Each week, Sam and Hannah will spotlight one local small business in the Lehigh Valley that we love! Now more than ever, let’s band together to help our small business owners and favorite local shops make it through this pandemic! Send us your favorite small businesses so that we can show them love at 8:10a on Thursdays!
Skinterest Skincare Boutique at the Silk Mill in Easton
They’ve been voted Best in the Valley since 2015 and have been in the Silk Mill for years now. They just opened up their new, bigger location also at the Silk Mill which is great because that means there’s more time slots open for appointments!
If you want to treat yourself or your significant other, this is the perfect place to do it. I was just there for a massage and facial and it was so relaxing, the staff is extremely kind and very knowledgeable.
1274 Simon Blvd, G10, Easton, PA 18042
I can’t stress enough that you should run, not walk, to go get these cookies.. They’re “designer cookies” and have the most delicious flavors.
I got them a couple weekends ago and hoooooly moly. I got smore’s, funfetti, unicorn and strawberry pb&j .. they every single flavor was AMAZING. I loved that they’re thick and gooey.. a lot are also stuffed with flavors like the pb&j had actual strawberry jam in the middle. Also anytime cookies are served warm, I’m there.
Right off the circle next to the Bayou and it’s very instagrammable inside also. 247 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042
If you love a good brunch spot, you DEFINITELY have to try out Mitzi’s Table! They just celebrated 3 years under new ownership and offer breakfast and lunch comfort foods with a twist! They work with other local businesses like Scholl’s Orchards, Primordia Mushroom Farms, and La Sierra Coffee to use the freshest ingredients for their meals. Also, if you’re a fan of seasonal flavors, their pumpkin pancakes are to die for!
They have a large variety authentic and hard to find Asian snacks, produce, drinks, and more! I’m a huge fan of Asian flavors like Ube, Melon and Matcha so this is heaven to me. They carry this Honeydew Boba Ice Cream.. yes, please. Also they have the Ramune soda flavored hi-chew candies that are extremely hard to find in the US and are expensive online. If you have kids that love Anime, it could be a really fun experience for them to go pick out some items to taste test! There’s also a hot tea bar inside the market.
They specialize in small, personal picnics for special occasions or date nights! They provide the set up and food and drinks for the picnic.. including a variety of non- alcoholic drinks. They’re also partnered with Cheese Jawn charcuterie. They offer a variety of packages and are available to set up at multiple locations in the Lehigh Valley! You can contact them by sending a DM to @pennpicnics on Instagram!
Sleepy Cat Urban Winery, located in the heart of the Theater District in West End of Allentown…When we opened in August 2016, we opened with 11 wines and had been making wine at home for 4 years. Today, we share our love of making wine with all of you. We have 20+ varieties of wines that range from dry to sweet and red to white as well as fruit wines. Sleepy Cat has a relaxed, fun vibe and a winery experience…..urban style. With purr-duction and a tasting room in the same location and now a “paw”ty room, you will be able to see where purr-duction takes place & taste our wines all in the same facility in an urban setting. Check out our “Paw”ty room to see if it works for your next celebration! When you and your friends are ,making plans for a Winery, consider our spotlight for this week, Sleep Cat Urban Winery.
They’re open 12-9 everyday with lots of varieties of hard and soft ice cream, with homeade fresh small batch ice cream everyday… great food from the grill too, pick up an ice cream cake for those hot and humid days….Wanna eat outside? check out their patio which is open! So when in Emmaus and you need an ice cream fix check out TG Countryside. They have a bunch of different sundae options or you can create your own. I’m sure you’ll be seeing them all around the Valley this Summer! You can get a schedule of where the truck will be on their site! Located on Chestnut Street in Emmaus
Albrights Hardware in Allentown, family owned since 1992… stop in for lawn and garden supplies, paint, electric supplies too. yes they carry lawn mowers too! if your’re like me you need a new one, this may be a great stop for dad for Father’s Day Too! You can even plan your DIY project with Albright Hardware, so if you’re on Walbert Ave …STOP BY AND SUPPORT OUR SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT!
You’ve heard of Dole Whip, but have you heard of Banana Whip? It’s a healthy version of ice cream that takes frozen bananas and turns them into ice cream with no additives!
They have a bunch of different sundae options or you can create your own. I’m sure you’ll be seeing them all around the Valley this Summer! You can get a schedule of where the truck will be on their site! https://bananaramasundae.com/
575 Jacobsburg Road Nazareth
If you’re like me and getting ready for a vacation and are concerned about the animals, and you need a “not to worry” situation, stop by Homestead Kennels in Nazareth, they’ve been there almost 40 years and put my nervous stomach at ease, you can stop by anytime for a tour as well! don’t worry about the exercising, they’ll take your puppys for walks, they even do grooming, Call them for pup updates if you like.
They have a bunch of reasonably priced gift baskets for Mother’s Day available.
