The dining scene in Reading and Berks County continues to grow with new restaurants opening up all the time. Here’s a look at the new restaurants everyone is talking about.

January 2019

Goggleworks Center for the Arts

The Den by Sly Fox
201 Washington St
Reading, PA 19601

The Den By Sly Fox, the bar and eatery at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts, is now open. The restaurant officially opened on January 28. The Den is the second Berks County location for Sly Fox Brewing Company, which also operates a Taphouse in Wyomissing. The Den offers a limited menu of soups, salads and sandwiches to pair with Sly Fox’s beers on tap and in cans and bottles.

November 2019

The Greenhouse Cafe
18 State Hill Rd
Wyomissing, PA 19610

A new vegetarian and vegan cafe has arrived in Berks County. The Greenhouse Cafe – located on the campus of the Belltower Spa and Salon in Wyomisssing – opened on November 29. The new eatery is run by the owners of Shah’s Kitchen, a pop-up restaurant that held events throughout the region.

The exterior of Grind (Boyertown) in twilight, highlighted by their sign in the shape of a meat grinder.

45 S. Reading Ave
Boyertown 19512

The long-anticipated opening of Grind in Boyertown is finally here. The restaurant officially held its public soft opening on November 26. The restaurant is starting with a limited menu and hours but will continue to expand both in the coming weeks and months. Specialty meatballs highlight the opening menu which includes steak, crab mac and cheese, and more.

Franklyn’s Breakfast, Burgers & Shakes
1007 Penn St
Reading, PA 19601

The city of Reading’s newest restaurant opened in late November 2019. As the name suggests, Franklyn’s is open for lunch and dinner. Breakfast selections include eggs, French toast, pancakes and omelettes. At lunch, it’s burgers and fries (including poutine) along with milkshakes. The restaurant has promised an expanded menu moving forward.

Boscov’s Fairgrounds Farmers Market
2934 N. 5th Street Hwy
Reading, PA 19605

The newest stand to open at the Boscov’s Fairgrounds Farmers Market is Tradiciones, a stand offering street tacos, egg sandwiches, and more, according to the Fairgrounds Farmers Market Facebook page. Tradiciones takes over the stand that formerly housed the Sandwich Shack.

Al Pastor Tacos - pork and pineapple with cilantro and onion - from Comalli Taqueria

Comalli Taqueria
701 Court St
West Reading, PA 19611

Comalli Taqueria, which started as a food truck a little more than a year ago, now has a brick-and-mortar restaurant in West Reading. The restaurant opened on November 2 in the location formerly occupied by Sweet Addictions Bake Shop. Comalli’s menu includes six specialty tacos along with quesadillas and sides.

Barley Mow Craft Beer House (Kitchen Now Open)
719 Penn Ave
West Reading, PA 19611

The Barley Mow has been serving craft brews in West Reading since 2014, but now they are also serving craft food. The team behind the former Belly Kitchen & Drinkery at the Goggleworks has shifted operations to the Barley Mow. Previously, Barley Mow customers could order their meals from other West Reading area restaurants.

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