Ma Lessie’s Chicken & Waffles brings soul food back to Reading Terminal Market

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – As more people return to town, both commuters and tourists will want to try this bustling new soul food place that has a connection to the previous one.

Ma Lessie’s Chicken & Waffles is now occupying the KeVen Parker’s Soul Food Cafe booth.

Owner Perry Ison had a longstanding relationship with the previous owner as the shop’s former manager.

When Parker died earlier this year, Ison took over the place, naming it after his great-grandmother Lessie Collins.

Their spotlight dish is chicken and waffles, but all soul food favorites are lined up and ready to go.

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Reading Terminal Market (Page 12th Street)
51 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Open daily, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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