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“Delicious AND Healthy”
Review of Emma's Food for Life - CLOSED

Emma's Food for Life
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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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.
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 serve delicious teas that are also available for purchase. Their coffees are roasted locally, by Fresh Roasted Coffee, and are great, too. Their desserts are rich, but try to save room for one!

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Thank DebsandAlg
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Have eaten at this restaurant three or four times and have found the food (quality, variety, and preparation) and service to be quite good. The chef/owner apparently buys all her ingredients from farms or producers that she knows or has personally reviewed and chosen for their emphasis on organic or lack of artificial input. The ambience is rather simple, a storefront bistro with an informal atmosphere on the main street in a small town.... a single dining room with maybe a dozen tables for four -- even a table in the window, if you'd like to see or be seen by passing traffic. Local artwork on the walls, recorded music in the background, a display of teas and tea-pottery off to the side. Service has always been courteous, personable, and prompt.......or as prompt as the process of individual preparation of dishes permits. So, relax and enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner. (if you're in a hurry, try one of the chains further north on Route 11). You'll notice the emphasis on natural foods as soon as the waitress brings your beverages: for example, ginger beer (rather than the usual ginger ale), fresh brewed teas, etc. Food choices can be eclectic, depending on what specialty the chef has chosen for the day. Most recently, I enjoyed a Portabello Mushroom sandwich, with artichoke hearts, lettuce and light dressing, with a side of fresh cut fried potatoes for about $8.50 or so.

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

This place is amazing! Fresh, local food that tastes AMAZING! They definitely know how to cater to someone looking for a healthy, clean meal with flavor!

Thank Laura N
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Sport of like a college coffee house on gastronomic crack. Very tasty local chicken with carmelized onion, balsamic vinegar, and walnuts aside seared sweet potato and pan wilted arugula. On higher end of the daily per Diem for one meal, but worth a weekly stop in. Excellent attention to gluten free requirement. They knew what it meant and offered replacement options. Brandied peaches were nothing special, but the fact it was offered is exceptional.

Thank Offbeat_Traveler
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Emma's makes the most of local produce and proteins and seasonable foods in its dishes and serves meals that are, for the most part, different from what you would find in other area restaurants. The food is good but, prices have gone up a bit too much for my liking. The place used to have one or two very good value monthly luncheon specials but that seems a thing of the past. I don't feel that the food is necessarily a good value anymore, especially the desserts which can be tiny. The prices, not the food, are the reason I have not returned in recent months.

1  Thank algieph
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