Warm potato chips fresh from the fryer, deliciously unique ice cream, and hand-twisted pretzels will tempt your taste buds for sweet treats and salty eats. Ignore the calories, and make sure to add a stop at these snack locations during your next trip to York County, PA.
Thanks to the abundance of dairy farms and culinary artisans in the region, York County has no shortage of places to find delicious ice cream. From traditional homespun flavors to modern, inventive creations, no matter what kind of ice cream treat you’re after, it is sure to be made here.
The charming Perrydell Farm Dairy offers 30 flavors of homemade ice cream, including an ever-changing flavor of the month. If you can’t pick just one flavor of ice cream, try the Perrydell Ice Cream Sampler, with four one-ounce scoops to enjoy. Round out your visit with a self-guided tour to watch the milking operation, calf feeding time, and milk bottling.
Tucked into a cheery, colorful building in East York, Sweet Willows Creamery offers a bevy of artisan ice cream with dozens of unusual flavors. Owner Brent Lebouitz honed his skills at the Penn State Creamery’s short course, and he churns out fan favorites like Chocolate Lover’s Peanut Butter, Wild Maine Blueberry, and Indonesian Sumatra. Ever-changing limited-edition flavors, like Teaberry, Vanilla Nutella Brownie Pizzelle, and Fluffernutter Toffee Crunch, mean there’s something new and exciting to try every time you visit.
Martin’s Snacks is known for its famous Kettle Cook’d and Bar-B-Q Waffle chips. Martin’s chips were first produced in the farm kitchen of Harry and Fairy Martin and have been a staple in the hearts and homes of York County ever since! Pick up bags of the freshest chips you’ve ever had in the factory store.
Pretzel fanatic? Snyder’s of Hanover Factory Store is a must-visit! Filled with every pretzel variety you can think of; this huge store offers great deals and great eats. If you are lucky, you might even find bags of test flavors not released to the public.
Known worldwide for their Animal Crackers and cookies, Stauffer’s Outlet offers a wide variety of other cookies, candies, and salty treats, delighting shoppers with every visit. Stop by the outlet store where you can shop ‘til you drop.