Viva Bistro & Lounge – CLOSED

Editor’s Note: ViVA Bistro & Lounge was rebranded as Fields Kitchen by ViVA in 2017. That restaurant closed in December 2017 after a legal dispute between the management company and Exeter Township over the ViVA Castle Pub at the Reading Country Club. When you think of Wyomissing, you probably think of the Reading Hospital and…

Revisted: Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar

Berks County Eats returns to the site of our first blog: Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar in downtown Reading. The restaurant may have changed chefs (twice), but the food is just as good…and the floor is still littered with peanut shells.

Dino’s Wings & Things

Along with burgers and fries, there may be no more popular sports bar food than chicken wings. Dino’s Wings & Things may be more sports shrine than sports bar, but their 24 flavors of wings are as good as any in Berks County.

Taste of Crepes

Taste of Crepes in West Reading does one thing: crepes. But with 35 different options available daily, their crepes are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dessert.


I’ve found amazing food in roadside trailers, former factories and fire companies. But one place I keep finding myself is strip malls, which are hiding gems like Thaiwat, an authentic Thai restaurant in Wyomissing.