One of the most notable aspects about Philadelphia is its rich variety of cuisines, from traditional Philly cheesesteaks to haute hoagies and everything in between. But if you want to get a truly unique experience, take a trip 20 minutes north of the city to Bucks County to the Newtown Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers’ Market.
Pennsylvania is home to over 63,000 Amish, many of whom make a living as farmers, and the farmers market is a true testament to their hard work and dedication. Modest and unassuming from the outside, the Amish farmers’ market is tucked away in the corner of a small shopping center in the middle of Newtown, Pa. But once you step inside, it’s easy to see why a trip to the suburbs is worth it for its impressive selection of meats, just-picked produce, fresh breads, candy, and pretzel counters.
The market is also home to King’s Cheese, Madara’s Seafood, and Reihl’s Bakery, all of which boast some of the freshest products in the Philadelphia area. One vendor you may be surprised to find at thr Pennsylvania Dutch market is Japanese counter Akiko Sushi, which serves simple sushi, a departure among the hand-rolled pretzels and Dutch sweets.
Stock up on Swiss, provolone, Havarti, goat, and sheep cheese at King’s Cheese, freshly baked breads and pies at Just Loaf’n, and soft pretzels at Barbie’s Soft Pretzels. Order a milkshake and you get a free soft pretzel.
Cameron Simcik is the Philadelphia Travel City Editor for The Daily Meal.