Dining May 03, 2021
The Ultimate Guide To The Best Restaurants In Pennsylvania — Pizzas, Tacos, Ice Cream, And More!
Over the years, Pennsylvania has transformed into a foodie state, drawing food lovers from all over with its eclectic assortment of restaurant, delis, and wineries. We can find just about everything in Pennsylvania, from perfectly-grilled steaks and juicy burgers at local steakhouses to authentic meals at cozy Amish restaurants. Outdoor dining and rooftop dining, at least in the warmer months, are just as popular as dining indoors. We can also opt for takeout or curbside service, making ordering from our favorite restaurants a breeze. Create a bucket list, so you don’t miss the many culinary choices – sandwich shops, pizza joints, and bakeries – that await in Pennsylvania. Here are just a few of the best restaurants in Pennsylvania to get you started on your culinary adventure.
The Best Pizza In Pennsylvania
Ask a dozen Pennsylvanians who dishes up their favorite pizza, and you’re likely to get a dozen different answers. What most of us can probably agree on, however, is Pennsylvania is home to some pretty amazing pizza joints, no matter where in the state we live. One of those pizza places, Mineo’s Pizza House in Squirrel Hill and Mount Lebanon, has earned props as serving the
pizza in the state. However, you really have to let your taste buds see if that’s the right call. Mineo’s Pizza House has been a Pennsylvania favorite since it first opened in 1958. The pizza, which boasts homemade dough and a homemade sauce, is so popular that customers can order it and have it overnighted to them.
What type of pizza pie will you order from Mineo’s Pizza House?
The Most Delicious Tacos In Pennsylvania
Tacos just might be the perfect food – they’re good hot or cold; for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and they fill us up. For some of Pennsylvania’s best tacos, you’ll have to look in a rather unexpected place – a grocery store. La Poblanita Mexican Market & Taco Stand in Coraopolis makes each of its tacos fresh, when they are ordered, so you know they are good. The authentic street tacos feature a meat of your choice, ranging from ribeye steak to Mexican sausage and all of your favorite toppings. Pair that flavorful taco with a Jarritos Soda, a tasty drink made with real sugar cane.
What type of taco will you order at La Poblanita Mexican Market and Taco Stand?
The Oldest Italian Restaurant In Pennsylvania
Ralph’s Italian Restaurant in Philadelphia took over the title of the Oldest Italian Restaurant in America in 2012, and it’s still running strong. Since it opened in 1900, Ralph’s has dished up authentic Italian meals in a cozy, charming setting where guests feel like family. Guests have included everyone, in fact, from Joe Biden to Frank Sinatra. A peek at the menu is sure to get your mouthwatering as you browse such favorites as manicotti, lasagna, and ravioli. Pair your main dish with a red or a white wine to create the perfect meal.
Have you been to the oldest Italian restaurant in America yet?
The Most Mouth Watering Donuts In Pennsylvania
Made-from-scratch donuts – you just can’t beat ‘em. For some of the best in Pennsylvania, make your way to Jack Frost Donuts in Erie, an area favorite since 1929. However, if you want to snag your favorite flavors, make sure you arrive good and early in the morning before they sell out. (And they
sell out.) Browse the display case that features such classics as glazed, sugar, and maple cream with maple icing. Holidays mean adorably-decorated donuts. Donuts certainly draw those with a sweet tooth to Jack Frost Donuts, but make sure you also try other such baked goodies as brownies, apple fritters, and muffins.
When will you make your next trip to Jack Frost Donuts?
The Most Amazing Ice Cream In Pennsylvania
We never have to travel too far in Pennsylvania without running into a charming ice cream shop, like Eder’s Ice Cream in Montoursville. The quaint ice cream shop has been scooping up its famous homemade ice cream since 1927, drawing ice cream lovers from all over the state. You’ll find the classic flavors, like chocolate and vanilla, on the menu, but don’t forget to check out such scrumptious options as the pineapple and birthday cake. Eder’s even sells quarts of ice cream and ice cream cakes to go, so you can satisfy your next ice cream craving easily and quickly.
What flavor will you scoop into first at Eder’s Ice Cream?
One Of The Best Bakeries In Pennsylvania
Having a sweet tooth and living in PA can be downright dangerous. After all, we have so many ice cream shops, donut shops, and bakeries within easy distance. For one of the coziest bakeries that always serve fresh, delicious goodies, make your way to Saint Peter’s Bakery. Get ready for your stomach to start growling when you first walk into the bakery and breathe in the smell of fresh homemade bread, pastries, and cookies. The charming bakery is also a picture-perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, boasting a menu of such favorites as the Greek Salad, fresh sandwiches, wraps, and pizza.
What’s your favorite baked good on the menu at Saint Peter’s Bakery?
One Of A Kind Sandwiches In Pennsylvania
Sometimes nothing fills us up like a hearty sandwich, piled high with our favorite toppings. If you like massive sandwiches – read: tall – you can’t go wrong with a visit to Famous 4th Street Delicatessen in Philadelphia. Known for serving some of the tallest sandwiches in the state, the deli will zip you straight back in time with its old-fashioned décor. Bring a hearty appetite with you, because the sandwiches are so big, you won’t be able to fit them in your mouth unless you order the smaller version. The large version is called the zaftig, and you have quite a few from which to choose, including hot corned beef, smoked turkey, and smoked ham. For an old-fashioned deli sandwich, sink your teeth into an egg salad, a chicken salad, or a grilled cheese sandwich. Everything at Famous 4th Street Delicatessen is huge. Wait until you see the side of fries and the massive slices of cake.
Have you ever eaten one of the tallest sandwiches in Pennsylvania?
The Most Delicious Mexican Food In Pennsylvania
Let your taste buds whisk you straight to Mexico when you pull up a chair at Chilangos Authentic Mexican Restaurant in Lititz, where the staff speaks both English and Spanish. The beautiful restaurant offers dine-in and takeout and boasts a menu brimming with Mexican classics. If you’re really hungry, order one of the platters that features such favorites as tamales, burritos, and tacos. Fajitas and chimichangas are also on the menu while the kiddos can choose from such favorites as chicken fingers.
Have you added Chilangos Authentic Mexican Restaurant
to your culinary bucket list yet?