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Soul food to return to Reading Terminal Market

Four potential operators are lobbying to take Delilah's former space.

Reading Terminal Market is getting close to finding a new operator for the stand previously occupied by Delilah's, the longtime soul fooder that shut down in mid-March amid bankruptcy proceedings.

The concept will be soul food again.

Market general manager Paul Steinke confirmed that four potential operators are in the running, and that all will audition for the market board later this month. He declined to identify them.

Delilah Winder opened the stand, on the 12th Street side, in 1984. It was the scene of a Bobby Flay Throwdown (over macaroni and cheese) and drew lines after Oprah Winfrey talked up the dish on her then-talk show.