You might not know where Charleroi, Pennsylvania is, but now you will! Charleroi is about 45 minute North of Downtown Pittsburgh (The Strip District, etc). Charleroi is a suburb of Pittsburgh. It’s not far, but it does have a few places you will want to consider if you are a foodie!
What I love best about not being born and fully bred in Pennsylvania is that I drive all over and cross all the bridges (if you live here you know the joke!). Once, not long ago, I used to have a client I would visit in Charleroi, also known as the Mon Valley.
Every time I head out there, I try a new ‘foodie’ stop because that is who I am. Now, for those who need to find somewhere new and different to eat, I am sure I will be able to capture that for you. Now, it’s time for a food adventure through Charleroi. Make sure to bookmark this post or pin it.
Grab your fork, water and let’s get eating at these 3 Pennsylvania foodie destinations near Charleroi.
3 Pennsylvania Foodie Destinations Near Charleroi
Located about 20 minutes out of Charleroi, in Washington, PA. you gotta come. Bring the kids because your Minivan, Jeep or Truck has extra seats and you want an adventure. Fill up your vehicle and go to this farm.
Go for the ice cream and leave with Chocolate Milk!
The SpringHouse Country Market and Restaurant. Truly a can’t miss foodie stop. However, there’s more to the destination than just being a restaurant and a market. This creamery, restaurant, farm, country store, and caterer has a lot of reasons to visit!
In fact, their catering (and this is what I know from the foodie rumor mill) is outstanding. If you know a bride, or someone having a party, a holiday that needs a ham, baby shower, etc. have them inquire here!
Now, it’s not a traditional restaurant. Rather, it is more weight and purchase. Different right? It’s actually a concept that I am most used to as a traveling gal. We visited a lot of places like this from Virginia to Kansas.
The farm and ice cream are reasons to bring the grandbabies and your adult kids. You can all enjoy some time well spent with a nice dose of fresh air. Eat on the sunporch or maybe just order it to go? Also, the front bakery shop is all from scratch, so maybe just go for a dessert?
Walk to the plastic cows and take pictures with them, stroll the property (where you can) a bit and let the kids run off their sugar ice cream fix!
The milk here is farm fresh, so make sure to take some home. By the way, if you love chocolate milk, you might get addicted to the taste of theirs. You will be back, I promise! Come for the ice cream, try it out, and don’t forget to pick up that chocolate milk.
Homebrewed Beer & BBQ
Your next foodie stop is right in Charleroi. For those that love BBQ and Beer, this is your heaven. Truly a fun discovery and a few of my friends stop here to just grab and go at lunch! Do note, the website is a little underwhelming but the food is good!
From what I know, it is a Meat eating festival waiting to happen from the smoked wings to the brisket and everything in between. It’s not fancy, but just think, you get to lick your fingers after you eat. That always makes food taste even better doesn’t it? P.S. – grab a cup of mac and cheese, you won’t be disappointed.
Authentic Mexican Food At This Hidden Gem
One of the hardest things to find in Pittsburgh and its outlying areas is a good, authentic Mexican meal. Spoiled because of travel, it seems harder to match the true taste of street tacos and really good chips and salsa.
My friend just went to Mexi Taco and told me that I have to get there because it rivals one other restaurant (that gets no mention) in quality, taste, and texture. She told me that it is as good as it gets.
Chips were fabulous, with a crunch and light salt, and not a real oily base. Love this. Also, she got their tacos, and they were so good, she ordered more to go. That tells me all I need to know.
Let’s Go Foodies
I’ve given you the true foodie lowdown, so now you need to get in your car, cross the bridges or go through the tunnels (depending on where you live in Pittsburgh) and go to these foodie-fabulous destinations. Your stomach will thank you! ~ Dana XO