- Joined: 2/4/2004
- Location: scotch plains, NJ
Allentown Farmer's Market etc.
Fri, 01/18/08 9:46 PM
This is mostly about Chicken so I'll post it here.
I had a carryover vacation day left from last year so I decided to make it a 4 day weekend, with today being a quick one hour day trip from NJ to the Allentown Farmer's Market and a few other stops.
First stop was at Soumaya's Bakery in Whitehall. Someone posted about this place a while back but I don't rememeber on which board. Anyway, the fresh baked pita bread was terrific, but the chicken schwarma sandwhich was disapointing. Not close to the ones I've had in NY and NJ. I brought one home for my wife and she agreed.
On to The Farmer's Market. The fried Chicken Strips at Dan's Barbeque (just about dead center in the market) are one of my favorite Roadfoods ever. For about $20 I got about 1 1/2 pounds of strips, 2 large Chicken breasts, and two huge baked potatoes. Several of the strips were gone by the time I got back to my car. The rest survived the trip home for the rest of my family.
I picked up few other foods at the market, including some Apple and Blueberry fritters at the Amish stand and a 5lb box of Faller's pretzels.
I made a final stop at the new brew pub in Allentown, the Allentown Brew Works. I didn't eat there, but the one beer I had (a Porter) was just fine. Standard Brewpub atmosphere, but a little too upscale for Allentown, if you ask me.
It was a good day.