State College isn’t usually known for its food. However, if you are passing through town or visiting a friend or exploring PennState University, there are two places you must absolutely try!
First, there is Ye Olde College Diner. An institution if there ever was one, faithfully feeding students since 1929! Famous for it’s sticky buns, which really are perfectly sticky and sweet and utterly divine. Try them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and experience the yummy-ness. (I couldn’t resist taking an extra box back to DC with me!)
In fact, these sticky buns are so delicious and famous, they’ve stared in a number of Hollywood productions, most recently in “The Perk of Being a Wallflower.” Aka not to be missed when in State College!
Your second destination has to be the Berkey Creamery. Part of PennState University, and the largest university creamery in the U.S., it is a place of research that processes approximately 4.5 million pounds of milk and produces icecream, sherbert, sour cream and a number of different cheeses. Thankfully, all of this can be tasted and bought at their store! You may have to join a considerable cue to taste some of the delicious icecream flavours on offer, but I promise you will not be disappointed.
This is also where Ben and Jerry learned how to make ice-cream and thanks to whom we are now able to enjoy cookie dough, half baked and fish food whenever life requires! Taste some of the abounding flavours and enjoy really delicious icecream made right there just for you!