Whether you’re craving some pork belly or shoofly pie, a pint of pilsner or a tall glass of pinot grigio, Pennsylvania’s food and drink options are among the keystones that make this state unique.
Pennsylvania's rich culinary heritage has been simmering for years. The blockbuster dishes, of course, include the Philly cheesesteak, Hershey chocolate and the Pittsburgh pierogi, but did you know that the state boasts more farms and agriculturally devoted acres than any other in the nation?
Dive deeper into Pennsylvania menus, u-picks and farmers' markets for items that celebrate that rich heritage: apples from York, blueberries from Allenwood, Concord grapes from Presque Isle, summer squash from Port Royal and yellow peppers from Nescopeck, not to mention the locally raised meats, fresh cheeses and eggs, fragrant herbs and much more that inspire its chefs and set its tables.
Wine connoisseurs have grape expectations of Pennsylvania’s award-winning wineries (home to more than 200!). Cultivate your palate with free tours and tastings, or to get a flavor of the entire state, find a designated driver and tour one of Pennsylvania’s 14 wine trails — each a distinctive experience. You can also visit the oldest operating brewing company in the United States or sip and savor some suds at Pennsylvania’s independent craft breweries.
Sweet tooth? Pennsylvania maple is an experience that you simply cannot miss. From maple queens to tree tapping, maple production plays a sweet role in the Keystone State.