Dining and groceries

As “college town,” there’s no shortage of wings, pizza and beer in State College. But there’s also fine dining and a reasonable selection of “ethnic food,” including Thai, Mexican, and Indian. We’ve listed a few below, but consult the URL links for comprehensive lists.

Hog’s Galore Restaurant and Meat Shop in Phillipsburg, PA
(owned by family members)
330 Enterprise Drive, PhilipsburgPennsylvania 16866
Stop in on your way home to purchase some locally grown pork products, including bacon, roasts, sausage, and ribs.
16.5 mi – about 21 mins

Clem’s BBQ
7779 S Eagle Valley Rd

4.0 mi – about 4 mins

www.subway.com - (814) 692-7544 
5.7 miles (about 6 minutes)

Gamble Mill Tavern
160 Dunlap St
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 355-7764‎
(814) 355-3957‎
14.5 mi – about 19 mins

American Ale House & Grill
821 Cricklewood Dr
State College, PA 16803
(814) 237-9701‎
11.8 mi – about 17 mins

Hi-Way Pizza for Italian, Pizza, Subs

1688 N. Atherton St.
State College
(814) 237-0375

Cozy Thai
454 E College Ave, State College, Pennsylvania
Serves meat, veg options available. Ask for tofu as substitute for meats, and let your waiter know if you are vegetarian or vegan. Can get crowded an noisy. Accept credit cards.

Green Bowl
131 W Beaver Ave, State College, Pennsylvania
Serves meat, veg options available. Mongolian style flat top grill/stir fry bar with choices of vegetables including tofu and a variety of sauces. Leave out the meats and just take veggies. You can also ask for the vegan broth to make your mix into a soup if you want. Vegetarians ask the kitchen to cook veggies off the main grill, in a wok, to avoid contamination. Dinner and weekend prices higher. Open daily.

120 E Beaver Ave, State College, Pennsylvania
Serves meat, veg options available. Has a large vegetarian menu section for dinner - vegans need to specify "no cream". Lunch is buffet only, and the vegetarian dishes have cream pre-mixed. Accept credit cards.

Mad Mex
240 S Pugh St, State College, Pennsylvania
(16801) (at Beaver)
Serves meat, veg options available. Has vegan soy cheese and vegan tofu sour cream, vegetarian chickpea chili, portobello options, chunky guacamole. Accept credit cards.

Viet-Thai Restaurant
N Atherton St, State College, Pennsylvania
Serves meat, veg options available. Has menu section with options for vegetarians and vegans. Need to specify (say no fish or oyster sauce). Mostly Thai food. Accept credit cards. Open until 8pm, closed Monday.

The list goes on and on…

Grocery and Convenience Stores

Our personal favorite grocery store in the area is Wegmans– it has a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, fabulous cheese shop, helpful butchers.  Also has a dining area with ready-to-eat food – convenient place to stop on your way over to State College.

Wegmans Food Pharmacy (Commercial grocery store)
345 Colonnade Blvd
, State College, PA‎ - (814) 278-9000
11.0 mi – about 15 mins

The closest convenience store is Lykens Market in Port Matilda, just 5.7 miles (about 6 minutes) away. Lykens Market: 100 W Plank Rd, Port Matilda, PA 16870 Get Directions
(814) 692-4330

There’s a Uni-Mart on the other side of the mountain towards State College.
Head southwest on S Eagle Valley Rd/US-220 toward Port Matilda for 2.9 miles. Take the ramp ontoN Atherton St/PA-322/Skytop Mountain Rd/US-220/US-322. Take this towards State College and this particular Uni-Mart is located on the far side of the mountain on the right.
4140 Buffalo Run Rd
, Port Matilda, PA‎ - (814) 238-8645 http://www.uni-mart.com/  
8.7 mi – about 13 mins

The Granary (Health Food Store)
The Granary is a store selling natural, organic and ethnic foods, as well as vitamins, homeopathic products, herbal remedies, personal care products and biodegradable home care products.
2766 W. College Ave. State College, Pa. 16801
814 238 4844 or 1 866 GRANARY(472-6279)
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm EST Thursday 10am - 8pm
14.7 mi – about 23 mins

Nature's Pantry (Health Food Store)
1350 E College Ave, 
State College Pennsylvania 16801                  814-861-5200
Natural foods market offering selections in gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free alternatives for those with allergies as well as the usual groceries, vitamins, herbs, books, coffees & teas, pet products, refrigerated foods, and more; special orders taken. Closed Sunday.
15.0 mi – about 21 mins

255 Northland Ctr, State College, PA‎ - (814) 237-1828
11.3 mi – about 16 mins