There are few better ways to get to know a new area than to visit an area market and browse the products deemed special or important by locals. Whether you’re bored with your local supermarket giant, or are just looking to pick up a few specialty items, Pennsylvania plays host to some of the best markets in the country. Grab your reusable bags and prepare to shop like never before!
Everything Fresh is the kind of grocery store we could once only dream about. Regular items, healthier selections, specialty finds, low prices, and one of the most energetic and knowledgeable staffs in state. Feel like family, even if it’s your first time through the doors, at this Philadelphia find. Help make grocery shopping cool again at Everything Fresh!
A no-membership required, grocery dream, East End Food Co-op is one of the best food shopping experiences in Pittsburgh. This superstar market looks to create a healthy, sustainable community, and sells products that are ethically and humanely sourced. Produce, meat, and cheese are sourced from within 250 miles of East End, making a visit a great way to support local commerce on a number of levels. Take things even further by considering a membership!
A third generation Italian grocery experience, Pennsylvania Macaroni Company is your best option in the ‘Burgh for imported specialty foods. This Pittsburgh location carries over 5,000 products, from pasta to prosciutto. Whether you’re looking to cook an Italian feast, or just have a gander at so many quality international products in a single spot, Pennsylvania Macaroni Company is a must-visit.
Riccardo’s is a locally oriented grocery experience in Dunmore, perfect for both specialty and everyday items, including Italian imports. From produce to deli to wine and beer, Riccardo’s is a one stop shopping experience that packs a punch.
One would be hard pressed to write about Pennsylvanian markets without including anything of the Amish variety. If you’re craving handmade, high quality, local products, search no further than Stoltzfus Meats. This market boasts a huge array of meats, alongside incredible breads, jams, and even candies. A taste of the old world with all the conveniences of the new.
An area institution, Ithan Market holds its own as one of the best markets in the Keystone State. A family owned and operated store, this Villanova location is known for their meats and deli sandwiches, but boasts no shortage of other, incredible items. Get a real taste of Villanova with a visit to Ithan Market!
Since 1919, this family owned and operated grocery has been an integral part of the Hershey community, and shows no signs of slowing soon. With an eye towards quality products at affordable prices, Pronio’s strikes a perfect balance between every day, and specialty or imported items. Visit to grab a last minute ingredient for dinner, or to find inspiration to create something entirely new!
Little Apple Market presents an Allentown opportunity for hard to find or ethnic products. A bilingual option with a strong selection and affordable prices.
Another great option for Italian specialty items in Pennsylvania, Carlino’s is a fabulous choice for both housemade and imported goods. Whether you’re looking for a gift, a seasonal item, or just something to cook for a regular old dinner, Carlino’s is a worthwhile stop in Ardmore.
With locations in Mt Airy and Chestnut Hill, Weaver’s Way is a convenient opportunity to get your shopping done, and support both the local economy and your neighbors at the same time. From produce to pet food, and even wellness workshops, Weaver’s Way is passionate about the Philadelphia community, and all those who call the city home.