With abundant farms and an endless countryside, Bucks County restaurants have access to the freshest ingredients. From locally raised meats to homegrown fruits and vegetables, it is no wonder many of Bucks County's best restaurants are known for their farm-to-table specialties.
- Enjoy a wood-fired dinner at The Green Parrot in Newtown. The unique and comforting menu offers everything from burgers prepared with grass-fed organic beef to house-made pasta dishes. The Green Parrot's menu includes nothing but fresh, local ingredients with no trans fat or MSG. After dinner, grab some drinks at the pub while listening to live entertainment or catching the game on the big screen.
- Fresh off the farm is the way to go when preparing a gourmet breakfast at The Inn at Bowman's Hill. Guests staying for the night have the opportunity to collect their own organic eggs from the Bowman Hill's flock of free-range hens to enjoy with their morning meal. The Inn creates mouth-watering dishes using locally-grown produce and herbs from the on-site garden. Every cooked-to-order meal shows off the season's freshest and tastiest offerings.
- Tucked into a beautifully restored 250-year-old farmhouse,The Talking Teacup serves up cozy cups of tea and homemade food. Incorporating ingredients from their own herb garden and fresh fruits and vegetables grown locally and in their own backyard, the delightful fare at The Talking Teacup is perfect with any cup of tea. Dine on the outside Tea Patio when the weather is nice to enjoy a delicious meal right where the food was grown.
- Whether staying overnight or just enjoying breakfast, The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm provides a farm-to-table experience for all its guests. The Inn's chef uses herbs fresh from the garden and locally sourced free-range beef and chicken for its gourmet brunch items. Barley Sheaf Farm, with its cozy guest cottages and exquisite Manor House, is a great home base for a locavore's Bucks County adventure.
- To dine at Golden Pheasant Inn is to dine on Bucks County. Everything from honey and horseradish to beer and wine come from local sources, allowing the Golden Pheasant to serve some of the freshest foods in Bucks County. The Inn also provides exceptional overnight accommodations in its four luxurious guest rooms.
- Come experience the fresh new flavors sure to satisfy your cravings at Caleb's American Kitchen. On your way to enjoy entrees made with all local ingredients, stop by a local winery to bring your favorite bottle of vintage wine to compliment your dinner. Join Caleb for "Friend of a Farmer" dinners happening twice a month May through October, which includes a 4-course prix fixe meal made with specific ingredients from local farmers to complement the season.
- Enjoy homemade ice cream at OwowCow Creamery. Made with locally sourced, organic ingredients, this shop supports local farms to produce their premium ice cream and was rated in Trip Advisor's Top 10 Ice Cream Shops of 2013 list.
Pair your fresh meal with an equally refreshing beverage. Bucks County has a great selection of classics and new modern mixes.
- If you want to take your fresh experience to a new level, try STEAM in Southhampton. Its large selection of cocktails feature the best local farms have to offer. Go for a spiked apple cider, a delicious white pear sangria, or try the pumpkin pie martini created with house-made pumpkin pie puree.
- Pay a visit to Free Will Brewing Company and enjoy a beer experience like no other. Unique flavors and spices come together to bring you unique beers. Some favorites include the Blood and Guts, created by fermenting beer on cherries that were locally grown, or the DC Provisional Funk with Plums brewed with local Deer Creek pilsner and methley plums from Weiser Farms.
- Did you know 59 Almshouse is located within 25 miles of more than 70 farms, growing products from celery to herbs, berries and apples? Their seasonal cocktails include a cranberry sauce margarita, apple cinnamon sangria and many more!
- A good Bloody Mary is the ultimate farm-to-table cocktail with a mix of tomatoes, fresh herbs and garnishes. Enjoy beautiful river views, while indulging in a deliciously fresh drink at Martine’s Riverhouse.
Read Visit Bucks County's interview with farmer Malaika Spencer to learn more about the science and success of sustainable farming.