Lehigh Valley Eats
I will be moving to Lehigh Valley right near Dorney Park in July. I will be out that way for about a year and would like to compile a list of places to hit up while there. I eat everything (literally) The stranger the better. But really into authentic ethnic eats. I realize this area is probably not the best for that but it is what it is. I enjoy cheap, hidden, hole in the wall places but occasionally will splurge. My list thus far in no particular order:
Vinh chau - asian grocery store
Also looking for any good farms/farmers markets/delis/etc to get some quality smoked meats, pickled goods, and cheeses. Ive been to and enjoyed the stuff i got from:
Dietrich's Meats - Krumsville
Any help at all would be great
For farmers Markets, the Allentown Farmers Market is a must. Open Thurs-Saturday, with many good butchers/produce stands.
Renningers, just south of Kutztown is also worth a trip. Open Saturdays only. Dietrichs has a stand there-although not as great a selection as at their store.
Calandra's cheese on 191 just north of Nazareth has excellent fresh mozzarella and ricotta.
I'm rarely in that area, but I'll throw out a few ideas for others to comment on.
Aci Halal Meat & Turkish Restaurant (Allentown): Stopped in here for lunch once and had a kebab sandwich which was really, really good. Looking forward to going back for dinner.
Soumaya & Sons Bakery (Whitehall): Going to try to stop by here this weekend on my way through for takeout. Looks great from what I've read.
Taqueria El Carreton (Reading): Got some tacos here when I was killing time in Reading one day and they were great. The Beef Cheek and the Chroizo were my favorites. The other food I saw coming out looked interesting. Can't wait to try this place again.