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Emma's Food for Life

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American, Healthy
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11 S Market St, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1801
+1 570-374-0178
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Here at Emma's, we strive to serve only the freshest food made from local...
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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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Made fresh and locally sourced

I love coming to Emma's because I know it's freshly prepared, much of the ingredients locally-sourced, and everything is delicious. It's one place my whole family can agree on! Do yourself a favor - don't leave without getting a slice of the chocolate zucchini cake!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tara D
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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love coming to Emma's because I know it's freshly prepared, much of the ingredients locally-sourced, and everything is delicious. It's one place my whole family can agree on! Do yourself a favor - don't leave without getting a slice of the chocolate zucchini cake!

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1 Thank Tara D
Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a couple of really good and fresh meals here. I ate lunch once and dinner twice. Everything was very good, freshly prepared in a very healthy way. I was pleased with the quality of ingredients that are used and the time and attention with the preparation of the dishes. The staff are very friendly and attentive. I would... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Liked it so much went back the next day. Easy to find on the main street of Selinsgrove. Parking on the street at no charge. Cool, old architectural building. You select where you want to sit. I sat at the front area with large windows overlooking the street and pedestrian traffic just because I love that sort of thing. Service... More 

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Mifflintown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Good selection on their menu. Portion size is typical Central Pennsylvania. In my opinion a small plate size would still be a very good deal at their prices which are reasonable. The quality of food is much better then average for this area of the State.

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slidell, la
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is an excellent choice. Service is very good. Wine samples are offered at no charge - one per person - and are generous. Everything was delicious. Our server had cherry brownies that were left from an event that he gave to us. I hope to come back.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had a great dinner at Emma's. I was looking for something mostly paleo for dinner, and Emma's was perfect. I had the smoked salmon salad with apples and cashews..it was so delicious you never noticed that it was gluten free. My husband had the beef kabobs and really enjoyed them, and my son (10) had the bbq chicken pizza... More 

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Somers, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Run don't walk to Emma's Food for Life! Drive past the strip mall joints and head right to this place....it is fantastic! We were here for SU and Bucknell campus visits and my very picky daughter even told the waitress how much she enjoyed her meal. A very fresh and (almost) completely organic farm to table with an innovative take... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We have now eaten at Emma's on two different occasions, most recently, this past weekend during SU's Parent Weekend. The food was fantastic both visits --- something for everyone! Our daughter is into healthy options and good food. Emma's is perfect and she loves it! Reasonably priced, decent sized portions, excellent quality and really tasty food!! The tea selection is... More 

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Thank Donna M
Simsbury, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It was Family Weekend at Bucknell, so it was busy busy but well worth the wait. We have eaten here before and it is delicious. They really concentrate on great ingredients and well prepared meals. The falafel curry is awesome. Due to the big crowd we had to wait for a bit for our food but the staff went above... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Diverse menu, comfortable ambiance, and an exotic tea selection make this venue a wonderful experience. Oh, did I mention home made warm bread and peach preserves?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 S Market St, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Selinsgrove
  • Phone Number: +1 570-374-0178

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?