5 New Restaurants in Lehigh Valley to Put on Your 2019 Must-Try List

Jennifer De Jesus

Looking for new spots to dine out? These options are guaranteed to please.
Lehigh Valley is known for its sensational restaurants. Offering dishes from an array of cultures and cooking styles, you can always try new things. 2019 is promising a ton of unique opportunities to find the best flavors. Freshen up the new year by adding these eateries to your must-try list.


306 S New St., South Side Bethlehem 

Set to open in January, this rooftop restaurant is planning to serve up great food with a view. Brought to you by the team behind Grille 3501, this new project will mix beloved culinary skills with an enthusiastic social experience. The mood is upscale-casual, and Zest will be offering experimental New-American fare. At Zest, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

Rakkii Ramen

328 S New St., Bethlehem

Get the best of Japan at Rakkii Ramen, set to open in late December. A fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine with modern accents, Chef Marco Lu studied the art of ramen in Yokohama. Rakkii Ramen is his platform to share his talent with the world. Rakkii, meaning “lucky,” is how guests will feel when they find this place. Though primarily a noodle house, other offerings include flavorful options like dumplings, steam buns, and dessert.

Amans Artisan Indian Cuisine
336 Northampton St., Easton 

The rich flavors of India are coming to downtown Easton in 2019. Popular in New York and San Francisco, upscale north-Indian dining experiences are the latest trend of eateries. With a vibrant menu of over ninety authentic dishes, it’s an extravaganza of flavors. If you’re feeling experimental, you have to try Amans--you won’t be disappointed. 

COAL Lounge and Grill

81 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

If you haven’t tried Ghanaian food, you’re missing out. Adapting the best of West-African cuisine to the American dining scene, this artfully-crafted style is deemed as “Ghanian Fusion.” Set to open in early 2019, COAL will be serving a plethora of options fired over a coal grill. You won’t find flavors like this anywhere else. 

Cake & Corolla

125 N. 3rd St., Easton

Get the best of both worlds in this bakery meets flower shop. Cake & Corolla is the perfect place to get all your celebratory supplies: sweets, treats, and flowers. This spot also features a cafe where you can send in your favorite picture to be swirled in your hot drink’s foam. Latte art, anyone? This creative bakery is offering freshly-made cakes, cookies, cannolis, brownies, and even soft serve ice-cream. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Cake & Corolla. 

Enjoy good food and great company this year in Lehigh Valley. If you have any questions or are looking for more recommendations, contact us today. Bon appetit!


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