Your Ultimate Lancaster Foodie Guide

Discover this Ultimate Foodie Guide with 18(!) of our favorite places to indulge, munch, savor, and sip this summer.

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!

Chop Sushi

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

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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.

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Rachel’s Creperie

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

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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

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Cristina’s Criollo

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

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Lancaster Farmhouse

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

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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 

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Annie Bailey’s 

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

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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

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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

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Belvedere Inn

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

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Characters Pub

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

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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.

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Wacker Brewing

Known For: Beer, small bites

Our Favorite Pick: Carnita Hard Shell Taco – roasted pork, pico de gallo, lettuce, and cheese

Pictured Above: Wacker Beer

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Iron Hill

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

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Meduseld Meadery

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

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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

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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.

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