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Fresh from the Market

New deliciousness is afoot at the colorful Reading Terminal Market (51 N. 12th St., 215.922.2317), a Philly icon since 1892.

Wursthaus Schmitz, chef Jeremy Nolen’s new German deli, is an outgrowth of his popular Brauhaus Schmitz on South Street. Germanic culinary offerings include homemade sausages, stellar schnitzel and specialties like The Lyoner, a sandwich made with fried bologna, Munster and raw onion. 267.922.HAUS

The Tubby Olive is a sweet spot for fresh extra-virgin olive oils and specialty infused oils from around the world, along with a wide selection of vinegars. 267.519.0450

• Cheesemaking comes to the Market, thanks to the opening of the cheese and grilled cheese emporium Valley Shepherd Creamery and its custom grilled-cheese kitchen MeltKraft. With milk from the company’s Long Valley, N.J., farm, cheesemonger Zeke Ferguson produces a number of styles onsite, while chef Rebecca Foxman crafts a superlative grilled cheese sandwich. 267.639.3309

• Keven Parker, known for his swanky soul food ventures, including Ms. Tootsie’s Restaurant Bar Lounge on South Street, recently opened Soul Food Cafe in the Market, the spot for chicken and waffles, fried catfish and collards with smoked turkey. 215.625.0650

Border Springs Lamb Farm, a lamb purveyor to top kitchens in D.C., Virginia and the South, brings an all-lamb deli, selling its own humanely raised fresh and frozen lamb cuts and gourmet lamb dishes including stew, shepherd’s pie and meatballs. Call main number for information, 215.922.2317

• By the ounce or the pound, get a selection of bulk dried fruit, spices, coffees, teas, grains, sweets and more at The Head Nut, an excellent option for on-the-go snacking. 215.238.5744