Walking through Reading Terminal can be overwhelming, and you’ll probably see at least 20 different things sitting on display that you’ll immediately want to order. But at Hershel’s, once you see the huge slabs of corned beef and pastrami being cut behind the counter, there’s no way you’re leaving without a sandwich. That’s a good thing, though, because a pastrami on rye, maybe with some mustard, is the best thing on the menu. The meat is tender, the bread is perfectly toasted, and it’s easily transported somewhere far away from here, where you can eat it without someone waiting for you to give up your table.
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