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  • Are you trying to be cute or does ignorance come naturally to you?
  • i didn't know the amish owned restaurants?
  • Yes, I have, in Berlin, Ohio. The food is wonderful! We have also been dinner guests in an Amish Home. The food is similar to what I cook as a former German.
  • Out of points again, but good question. I didn't realize there was such a thing, so I never had the pleasure. But I would expect good, wholesome down-home food.
  • Never even heard of one to go to. Where might I find an Amish restaurant?
  • Sure. Quite good.
  • Yeas. Delicious, home-cooked, and CALORIC - oh, those pies!
  • Oh yes ... we've gone to Amish restaurants in Arthur and Arcola, IL They serve wonderful homemade food family style ... big platters of everything. Their specialities are Shoo Fly Pie and homemade bread. Delicious!
  • No, cant say I have, but I would be interested to know what they eat and how its cooked!
  • Yes, several different ones. Amish women are excellent cooks of the PA Dutch type. There was one in Maryland that served family style, where you sat at a long table and they put out large bowls of food on the table and constantly refilled them. The Amish are fairly reclusive and not evangelical, so food service is not something they typically do. However, you will find the occasional Amish restaraunt. You will also find restaraunts run by people who were raised Amish and didn't join the church when they became adults. There is also a fair bit of back and forth between the Amish and Mennonites, so you will sometimes find people who were raised Amish and joined the Mennonite church when they reach adulthood. And the Mennonites do tend to go into foodservice and hospitality. If you are interested in what the Amish cook, just google PA Dutch cooking or recipes. Here is one of my favorites http://www.berksweb.com/pam/ My family was from Berks County, so this has a lot of familiar recipes for me. Here is another http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes/pennsylvania-dutch I guess I should mention that there are regional variations in PA Dutch cooking. For instance: Berks County Shoo-fly pie is typically dry bottomed and cake-like in a pie shell. Lancaster County Shoo-fly pie is typically wet bottomed and more like a chess-pie. It has a layer of gelatinous molasses in the bottom. Also, as the Mennonite church has become more evangelical and has sent missionaries into the world, they have brought back regional cooking of every area of the world. So you will find that the Amish/Mennonite cooking has taken on an international flavor. I have a Mennonite cookbook that includes recipes from Africa, India and Vietnam. I particularly like this member's recipes http://www.recipezaar.com/member/41706
  • Not a restaurant exactly but a fair/open market where they served food in little carts and at tables with hand held snacks for sale. Mostly it was things you could eat standing up and baked goods. I for one... HATE shoo fly pie. But their breads and cakes and stuff are excellent!
  • Well we live near Intercourse, PA and Bird-in-Hand, PA and have eaten in places like Miller's or Good and Plenty. Meals are served family style, so you get to meet folks from all over.
  • No, I never try to taste it.
  • Yes several times. A place where you get lots of very good plain food. Yummmmmmmmm Yummmmmmmm.
  • I don't think we have any.
  • Nope, never
  • Don't know of any.
  • yes i have. there are quite a few in northern indiana.there are a lot of amish around nappanee, elkhart,and middlebury indiana.great food! i admire them. they all work their butts off.
  • I have never even seen an Amish restaurant. They should expand.
  • Yes, they are in abundance around here.
  • Yep. I've also slept at an Amish restaurant, got a hair cut at an Amish barber shop, had a pedicure at an Amish nail salon, bought my first car at an Amish car dealer, buy my designer suits from an Amish tailor, had my house decorated by an Amish interior designer, have an Amish lawyer on retainer, an Amish accountant does my taxes...Those Amish people are very entrepeneurial
  • Your question brought back some very nice childhood memories. I lived in Connecticut most of my life, but sometimes, during the summer we would visit Southeastern PA, as we have many relatives there, and that is where I was introduced to Amish cooking, the food was wonderful. The place we ate at was like a little open air market with a couple of long tables with bench type seating, I was 15 and up till then I thought all the Amish did was work on their farms and drive their buggies up and down the road. Though the like to remain close to their community, they are a very nice and friendly people who love life.
  • Noper, but if your buying tell me the date, and location : )
  • No, I havent, I would like to try it.
  • I have more times than I can count. There are a few in a large Amish hub in southern Indiana that I frequent. I'm a big fan of the spread that the Amish put on in any of their traditional restaurants. It's incredible food at a reasonable price.
  • Yes, good homegrown, fresh, served homestyle. it was in central illinois...can't remember the name of it. it's a little community with a little theme style park depicting amish life. the homemade breads and cinnamon rolls are to die for...applebutter, pumpkinbutter...and the fried chicken was the best ever.
  • No and I don't remember ever seeing any on my dozen or so trips through PA.
  • We have no Amish people in my area. The Mennonite restaurants have great food. But it's a heavy duty comfort, "work the fields" kind of home cooking.

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