Recommendations for Media, PA Please!
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!
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.
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.
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...it'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!
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