burgers–2821 Girard Ave…very good burgers with lots of great choices, if you do your research, you will see that alot of people agree with me that these are some of the best burgers in the city

The elegance in the simplicity of the Fountain Porter burger. 

3–Fountain Porter–1601 S 10th St–People in the know of the Philly burger game know about this delicious burger. It’s hard to believe some people’s “best burger” lists do not include this delicious and very tasty bar burger and it’s 5.00 price. It might be the best burger value in the whole city. 

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I’m a sucker for a melty cheese falling out of the bun.

2–Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon 3333 Conrad St East Falls–their turf burger has won best burger awards, I like this neighborhood bar in East Falls because they have delicious food combined with great food specials, such as Tuesday burger night

This burger, that burger, any burger at Lucky’s is worth it. 

1–Lucky’s Last Chance 4421 Main St Manayunk and 848 S 2nd st–A multiple-time winner of the Philadelphia Burger Brawl, I fell in love with their burgers 6 or 7 years ago and it’s because of their ability to consistently have delicious burgers, even when they do crazy creations. Some of their creations such as their Pickle Monster Burger, which still won a Burger Brawl award, their Mac Attack burger is topped with mc and cheese, might be their best seller, according to their menu, but my favorite burger is PB and Bacon cheeseburger, yes PB stands for peanut butter are delicious and always manage to hit the spot. 

Let’s hear about your favorite burgers, simply write it in the comments section, my articles on the Last Out Media website are so that we can all learn about great places to get delicious foods, based upon the topic of the articles that I write, so leave a comment about your favorite burger spot. 

Kevin Wilson is an independent restaurant reviewer and is not directly associated with any restaurant or the industry, just a man with a passion for food. You can find his book “Table For One” at Barnes and Noble and anywhere online, and check out his website for regular updates. Kevin hosts two podcasts on the Last Out Media Network, “Dining on a Dime” and “Learn About World Cusinie”. 

Best Philly Cheesesteaks

Hey everyone, I’m Kevin Wilson. I’m introducing myself since this is my 1st article and I am the new “food guy” for last out media. I have written a Philadelphia restaurant book “Table For One” which you can find at Barnes And Noble and 2 food podcasts, one of them being “Learn About World Cuisine” on the Last Out Media Network.

I have decided to use this opportunity to stir up some crap by giving my top 5 cheesesteak spots, you can play along and debate, but here are the rules…they must have an address that says Philadelphia, Pa. That means no Mama’s Pizza in Bala Cynwyd, no Donkey’s Place across the bridge in Camden, NJ, and places like it, do not count. So without further ado here are my 5 favorite places that are located in Philadelphia, that have the best cheesesteaks, in my humble opinion

Charlie’s Roast Pork- Love at first broccoli rabe

#5–Charlie’s Roast Pork–1301 S 3rd St…Really good cheesesteaks with a nice roll and obviously a very good roast pork sandwich 

Cleavers steak with onions and peppers? Sure why not!


#4--Cleavers 108 S 18th St…Very good cheesesteak, very high-quality ingredients

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Oh Brother…this really beats the soup


#3–Oh Brother Philly 206 Market St–Excellent cheesesteak, but I especially love their French onion cheesesteak.

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Dattilo’s…it looks good enough to grab right off the screen.

#2–Dattilo’s Deli–8000 Horrocks…Gotta represent the Northeast with an awesome cheesesteak. I also love their homemade meatball sandwich for just 5 bucks

Gooey Looie’s…give us ALL THE MEAT

#1–Gooey Looie’s 231 McClellan St…my personal favorite spot, they give 20 oz of meat on every cheesesteak and it’s under 10 bucks, people also love their hoagies

Where are your favorite places to snag a steak? Any on this list stand out? Let us know and send us your top 5 list! Just remember to keep within the borders of Philadelphia and we’re all set! 

Kevin Wilson is an independent restaurant reviewer and food podcast host. For more of his content check out the “Dining on a Dime” and “Learn About World Cuisine” podcasts and his website for constant updates!