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Summer Eats in Bethlehem, PA

Summer Eats in Bethlehem, PA

In this post, the Valley Park Blog is featuring three of our favorite restaurants in Bethlehem, PA and three of our favorite summer recipes. We hope that you get the chance to get out of your apartment (or stay in) and enjoy a perfect summer meal before August is through.




Billy’s Downtown Diner

10 E Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Andrew Roberts: “Very nice place. Not expensive and I got a lot of food. The Cuban omelette was excellent though the hash browns were a little bland. Very friendly staff though. I would definitely come back!”


The Bayou Southern Kitchen and Bar

702 Hawthorne Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Michael Wallace: “Awesome restaurant that has a diverse menu with very generous portions to go along with extremely good prices (no entree exceeded $20 at the time of this review). Staff was great and they had engaged owners who stopped by to check in on us. We had a group of 8 and all of us will definitely look forward to our next visit and would 100% suggest this to others in the Bethlehem area!”


Tapas On Main

500 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Richard Miller: “Great food and drink options with a very attentive staff - we had one small order problem and they fixed it quickly and easily. As a bonus - you can also order from the menu of their sister restaurant next door, a French place that makes fantastic crepes!  Can't wait to go back to try more small plates!”


Summer Recipes


Summer, Corn, Avocado, and Black Bean Salad from Produce on Parade

Toss together corn, tomatoes, black beans, avocado, red onion, and cilantro to make this salad and top it with a delicious lemon dressing for a breezy summer side or appetizer.


The Best, Crispiest Peach Crisp from Chew Out Loud

Make the sugary filling with semi-ripe peaches (you can find them at your local farmers’ market), granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. You’ll love serving this dessert up with a big scoop of vanilla — we think cinnamon or caramel ice cream would taste lovely, as well — and a tall glass of milk.


One Pan Garlic Parmesan Pasta from Yellow Bliss Road

This dish is perfect for a simple summer meal in August. Pair it with a garlic roll, a side of asparagus, and your favorite summer fruits for a light, delicious dinner. Season this pasta with minced garlic and shredded parmesan cheese.


Do you have any restaurant recommendations or recipes for us? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!