It isn’t uncommon for someone to share a little shop or boutique that we’ve never heard of. NEPA is full of family-owned businesses and shops we like to call “hidden gems.”
We drove around the valley and identified just a few that we really love. Read on to discover more about NEPA!
Located on Pierce St. in Kingston, this grocery store offers up organic, good-for-you produce, meats, and more.
Green Owl Provisions is dedicated to providing area residents with only the best, PA-sourced groceries. PA farms deliver everything from grass-fed meats and artisan breads to organic vegetables and local honey.
You can sign up for an online account and shop ahead, with the option for local delivery or in-store pick-up, or you can stop by the store and see what they have on any given week!
Their hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. Learn more about Green Owl Provisions and sign up for an account here.
If you love Middle Eastern pita bread, Atie’s Bakery is a treat! With their storefront located on Hazle St. in Wilkes-Barre, you can buy fresh, locally-made pita bread and other Lebanese treats! Their bread is made just over the bridge in Forty-Fort, PA.
Their hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7AM–2PM and Saturday from 7AM–12PM. They are located at 400 Hazle St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
The Main Bean coffee shop, located in Luzerne, offers a selection of gourmet coffee and baked goods. Here, you can even get breakfast and deli sandwiches! Looking for locally-sourced food? They use Hillside Farm’s milk and eggs for their breakfast sandwiches. If you’re looking for something on the sweeter side, treat yourself to ice cream or a milkshake. You deserve it!
Follow The Main Bean on Facebook to keep up with their specials.
Last—but not in the least, least—is The Graham Academy’s Graham Garden & Produce Stand. Having planted their garden a few years ago, they began selling their produce to the public in 2016. While the students first enjoyed their harvest with lunches, they soon began to produce too much produce and opened their stand.
Today, you can visit them seasonally, hours usually held from 10:30am-11:30 am Tuesday-Thursday. Check out and follow their Facebook page to keep up with hours and produce!
Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.