New Hope Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in New Hope

April 15, 2018 Kaleigh Reichenbach

New Hope is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 2,528 at the 2010 census. New Hope is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) north of Philadelphia, and lies on the west bank of the Delaware River at its confluence with Aquetong Creek. The two-lane New Hope – Lambertville Bridge carries automobile and foot traffic across the Delaware to Lambertville, New Jersey on the east bank. New Hope's primary industry is tourism.
Things to do in New Hope

1. Blue Moose Restaurant & Cafe

9 W Mechanic St, New Hope, PA 18938-1204 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 215-862-6800
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 612 reviews

Blue Moose Restaurant & Cafe

We are an intimate BYOB in the heart of New Hope, Pa. We offer locally sourced and creative New American cuisine!

Reviewed By terrifina - Pennsy

Very cozy store front on a side street in New Hope- where you can get a great meal and stroll through town and soak up the atmosphere.

Although menu is diverse and fresh, it is a bit on the very small side and you will be almost elbow to elbow with your dining companions! So if scaled down isn't your cuppa tea this place might not be for you. But definitely worth a try!

2. Nina's Waffles and Ice Cream

31 W Mechanic St, New Hope, PA 18938-1204 Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards +1 215-862-1660
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Nina's Waffles and Ice Cream

This location is closed for the season. Please visit our second location (just around the corner) 87 South Main Street, New Hope. Thank you for a wonderful year!

Reviewed By Goatsgruff - Port Washington, New York

Went here last weekend while in the area for business. It's a small, quaint place. The first thing that'll hit you is the smell... it's heavenly good. The waffle smell fills the shoppe with a powerful, unescapable aroma that almost adds calories and inches to your waist by inhaling it.

The ice cream was decent... nothing special. It's the hot waffle "bed" that makes this an irresistible combo. The staff was young and got our order right. They have coffee, too. Give it a shot.

3. Brian's

9 Klines Ct, Lambertville, NJ 08530-2113 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Wifi Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +1 609-460-4148
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 257 reviews

Brian's

Reviewed By Mike M

My wife and I dined at this cozy French BYOB last night. On street parking in Lambertville requires quarters so we parked a block away in Lambertville Station (which probably is not allowed). This is a prize fixe restaurant with three courses for $45 plus tax. No credit cards accepted. My wife had an arugula salad and shaved reggiano cheese and toasted hazelnuts, chicken with garlic, lemon and sage and topped it off with a chocolate pot de crepe with whipped cream. She enjoyed it all. I chose the lemon and crab risotto, Scottish salmon with herd sauce, Brussels sprout leaves and savory wild mushrooms and finally sautéed berries over vanilla ice cream. The salmon was cooked perfectly with a great sauce and I have never had a better mushroom! Portions were not petite as is often the case with French restaurants. Our waitress was efficient, friendly and attentive. It will be a stop for future trips to this area.

4. Owowcow Creamery

237 N Union St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1505 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 609-397-2234
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

Owowcow Creamery

Reviewed By Renee S - Lambertville, New Jersey

OWowCow is a delicious addition to Lambertville's ice cream scene. The ice cream is really flawless. The flavors rotate, with lots of seasonal additions to the menu. Like everything, it's a matter of taste, but the Cashew Caramel is a stand-out. I enjoy the Sweet Buttered corn in the summer as well as SunButter & Jelly and Green Tea, but Dirk won't touch those. Interestingly, they recently announced that they are suspending production of their single-source vanilla ice creams (Madagascar, Indonesian and Tahitian) due to a vanilla shortage and moving to a single blended product. They also have sorbet for those who don't do dairy. The portions are actually quite generous (2 scoops = kiddie size) and there is an unadvertised "dollar scoop" option for loyal local patrons. The ice cream is a little melty, so grab extra napkins.

I'm not going to mislead you -- the lines are long, particularly on the weekend evenings. Part of the problem is that people abuse the generous tasting policy and don't move to the left (toward the cash register) while their ice cream is being prepared. Another issue is that the store does not have a board that displays all of the flavors that are currently being served, so you can't think about what you might want while you stand in line. Even with good vision, you'd have to be able to see through the patrons standing in front of the case. So my suggestion is to put up a display board with the current flavors.

You can get pints, quarts, ice cream sandwiches and cakes to go. CASH ONLY, no credit cards.

