I’ve been going to Tucker Silk Mill for over a year now, ever since they opened in the restored Silk Mill at 13th Street in Easton. If you haven’t had a chance to visit this amazingly restored site, you need to add it to your list of things to do in the Easton area!
Did you know that tucker means “good food” in Aussie slang? I learned that from their chaulk board wall and this restaurant certainly lives up to it’s name. They’ve been open for about a year & a half and their vibe & interior decor is seriously cool. Lot’s of great things to look at inside from the colorful coffee area to the old-fashioned viewfinders that are located on the tables along with lots of slides to browse through…seriously a unique feature.
My sister, Kathy, was visiting from California and I knew I wanted to bring her here for lunch because she would appreciate their healthy, fresh menu & their tea selections. We visited on a chilly May day but the restaurant was warm and welcoming as soon as we walked through the cool beaded front door. The place has a casual atmosphere and you pick up a menu on a clipboard from the front counter where you place your order and then seat yourself. They showcase their homebaked desserts right on the front counter so I was doomed from the beginning due to my love of desserts!
I started with a cup of café Americano and my sister ordered a pot of chai tea with turmeric (Parma Masala Turmeric Chai) both were perfect for the cooler weather and because I love desserts we got a slice of their zucchini walnut bread to nibble on while we waited. The bread was delicious, not too sweet and had just the right amount of nuts. With so many items to choose from, we struggled to make a decision, but ultimately ordered a few items with the intent to share.
I ordered the Hot Cheese Toastie: Pair and Deez nuts which had “falling off the bone good” smoked ham, swiss cheese, bosc pear and walnuts… it was very, very good and the perfect choice for a cool day! My sister ordered the Aussie Lambwich, which had slow roasted lamb with roasted butternut squash, tzatziki, zucchini & mixed greens on sourdough bread, it was seriously an amazing sandwich.
Since we didn’t realize how filling the sandwiches would be, we had also ordered a Tucker Toast: Too Fruitylicious and OMG not only was it beautiful but it was so fresh and tasty. We ended up taking it home and having it for breakfast the next morning and it was still wonderful. While we were waiting for our sandwiches we enjoyed looking through the viewfinders, it wasn’t something we had done since we were little kids. All in all it was a lovely lunch and the service was pleasant & the setting was perfect.
Tucker Silk Mill, 1247 Simon Blvd, Easton, PA 18042 (814) 857-8502 Open 8-4pm Tues-Sun