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    Lancaster City Food Scene: Bold Flavors, Big Stories

    It was a very flavorful year in Lancaster City.


    We were excited to launch Fig Table—a place where the best chefs and restaurateurs come together to share unique, crafted dishes and intentional, inspiring stories. We had the opportunity to spotlight some amazing new additions (hey, Oola Bowls!) and some crave-worthy classics (looking at you, Annie Bailey’s!).


    We also had the chance to spotlight the booming craft beer and cocktail scene in the City, as well as showcase the best coffee around.


    Explore the below 2018 foodie articles and discover the bold flavors making our City a restaurant capital on the rise.

    Sandwiches, Rotisserie, Soups & More: The Freinschaft Market

    With freshly butchered meats, artisanal sandwiches for breakfast and lunch, grab-and-go prepared foods, hot soups, rotisserie meats, along with rows of shelves stocked with jellies, jams, trail mix, popcorn, candy, fresh produce, and cheeses, this market on Harrisburg Avenue is perfect for holiday events and gatherings. 

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    Funky Fresh Flavor: New Oola Bowls Opens In Lancaster City

    Launching their food truck and opening a stand at Lancaster Central Market in May, the team at Oola Bowls is excited to offer the community fresh, delicious acai bowls—but what are they? We got a chance to try these bowls, sit down with the guys behind the Oola Bowls vision, and get all the info about this refreshing treat here in the heart of the City!

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    Iron Hill Brewery – Connect With Good Beer, Burgers

    Iron Hill Brewery officially began in 1996, when the first beer was poured in Newark, DE. Since, it has gotten quite the reputation for astounding food and beer to pair. Check out the feature spotlighting the local Lancaster location. 

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    Add Global Flavor To Your Holiday Happenings At Citronnelle

    Citronnelle, a cozy BYOB on Orange Street in Lancaster that specializes in unique American, French cuisine, has offered to alleviate some of that hectic holiday hype by offering an assortment of event hosting dinner options. Plus, with fresh, global rotating menus, it’s a spot you don’t want to miss. 

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    Fire & Flavor: What’s Sizzilin’ At Federal Taphouse

    With more than 100 beers on tap and a brilliant wood fire pizza oven, Federal Taphouse is a foodie paradise. Check out this sizzling destination offering beer, cocktails & other beverages, and a fantastic array pizzas, appetizers, dinners, salads, and fries. It may not be summer anymore, but it doesn’t matter—this restaurant sizzles all year long. 

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    Annie Bailey’s: Part Irish Pub, Part American Cuisine. All Delicious.

    Though Annie Bailey’s is known for popular cuisine like their classic Shepherd’s Pie, crispy Waterford Fish & Chips, and Bangers & Mash, the menu has a variety of other incredible options that are lesser-known—including the Irish Curry.

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    Rooftop Views And Toasting With Friends. Discover Altana

    Whether you try their tacos, go out for a fun evening celebration, or want to share some great apps with friends, Altana—backed by the expertise of Chef Randolph—is a great spot to choose.

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    Fig’s Guide To Lancaster Central Market For The Holidays

    Shopping local is important for a community to thrive. This holiday season, find all you need at Lancaster Central Market for your ultimate celebration! Whether you are entertaining or shopping for a holiday feast, Lancaster Central Market has it all. 

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    Your Map & Guide To Lancaster City’s Coffee Scene

    Coffee culture is more than the brew inside your mug. It’s not about whether you take two sugars or three. Or whether you like cold brew best or a mouth-watering macchiato. It’s a focus on what’s warm and welcoming—of connection with others over your favorite beverage. Coffee has become a big part of the culture of Lancaster. Check out our map and guide, then make your way around the City and taste each unique brew!

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    Cheers To The Rise Of Lancaster City’s Local Craft Beer & Drink Scene

    Over the course of the last few years, the rise of local handmade, locally-brewed beer, cider, and mead has begun to take Lancaster City by storm. The craft beer movement has been sweeping across the country for some time now—led by a desire for high quality flavors and the urge to support local economies & communities. Meet the local spots.

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    Sippin’ Fresh: New To-Go Teas & Recipes At Spice & Tea Exchange

    Offering more than 140 spices, 80-plus exclusive hand-mixed blends, 21 naturally-flavored sugars, an array of salts from around the world, more than 40 exotic teas, and new to-go tea specials, Spice and Tea is focused on providing high quality products and accessories for home cooks, chefs, and tea lovers in an old-world spice traders’ atmosphere.

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    Food Truck Frenzy: The Rise Of Lancaster Food Trucks

    From bold burgers to refreshing ice cream, the food truck scene in Lancaster continues to grow with new additions like BUZZ and Reunion, to classic staples like Lancaster Cupcake and Upohar.

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    Here’s The Scoop: Where To Find Delicious Ice Cream In Lancaster

    Here’s the scoop on some great places in Lancaster City to find your favorite ice cream, milkshakes, floats, and sundaes.

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    Your Shop Local Guide To Lemon Street Market

    Lemon Street Market is a full-service grocery store focused on sustainable and healthy living, with many local, organic, vegan, and gluten-free options. By shopping at Lemon Street Market, customers directly support more than 125 local and regional farmers and vendors. >>Read the story    



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