Foodie culture thrives in Greater Reading.

Pennsylvania ranked top 10 in the nation on Thrillist’s latest state rankings for food in 2018. Our own Greater Reading was called out by name for its role in the state’s acclaimed food scene. Why the shout-out? It’s the variety, the authenticity, the cultural diversity, and the connection to our history of agriculture and innovation.

The downtown Reading food scene is a microcosm of the delicious offerings of Greater Reading. Seek out farm to table at cozy cafes like Wild Sage Coffee & Kitchen. Get a classic meal at the Peanut Bar, and throw your cares to the wind, like the many peanut shells on the floor. An upscale lunch or date night can be yours at culinary innovator Judy’s on Cherry. And go on a taco crawl throughout Reading. From local favorites Taqueria Jimenez to Paraiso Rosel, you can get an authentic taco (or, let’s be honest- tacos, plural) for a great price.

Countywide, local restauranteurs offer a variety of big-city tastes right here. Plan a day at any Main Street, and you’ll access the best in food and more.

Organic is more than a label. In Greater Reading, your produce won’t have to travel far. Local farms carry free-range eggs, organic produce, and farm fresh dairy products. Get to know a farmer—and find your favorite farmstand or farmers market. In Greater Reading, local food is always ripe for the picking.


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