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3 Unique Culinary Trails in Pennsylvania

by Aoife O'Riordan

Nov 22, 2022

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Unique Itineraries & Tours

Did you know Pennsylvania ranks as one of the top apple-producing states in the country? Or that the state is known as the “Snack Food Capital of the World”? Pennsylvania does not just center around Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and looking to the countryside and its many towns in between opens the doors to other interesting and fun opportunities, especially when it comes to unique culinary trails.

 

Charcuterie Trail

The state offers five different itineraries for charcuterie and meat lovers to explore. A long-standing tradition to the indigenous populations of Pennsylvania, the practice of drying meat continues today. Immigrant populations to the state also brought their techniques of storing and smoking meats to the region. The Upstate Pennsylvania, Pocono Mountains & Valleys of the Susquehanna itinerary spans three days across 14 stops, from Kowalonek’s Kielbasa to Alpine Wurst and Meat House to Tarnowski’s Kielbasa and The Charcuterie. Explore the different charcuterie itineraries here.

 

 

Charcuterie

Charcuterie Trail © Commonwealth Media Services

 

Apple Trail

The history of apples in Pennsylvania run as deep as roots, the state growing varieties like Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Pink Lady and Cameo across more than 21,000 acres. With four different itineraries exploring the world of apple orchards, ciders and apple dishes, there’s no shortage of experiences. The Dutch Country Roads trail brings visitors to Ploughman’s Tasting Room, National Apple Museum, Apple Valley Creamery and Hollabaugh Orchards. Explore the different apple itineraries here.

 

Fermented Trail

A process used for centuries to preserve food, Pennsylvania boasts a wide variety of fermented products, including kombucha, hard cider, beer, wine, sauerkraut and pickled vegetables. The state’s five different itineraries cover some of the best spots to enjoy these foods and drinks. The Philadelphia, Dutch Country Roads & Lehigh Valley trail alone covers 23 stops across three days, with stops at Adams County Winery, The Family Cow, Kimchee Girl, Radish Republic, B’s Pickles at Quakertown Flea and Farm Market, and Baba’s Brew. Learn more about the different pickled trails here.

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