Lancaster, Pennsylvania Amish country is a good hour and half drive from Philadelphia, but one doesn't have to leave downtown Philadelphia to find a huge selection of authentic Amish food.
A stop at Reading Terminal Market, located at 51 North 12th Street, is home to row after row of merchants including a dozen Amish vendors who sell the same homemade selections you'd find in Amish country.
Baked goods, homemade candy and fudge, fresh produce, farm raised meats and home style favorites such as ribs, barbeque, blueberry pancakes and much more is available, all in one location.
There are plenty of tables available for those who want to eat in the marketplace. In addition to the items already listed, other Amish staples, such as apple butter, chow chow and an endless list of other home canned goods are also available for sale.
Beiler's Bakery offers Amish favorites such as shoofly pie, sticky buns, whoopee pies and an assortment of homemade breads and dinner rolls. Stop by the bakery after eating a dinner of baby back ribs and roasted potatoes at the Rib Stand.
You might want to take the baked goods to go as you'll have to pass right by Miller's Twist, where hand dipped ice cream, baked fresh pretzels and milkshakes “ made from the freshest milk imaginable – are served.
A drive to Amish country is always a pleasant experience, but it's good to know that if it's the Amish food you're after, there is no need to leave the city!
Cindy | May 28, 2009 | Category: General