Bar → Teresa’s Next Door
This popular gastropub’s hearty, inventive menu and extensive beer selection never fail to impress. Specialty tastings and meet-the-brewer events beckon beer lovers on a regular basis. Or show up any night and choose from dozens of Belgian and local brews on tap, plus hundreds by the bottle. 124 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, (610) 293-9909, teresascafe.com.
Brunch → Paramour
Spend a lazy Sunday at the historic Wayne Hotel’s elegant yet contemporary in-house restaurant, where you can build your own Bloody Mary (with house-made heirloom-tomato mix, a choice of hot sauces, fresh horseradish, pickled veggies and Gulf shrimp skewers) and savor the chef’s complimentary appetizer bar. Brunch entrées range from cinnamon-swirl brioche French toast to chicken and waffles. 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 977-0600, paramourwayne.com.
BYOB → Hana Japanese
Tucked away in the shopping center adjacent to the Lancaster County Farmers Market, this cozy, classic spot is perfect for a quiet dinner over a bottle of sake. Adventurous sushi enthusiasts are best served at the bar, where an expert chef is your guide. Regulars love the pan-fried shrimp gyozas, steamed pork, vegetable shumai, and oh-so-delicate tempura. 387 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 687-3320.
Cheesesteak → Landis Restaurant
Going on 45 years, this family business has been Wayne’s go-to spot for the weekday lunch crowd. Especially good are the cheesesteaks, made ultra-fresh with top-quality prime steak sliced every morning. Add American cheese, fried onions, and a fresh Italian roll sourced from South Philly. 118 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-9999, cookplex.com/landis.
Water Ice → Capri Homemade Italian Water Ice
Offering creamier, more flavorful water ice than its competitors, this seasonal spot is worth the wait—and the battle for a parking space. Choose from traditional flavors like mango, passion fruit, watermelon and cherry, or opt for the slightly more exotic mint chocolate chip, key lime pie and birthday cake. 238 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 386-1999.
Pizza → Jules Thin Crust Pizza
Jules’ organic hi-gluten flour is the magic ingredient behind its thin, ultra-crispy crust. Among the more than two dozen numbered varieties, we’ve embraced the Meat No. 7, with fig jam, Gorgonzola, prosciutto, rosemary, arugula and mozzarella. Or skew healthier with the Veggie No. 15—asparagus, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, scallions and lemon vinaigrette. 114 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (484) 580-8003, julesthincrust.com.