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Emma's Food for Life

11 S Market St, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1801
+1 570-374-0178
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Ranked #3 of 33 Restaurants in Selinsgrove
Price range: $6 - $22
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Healthy, Organic
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Here at Emma's, we strive to serve only the freshest food made from local ingredients. We take pride in the quality of the food we serve to you. Our beef products come from grass-fed cattle, our pork products are from pasture-raised pigs and nitrate-free, and our poultry and eggs are free-range whenever possible. We buy organic ingredients whenever they are available to us, and many of our local providers are committed to natural, sustainable practices even if they cannot afford the certified organic stamp. We support local ingredients because we hope to serve our community in a sustainable manner. Eating local food also connects us to our community and helps us eat seasonally, the way nature intended. As time passes, we will not only buy locally, we will also obtain more and more of our products from Sunnyside Farm, the farm run by Emma's. This farm, which provides our restaurant with beef, pork, chicken, eggs, produce, and more, is run in a seasonable, sustainable, humane manner. This direct farm-to-restaurant connection provides you with food fresher and more delicious than you can find anywhere else.
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Here at Emma's, we strive to serve only the freshest food made from local ingredients. We take pride in the quality of the food we serve to you. Our beef products come from grass-fed cattle, our pork products are from pasture-raised pigs and nitrate-free, and our poultry and eggs are free-range whenever possible. We buy organic ingredients whenever they are available to us, and many of our local providers are committed to natural, sustainable practices even if they cannot afford the certified organic stamp. We support local ingredients because we hope to serve our community in a sustainable manner. Eating local food also connects us to our community and helps us eat seasonally, the way nature intended. As time passes, we will not only buy locally, we will also obtain more and more of our products from Sunnyside Farm, the farm run by Emma's. This farm, which provides our restaurant with beef, pork, chicken, eggs, produce, and more, is run in a seasonable, sustainable, humane manner. This direct farm-to-restaurant connection provides you with food fresher and more delicious than you can find anywhere else.
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to Emma's since she opened and have NEVER been disappointed. Excellent choices, local foods, creative preparation and great staff (we mean you Alison). Deserts are a must and the bread great.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My sister and I went there, based on the recommendation of a family member and we were not disappointed. The menu was excellent and well thought out. Service was superb. Food is well-prepared, from scratch. Everything is organic, and is highly recommended for those who eat vegetarian , vegan, or who are on a gluten free or lactose intolerant diet.... More

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new jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What a terrific find! We were camping in the area and decided to randomly check out local restaurants in the area after a week of same ol' Perkins/Denny's/BBQ places. I have to admit, I was suspicious, being from NJ, that an organic restaurant would have tiny portions and strange flavors that my kids would not like (majorly fussy eaters in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband and I wanted a healthy and local lunch experience. We found that and more here. The service was great and the food was delicious and prepared to our requests. Loved it! Yum!!

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Baltimore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My family ate at Emma's this past week and if I lived closer this would be a place I would go to regularly. If your travel range includes 30 minute radius, make the trip if you are into farm to table experiences. Our meal started with terrific hot homemade wheat bread with house made jelly from Emma's garden. My daughter... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I've had the pleasure of enjoying Emma's food in her restaurant so many times, and each meal has been awesome - delicious, creative, health-supportive, fresh, local, and lovingly prepared. Can't ask for much more than that! I also was lucky enough to have Emma cater my wedding. It was FANTASTIC, and my friends and family are still raving. The food... More

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Canisteo New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Our server, Allison, was very knowledgeable about the menu selections and ingredients. Our food was delicious. My raspberry ginger salmon and roasted brussel sprouts were cooked perfectly. My daughter had a grass fed beef burger and fries, which were baked. They were seasoned perfectly and no grease. And they have an extensive tea menu with everything a tea lover could... More

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Emma R, Owner at Emma's Food for Life, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your reply. We'll definitely brainstorm ways we could arrange our teas so that they don't take away from our restaurant's atmosphere, so we appreciate your input on that. One clarification: Our french fries actually are fried, they aren't baked. They are, however, local potatoes that we hand-cut in small batches and season with our own... More

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23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We chose Emma's because it had a gluten free vegan choice on its menu, a falafel curry dish. The dish was very spicy but not very flavorful, just "hot". Dinner partner had a Reuben sandwhich (not gf or vegan) which was tasty. Extensive tea selection was nice, pot of tea was placed in a holder over a lit candle to... More

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Emma R, Owner at Emma's Food for Life, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. After reading your review, we actually revamped and improved our falafel curry recipe. We hope you come in and try it! We actually have many gluten-free options on our menu (as of now, seven are marked "Gf," which you can see on our website), and many others can be modified to be gluten-free. Don't forget... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We made a reservation weeks ahead for Parents Weekend and the restaurant was busy. Our table was ready but all the accessories except the silverware were dirty. The cafe is a jumble. The wine list is extremely limited and misrepresented. Wine glasses are mismatched and so are the pours, even for the same wine We waited 15 minutes to order... More

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Emma R, Owner at Emma's Food for Life, responded to this review

We're very sorry that you had a negative experience at our restaurant. The Saturday of Susquehanna University Parents' Weekend is our busiest day of the year and not representative of a typical day in our small town. On Parents' Weekend, wait times are always much longer than normal because every meal is made to order no matter the number of... More

NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

More towns should have a restaurant like this. They source as much as they can locally, organic whenever possible, and they prepare the food fresh. Their menu lists which foods are heart healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, etc., but that didn't make choosing much easier because everything looked so delicious. I recommend their burgers, fish dishes, soups and pastas. They... More

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