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Mar 8, 2012 07:32 PM

Tabora Orchard now coming to down town Lansdale

Was checking out the TWO new gaming and comic shops just opened in Lansdale (The Comics Archive and Royal Comics and Games when I saw that Tabora is opening up a store as well. It is on the same side as the Dresher Arcade but close to the kugel ball area. I always get lost on the way to Tabora so I'll be glad to have a chance to grab some of their goodies without braving the wilds of Hilltown. I have to admit that the mother ship Tabora couldn't be more charming to visit though.

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  1. Agreed, one of my favorites.

    1. Never heard of this place until the OP. But after googling it, I'm now excited. Any ETA?

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      1. re: gaffk

        If they were smart and the borough allows they would try to have things operational before the Lansdale April first friday. I'll keep checking The Distorter online for updates. Could always visit the original gaf

        1. re: givemecarbs

          I am at the Chalfont location all the time. They are looking at Mid May opening.

          1. re: givemecarbs

            I guess I could . . . now that I think of it I probably live as close to that as to "downtown" Lansdale. (18 months later and I'm *still* adjusting to life in the burbs.)

            1. re: gaffk

              MY wife and I are here 3 1/2 years, We are still discovering gems in the country!

              1. re: teddybare

                I guess I have a lot to look forward to then!

                1. re: gaffk

                  The store in Chalfont has a wonderful bakery. The best fresh breads, and they even have a Gluten Free section. Fresh fruit and veggies in season all grown right there. Food at the Deli section is always fresh and wonderful. It is a little gem in the burgs.

                  1. re: teddybare

                    Made it there today. The joint was jumping . . . seems to be a favorite lunch spot for local workers. I got their take on a Milano cookie--they shouldn't compare the two as their version was so superior. Also got whole nutmeg, which I've been looking for for weeks, and a farm-made cheese with olives and garlic which I have yet to try.

                    Looking at their baked goods I suspect this may be a farm I've bought from at the Lansdale Farmers Market . . .The pepperoni bread and chocolate raspberry roll looked suspiciously familiar.

                    I plan on returning on Friday to get sourdough bread for my St. Patrick's Day gathering.

                    A question though. They have a winery on site and an outdoor area. I was wondering if, in the nice weather, they put tables and chairs outside. I visited several wineries on the east coast that have that sort of setup, where you can get a sandwich from the deli, buy a glass of wine at the winery and then sit overlooking the vineyards for a pleasant lunch. I am hoping Tabora offers the same?

                    1. re: gaffk

                      There are some tables, and in nice weather, people are outside behind the parking lot all the time.

                      1. re: teddybare

                        Less than 10 miles away from home . . . I can see this as a regular stop. Places like these are why I love CH.

        2. They had a little preview event yesterday with music, activities for the kids, and free samples at the kugel ball area. They are hoping for a June 27th opening!

          1. Just a heads up, the Lansdale location is closed on tuesdays now. So I had to stop in and get my fix today. John really likes this place too. We sampled some wines on friday, it was a lovely experience, we even sampled one with chocolate!

            1. Place is still a treasure. My friend and I stopped in today for delicious baked goods and coffee. I especially liked the almond cookie, very addicting. One worrying thing though. No barrista today even though they have a nice coffee set up. All they had was regular coffee. Not a big deal to me but during the fifteen minutes we were there at least three people expressed disappointment over not being able to get a specialty coffee.

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              1. re: givemecarbs

                I stopped by Tabora Lansdale a few weeks ago. Tried their Chicken Vegetable Soup which was wonderful. Also bought some spices for my neighbor who loves to cook. The day I was there, the barista had gone home sick and the store personnel were not even sure how to grind the coffee I wanted to purchase. They did manage to do that, but sounds like there may be an issue with the coffee shop area. Didn't try any cookies, pastries or pies but they all looked really tempting.

                1. re: curly girl

                  They may be spreading themselves a bit too thin. Probably busy with some harvest festival at their other location in hilltown or whatever. I brought some cookies and a muffin for my other friend and he loved them. Before he ate them he said they smelled so good!
                  I've enjoyed their pepperoni rolls and rolls with feta cheese and olives for years but my friend John has never had them before. Now he is addicted. /evil laugh

                  1. re: givemecarbs

                    That sounds great. I usually only go to the orchards, and have to stop in the farm store BTW if you are in the area on a Saturday there is a guy that is selling hot dogs in a cart across from the train station. They are Hebrew Nationals. Quite good.

                    1. re: cwdonald

                      Thanks for the tip cw. Can you get kraut or chili on your dog?

                      1. re: givemecarbs

                        I think he added kraut this fall. Chili not yet but its coming.