Just as the name implies, Farmer’s Daughter Bakery and Cafe is family-owned-and-operated, serving up fresh portions of grains, soups, and salads straight from the garden. Every item on the menu is made in-house, and all processed foods are told to take a hike to see if a natural activity will help cleanse their system. Grab a friend or scurvy-plagued 18th-century merchant-sailor and double up lunchtime feasts with a bowl of the daily homemade-soup special coupled with a green salad (a $6 value each).
Some things are just too good to keep quiet. So after Marsha’s Specialty Desserts & Tierney’s Catering started crafting mouthwatering meals and desserts for friends' and family’s special occasions, they couldn’t just keep it to themselves. Thirteen years later, the family-owned operation now offers anyone the chance to taste their hearty dishes such as sweet-and-sour meatballs, spaghetti pie, california pinwheels, and pulled-pork sandwiches. The team can help feed any size party, working with clients to create a curated menu for the buffet or easy-to-handle boxed lunches for tours of the world’s ricketiest wooden bridge.
Alongside their full meals, the staff’s bakers have gained acclaim for their sculpted cakes and premium cupcakes. They offer custom creations for weddings and birthdays, but they also bake up simple circle cakes and cupcakes in flavors such as pumpkin pie, jelly donut, and root-beer cream float. Their bakers can mold the treats into fun shapes, or add in a dollop of filling to add a surprise to every bite.
From the thick golden crusts of his Chicago-style pizzas to the hand-pounded cuts of pork on his tenderloin sandwiches, chef and owner Michael Kotarski, who co-owns the restaurant with his sister, Katie, caters to hearty appetites. Strapping plates can be found throughout the menu, including triple-decker BLTs layered between sourdough. The kitchen turns out dessert orders from scratch that feature bread pudding, white chocolate raspberry bars, and salted caramel bars.
Henry's Coffee Bistro invites coffee connoisseurs to crawl into its cocoon of caffeine for flavorful drinks and friendly fellowship. Warm up your liquid love life with a cappuccino ($2.75–$3.50) or white mocha ($3.25–$3.75), or stall summer sweltering with an iced latte ($3.50). Guests can smear a cream cheese smile on a freshly baked bagel ($2.25) or mix business and breakfast pleasure with a sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich ($6.75). The Penn Street location's menu differs slightly from the East Street menu—at both coffee shops, however, guests can enjoy comestibles such as a pesto chicken panini ($8), a spinach salad ($7), or a California turkey sandwich ($7.50).
Earth House Café is operated by Earth House Collective, a group of activists, artists, and musicians dedicated to bolstering the local and global community with culture and wellness. Its 12-ounce, all-organic coffees are locally roasted by Bjava Coffee and always French pressed, ensuring a thicker, more flavorful brew, with some sediment. Café connoisseurs can slurp the sweet, floral notes of the Guatemala roast ($2.50), the heavy, earthy tones of Papua New Guinea ($2.50), or the full-bodied heft of Sumatra ($2.95).
Natural Born Juicers Corey and Laura Beatus purée a menu of flora-filled vegan concoctions using as many organic and local ingredients as possible. The Spring Cleaner hordes plentiful amounts of apple, lemon, ginger, and cayenne pepper ($5–$6). A compendium of verdant veggies including kale, parsley, and swiss chard fills the Ultimate Greens ($6–$7). Smoothies bulk up their juicy brethren with a vast selection of blended fruits, nuts, milks, and goodies such as maple syrup, bee pollen, and granola. The Protein Junkie offers a complete meal's worth of strawable eats, including fruits, cider, protein powder, and your choice of almond or soy milk ($5–$6). Committed to being more transparent than the invisible man's monocle, Natural Born Juicers features extensive nutritional information on its website.