Ma Lessie's Chicken & Waffles now occupies the stall held by KeVen Parker's Soul Food Cafe.
Owner Perry Ison had a longstanding connection to the previous owner, as the shop's former manager.
When Parker passed away earlier this year, Ison took over the spot and named it after his great-grandmother, Lessie Collins.
Their spotlight dish is chicken and waffles, but all the soul food favorites are lined up and ready to go.
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Reading Terminal Market (12th Street side)
51 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
open daily, 11am-6pm