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Allentown Fairground Farmers Market

17th & Chew Streets, Allentown, PA - (610) 432-8425
The Allentown Fairground Farmers Market is a carnival for carnivores. Pick up some meaty slab bacon, along with an assortment of the local ring bologna. There are regional specialties like souse and scrapple, all homemade. Savory pies, not just chicken but corn and cheese also, are to be found all over the market.
76% Approval Rating (13 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Filling
Roast Chicken
Chicken Pie
Hungarian Roll
Pierogis

Highlighted Reviews

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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle - Photos (15)
Roadfood.com Editor
"We tend to think of farmers markets as a source for locally grown tomatoes and corn, sweet and pristine berries picked that morning, and root vegetables still caked with moist soil. So a farmers market in Pennsylvania steel and coal country, in December, would turn up ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

17th & Chew Streets, Allentown, PA
(610) 432-8425

http://www.fairgroundfarmersmkt.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Can't say we've seen a more irresistable-looking dish than these homemade chicken pies.
"Can't say we've seen a more irresistable-looking dish than these homemade chicken pies."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





The pierogis were as good as they look.
"The pierogis were as good as they look."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


These doughnuts are twisted into the classic Pennsylvania folding-arms pretzel shape.
"These doughnuts are twisted into the classic Pennsylvania folding-arms pretzel shape."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


We sliced this bacon thick and cooked it slow.  It was almost all meat, smoky and sweet.
"We sliced this bacon thick and cooked it slow. It was almost all meat, smoky and sweet."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


These two ring bolognas came from different stands.  The one on top is a garlic ring.  Excellent warmed with cheese and mustard and bread.
"These two ring bolognas came from different stands. The one on top is a garlic ring. Excellent warmed with cheese and mustard and bread."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


There's a mind-boggling assortment of various loaves made from various pork parts.
"There's a mind-boggling assortment of various loaves made from various pork parts."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Stands that sell their own smoked meat are found throughout the market.  The fetching aromas are a constant companion to those strolling the aisles.
"Stands that sell their own smoked meat are found throughout the market. The fetching aromas are a constant companion to those strolling the aisles."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


We purchased a poppy seed Hungarian roll from The Kiffle Kitchen.  Hungarian rolls are a type of strudel made with pastry dough.  It was fantastic!  Kiffles are little bowties of crust wrapped around fruit or nut fillings.
"We purchased a poppy seed Hungarian roll from The Kiffle Kitchen. Hungarian rolls are a type of strudel made with pastry dough. It was fantastic! Kiffles are little bowties of crust wrapped around fruit or nut fillings."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The market is worth a good two hour visit if you love good local food.
"The market is worth a good two hour visit if you love good local food."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market is located in an early 20th century fairgrounds building.
"Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market is located in an early 20th century fairgrounds building."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Filling covered in gravy from Dan's.  Whatever you decide to eat from Dan's, be sure to get some of this weighty stuff.
"Filling covered in gravy from Dan's. Whatever you decide to eat from Dan's, be sure to get some of this weighty stuff."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Dan's offers a number of ways to carbo-load.  Pierogis (potatoes in dough) are one good way.
"Dan's offers a number of ways to carbo-load. Pierogis (potatoes in dough) are one good way."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Across from Dan's is one of the most garishly lit dining areas imaginable.  We tried every which way to make this photo look appealing but it was beyond our talents with the photo editor.  Trust us, it was all good.
"Across from Dan's is one of the most garishly lit dining areas imaginable. We tried every which way to make this photo look appealing but it was beyond our talents with the photo editor. Trust us, it was all good."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Here's a food item we can't imagine craving: jars of pickled hot bologna chunks (although
"Here's a food item we can't imagine craving: jars of pickled hot bologna chunks (although "with variety meats" almost gets us). We figure you need a few beers before the desire kicks in."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


If there's any kind of pickle, horseradish, or mustard that you must have, you'll probably find it somewhere in the market.
"If there's any kind of pickle, horseradish, or mustard that you must have, you'll probably find it somewhere in the market."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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