After parking my ass at home for 15 months, the word “going for a bite” has taken on a new meaning.
What was thought to be a daily pit stop may now feel special. After eating and sipping Lancaster County for a few weeks, I have a clear and obvious mood (one of excitement, curiosity, and gratitude) for rediscovering old haunts and becoming familiar with new (or new) spots. I noticed.
For this relatively beginner, interesting food and drink choices far exceeded expectations. In fact, the challenge was to trim my findings to fit these pages.
Below are over 30 ways to get your delicious food filled through this special summer reappearance and beyond.
Enjoy all the crumbs. I know what I did.
— Passenger Coffee & Tea (7 W. King St .; 131 N. Plum St.), irresistibly tart and refreshing hibiscus tea (hibiscus tea, lime juice, sparkling water). Click here for menu details: Passengercoffee.com..
— Psychedeli’s gorgeous magenta “Purple Haze” lemonade (infused with dried lavender) newly added to the roof garden of Tellus 360 (24 E. King St.) For more information: instagram.com/psychedeli717..
— Square One Coffee (145 N. Duke St.)’S chocolate-like cold brew iced coffee shop will reopen as an indoor seat on July 1. The walk-up window and courtyard seats have opened. Menu details: squareonecoffee.com..
— A seasonal menu of cold herbs at Blade & Spade Coffee Apothecary (401 W. Walnut St.). A recent visit included a maple-sweetened elder balm (elder flower and lemon balm) lemonade and chamomile mint iced tea. Click here for menu details: Bladeandspade.love/menu/scratch-food..
— Homemade yeast-fueled root beer on Amish farms is located throughout the county. At several stands, including Leola’s King’s Produce, I found root beer in a 12-ounce bottle and a half-gallon jug. Spookynook Produce in Landisville, Greenhouse, Kissel Hill Fruit Farm in Lititz, AB Orchard in Paradise. Look for it in the refrigerator case. (And if you miss it, see the list of over 40 farm stands across the county. lanc.news/FarmStands.. ) Do not shake the bottle before opening unless you enjoy the PS carbonic acid explosion.
Cone with view:
— Lapp Valley Farm (Mentzer Road 244, New Holland): An ice cream made from the milk of a herd of Jersey cows from the Lapp family, known for its high milk fat content. Translation: This is a memorable sweet ice cream that may make you cry happy tears. Think of a homemade waffle cone as an edible container. The nearby sexual intercourse kitchen Kettle Village has a satellite location, but half of the reason for trekking to the farm is to swallow the corn with idyllic views that are perfect for postcards.
— Freemason Village Orchard View Cafe (Elizabethtown, Eden View Road 310): A small lot of ice cream from the Windinol Creamery in Chambersburg. It offers dreamy views of the on-site orchards, distant farms and rolling hills. It is open to the public from Friday to Sunday. For more information: mvfarmmarket.com/pages/orchard-view-cafe..
Milkshakes and floats:
— At the newly opened milkshake stand at Wrap’s Farmers Market (1406 Lampeter Road), you can order milkshakes made with turkey hill ice cream or seasonal fruit smoothies. But the real attraction is the adjacent herb garden. Here you can sit and swallow while watching the butterflies and bees at work.
— A popular family-friendly milk house in Oregon Dairy (2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz) focuses on the extensive menu of “Burnyard Floats”. This is a fountain soda formulation with two scoops floating on top. Of tall glass. On your next visit, you may need to try the coffee ice cream “Coffee Cow” that floats on freshly brewed coffee. For more information: oregondairy.com/the-restaurant/ice-cream-shoppe..
— There are two ways to take Square One Coffee’s ice cream “n” coffee. A vanilla ice cream scoop with a shot of espresso on top, known as a chilly espresso shake or affogato in Italian.
Eat by hand
— A thin crust sourdough pizza from Corey Kuchinsky’s mobile brick oven. Kuczynski started his pizza tent in the crowded Cookhouse parking lot on Plum Street early in the pandemic. He upgraded the rig from a tabletop pizza oven to a wheeled brick oven, making Cartel Brewing & Blending (928 N. Prince St.) the latest outpost. Weekly updates and pre-orders: Instagram.com/pizza_tent; slotted.co/pizza61821..
— Rosa Rosa’s Fire & Wood fire and wood pie options currently available at Spring House Brewery (209 Hazel St.) include older favorites such as Margherita (mozzarella, marinara, basil) and more original pistachios and mortadella pies. There are even typical products. , Or a pizza topped with barbecue pulled pork.
— Bottle shop / bar The Fridge (534 N. Mulberry St.) rectangular next level flatbread for indoor, outdoor or takeaway. Gluten-free pies are also available.
Pretzels, soft and hard:
— A huge 12-inch soft pretzel at Twisted Bine Beer Co. (93 E. Main St., Mount Joy). Pretzels large enough to serve small families are coated with “all bagel” seasonings and served with a variety of mustard and beer cheese sauces.
— Anything that comes out of the Hammond’s Pretzels (716 S. West End Ave.) oven is warm to the touch and handed in a brown paper bag. Freshly baked pretzels are like a gentle hug. This is a local tradition and we hope you will never die. For more information: hammondspretzels.com..
— Samosa, Syrian vine leaves, falafel at the Xulbo Bridge food stand on the roof of Tellus360 (24 E. King St.). Sit at a nearby table and see one of the best bird’s-eye views of the city.
