Every main street in Berks County’s towns offer unique family-owned and small businesses to support. Whether you’re looking for a new restaurant to try, activity to keep you entertained, or business to shop for holiday gifts this year, Boyertown has many great options to choose from and you don’t have to go too far.
Let’s go local to Boyertown and support the businesses in our own backyard.
When buying fresh produce and food items grown and made locally, it’s easy to taste the difference. Frecon Farms sells fresh baked pies, fruit from their own orchards, glass bottled milk, and much more! Order a local, cafe free, farm fresh turkey and sides to fill your table this holiday season.
Be sure to stop at the sweetest place in Boyertown, The Peppermint Stick Candy Shop! You’ll find old-fashioned favorites like Mary Janes sharing the case with modern favorites, gourmet candy, and soon-to-be-discovered treasures. This nostalgic spot will have you coming back again and again.
When shopping for unique, one-of-a kind pieces for gifts or looking for a fun night out with friends, MJ’s Legacy is the place to go. Owner Margie Harner hosts around 35 different vendors at her shop and specializes in handmade crafts, antiques, collectibles, vintage and home décor. The shop offers occasional crafting classes and events. Inventory is always changing so you’re sure to find the perfect gift for that someone special.
Looking to add a new member to your family? Zimmers Pets finds forever homes for puppies, kittens, small animals, fish, reptiles, birds, and more. Their puppies come from local families and breeders and each one finds a home. Zimmers Pets also sells all pet supplies that you will need to care for your new pet.
You’ll marvel at the beauty of glass at Taylor Backes, a creative studio, gallery, and teaching facility wrapped into one exquisite stop. Shop the unique inventory, watch glass being blown, or sign-up for a glass while you visit. You might recognize the work of the studio’s owners, Will Dexter and Karla Trinkley. Their work can be found in the permanent collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The American Craft Museum, The Corning Museum of Glass and the Smithsonian Institute, as well as respected collections across the globe.
The Other Farm Brewing Company is a nano-brewery that is located in the once historic Boyertown Brewery. Their motto is “Community. Drink. Music. Food.” so it’s only fitting that they’re brewing beers with hops grown locally, sourcing ciders and wines from Pennsylvania artisans, and bringing people together with delicious food and great entertainment.
Nothing quite compares to the comfort food from a local diner. Saville’s Diner, a family-owned and operated business, is the largest diner in the Boyertown area. They specialize in Pennsylvania Dutch style foods and homemade desserts. Their large menu offers something for everyone to enjoy.
The Grill Shop, a favorite among locals, served its first breakfast in Boyertown almost 75 years ago and has been satisfying the taste buds of many since then. The shop offers weekly specials, Grill Shop originals, which were created by former or current students of Boyertown Area Senior High School, and customer favorites, such as “The “Mess.”
For those who prefer plant based dining, head to the Firefly Cafe for vegetarian breakfast and lunch options. Owners Michael and Loriann share almost 35 years of vegetarianism and veganism between them. Enjoy their creative offering Friday through Sunday. The Firefly also hosts an online store featuring vegetarian favorites.
Studio B is the community arts center of Boyertown and they feature rotating art exhibits by local and regional artists. Those interested in learning a new skill are encouraged to enroll in their workshops and classes. Support the local arts!
The State Theatre in Boyertown has a fascinating history and story of origin. In 1912, George Unger, who helped bring electricity to Boyertown, also helped to bring entertainment to the town. “The Lyric” opened and played silent movies before offering movies with sound in 1930. Four years later, it became the State Theatre and plays first run movies today. Settle in to watch a movie in the historic venue while enjoying concession favorites or drinks from the bar. In addition to the shops and dining, Boyertown is home to the Colebrookdale Railroad and Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles. A train excursion or a trip to the museum provide great ways to begin or end your time in Boyertown.
We can all do our part to support our neighborhoods’ small businesses. When choosing a restaurant to try, store to shop at, or attraction to visit, think local first!