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Emma's Food for Life

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11 S Market St, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1801
+1 570-374-0178
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

After a day of hiking in Ricketts Glen, stopped at Emma's after reading online reviews we were not disappointed! Every bite a delight. A fresh salad included beautiful red skin carrots and a a choice of delightful homemade dressings. My main course was smoked salmon with pasta, seasoned perfectly with a light sauce. But the bread! I could wax poetic... More 

Thank donnf
Milton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The lighter fare menu has a salad with apples and rabbit sausage that is absolutely delicious. The garlic vinaigrette is especially good. Wait staff is very pleasant. Excellent service -- but we were the only diners during late lunch time.

Thank beachgirl5PA
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

First visit and I will sum it up with an overall terrible experience. My daughter and I sat down for lunch, waited 15 minutes to be acknowledged, then waited 20 minutes for beverages, then 45 minutes for food. Prices were not reflective of food quality and it appeared that my plate had mold on the bread. Was told by the... More 

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

I regret that you found your experience at Emma's to be terrible. We, of course, always want our customers to have wonderful experiences. I personally made your food and can assure you that while you might not have been impressed, most of the items on your plate were grown or raised at our farm and were very fresh. The bread... More 

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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Healthy and flavorful. If you're in the area, stop and eat here. I ordered the falafel pita with homemade fries. Both were delicious. My husband enjoyed the ham and egg salad. My ten year old ate the baby burger. He's ten so he was unimpressed but I loved it!

Thank Myrna B
Hockessin, Delaware
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Traveling up the Susquehanna River we found this wonderful place, a new age artisan chef at the helm. We had outstanding tea from their 30 spot tea menu. The homemade hummus starter-great consistency and flavor with a little kick, then a veggie lasagna and rabbit sausage over white beans. Wonderful subtle flavors; actually added a touch of salt to the... More 

Thank Atrick6
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Now have had both dinner and Sunday brunch here. Great interesting menu choices, all fresh ingredients, good service. Highly recommend.

Plant City, Florida
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I absolutely loved this restaurant in downtown Selinsgrove, PA. I love their concept of "everything repurposed" for the motif and the local farmer foods that make up their menu. Their selection of tea is wonderful. We started with the Spanakopita, which was wonderful and so very delicate. It melted in your mouth. I had the "duck Reuben," which was wonderful... More 

Thank HikerGirl33566
Winfield, PA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We love to dine at Emma's! We are never disappointed in our dining experience. Everything is homemade - and you can tell by the taste and the care that is given. We can't leave without having a slice of the Chocolate Zucchini Cake, it is delicious! If you haven't made it to Emma's yet -- do so -- you won't... More 

Thank martinofive
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

The service was excellent. We were in a rush and got only appetizers which were tasty. Additionally, the products used are organic and local, which are pluses. The ambiance was just right. The bread was excellent! We intend to return for a full meal. Great job Emma's.

Thank Purplestar096
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely gem! This restaurant serves local produce and meats. I had the Northern Lights salad with smoked Alaskan salmon and it was delicious! Staff was friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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