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Wayne is a wonderful community centered in Delaware Country, Pennsylvania. The area was originally settled back in the late 1600s, and to this day, it remains a bubble of hospitality and a favorite among visitors coming from the city of Philadelphia. Eclectic and contemporary American fare is spearheading the culinary movement in this quaint western suburb. Here are ten of the best places to dine when you’re in the area.
Entering Christopher’s Neighborhood Place, visitors will know they’re in for a treat. The place has been open since 2001 and boasts a family friendly menu based on organic and local farm produce. Alongside the daily lunch specials, hungry diners can pick from a wide range of delicious starters, from veggie quesadillas to potato skins, to mains comprised of salads, brick oven pizzas, succulent burgers, sandwiches and wraps. Interestingly, there is also a section on the menu dedicated to mussels, so those are definitely worth a try. For those following a gluten free diet, take note that the restaurant offers specialty breads from a local Philadelphia based bakery.
Christopher’s Neighborhood Place, 108 N Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA, USA, +1 610 687 6558
Black Powder Tavern is located in a historic building harking back to the establishment of America. Existing since 1746, it has served as a stop off point for travelers heading west, playing host to a slew of remarkable characters over the centuries including George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette. To this day, the tavern’s revolutionary hospitality continues to impress visitors, especially with its craft American fare. Sample many delectable small plates, soups, pastas, burgers and sandwiches, as well as entrées of chicken marsala, cedar plank salmon and char-grilled marinated flank steak. Wash it all down with a choice from the craft beer and wine menu, and the outstanding dining experience is complete.
Black Powder Tavern, 1164 Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, PA, USA, +1 610 293 9333
Started by a couple with a mutual love for sweets, today Crêperie Béchamel shares the same passion with Wayne’s local community. Here, delicate crepes are created right on the premises, giving diners a fantastic opportunity to witness the entire process. While signature crepes naturally appeal to the sweet-tooth – visitors simply won’t be able to pass up the caramel s’mores or the apple pie option – it is perhaps the savory offerings that really stand out. Be adventurous for a change and dig right into a crepe filled with chicken cheese steak, roasted vegetables or asparagus and cashew pesto. Alternatively, go wild and create your option concoction out of a myriad of savory and sweet fillings.
Crêperie Béchamel, 11 Louella Ct, Wayne, PA, USA, +1 610 064 9700
With a focus on seasonal produce, sustainable fishing and farm-raised poultry and meats, the chefs at The Silverspoon create the crème de la crème of contemporary American fare. In a casual atmosphere flooded with sunlight, the kitchen serves up top quality dishes all throughout the day, starting off with a large brunch menu. If dinner is what you’re after, the choices are similarly tantalizing with the Lancaster County beef short ribs, the pan-seared sea scallops and the butternut fettuccini immediately standing out. Finish off your meal with something sweet from the dessert menu, the dense Belgian chocolate truffle with Maldon sea salt is a winner.