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Chowing in lower Bucks: Bensalem to Langhorne (long)


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Chowing in lower Bucks: Bensalem to Langhorne (long)

Eva and Ziv | Feb 18, 2005 09:45 PM

I realize that this topic has been discussed in the past, but there's not much current information about eating in lower Bucks County. I'm from New York via Delaware County (Swarthmore), and now Delco seems like a food paradise compared to the Bensalem area, where I now live.

Since I'm now desperate, I thought it was time to revitalize the discussion! I'd like to hear *any* tips you might have for Northeast Philly, through Bensalem, and up to Langhorne and beyond. I'm on something of a budget, so I'd especially like to hear about your favorite diners, coffee shops, bakeries, neighborhood pubs, etc. Real butchers and fishmongers would be fantastic, too. I've heard about Blue Sage and Duck Sauce (thank goodness for these boards!), so I'll try those nicer-sounding places for a special occasion. I just can't take the endless chain parade on Street Road anymore!

Come to think of it, there's an Indian place on Street Road, in the creepy-looking shopping center where Staples is currently located--does anyone know if it's any good? There's also Uduppi (sp?) Dosa House on Hulmeville. I adore Indian food, so it would be great to find even "just decent" places.

Since I believe in trading value for value, I'll also suggest two places.

Peppi's Pizza, in the Flower Mills shopping center on Maple in Langhorne, has the closest approximation of Brooklyn pizza I've tasted around here. (In Brooklyn, it would just be so-so, but out here, it's a stand-out.) I've only tried the plain (cheese) so far.

Today I discovered Langhorne Coffee House, on the corner of Maple and Bellevue. It's a small, cutesy place, only open 6 am to 3 pm (breakfast all day), but it's a welcome break. I had a decent (though, at $5, pricey) BLT and delicious, fresh-brewed (unsweetened) iced tea. The bacon was, visually and taste-wise, fresh off the grill. My boyfriend's pancakes were *delicious*, even hours later, cold out of the take-home box. Just the right balance of sweetness, perfectly golden, large, and fluffy. A short stack was $3.95. Good, honest food, if uninspired. Their breakfast menu is much larger than the lunch menu (they have a large variety of omelette options), and the lunch menu includes salads, wraps, and steaks. Next time when I'm feeling hungrier, I'll try the Pork-n-Cheese roll. The customers were all locals.

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