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Reading Terminal Market’s Newest Draw Is a Spanish Gourmet Grocery Store

A Taste of Spain is now open at the famed food market

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The iconic Reading Terminal Market, a favorite with locals and tourists alike, is giving everyone a new reason to stop in with A Taste of Spain, opening Thursday, December 12. True to its name, the grocery store sells items imported from all over Spain.

Owners Vanesa Peredo and Alejandro Fernandez, who relocated from Spain 10 years ago, scored a spot in Reading Terminal by winning the market’s Fresh Food Fight competition in June. At the time Peredo and Fernandez were selling tapas to-go as TortiYeah, one of the market’s day stalls (a more temporary setup than the permanent restaurants and food shops).

A Taste of Spain’s stock includes olive oils, pickled vegetables, spices, nuts, meats, cheses, and more — look for quince paste, sherry vinegar, and acorn-fed 100% Ibérico ham sliced to order. It’s located next to the Flying Monkey Bakery, in what was previously German deli Wursthaus Schmitz.

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