Skip Navigation

Dining & Snacks

Looking for something to eat? Here are some of the spots closer to home, listed by travel time. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and we’ll be adding to it over time. Is your favorite place missing? Let us know!

We recently tried Doc & Bubba’s up in Mohnton (about 25 minutes’ drive north) and found it worth the trip.

Guests looking for vegan options might also want to review vegan-friendly restaurants compiled by the Animal Advocates of South Central PA or HappyCow. If you’re here the first Saturday of June, be sure to check out Lancaster VegFest.


In and Around New Holland

Palermo Pizza & Italian Restaurant

51 West Main Street, New Holland, PA; 1 minute drive or 3 minute walk

You can’t get much closer than Palermo which is in the next block over. They have pizza, pasta, and…pasta pizzas? Their special rigatoni pizza is like having a complete pasta dish as a pizza topping! Palermo also has carry out beer and hard ciders. Please note that they close early on Tuesdays.
Spinach Ravioli
Eggplant Parmigiana Spaghetti with Sauce
Hot and cold sandwiches and pizzas. Delivers.
Veggie wrap with french fries.
Fried Mushrooms. Grilled Cheese Club (without the meat). Onion Rings. PJs Steak and Hoagie Shack sign

Lickity Split

209 East Main Street, New Holland, PA; 1 minute drive or 10 minute walk

Right in the downtown of New Holland, Lickity Split is a great choice whether you want a quick treat or a full meal. Offering a variety of sandwiches, salads, and wraps for lunch and dinner with daily and weekly specials (including some gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan-friendly options). And don’t forget their ice cream and desserts! On a nice day, it’s a comfortable 10-12 minute walk from the B&B or there’s off-street parking behind the building. While you’re downtown, check out the vintage and antique shops or take a tour of the New Holland Area Historical Society Museum to learn more about the area.
Thomas' favorite menu item is the Orchard Salad with its craisins, mandarin orange slices, apple, and a generous portion of poppy seed dressing.
A waffle sundae with strawberry sauce, whipped cream, nuts, and a pretzel surrounding peanut butter ripple ice cream. Seating includes booths, tables, and even outdoor tables during warm months. A recent dessert special, the warm cinnamon bun with glaze (and optionally made into a sundae) is everything you want it to be.
Pastries, sandwiches, and of course tea and coffee drinks. And many hanging plants.
In addition to pastries, a full breakfast and lunch menu is offered.
Dozens of hanging plants decorate the dining area. Enjoy your coffee next to the fireplace.
Sweet and savory crepes, assorted pastries, and coffee.
Not just a buffet, they also have menu dining.
The salad bar includes local favorites pickled beet eggs, chow chow, and hot bacon dressing.
The hot bar typically includes ham balls. Among the dessert options are a variety of pies and cakes, puddings, fruit, and ice cream.
Not just standard soft pretzels: You can find everything from pretzel pizzas and sandwiches to pretzel bites and dessert pretzels. Pretzels. They have a few tables so you can eat your pretzels there, or take them with you on a drive through the countryside.
A variety of interesting ice cream flavors—including seasonal specialties. Enjoy your waffle cone outside on the balcony or on either level of the inside seating. The gift shop carries a wide variety of local and specialty products. Sandwiches, soaps, and salads are served (at lunch only).
Fox Meadows Creamery
Enjoy rich, locally made ice cream at this local farm. You can pick something up at their drive-through window, or stay and visit with the cows!
Lapp Valley Farm (Ice Cream)
The “Home of the Long John,” this bakery has a wide variety of donuts and other sweet treats.
A nearby snack, Hayloft has ice cream, pretzels, and pulled pork sandwiches. There’s a small duck pond, and May through October you can cross the street to peruse the Stoltzfus Produce & Market Fare which also sells chicken BBQ on summer Saturdays.
Hayloft Ice Cream
The popcorn at Emma’s is a category all its own with flavors like Maple Pecan, Cucumber Dill, Blueberry, White Cheddar Jalapeño, and Chocolate Almond Bliss (just to name a few), there’s surely a variety for you. And the short drive from the Country Hearth B&B will take you by beautiful views of the countryside. Also serving crepes and adjacent to a Lapp Valley Farm’s location.
Not just popcorn, you can also find pretzels, candy bars, biscotti, and other treats.
The Crepe Shack at Emma's Popcorn offers fruit-filled crepes and an assortment of baked goods. With more than 50 unique flavors, and a constantly rotating set of seasonal flavors (like this summery Lemon Burst), there's always something new to try at Emma's Popcorn. The popcorn comes in a range of sizes from small snack bags to large family sized bags. Party trays and refillable buckets are also available.
At their café location on Old Philadelphia Pike, Lapp Valley Farms serves sandwiches, side salads, and fried appetizers, various coffee drinks and bubble tea, and of course their rich, delicious ice cream. You can also browse their selection of grocery items including sauces, pickles, fried pies and more.
An old wagon sits in the middle of the grocery area. In a side room you'll find a replica barn turned into a playground, or look up to see a horse peering out of the barn.
Fried pickles, fried cheese curds, and grilled cheese (with a selection of cheeses). Several tables inside provide seating for groups of any size. There are also several tables outside to enjoy your ice cream on a nice day.
Solid American fare with more than 100 beers on tap and plenty of outdoor seating.
Pretzel bites drizzled with caramel, topped with whipped cream, and served with ice cream.
The nachos are generous for a meal, or to share with the whole table. Regular specials and seasonal items keep the menu fresh. French fries.
The Shady Maple Smorgasbord advertises that they have “200 feet of food,” and they do! This 110,000 square foot facility has seating for 1,200 people (and before/after your meal, you can explore 44,000 square feet of gift shop under the dining area and the 130,000 square foot grocery store/farm market next door). They close on Sundays, but any other day there will surely be a crowd at Shady Maple.
The smorgasbord has rotating daily features.
Tucked away off the main road, Sunnyside Pastries has an unassuming curbside appearance. But this small Amish-owned shop has a strong assortment of doughnuts, pies, and other treats. Great prices, and generously sized pastries make this a great place to add to your vacation itinerary.
Sunnyside Pastries


