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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here half a dozen times now and always leave happy. It's always great food and nice atmosphere. Love all of the fresh local ingredients, and somebody that actually has some talent cooking with them is a plus! I love the constant changing menu based what's available.

Thank Scrompii
Buffalo, New York
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87 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in town for lunch. Interesting choices on menu sweet potato and bean wrap, ham and egg omelette . We went for potato pancakes with apple and onion topping. They were cooked in too much oil. The Canadian bacon was like leather. My fruit was good. The iced green tea was also good. Perhaps other items on the menu are... More 

1 Thank kmehl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy the food at Emma's. It is however, very hard to order something other than the mushroom lasagna (because it is so good and I want to have it every time), but when I do I'm not disappointed. It does seem like real linens and candles or floweres should go with the place, atmosphere a little lacking, but nothing... More 

1 Thank susquehann
Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Excellent food, good service and reasonable prices! We went for an early supper so it was not busy at the time. It is a relaxed environment so not ideal if you are in a hurry. Huge selection of herbal teas. The menu is large enough that there is something for everyone. We treated ourselves to dessert this time and had... More 

Thank Donna M
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

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


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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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