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Aug 9, 2008 09:57 AM

Lewisburg/nearby -- Looking for various things

I recently moved to Lewisburg, PA. My main need is good groceries (Weis is useful, but pretty sad for fresh foods). I am willing to drive within reason (Sunbury, Selinsgrove Williamsport? I'm still learning the geography). Below are some specifics I am looking for, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Produce -- Susquehanna Valley Growers' Market in Lewisburg is o.k but way too small and limited. I have noticed various farm stands out in the countryside; are any recommended? Anywhere else?

Seafood -- maybe hard this far inland, but the tuna steaks at Weis looked so bad they turned my stomach (to be fair, they were gone the next day).

Meat -- looking for ethically raised meats, especially lamb. The Growers' Market seems reasonably good for pig products, and I got a lovely little 1 kilo duck there for $10.

Coffee -- the coffee shops I have tried have been awful! What gives?

Ethnic restaurants -- particularly Chinese (not too American), Thai, but anything interesting would be good. It looks like I will be able to try every option in Lewisburg pretty quickly, but suggestions further afield would be great.

Thanks for reading!

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  1. In Lewisburg, go to the Temperance House for some of the best scallops you'll ever eat. I was shocked to find such good seafood away from the coast.

    1. Selinsgrove is the place to go. They have a good coffee house there, with occasional live music. If you like beer go across the street to Selinsgrove Brewery, which is excellent. They also serve up some decent sandwiches.

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      1. re: BirdBrawn

        Indeed, I checked out the Kind Cafe (Selinsgrove's coffee house) and it was a great improvement over the Lewisburg offerings -- though Cherry Alley will become a regular weekend breakfast place, I expect.

      2. As far as I know, the only truly excellent supermarket would be Wegmans in State College. It is absolutely fantastic. Seriously, if you go to State College for some reason, take coolers and ice and go there. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

        The brew pub in Selin's Grove is indeed excellent.

        I would be very surprised if you will be able to find any really good ethnic restaurants short of going to State College. If you do, PLEASE, post about them. I have a vacation cabin not that far from Selin's Grove/Lewisburg, so I'd be very glad to hear of such.

        Best of luck to you. I will make some inquiries and post again.

        1. I'll also recommend Selin's Grove Brewing for excellent beer and tasty food. Also, no need to go to State College for a Wegman's. They have a store in Williamsport.

          1. Try the Lewisburg farmers market on Fairground Road every Wednesday. Very crowded, variable quality stands, but some good produce and better meats and fish than Weis carry. Supermarkets, Wegmans in Williamsport or State College.

            Farm stands, try Ard's Country Market on route 45 about three miles west of Lewisburg for great local fruits, vegetables, yogurts, and PA Dutch specialties.

            Good luck on coffee and ethnic restaurants, not much of a selection in the area. Elizabeths American Bistro in Lewisburg is excellent, try Reba and Pancho's, but they are not typical "ethnic" fare. Have to go to Harrisburg or State College to get more diversity.

            There are also farmers markets in Boalsburg (Tuesday) and State College (Friday).