July 17, 2019
Lancaster, PA is growing into a foodie paradise. Buzzfeed, the NY Times, and food-centric magazines everywhere are starting to pick up on the influx of amazing and diverse restaurants popping up all over Lancaster. With far-off cuisines from Indian Curry and French crepes, to mouthwatering burgers and fall off the bone BBQ, each restaurant has culminated its own unique flavor.
You may not expect to find the best curry in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, but lo and behold, Himalayan Curry & Grill in downtown Lancaster is it! This intimate restaurant serving up traditional Indian and Nepalese dishes is a local legend. At dinner, you can’t get in without a reservation, but at lunch, walk-ins are the way to go. You can still expect a bit of a wait due to the popularity of this restaurant, but it is worth it!
Rachel’s cafe & creperie is a popular eaterie from dawn until dusk. Rachel’s has been in business since 2006, serving up some of the largest and most flavorful crepes you’ll ever taste. You can try one of their best-selling breakfast crepes, a savory signature crepe, one of their decadent dessert crepes, or create your own crepe masterpiece.
Barry Fair started his BBQ stand in 2005, after being upset that there was no good food at fairgrounds and shows. His food was an instant hit and has continued to grow over the last 14 years. He has a stand at Dutch Wonderland and Corn Cob Acres as well as a restaurant on the Ephrata/Lititz rails to trails. Stop by and sink into smokey BBQ bliss.
If you are looking for a nice sit-down restaurant to enjoy some simply scrumptious food along with a world-class cocktail, then The Pressroom is the perfect spot. Dine inside to escape from the summer heat, or get a table in their courtyard to dine next to waterfalls and their shade trees. The menu boasts several delicious dishes, but their specialty is their crafted cocktails.
Dining at any one of these magnificent restaurants will leave you satisfied and planning your next trip back. After sampling some of Lancaster’s best eateries, you may just contemplate moving here so you can dine on these wonderful gems every day.
Visiting Lancaster County this summer? Book a stay at the Historic Smithton Inn, a charming & modern bed and breakfast in Ephrata, PA.