— A Uruguayan-style hand pie known as the empanada of the newly opened Empanada Gourmet (46 N. Prince St. and Lancaster Central Market). The extensive menu includes both delicious and sweet options. Click here for menu details: empanadagourmet.net..
— A sweet, chewy rice flour donut called mochi is now available in Issei Noodles (44 N. Queen St.). The Fam family is slowly rolling out this new menu item. By the end of this summer, you will be able to order by half a dozen.
— Bagels and spreads from the popular Harrisburg bakery Two Poodles, which announced plans to open in Lancaster this summer. Two Poodles launched the Lancaster Bagle Club while they were working in the new space. This is a weekly delivery service available only for pre-orders. More information: twopoodlesbagels.com/collections/lancaster-bagel-club..
— When Wish You Well Bakery opened its physical store space on June 30, there are more Mosels on hand than we are tracking, but theirs to serve Megan Young’s pie in slices. I’m most excited about the plan. Young and his partner Sebastian Suk, who started a baking venture during a pandemic, added an amazing lineup of seasonally inspired cakes, cookies and quiches to the old Harvest Moon Bagel Space (47 N. Queen St.). We have a shop in. He says he expects a selection of sandwiches and her own spin on hand-rolled bagels. Business hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm. For more information: wishyouwellbakery.com..
— If you’ve enjoyed the traditional Louisiana crayfish simmered at a newspaper-lined picnic table, you know that this backyard feast thrill is eaten by hand. On July 3rd, we have such an opportunity on the patio of the Lititz Springs Inn (14 E. Main St., Lititz). In addition to crayfish, boil contains andouille, blood sausage, cornbread, and cob corn. Plates are $ 15 on a first-come, first-served basis from 1 pm.
— Every weekend through September, Dallastown-based craft beer and cider maker Winridge Farm hosts a beer garden one block from Lancaster’s tap room. The 200-seat Warehouse District Beer Garden (595 N. Charlotte St.) will feature live music and local food truck rotation, including the debut of Chef Oliver Saye’s mobile African kitchen on July 18. Saye’s food truck venture coming soon. ) Admission is free. Weekly updates: facebook.com/WyndridgeFarm..
— Bulls Head Public House hosts a weekend beer garden at Kissel Valley Farm (645 E. Oregon Road, Lititz), where you can enjoy beer, wine and craft cocktails until October. Along with live music, there is an area food truck on site. There is an admission fee of $ 5. Weekly updates: facebook.com/BullsHeadPublicHouse..
Other truck stops
— Reunion’s Macaroni and Cheese, Collard Green, Banana Pudding and other soul food dishes from Reunion’s Community Action Partnership roving kitchen in Lancaster County. Revenue supports a meal program at the Crispus Attucks Community Center (407 Howard Ave.). It will be parked here from noon to 7pm on Fridays as part of the Celebrate Lancaster Festival. For more information: eatreunion.com..
— Tacos, Warash, Torta and other traditional Mexican street food, El Paisano (1725 Colombia Avenue), Thursday to Sunday, 3 pm to 8 pm Menu update: Instagram.com/elpaisanolancaster..
Saturday farm lunch
— The Elizabeth Farms (262 Hopeland Road, Lititz) menu includes Mangalica pork burgers and pork skins (and killer fried chicken thigh sandwiches), served in the shade of a covered tent. During the summer, food service is restricted from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturdays. About schedule update: elizabethfarms.com..
— Chicken barbecue dinners from various Amish farms are located around the county and are available on Saturdays during the summer. The following is a sample based on a recent Farm Stand Guide report.
Redburn Market (1402 Georgetown Road, Quarryville); Eldora Farm Market (1920 Lancaster Pike, Peach Bottom), Stoltzfus Produce & Market Fare (96 S. Groffdale Road, Leola), Gap View Farm Market (5320 Newport Road, Gap); Selhill Fruit Farm (2101 Kisselhill Road, Lititz). Please let us know if you miss your favorite spot.
— Bourbon lovers, this is for you: The group hosting Lancaster City Restaurant Week is hosting a 6ourbon 7ime happy hour campaign at 15 participating bars and restaurants in the city. Bourbon-centric drink specials and special cocktails will be served daily from 6 pm to 7 pm and until September. For more information: lancastercityrestaurantweek.com/bourbon-happy-hour/..
— If you’re looking for a high-flying view with a drink, the Exchange Rooftop Bar / Restaurant at Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square (25 S. Queen Street) may be the best fireworks viewing spot in town. We have developed summer cocktail menus such as “Nice Pop” (gin, honeysuckle tea syrup, pink grapefruit juice, Prosecco) and “Blackberry Cucumber Cooler” (blackberry vodka, cucumber simple syrup, lime, club soda). ..
long time no see
After darkening due to last year’s pandemic, the Lititz Farmers Market in Lititz Springs Park (24 N. Broad St., Lititz) has reopened as a seasonal weekly market. On a recent visit, I bought African-style merchandise from the overlooked Rafiki Shoppe, a popular stand at Lancaster Central Market. (I’m happy to see Harissa Hums, Turmeric Flake Beef, and Chicken Patty again. Great for home-based lunches.) Producers include Hidden Stream Farm and Garden Patch (keep an eye on homemade ones). .. raspberry).
Thursday, 4 pm to 7 pm, late October.
In case of update: lititzfarmersmarket.com..
There are some spots I want to eat this summer. Isabel, a West African dish at Lancaster Central Market. Bhutanese and Nepalese food from Norbu (38 N. Christian St.) and Caribbean food from Got Jerk Island Grill (300 W. James St.), which opened this week.