5. C'est La Vie

20 S Main St, Ste A, New Hope, PA 18938-1350 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating French, Cafe Breakfast +1 215-862-1956
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

C'est La Vie

Reviewed By James S - New York City, New York

One of the best French bakeries in Pennsylvania. This is a true New Hope hidden gem. Off the Main Street, down an alley, don't miss this one. It reminds me of my favorite little bakery in Lyon!
Great pastries, cakes, croissants, pies and cookies.
But don't forget, they do great quiche and French sandwiches. Great place for a quick lunch! On a summer day you can eat outside on the patio near the Delaware River.
When you visit New Hope, stop by for a éclair on the go!

6. Italian Cucina

95 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938-1231 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 46 +1 215-862-3818
Excellent
77%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

Italian Cucina

Reviewed By wahoowa1213 - Flemington

Eating here is like eating at your favorite uncle's house. Owner/chef prepares a limited number of dishes - but no worry, they are all fantastic. Fresh, authentic Italian prepared the way Nonna did....you will not want to leave the table.

7. D'Floret Restaurant

18 S Main St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1827 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible French, American, Gluten Free Options Dinner 609-397-7400
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 194 reviews

D'Floret Restaurant

Reviewed By CharmingACM - Warrington, Pennsylvania

My friend and I decided on a trip to Lambertville and this was recommended by a colleague. We shared an heirloom tomato salad which was probably two days too ripe. Flavor was good but presentation could have been better. We also shared a langoustine in puff pastry and the recommended salmon. Portions were on the smaller side. Could have had a few more vegetables on the salmon plate. Flavors were nice though. We each ordered coffee and shared a chocolate praline dessert which was yummy. All in all, nice service and setting and good food. For the cost, I feel the plating could have had more.

8. Bowman's Tavern

1600 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938-9333 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 215-862-2972
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 485 reviews

Bowman's Tavern

Reviewed By poohlbi - Manahawkin, New Jersey

Our second visit here.
great Philly cheese steaks
Had a delicious soup and home made pear cobbler that was out of this world.

It could use a sprucing up and good cleaning. Ladies room leaves a little to be desired.

Service was excellent. Prices very reasonable.

9. El Tule Authentic Mexican & Peruvian Restaurant

49 N Main St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1724 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 29 +1 609-773-0007
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 538 reviews

El Tule Authentic Mexican & Peruvian Restaurant

The love of family, friends and great food is a tradition for the Egoavils.Having relocated to the United States from Peru in 1992, they sought the opportunities their new home offered. El Tule was previously the home of another restaurant offering Mexican fare. The Egoavil Family has infused the eatery with a vibe all its own. El-Tule’s Mexican-Latin fusion includes traditional Mexican offerings as well as the addition of Peruvian menu items. Peruvian food has been gaining momentum among foodies across the nation, and prior to El Tule was extremely hard to find in the Delaware Valley. El Tule offers both indoor and outdoor dining. Guests may bring their own wine or alcohol of choice. Our patio is dog friendly. *Taco Tuesdays* $3 Tacos Mix & Match ... Pollo, carne asada, al pastor, chorizo, sudadero, vegetable ... Add $1 for shrimp and red snapper tacos - minimum of 2 for offer. ... *Local Wednesday* Ask for our Prix fixe three course $25

Reviewed By Morgan2010 - Lebanon, New Jersey

Return after 3 years. Upgraded rating. We started with the tostones fusion app of fried plantains topped with ceviche. Filling for two people, very good. Then the Peruvian lamb stew, carapulcra pork stew, and picante de camarones [shrimp]. We shared and had trouble deciding which was best. Good service. All in all, very lovely evening.

10. Nektar Wine Bar

8 W Mechanic St, New Hope, PA 18938-1205 Takeout, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 267-743-2109
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Nektar Wine Bar

nektar wine bar features wine, beer, and brown spirits as the skilled winemaker, artisan brewer, and master distiller intended- unadulterated and celebrated! At nektar, enjoy thoughtfully prepared small plates from our Mediterranean inspired menu with unique beers, interesting wines, and world-class whiskeys. Our warm, informed staff will be happy to share a thing or two about what we are all passionate about- serving great food and beverages with the best view and ambiance in New Hope, PA.

Reviewed By Edith D - New Hope, Pennsylvania

We ate here before attending a show at the playhouse. Service was very slow, food was good, but overpriced. Decent selection of beer, but not mixed drinks. Might be good for drinks, but not dinner before a show...Being a local, I probably would not come here again.

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