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Emma's Food for Life

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American, Healthy, Organic
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11 S Market St, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1801
+1 570-374-0178
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food for a healthy lifestyle

We are staying at the Hampton Inn and Emma's was nearby. The menu choices offered fresh produce and organic meats cooked into delicious meals. We tried both of the special soups, a falafel wrap, and a chicken taco salad. Their homemade bread was wonderful and their homemade dressings are very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
Debbie N
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  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We are staying at the Hampton Inn and Emma's was nearby. The menu choices offered fresh produce and organic meats cooked into delicious meals. We tried both of the special soups, a falafel wrap, and a chicken taco salad. Their homemade bread was wonderful and their homemade dressings are very tasty. Highly recommend it, especially for vegetarians or vegans.

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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

inventive menue with everything fresh and creative. Great laid-back atmosphere without the 'stuffy'. Works with the community to promote healthy eating.

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Dover, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stopped in with my wife for a quick bite. Was expecting a different vibe. Not sure what, but the name Emma's Food For Life seem to inspire a more laid back feel. Emma's was more like a basic diner with a few nick-nacks. The menu had a wide variety and we had the falafel and santa fe chicken salad. My... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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, Organic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?