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May 16, 2010 08:58 AM

Pennsylvania Adventures

Hi. I'm a NY hounder and food blogger about to head on a 2 week road trip. We'll be driving from New York eventually to Memphis for a wedding.

But we'll be taking two days to make our way through Pennsylvania stopping for a night in Pittsburgh. I went to school in Pittsburgh about 10 years ago so am more or less familiar with the usual spots in that city. But I'm looking for any authentic and interesting food adventures between Philly and Pittsburgh.

We'll be stopping at Troegs Brewery in Harrisburg for a tour. But otherwise, our lunch options are pretty open. Anybody have any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. If you're going on 78, Deitrick's meats at exit 40. Real PA Dutch meats. It's quite the place to visit.

    1. There's an awesome Thai restaurant in Lancaster called Lemon Grass Thai. It's in a shopping center near Dutch Wonderland, and it is easy to miss but worth the stop.

      Another worthwhile stop: a tour of the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory in Lititz Pa.

      If you see any Amish stores or bakeries along the way, definitely make a stop for a slice of shoo fly pie or a whoopie pie. Both baked goods are uniquely Pennsylvania Dutch.


      1. Want to just stay in the Harrisburg area for lunch, Sweeney?

        Here's an idea for you. Try Neato Burrito.

        California mission-style burritos made to order. It will fill you up. Five locations.

        1. Lemon Grass and Neato Burrito as the two other posters suggested are both popular options.
          here are some more Lancaster restaurants

          and also Zia's at Red door in Harrisburg is popular

          1. I HEARTILY recommend getting chicken wings at The Eagle Hotel in Linglestown (it's a little town outside of Harrisburg). Easily the best wings I've ever had. I moved to California 5 years ago and still make a point to visit when I'm back in Pennsylvania.

            Eagle Hotel
            1361 N Mountain Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112