February 18, 2016
Famed Philly food-a-palooza Reading Terminal Market is getting a new stand from the woman behind Flying Monkey Bakery. The stand, called Condiment, will take over the Mezze space on the western end of the Center Court, bringing the market to full capacity.
Condiment will sell - what else - condiments. Elizabeth Halen came up with the idea, she tells Michael Klein, after seeing a need for a stand that ties all of RTM's merchants together. Thus, Condiment will sell the finishing touches to a market-bought dish, like house-made sauces, dressings, fresh butter and mayonnaise. ("Butter will be compounded much as it's done with ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery - on a refrigerated marble slab," Klein writes.)
The stand, set to open around Memorial Day, will also be a place where customers can bring fare bought at other stands to be marinated and vacuum-sealed. Pie and biscuit dough, puff pastry, dessert sauces, croutons and breadcrumbs are also on the menu. With this, Halen hopes to make the market a true one-stop-shop for locals picking up some groceries and visitors looking to make a special meal.
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