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Bethlehem’s Restaurants Keep You Smiling; We Share Our Favorites

Sited at the very heart of the Lehigh Valley, our hometown of Bethlehem, PA, boasts a long and storied history dating back centuries. While it’s no longer the center of heavy industry and shipbuilding it once was, today the city is a thriving metropolis. And Bethlehem’s good health is no more evident than in its bustling food scene. From hearty local fare to globe-trotting tapas, Mexican and beyond, Bethlehem restaurants help keep the residents of “Christmas City” smiling throughout the year.

With that in mind, here’s a few of our absolute favorite Bethlehem restaurants. Next time you’re near our Bethlehem dispensary, try one of these eateries out and let us know what you think!

Green Goods’ Favorite Bethlehem Restaurants

Milan’s Bistro

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Source: Yelp via Bass S.

554 N New St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 419-4828

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With customers raving about this quaint eatery—“hands down, the best Mediterranean restaurant out there”—it’s no mystery why Milan’s has earned so many loyal and repeat fans. With a special touch for the flatbreads and baked goods of the region—try starting your day with a pizzalike manakeesh!—the bistro does a thriving trade in pastries ranging from sweet layered-cheese kanafa to traditional European goods like croissant and raisin rolls. Lunchtime sees the menu turn towards savory grilled chicken skewers, baba ghanoush, and the like, but whatever time of day you stop by, you’ll sure to leave with a smile on your face. Note: As of September 2020, Milan’s is open for curbside pickup only.

Tapas on Main

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Source: Yelp via Josh H.

500 Main St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 868-8903

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Elegant but never overbearing, this swank downtown eatery puts a sophisticated spin on the classic bar snacks of Spain. From seared scallops upgraded by rich Serrano ham to paellas enfolding everything from fresh asparagus to shrimp to spicy chorizo, the food is always spot-on and delicious. Don’t forget the housemade sangrias, running the gamut from classic red and white varieties to zingy grapefruit thyme and strawberry basil. Note: As of September 2020, Tapas on Main is open for curbside pickup, delivery, and limited patio dining (call ahead for reservations).   

Stations Cafe

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Source: Yelp via Stations Cafe

559 Main St #120
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 625-5200

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An explosion of fresh fruit and veggies in an otherwise meat-loving landscape, Stations balances a focus on healthfulness with satisfying, expertly prepared spins on lunch classics. You’ll find bountiful salads, house-baked flatbread with tempting toppings like rotisserie chicken, hummus and veggies or roast turkey, and delicious salmon, black bean or turkey burgers. It’s all too rare to enjoy such healthful treats without sacrificing taste or satisfaction; no wonder Stations is one of Bethlehem’s favorite restaurants. 

Sibri’s Restaurant

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Source: Yelp via Abril H.

147 E Broad St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 625-3090

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Another family-owned favorite known for its gracious staff, this quaint American-style eatery serves up delicious standards in a casual and accommodating dining room. From piping-hot waffles and omelets to start your day to the Southwestern-themed Santa Fe salad at lunchtime (not to mention a pretty knockout Philly steak sandwich to boot) to the mostly Italian-style offerings that stuff the dinner menu (try chicken Leone with rich mushrooms and artichokes), the food is reliably delicious and filling. 

Aqui Es: A Taste of Mexico

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Source: Yelp via Donnie W.

821 Linden St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 419-4901

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This little grill may not be much to look at, but it’s clear there’s something special happening inside. Maybe it’s the friendly, low-key vibe; maybe it’s the drop-dead perfect renditions of crispy pork carnitas or al pastor in a spicy and pineapple-spiked marinade. But in 2017, this humble Bethlehem restaurant was named the nation’s third-best taqueria by Business Insider. Better head down and see what all the fuss is about. Note: As of September 2020, Aqui Es is open for curbside pickup only.