Mar 10, 2016

Steve's Chicken Stand

Steve's Chicken Stand
Hometown Farmers Market - Tamaqua, PA
This Amish stand in Tamaqua may have the best chicken that I've ever eaten.

It's almost a shame that it's tucked away in the Hometown Farmer's Market.  If they opened up a traditional restaurant in a place like Philadelphia or New York, I'm convinced that they would be a huge success.  More often than not, this stand has a pretty long line of customers waiting to be served, which is all the more impressive when you consider the fact that their customer base is limited to people farmers market shoppers on a single day of the week (Hometown is only open on Wednesday).

It's not like they have signs on the road to let you know there's a fantastic chicken restaurant in here.  In fact, they don't even have their own entrance or any seating.  They're in the dead center of a large building, across from a stand that sells honey and candles made from beeswax.  You'd never know they were here if not for the intoxicating smell of rotisserie chicken that wafts through the building.

I had an order of chicken tenders with seasoned potato wedges and a side of macaroni and cheese.  The photo truly doesn't do it justice.  The chicken was moist and delicious with the perfect amount of herbs and spices.

If you happen to be in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania on a Wednesday, you really should check this place out.  You won't be sorry.