Although I am not one to divest too much personal information on this site, today’s post does require a bit of backstory. So, here I go. I am married to a (quite handsome) physician-scientist and his career comes with a lot of relocating and traveling. One might say, I am the medical version of an army brat. I have lived on both coasts, the Midwest, and now I am currently residing in the South. Although some might think this constant relocating can be hectic (which it certainly can), it does give me the opportunity to experience new and exciting places. On weekends we explore, and boy have we had some adventures! I’m talking New England clam chowder, Louisiana Gumbo, Boston cream pie, Midwestern hush puppies, Californian vegan something-or-other… oh, am I only listing food? Well of course, I am. I have my priorities clearly in check. And one of my favorite weekend trips while we lived in New England was to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Now I could go on and on about the gorgeous landscape, the humbling experience on the battlefield, the awe-inspiring historic landmarks, Honest Abe, etc. But I know why you really come to my website, so let’s just delve right into the food and drinks. Gettysburg has a killer emerging culinary and craft beverage scene. From fine dining in historic locations to delicious gastronomic bites at trendy distilleries, it has it all. The town happens to also be one of the top USA producers of apples (I’m winking at you, Hard Cider!). Who knew?! So, if you’re planning a trip to Gettysburg, I’ve compiled a list of my recommendations for foodie haunts you won’t want to miss…
Hipsters, this one is for you. Fidler & Company Craft Kitchen is the premier location in Gettysburg to try avant-garde rustic cuisine. From hand cut pappardelle in cashew pesto to pork ragout served with a cheese croquette, be prepared for a taste explosion. Best of all, everything served is local.
Toffee and popcorn and fudge, oh my! Kilwin’s is the place to stop for a sweet pick-me-up during a busy day of sightseeing. Chocolate English Walnut Fudge? They’ve got it! Apple Pie Caramel Apple? You bet ya! Decorative tins filled with fresh made Peanut Corn? Oh yeah! And if you have a little time in your busy day, take the chocolate tour… you’ll thank me later.
Two words: Wine Cellar. Admittedly, this dining experience will set you back a pretty penny. But look at that room! Antrim 1844 offers a private dining and wine tasting experience in the immaculate wine cellar of their historic Greek revival estate. If the Wine Cellar is too rich for your blood, then you must indulge in their Smokehouse Restaurant. It boasts a gourmet six-course meal from a world-renowned chef, a seemingly endless wine list, and a gorgeous setting.
After a long day of wanderlusting, you’re going to need to wet your whistle. The Appalachian Brewing Co. is the place to do it. The brewpub features hand-crafted ales, lagers, and sodas along with delicious bites. The menu boasts a plethora of flavors that will keep your taste buds occupied: Maple Brown Ale, White Birch Beer, Craft Root Beer Floats, and Chocolate Stout, just to name a few.
There are many more delicious places to rest your traveling feet, so visit the Destination Gettysburg website for all the details. To help kick-start your Gettysburg getaway, I’m giving away gift certificates to Kilwin’s and Appalachian Brewing Co. So, get to scheming your historic trip and enter below for your chance to win…
Special thanks to Destination Gettysburg for sponsoring this post to bring you the town’s best foodie haunts!