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Apr 9, 2009 06:17 AM

Recommendations for Media, PA Please!

Hi Everyone!
My boyfriend and I are moving into Media from Center City and we are very excited about it.
We will be living right off State Street on Olive and we need your help on the best places to eat, shop, drink, have coffee, get breakfast, the best dry cleaners, best florist, etc etc.
We are self-proclaimed Foodies and eat all kinds of foods. My BF will eat meat occasionally and I'm borderline Vegetarian.
Thanks for all your time and help ChowHounds!

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  1. There's been past threads on this, but one of my Media faves is Nadia's for inexpensive Thai. Sligo is a decent Irish bar, with good fish & chips.

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    1. I'm so jealous! We moved from Media three years ago and I miss it dearly. Some of my favorites are:
      Nadias- awesome thai food
      Quotations- EXCELLENT beer selection with decent bar food. Very seafood focused.
      Yangtzee Inn- decent chinese delivery (everyone needs one of those)
      Koffee Korner- great for breakfast, fantastic coffee
      Planet Hoagies does amazing Veggie Hoagies

      Also, go on the visitmedia website and you can get a calendar of all the events. There are always day or nighttime festivals that you can enjoy.

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      1. re: jessicheese

        Thanks Everyone for your replys so far. These are great!

      2. If you're into authentic Chinese, then try one of Margaret Kuo's restaurants. There's the Peking in The Granite Run Mall:

        Margaret Kuo's Peking
        Granite Run Mall
        1067 W. Baltimore Pike
        (Rt. 1 & 352)
        Media, PA 19063
        Tel: (610) 566-4110

        She has several other highly acclaimied restaurants in the area which are all listed on the above website.

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        1. re: Fitzy31

          Thanks! I agree with you, I LOVE Margaret Kuo's...all of them. Any suggestions out there for the best supermarket around for when you live in Media? I know there is a Trader Joe's...I so wish there was a Wegman's!!

          1. re: MGross

            I used to do my bulk shopping at Acme and my day to day stuff at TJs

        2. For great salads, sandwiches and panini: "House" 110 S Jackson St
          My fav spot in Media!
          Actually I think it the best lunch spot in Delco .

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          1. re: Displaced California Foodie

            I love the pad thai at Noodi Thai on State St.

            Also you might want to become a member of Selene Food Co-op, it's in a nice little storefront towards the end of State Street and they have tons of vegetarian foods.

            1. re: Displaced California Foodie

              Good to know! I walked past House and wondered if it was any good. Thanks!

              1. re: MGross

                My daughter and son-in-law are away right now, but you'll be hearing from her. They moved from Philly to Media and live on Olive Street! It sounds like your taste in food is very similar. Check this thread next week - I'll tell her about your posting.

                1. re: sylviag

                  Welcome to Media! I will third Nadia's Noodles (many of us still call it by its original "Noodi Bar" name just for fun). Great food, and they will adjust spiciness level for different tastes. House is great too but only has a couple tables, I hope they do really well and can get a bigger place. One of my very favorites is Shere e Punjab, if you like Indian Food. I think their food is better than any Indian I tasted while living in the city. I also like Koffee Korner for both breakfast and lunch. For a little more upscale, the place at the corner of Olive and State, right next to Picasso, has delicious crepes - I am blanking on the name, so will post it later if no one else jumps in with it. Iron Hill is good for a varied menu selection and beer selection, tho' for the latter we like Quotations even more. Fellini's for your basic red gravy Italian - not comparable with some of the South Philly places, but good nevertheless.

                  Coffee...we want to take what we like best about different coffee shops in Media, and somehow get them together...merge the oh-so-comfy chairs and sofas from the Coffee Club, with the folky, friendly environment and better coffee of Seven Stones. Anyone? :-)

                  Supermarket....I have finally given up on the Acme nearest me, and go to the Genuardi's down the pike a bit. It's worth the extra few minutes driving, for many reasons, not the least for me which is those half size carts on wheels, much better produce choices, and not waiting in long lines wih grumpy people, Tho when I do need to go to Acme for some reason, I will go out of my way and go to the one next to the Granite Run Mall. But soon farmers' Market season will be here, and that's the best of all! Oh, and others already mentioned TJ''s great having them a quick walk away! And of course, the pies at Linvilla Orchards...try the apple cranberry in season, mmm....

                  Will come back if I think of more to share, when back from the holiday weekend...I love being on Olive St., you're close to everything, hope you enjoy it too!

                  1. re: lauracohenromano

                    Wow, great info!! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to fill me in.

            2. All good recommendations. I would add my own favorites:

              coffee - seven stones (plum street mall)
              Bakery/lunch - Sweet Potato Cafe (old Cold Stone Creamery)
              ice cream/candy/water ice (rosati's!) - O'malley's