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Good eats near crayola factory easton, pa (moved from philly boards)

paychecktoday Sep 30, 2010 09:01 AM

I'm taking a trip to the crayola factory this weekend (sunday) and wanted to know of good places to eat for a pregnant wife and 2 yr old. Nothing too fancy, and moderately prices. Trying to stay away from chains. Coming from Del Co, so either on the way or around that area.

Also, if anyone has ever been there, am I expecting much from this trip? All the reviews I've read have not been too good, but my daughter is so excited to go.

Thanks!

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    Ina4Ever Oct 13, 2010 10:57 AM

    Setta Luna is a solid place for Italian grub. A few store fronts to the left is Ocean which, in my humble opinion, is one the Lehigh Valley's best restaurants. Think American tapas. Go there!

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      Bloombee Sep 30, 2010 02:51 PM

      We made a unscheduled (and therefore no advance research) stop in Easton (and the Crayola Factory) in August with our 4 year old and 9 month old. We had a surprisingly good meal at a reasonably kid friendly place right in Centre Square - Pearly Bakers (http://www.pearlybakers.net). We stopped there because we saw people outside eating burgers that looked decent and they had a kids menu. When we got inside, the rest of the menu was locavore focused and more than just burgers (but they do have good burgers and a good beer list). The kids did well there and we were not the only family (in fact my 9 month old son met a 9 months old baby girl there and was flirting like mad). Not outstanding but for a place with kids, very solid. Sorry I cannot remember the price range.

      As for the CF itself, it was jsut too crowded, crazed and noisy for my 4 year old (but he does not do well in big crowds). He loved the much mellower canal museum on the top floor though.

      Have fun!

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        brookquarry Oct 1, 2010 07:26 AM

        Purple Cow creamery, off Bank Street around the corner from Crayola, has excellent ice cream. For food, Pearly Bakers is probably your best bet within walking distance.

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          Bloombee Oct 1, 2010 07:47 AM

          mmmm Purple Cow Creamery - we went there for afternoon snack and then again after dinner (the Midnight Amaretto Crunch was very good). Cant believe I forgot to mention it - definitely a highlight of our stop :)

          Also on the Crayola factory, I should mention that here are a lot of interesting acivities/displays there if your child can handle the crowd.

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          Purple Cow Creamery
          15 S Bank St, Easton, PA 18042

      2. ambrose Sep 30, 2010 02:09 PM

        This question has been asked a couple of times in the last few years. Suggest you search the board for 'crayola' and have a look at the suggestions that come up.

        1. folprivate Sep 30, 2010 09:14 AM

          I like Sette Luna on Ferry St. Not far from Crayola. There are other great places but I am not sure they will meet your defiinition of moderatley priced

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          Sette Luna
          219 Ferry St, Easton, PA 18042

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