Offering Khmer-Thai cuisine with vegan and gluten-free options.
3Sisters Park

Strasburg / Ronks

The fruit-forward Festive Salad will help you save room for decadent desserts at Agapē, or have a sandwich and onion rings. If you’re unlucky enough to hit the crowd before or after a Sight and Sound theatre show, you can explore the home decor shop while waiting for your table.
Agapē Café and Grille
American fare that includes gluten-free and vegetarian friendly options. Eat indoors or take advantage of their outdoor seating under a sprawling tree. Located near the Sight and Sound and Magic & Wonder theaters.
Booth seating and a lunch counter that offers views into the kitchen. You’ll find a mix of American fare and regional specialties. Many plates come with a dinner roll and “Amish peanut butter spread” (an extra-sweet, smooth PB). They also serve a wide variety of desserts including apple dumplings with ice cream, whoopie pies, and more. There are dinner specials on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and rotating weekend dinner specials each month.
Katie's Kitchen


Ambience abounds at Doc & Bubba’s, with several water features in the covered patio area, a fire table, and a view that overlooks distant tree-covered hills. They also have live music most evenings and a special brench menu on Sundays. Plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly choices among their other American pub classics.
The pizzas are 14-inch diameter and loaded with toppings.
Doc and Bubba's was established in 2022 in Mohnton. Several burger options, including the plant-based Impossible Burger. Customize your pizza with fresh mozz and your choice of other toppings. Fries can be upgraded to sweet potato fries. Try them with the horseradish sauce!


Casual atmosphere in a former paper-box factory. Enjoy American fare and craft beer, soda, and spirits.
Appalachian Brewing Company of Lititz

Lancaster City

Ramarn Thai and Sushi Bar has a gluten-free and a vegetarian section on their menu.
Ginger Perfect
Pineapple Fried Rice Red Snapper Paradise Pad See Ew
Mr. Sticky’s is your go-to place for a sticky bun. Plain, iced, or covered in walnuts, these sweet treats are large enough to share. Mr. Sticky’s is right next to the Discover Lancaster visitor’s bureau so you can peruse their gift shop, art display, or ask the volunteers about area attractions after your indulgent treat.
Mr. Sticky's
With locations in Lancaster city and Reading, this Mexican chain is notable for having a vegan option (the vegan bowl) and several vegetarian choices. Its popularity does sometimes mean a wait during rush times, but you’ll soon be enjoying chips and ordering some tableside guacamole with extra lime.
Enchiladas Vegetarianas
Chips and Salsa Vegan Bowl Fried Ice Cream The vegetarian/vegan section of menu.
This small coffee and pie shop lives up to its name with an impressive variety of pies on offer. In addition to the sweet fruit and cream pies, they rotate some savory meat pies or quiches.
A decadent slice of peanut butter pie.
Buy a whole pie, a small 6-inch pie, or just a slice. Handpies are perfect for eating on-the-go. An accessible entrance is available in the back (toward Water Street).
A selection of simple, but rotating vegan meals, several beers on tap, and a casual vibe.
A wrap featuring Impossible burger, a peanut butter sauce, and veggies.
Fish and Chips made from blocks of battered and fried tofu, served with slaw. Root has some street parking available, but is also a short walk from the Water Street Garage and Lancaster's Gallery Row.
In addition to the typical Irish pub food, Annie Bailey’s also has several vegetarian and vegan options including a vegetarian shepherd’s pie. While it’s bigger than it looks from the street (and has a patio out back), you may wish to make a reservation.
Annie Bailey's Irish Public House
A local Latin-American restaurant with skylights and interior design that invokes a Peruvian estate. Consider making a reservation for fast seating. Sufficient vegetarian (not vegan) options. Offering lunch and dinner Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and only dinner Monday–Thursday.
Available grilled or fried, the chimichanga is generously sized and quite delicious.
The atmosphere inside El Serrano is carefully crafted and features a variety of seating options. The menu features a dedicated vegetarian section. Back of the menu. Trio Vegetariano.