Plus they have a “build your own basket” option where you can hand pick items to add to the basket for your mom so that you know she’ll love it. 514 N St Cloud St, Allentown
Spotlight on Surv Resturant in Easton, Forks Township, Sullivan Trail, If you’re looking for a fine dining night out, maybe date night or just something different from the loud bars, Try Surv Resturant, they have amazing wood fire pizza, an awesome bar, one of the coolest things is….it’s in the back of the old Laneco building…oh it’s patio season too, I love eating outside, they’re ready for you on their patio. stop by give it a try. Surve Resturant
They’ve teamed up with other local establishments to support a local 6 year old girl named McCoy who’s suffering from Leukemia. She calls herself “The Real McCoy” so County Seat created a unique, vanilla milkshake cocktail in her honor. $2 from every “Real McCoy” cocktail sold will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the year Campaign. This runs now through April 30th at County Seat Spirits at the Silk Mill in Easton.
https://www.facebook.com/donate/749862102260890/ to donate directly to McCoy’s fundraising campaign
Located in center City on the Artswalk, stop in for lunch, dinner, they have lots of merchants including many different food options, if you like Sushi, Italian, Ice Cream you’ll want to stop in, they’re even adding a few new vendors this year, so the next time your in Allentown, stop by The Downtown Allentown Market!
Tshikovi Tea House – 74 S Main St, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
If coffee isn’t for you, this new shop in Phillipsburg is gonna be right up your alley! They sell specialty teas.. ready brewed and loose leaf. They’ll even do a “tea consultation” to find you a perfect blend!
I love the story behind this shop too.. the owner, Yvette, says growing up, tea was a big deal in their house which is why she also named tea blends after her family members!
Green Earth Marketplace on Chestnut Street in Emmaus
Green Earth Market Place is an Organic Grocery Store…They offer an entire marketplace of products both beneficial to you as well as the environment. They offer essential oils, vitamins, and organic items for you, If and when you’re in Emmaus check them out! 1328 Chestnut Street! keep checking for new products arriving. Congrats to Green Earth Market Place as our featured Small Business Spotlight!
With the weather getting sunny and warm, this is the perfect time to get out and do something fun either as a date day or with the family!
Horses Unplugged offers trail rides, camping with horses, and also experience sessions where you can face your fear of horses by getting to just hang with them and ride them if you’re comfortable.
They rescue horses from kill pens or from people who can’t take care of their horses anymore. You can find more about them on their facebook by searching Horses Unplugged or at horsesunplugged.com
Donegal Square at 534 Main Street in Historic Bethlehem
The next time you’re walking up and down Main Street in Bethlehem, stop by this small business spotlight….Donegal Square at 534 Main Street…Located in Historic Bethlehem, purveying all things Ireland and the British Isles. A favorite stop to shop for locals and visitors alike. In 1996 Donegal Square moved to their current location almost doubling in size and allowing the addition of McCarthy’s Tea Roome. Donegal Square has been involved with the Celtic Classic festival since its inception in 1987 and is proud to be associated with one of the best events of its kind in North America, if not the world. I’m sure I’ll be checking them out soon oh yea and the bar too!
Stravino's Italian Market | 269 5th St, Whitehall, PA 18052
Stravino’s is an Italian market and deli. they have imported Italian good needs. have a large variety of meats, cheeses, pasta and home goods, perfect for party planning too, With Easter coming up I’ll be making a drive to Stravinos for cheese! While you’re shopping for Italian goods you can have a meal, with sandwiches and salads too…oh and my favorite fresh bread delivered daily (reminds me of when i was a kid) check it out if you’re in Whitehall or in the mood for good Italian food!
Ritz BBQ is now open, with new owners and they are even adding breakfast to their menu, so if you’re near the Allentown Fairgrounds stop in for breakfast.
if ice cream is your thing, they are planning on having over 40 flavors for you to try, they’ll even have new daily specials too and look for some Allentown fair memories from years past too.
Can’t wait to get out there!
WIZ KIDZ is an 80’s themed restaurant on East Elizabeth and Center Streets in Bethlehem who’s cheesesteaks would put any of the famous Philly cheesesteak shops to shame.. for real.
They have a bunch of specialty steaks all with 80’s inspired names, but they also have other food like I’m looking now at a picture of Garlic Parm Pierogis. I wish I could smell them through the screen because they just look delicious. I definitely think I’ll be making a trip out there this weekend!
We are a family business, dedicated to process 100% Colombia coffee. We have been in business since 2004, selling coffee online since 2006.
We sell to consumers who prefer to drink coffee that is fair traded, freshly roasted and exquisite. In addition to it, we have acquired other fine products that are part and parcel of our product mix. These are items consumers navigating the internet search for. These include, an excellent line of tea, made of natural teas containing natural fruits and flavors, up to and included English breakfast tea and Earl Grey. We also added a premium natural black tea, and a black tea flavored to raspberry. Our product mix includes Melitta ® brand coffee cones (to make single cups of coffee or tea) paper filters. Bialetti ® brand single and double stove top espresso makers. Del Pappa ® brand 100% pure extra virgin olive oil. BAMIX ® brand submersible hand blenders for cooking preparations. Bodum ® brand French presses and coffee grinders.
Unfortunately the building wasn’t able to make it through the last storm so there’s now a fundraiser and raffle going on to help them pay their mortgage, utilities and employees.
-the raffle begins on Monday, February 22nd.
Just Around The Corner at 5 North Bank St in Easton
Offering a fresh and unique collection of handmade gifts, with an emphasis on local artisans. Jewelry, glassware, silk scarves, paintings, pottery, ornaments, soaps & lotions, funky socks, cigar box guitars & ukuleles, baskets, turned wood, and so much more. You never know what you’ll find at Just Around The Corner.
They’ve been open for about a year now and not only is their pudding absolutely delicious, they’ve also been taking time to do good for their community. They’re doing a free waffle day on February 21st for individuals and families in need.
You can get their menu and more info on how to donate to help provide waffles for free waffle day at khanisas.com