Excellent food stuffs in the Allentown/Emmaus area
The wife and I ate at Balasia twice (once for dinner, and once for Sunday brunch) and both times were amazing. If you are vegan and are ever in the Emmaus area, you should totally check this place out. All of the food is vegan, it is all local, and it is all made by one cook. The chef there was the brain child behind the now-defunct Green Cafe in south side Bethlehem, only the new place is waaaay more chic. Set in an old house in downtown Emmaus, it totally feels like you are visiting a friend at their house, and they are cooking for you. Both the dinner and the brunch meals were to die for (kombucha mimosas?!?), the atmosphere was awesome, and the value was fantastic. A must visit!
Also, Cali Burrito (on Hamilton Blvd. near-ish Dorney Park) is another must if you are ever in that area. Smoked tofu burritos with fresh jalapenos, black beans, lime cilantro rice, and homemade salsas (made fresh daily). . .we're talking serious food here! Expect to pay about $8-$9 for a burrito, but you get chips and salsa, and the quality of the food makes it totally worth it.
Has anyone else had any great meal experiences in the Valley lately?