Local Healthy Dining Guide
From takeout and pick-up to casual, family-style or fine dining and a few local grocers, healthy dining options abound throughout South Central Pennsylvania. Natural Awakenings compiled this short, yet eclectic list of venues, where fresh, healthy food is also delicious. Bon appétit.
B Healthy Meals
Pick-up locations in
Harrisburg & Lebanon
“Grab & go” meals that are delicious and nutritious, delivered each Monday to local pickup locations. Weekly menus are fully cooked and seasoned. All of the work is done for you. All you have to do is heat and eat.
2153 Market St., Camp Hill
Traditional Lebanese cuisine for all familiarity levels. Appetizers include tasty basics like hummus, falafel and artichoke hearts & more exotic fare like pickled eggplant stuffed with walnuts, garlic and hot peppers. Dinners include pita wraps, tilapia filets, veal chops and different variations of kebab.
2133 Market St., Camp Hill
In addition to Fair Trade/Organic single origins and blends, you’ll find rotating gluten-free, vegan & dairy free pastries & healthy and made-to-order breakfast and lunch, as well as catering, cooking classes and hosted private parties. See ad, page xx.
Esaan Thai Restaurant
30 N Beaver St., York
Dishes are made to order and customized to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. Menus includes traditional, vegan, vegetarian and low-salt. Esaan is a Buy Fresh, Buy Local partner and a BYOB restaurant.
Greystone Public House
2120 Colonial Rd., Harrisburg
Contemporary, rustic American cuisine sourced from local PA family farms practicing organic or sustainable methods. The seasonal menu reflects what local farmers have to offer at any given time throughout the year. The environment is casual but upscale and rich with local history and architecture.
Harvest Seasonal Grill
The Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace
2625 Brindle Dr., Harrisburg
Sustainable, health-conscious, locally-sourced cuisine with a high quality, farm-fresh, seasonally-changing menu offering a range of dining options not typically found in traditional farm-to-table establishments. Philosophy is “know your farmer, know your food.” Offers a ‘Mostly Under 500 Calorie’ and ‘Non-GMO’ menu and extensive Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and Vegan items.
Healthy You Café
4500 Marketplace Way, Enola &
200 Technology Dr., Mechanicsburg
717-790-9657 * 717-791-7723
Get the freshest ingredients and a friendly smile with a healthy snack, drink or lunch. ‘Grab 'n Go' cooler available for healthy people on the run. Offering healthy salads, sandwiches and vegetarian/vegan friendly wraps/paninis/flatbreads made fresh daily. See ad, page xx.
231 North St., Harrisburg
Supports and utilizes region's small farmers and local growers with each season’s local best. Seasonal dishes with the best available ingredients at their peak including premium pastured meats, farm fresh vegetables, dairy, and local cheeses.
John Wright Restaurant
234 N Front St., Wrightsville
John Wright sources locally and cares about how their food is raised and where it comes from. NO chemicals, preservatives, MSG, flavorings or coloring in almost everything in the building. Most items are produced in house from raw products and most of the menu is gluten free.
Juice and Java
5258 Simpson Ferry Rd., Mechanicsburg
Locally owned and operated, serving fresh, high-quality cuisine. Menu includes whole-fruit, fresh-made smoothies with no artificial flavors, specialty and seasonal freshly prepared salads, grilled sandwiches, tacos made with wild caught fish, flatbreads and wraps. Seven varieties of small batch roasted coffee served daily.
340 Verbeke St., Harrisburg
Offering seasonal menus sourced from local PA family farms practicing organic or sustainable methods. Helps support local food economy and preservation of a diverse, sustainably-managed environment. Located in Midtown; built with reclaimed lumber; local brewery and artist studios on site.
Palmyra Real Food Emporium
707 E Broad St., Palmyra
Fresh, local producer-only; organic, grass-fed, free-range, chemical-free produce, meats; wild-caught seafood; raw milk, cheeses and yogurt; baked goods; organic, sustainably grown coffee; spices; sweeteners; snack mixes; bulk foods; specialty and gluten-free items. Red Shale Ridge Vineyards home-grown and homemade wines and beverages. See ad, page xx.
17 N 3rd St., Harrisburg
Harrisburg's neighborhood grocery store offering healthy and wholesome ingredients to make a complete plate for any meal. Provisions makes fresh meat, dairy, produce, basic staple foods and spices available and accessible to walkable, city lifestyles. See ad, page xx.
4601 Gettysburg Rd., Mechanicsburg
Mediterranean and Ukrainian chef-prepared cuisine from family recipes; organic and grass-fed food. Local farmer’s products and Heirloom tomatoes used whenever possible. Gluten-free menu choices and freshly brewed organic teas and coffee.
The Wild Tomato Pizzeria & Catering
4315 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg
House-made and gluten-free breads are also vegan. Gluten-free menu options include appetizers, salad bowls, pasta bowls, specialty pizzas made with hand-tossed dough, Grandma’s Cast Iron Skillet Pizza, stromboli and dessert.
Tomato Pie Café
3950 Tecport Dr., Harrisburg &
23 North Broad St., Lititz
717-836-7051 * 717-627-1762
Simple, artful menu featuring innovative and wholesome, home-cooked comfort foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegan and gluten-free options. Pastries, breakfast bowls, sandwiches, egg specialties, soup, hot and cold sandwiches, flatbreads and salads. Signature tomato pie is served warm with greens and a savory herb scone.
7 locations in Camp Hill, Harrisburg, Hershey & York
Bold and flavorful smoothies, made-to-order with fresh fruits and vegetables, come in seasonal, classic, superfood and kid varieties, with supplements and add-ins available. Food menu items include seasonal wraps, bowls, flatbreads, sandwiches, breakfast, kids’ food and sides. Dine-in and take out.
108 N George St., York
Creative, new spins on traditional Italian standards – rooted in the local agricultural scene. Top-notch service in a sophisticated-casual setting for a unique local Italian experience. Embodies farm-to-table and takes pride in working with local farmers. Seasonal menus emphasize the best local produce and meats grown and raised in Central Pennsylvania.
6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg
Grocery store with a variety of on-site dining options, also offers the freshest ingredients possible from local and regional family farms. Commitment to customers is simple: “Every day, you get our best.” Known for outstanding, helpful and caring employees who make their customers’ shopping experience a pleasure. See ad, page xx.
Yak & Yeti
213 3rd St., New Cumberland
Family owned restaurant serving exotic Bhutanese and Nepalese cuisines from the Himalayas. Fresh, authentic and flavorful menu items range from non-spicy, mildly spicy and super spicy non-vegetarian, vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan cuisines. Dishes prepared according to customer choice and taste. Dine-in and take out.