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August 7, 2017
Your Ultimate Lancaster Foodie Guide
We’re obsessed with the delicious food finds here in Lancaster. So much so that we created this Ultimate Foodie Guide with 18 (yes, EIGHTEEN!) of our favorite places to indulge, munch, savor, and sip.
Brace yourselves, you may have an unrelenting craving to go on an epic food adventure in the near future to explore these great menus!
Known for: Poke and Hibachi bowls
Our Favorite Pick: California Poke with crab, wasabi aioli, shoyu, cucumber, mango, avocado, masago and sesame seeds
Pictured Above: Ahi Tuna and Salmon Poke with avocado, cucumber, carrot, edamame, jalapeño, mango, and masago
Commonwealth on Queen
Known For: “Farm-to-fork” cafe, brunch, coffee
Our Favorite Pick: Meadow Meadley “Loaded Avocado Toast” – Sourdough, avocado, arugula, diced tomato, local goat cheese, served open face with two poached eggs, lemon oil
Pictured Above: Commonwealth Caesar salad with housemade dressing and croutons, blueberry chia smoothie, spinach and feta breakfast tart with a farm-fresh fried egg, made-from-scratch Belgian waffle with strawberries, bananas, chocolate, and house-made whipped cream, chicken panini on homemade bread.
Known For: Sweet and savory crepes
Our Favorite Pick: Thai Chicken – Chicken, rice, red onions, scallions, peanut butter, and buffalo sauce
Pictured Above: Fresh berry cheesecake crepe with sweetened cream cheese, graham cracker crumbs, fresh strawberries, fresh bananas, Nutella, and whipped cream
Known For: Asian scallion pancake wraps and rice bowls
Our Favorite Pick: Chicken Asian Scallion Pancake Wrap – Coconut white rice, chicken, edamame salad, seaweed salad, cilantro, teriyaki garlic sauce
Pictured Above: Sam and Cindy Guo – owners of Silantra
Known For: Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine
Our Favorite Pick: “El Cubano” – The classic cuban-roast pork, ham, swiss, dill pickles, and mustard (Found at Central Market)
Pictured Above: A beef and cheese empanada
Known For: Cheeses, meats, and specialty items
Our Favorite Pick: Beef and Bleu Sandwich – Smoked pulled beef, caramelized onions, mushrooms, and bleu cheese (found at Central Market)
Pictured Above: An assortment of meats and cheeses
Aussie and the Fox
Known For: Aussie flavors combined with classic Lancaster tastes, brunch
Our Favorite Pick: “Australian Pie” – Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, onion jus, tomato jam
Pictured Above: Fresh oysters with raspberry mignonette, Kilipatrick bacon, and parsley, and house-baked pasta with cheese spaetzle, sauerkraut, caramelized onions, grilled bratwurst, and stewed tomato
Known For: Irish fare and cuisine
Our Favorite Pick: Bordelaise Tips and Toast – Pan-seared tenderloin tips, Kennett Square wild mushrooms, fire roasted pearl onions, crumbled gorgonzola, sauteed kale, Thom’s Bread ciabatta garlic toast, chive whipped potatoes
Pictured Above: Shepherd’s Pie, Waterford Fish & Chips, and Truffle Tots
Known For: Trinidadian cuisine
Our Favorite Pick: Fish & Curried Shrimp – Lightly fried Swai tossed in a coconut curry broth with butterflied shrimp and sauteed spinach. Served with Jasmine rice.
Pictured Above: Amos and Amanda Kinert – owners of Callaloo
Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Known For: Classic French cuisine with a modern twist
Our Favorite Pick: Pave de saumon – pan seared salmon, boulangere potatoes, balsamic mustard seed, pickled vegetables, Chartreuse Soubise
Pictured Above: Grilled lamb merguez, Eggplant Fregola sarda, fricassé of zucchini and cherry tomato, smoked labne
Known For: Contemporary American cuisine
Our Favorite Pick: Short Rib Stroganoff – pappardelle pasta, shitake & portabello mushrooms, madeira wine sauce, white truffle creme fraiche
Pictured Above: Soba noodle bowl, strawberry salad, summer cocktails, and assorted Belvie breads
Known For: Pub fare, Lunch, Dinner
Our Favorite Pick: Smoked Pork Belly Sliders – Pomegranate glazed smoked pork belly & pinapple slaw on sweet rolls, served with a side of mac n’ cheese
Pictured Above: Taco salad of romaine lettuce topped with chili, brown rice, shredded cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream, served in a crispy tortilla bowl
Known For: Craft food and drinks, brunch
Our Favorite Pick: Long Island Duck – Crescent Duck Farm (Aquebogue, NY) pan seared breast, black truffle confit cabbage, sweet potato and foie gras puree, herbs de Provence, aged peach lavender honey, sour cherry jus
Pictured Above: Roasted, torched, and glazed pork belly, chilled vermicelli rice noodles, salt-cured pickles, green mango salad, fried shallots, crushed peanuts, rice wine vinegar dressing.
Known For: Beer, small bites
Our Favorite Pick: Carnita Hard Shell Taco – roasted pork, pico de gallo, lettuce, and cheese
Pictured Above: Wacker Beer
Known For: Handcrafted beers and creative, casual cuisine
Our Favorite Pick: Char-Grilled Ribeye Steak – 12-ounce black angus cut, smashed yukon gold potatoes, asparagus spears, crispy onion rings and chimichurri
Pictured Above: Nachos al Pastor – Chipotle barbeque glazed pork, pickled red onions, golden pineapple, fresh jalapenos, mexican crema, monterey jack, queso fresco, cilantro, and guacamole
Known For: Mead made from select honey
Our Favorite Pick: Drink Mead – champagne mead made with orange blossom honey and chardonnay juice
Pictured Above: Honey mead
The Pressroom + Park Bar
Known For: Locally-sourced entrees, craft cocktails
Our Favorite Pick: Bouillabaisse – mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops, daily fish, in a rich tomato saffron broth with a roasted garlic-lime aioli, fresh bread
Pictured Above: Shrimp Lettuce Wraps: shrimp a la plancha, avocado, and pico de gallo
Yuzu Asian Cuisine
Known For: Fresh asian cuisine, sushi
Our Favorite Pick: Spicy Trio Roll – Spicy tuna, spicy salmon, spicy yellowtail, avocado & cucumber inside
Pictured Above: Naruto special – fresh tuna, salmon, white tuna, kani, and avocado wrapped in cucumber with Yuzu dressing.