Pennsylvania May 21, 2017
10 Incredible Supermarkets In Pennsylvania You’ve Probably Never Heard Of But Need To Visit
Grocery shopping. It’s a chore we all must face. Some dread the elbow-to-elbow experience of shopping at the popular chain supermarkets. Others embrace it. Whatever side of the coin you fall on, the next time you have more items on your shopping list than in your fridge, head to one of these 10 incredible and unique supermarkets in Pennsylvania.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Lou’s Farm Market – 2450 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020
Cross off the produce on your shopping list when you visit Lou's Market, which promises the freshest fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. The market also sells fresh meats, bread, baked goods, and deli foods and offers catering platters. Lou's Market is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2. Shady Maple Farm Market – 1324 Main Street, East Earl, PA 17519
Find just about anything you want - fresh produce, homemade baked goods, and fresh meat - at Shady Maple Farm Market. Before you start shopping, enjoy a meal at the buffet, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Shop at Shady Maple Farm Market Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
3. Altomonte’s Italian Market & Bakery – 856 N Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902
Create your own meal from scratch, picking up the freshest ingridients from Altomonte's Italian Market & Deli. Add a variety of meats, breads, and cheeses to your shopping cart. The market's pastry shop also sells a variety of Italian desserts, including Italian cream cake, cannoli, biscotti, and spumoni. Altomonte's Italian Market is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4. Dutch-Way Farm Market – 2495 Stiegel Pike, Schaefferstown, PA 17088
Dutch-Way Farm Market, which boasts several Pennsylvania locations, also features a charming restaurant that will help you gain the energy necessary for your shopping trip. The restaurant's generous menu includes a salad bar, soups, sandwiches, burgers, and platters. Visit Dutch-Way Farm Market Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
5. Russo Gourmet Foods Market – 1150 Bern Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Fill your shopping cart with the best Italian foods at Russo Gourmet Foods Market. Peruse the aisles that feature a wide range of domestic and imported items, including Montano Express, Pisani Pasta, Callipo, and Monardo. Russo Gourmet Foods Market is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
6. Central Market York – 34 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401
Central Market York, although not a traditional supermarket, offers a wide range of supermarket products from more than 50 vendors. Shop for meat, fish, deli foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of baked goods. Stop by Central Market York Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
7. Krakus Market – 3150 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Stock up on fresh Polish foods and enjoy an authentic meal at Krakus Market. The authentic Polish grocery store sells such favorites as pierogies, bigos, and Polish pastries and gives visitors the opportunity to brush up on their Polish speaking skills. Shop at Krakus Market Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
8. Gilliland’s Market – 109 S Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142
Stroll through the quaint Gilliland's Market known for its homemade meats, including Italian sausage, kielbasa, bologna, and smoked hams. The market also sells a variety of spices, frozen foods, and brand name products.
Gilliland's Market is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
9. Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. – 2010-12 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Enjoy a more than century old Pennsylvania tradition when you shop at Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. The family-owned supermarket sells a variety of its own products, such as the Penn Mac Marinara Sauce, as well as fresh cheese, pasta, antipesto, and other Italian groceries. Stop by Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
10. Himalayan Indian Grocery and Food – 29 Marchwood Road, Exton, PA 19341
Browse Himalayan Indian Grocery and Food for a variety of authentic Indian foods, such as chutney, Indian spices, curry pastes, dals, and lentils. The supermarket also features a restaurant that serves popular Indian dishes, including chicken methi, rice palao, and aloo gobi. Himalayan Indian Grocery and Food welcomes shoppers Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
What other unique supermarkets in Pennsylvania would you add to a part two of this list? Add your thoughts below! Be sure to add this
iconic farmers market in Pennsylvania to your to do list this summer. Address: 2495 Stiegel Pike, Schaefferstown, PA 17088 Address: 1150 Bern Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610 Address: 34 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401 Address: 3150 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134 Address: 109 S Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142 Address: 12 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Address: 29 Marchwood Road, Exton, PA 19341 Address: 856 N Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902 Address: 1324 Main Street, East Earl, PA 17519 Address: 2450 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020