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    13 Foodie Spots You Need To Try In Bethlehem

    We’re celebrating the brewers and bakers, producers and purveyors, roasters and restaurateurs who are bringing the tastes of the summer season to Bethlehem and beyond.


    In this story, get up close and personal with what we’re eating (and drinking) in the Valley—from growing to making to sharing the foods we love.


    Here are 13 foodies spots to check out.

    The Brick


    Casual Italian cuisine specialty pizzas, craft beer, and cocktails in the heart of Downtown.


    Try: the Margherita with tomato and fresh basil or homemade fresh mozzarella and roasted sweet pepper.


    Where: One Bethlehem Plaza, 1 West Broad Street #100



    Scratch made breakfast lunch, and baked goods in a quaint bistro setting.


    Try: the Natural Beef Burger with locally sourced beef and bacon from Breakaway Farms: provolone, roasted peppers, fresh vidalia onion, spring greens, and house-made pickles, on freshly baked focaccia.


    Where: 1342 Chelsea Avenue

    Twisted Olive


    Creative, Casula lunch and dinner menu with a world twist. House-infused cocktails in an upbeat atmosphere that includes weekly live music in the bar or on the patio.


    Try: grilled marinated skirt steak with sweet soy glaze, plantain fried rice, and bean sprout salad.


    Where: 51 West Broad Street



    Cozy, sophisticated bar & grill featuring creative dishes in a lively atmosphere.


    Try: the Tuna Poke Bowl, with raw ahi grade tuna, sushi rice, seaweed salad, pineapple, mango, radish, avocado, and toasted sesame seeds; or the Pan Seared Scallops with coconut curry sauce, and herb jasmine rice.


    Where: 85 West Broad Street 

    More Than Q


    A barbecue destination serving up delicious smoked meats along with seasonal, fresh, southern sides.


    Try: the BBQ Platter with Smoked Sausage, Brisket, Spare Ribs, Pulled ‘Pit’ Beef, 5 Cheese Mac, Burnt End Baked Beans, Cornbread, House Pickles, and MTQ BBQ Sauce.


    Where: 325 Northampton Street, Easton

    Social Still


    Micro-distillery and scratch kitchen serving local craft beer and local wine, creative cocktails featuring housemade spirits, and an inventive menu.


    Try: the Roasted Poulet Rouge: Spice-coated, free-range chicken, couscous & vegetable salad, cucumber mint raita, harissa.


    Where: 530 East 3rd Street



    Classics with a modern twist. Lunch, dinner, and cocktails in a casual upscale restaurant and patio atmosphere.


    Try: the pan seared diver sea scallops with spring vegetable quinoa salad, pickled ramp vinaigrette, grilled asparagus, micro amaranth, and wasabi mustard greens.


    Where: 74 West Broad Street



    Gourmet popcorn popped fresh daily in mouth-watering flavors from Cinnamon Toast to Chipotle White Cheddar—and everything in between.


    Try: your own mix with flavors like Peanut Butter Blast, Sweet Habanero, Cookie Explosion, Cinnabun, Toasted Coconut, and Dill Pickle.


    Where: 530 Main Street 

    Backdoor Bakeshop


    Cozy takeout cafe and bakeshop serving coffee, light breakfast, lunch, and freshly made baked goods.


    Try: the Main St. Masterpiece—fresh mushrooms, zucchini, tomato, sprouts, swiss cheese, Dijon mayo, on wheat bread


    Where: 92 East Broad Street

    Franklin Hill Vineyards


    Serving award-winning wines at their Bangor vineyard and in their Downtown tasting room, Franklin Hill is the Lehigh Valley’s oldest winery.


    Try: the ever-popular Wine Sampler accompanied by a tasty cheese plate.


    Where: 7833 Franklin Hill Road, Bangor Tasting Room: 559 Main Street

    Historic Hotel Bethlehem


    On the terrace:  Elevated farm to table cuisine and award-winning wine list in a garden terrace setting.

    Tap room: Cozy brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktails in a comfortable setting.


    Try: grilled shrimp with tomato confit, avocado, chimichurri, and cilantro; or the Seared halibut with watermelon radish, pea shoots, grapefruit, and a citrus vinaigrette.


    Where: 437 Main Street

    Zen Chocolate


    100% handmade sweets in countless creative flavors both classic and unexpected. Hand-rolled and dipped in Belgian chocolate.


    Try: the flavors pictured here, including: Peanut Butter Almond Crunch, Passion Fruit Truffle, Bananas Foster, Apple Cider Caramel, Peanut Butter Crispy Balls, Candied Walnut Caramel, Aztec Chili, Blackberry Noir, Fresh Mint Truffle, and Sea Salt Caramel.


    Where: Bethlehem, PA. 

    Kreeky Tree Farm


    Discover the taste of real chicken. At Kreeky Tree Farm, you can get clean, organic, authentic chicken.


    Try: a fresh chicken perfect for your next meal. 


    Where: 8755 Jones Rd. Slatington