Norma’s Pizza at Roots Market

July 13, 2018

What if we told you one of the best pizzas in the world could be found in Lancaster, PA? When exploring our scenic region, you need all the energy you can get, and a delicious slice of New York-style pizza is the perfect choice! Norma’s Pizza Roots Country Market is a culinary gem you can’t miss. Take a break from Lancaster’s beauty and grab a slice with the ones you love!

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3 Reasons You Should Stop at Norma’s Pizza Roots Country Market

The Woman Behind the Dough

Did you know that you can find some mouthwatering pizza in the rolling hills of Amish Country? Well, that’s what Norma’s Pizza is! Norma Knepp, the owner who has loved pizza her entire life so much that she taught herself how to make her own. She now sells her products at a narrow stand in the Roots Country Market, less than 30 minutes away from the Historic Smithton Inn.

Tip: Make sure you plan your trip to the market wisely. Norma’s Pizza is only open on Tuesdays!


A Delicious Menu

Norma is often referred to as the “Dough-Li Lama”. Her pizza-making skills are scientific and precise. From moisture level to timing to rising, she knows it all! When it comes to the sauce, there’s only one way to do it: uncooked and in a swirl. She makes New York-style, Detroit style, and Chicago-style pies with a crust like no one else’s. She also makes a homemade sauce with garlic, basil, and oregano, and uses freshly-cut meats from Roots Market for toppings.

Caputo Cup Award Winner

Norma’s Pizza Roots Country Market is recognized locally and nationally! Norma won the 2016 USA Caputo Cup New York Style Pizza trophy. This highly-praised competition gathers expert pizza chefs from all over the globe. It’s held in Italy by a Naples-based company called Antico Molino Caputo. Of the hundreds of participants, Norma got first place!

Have a Lovely Stay at the Historic Smithton Inn

Chair in the garden Historic smithton Inn There is so much to do and see in Lancaster! After eating a delicious slice of pizza at Norma’s, you’ll still have plenty to discover and you will need lots of sleep to do so. Our relaxing B&B is ideal for your trip. It’s authentic, warm, and equipped with all the amenities you need. Plus, we offer the top-notch service you deserve!

Browse our sumptuous guest rooms and pick your favorite! Each has a unique atmosphere to fit your needs. The Sage Room, for example, is beautifully decorated with antiques and handcrafted furniture. It has a private bathroom with a rain shower and a sitting area with a working fireplace. You’re going to love the ultra-comfortable bed! If you’re not up for going out to breakfast, enjoy our fresh dishes and signature juice blends before starting your next Pennsylvania adventure.


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