Calling All Foodies: The Must-Have Local Menu Items

If you are anything like us, a flourishing food scene in your city or prospective home is vital. Have no fear; Auburn has everything you could hope for and more. Here are ten must-have bites (in our opinion) at some of the very best food establishments within Auburn’s city limits. Keep in mind that these delectable dishes are only a drop in the bucket:

Prison City

We had trouble limiting it to just one item from this delicious institution. Of course, you must try the beer. When in Rome, right? We suggest their pub pretzels with ale mustard and pub cheese or a local, grass-fed pub burger with that hoppy pint. Also noteworthy are their brussels sprouts with pork belly or the pickled-brined chicken sandwich.

Angelo’s Pizza

You must try their famous 17″ pizza, which features the perfect crust, quality ingredients to create the classic flavors, along with innovative new combinations.

Mesa Grande

Like their slogan says, “come for the burritos (or the chicken burrito bowl, our personal fav), stay for the queso.” This restaurant offers fresh, from-scratch food in an eco-friendly setting.

New Hope Mills Cafe

If you must visit only one place, New Hope Mills might be the place. We recommend you order the country breakfast from this Auburn institution, which includes two giant pancakes larger than your face.

Cafe 108

New to the Auburn scene, this gem does not disappoint. Try the oven-roasted chicken sandwich or our frequent order – the poke bowl with marinated tofu.

The Restaurant at Elderberry Pond

Literally anything from the menu is recommended. Located on a wooded 10 acres lot, within a 100-acre organic farm, Chris Lego, their CIA-trained executive chef, creates culinary beauty using organic, seasonal, locally- sourced ingredients right from the farm.

Moro’s Table

Chef Moro’s two restaurants, Moro’s Table and Moro’s Kitchen, are definitely worth checking out. He sources fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. However, the seared scallops with roasted veggie mélange and ginger miso dressing at Moro’s Table seem to be the favorite around here. Cooked to perfection.

Osteria Salina

Right up the road from Prison City Brewery, Osteria Salina is worth a visit (or ten). Their ravioli is proclaimed to be the best in town, and we couldn’t agree more. Featuring lobster, sausage, and broccoli rabe, wild mushroom & fontina, and, spinach-filled with mushroom cream sauce, your belly will be content no matter what flavor you choose.

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