When I moved to Lancaster, I had no idea that I would fall in love with every little aspect of it. The buildings are old, yet strong. The people are open-minded and celebratory. But, time and time again, what never fails to impress me is the immense amount of diverse food that a person could eat at any given time.
Lancaster is truly a foodie’s paradise. Here are some of my favorite finds.
Silantra – 101 E King St.
It feels insulting to call them a burrito place, because they offer such a unique experience that the description hardly explains the amount of euphoria you’ll feel from eating here. Imagine a Chipotle restaurant with quality Asian-inspired ingredients. There’s a wasabi coleslaw that adds a lot of kick to any dish, as well as a half-dozen sauces to choose from. With a ton of options for both vegetarians and meat eaters alike, all can enjoy the food baby that’ll ensue from eating wonderful food. And for those who are allowed to drink, there are a few coolers full of craft beers.
Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen – 351 N Mulberry St.
Oh goodness, this place is one of the most amazing places that I have ever been to. Run by Trinidad-native Amanda and her husband, this restaurant aims to serve authentic food with lots of flavor. Lately, the popularity of this tiny restaurant has grown immensely, to the point where week-ahead reservations are almost a mandatory thing. If you’re a creature of fall like myself, you’ll love their homemade butternut squash soup. It’s topped with toasted coconut and coconut milk, and it makes your belly feel as if it’s going to another world. A better world. It’s good to dream.
The Fridge – 534 N Mulberry St.
For beer fanatics like myself, this place will serve as a safe haven for all who enter. There are coolers upon coolers of craft beer, a majority of which being local. For those who don’t drink, there are a lot of amazing food options. Their pizza is to die for. They make them seasonally, according to what ingredients they can find locally! They also have tons of strange hotdog combinations, which are oddly charming enough to convince me to buy them.
Overall, Lancaster is full of gems. So whether you’re looking for something casual or something fancy, you’re going to find what you’re looking for, right in your neck of the woods.