Never go hungry (or thirsty) in Biddeford!

As Biddeford continues its renaissance, the downtown has found its foodie niche. The city’s oldest establishment — Reilly’s Bakery — serves up donuts, pastries and cakes to generations of loyal customers, while continually building a new fan base. Same goes for the Italians from George’s Sandwich Shop and the personal-sized pies from Pizza by Alex.

Among the handful of longstanding establishments are businesses making a big splash. Elda was recently named one of The 18 Best New Restaurants in America by online food news source Eater.com. The article called owner/chef Bowman Brown’s “approach a paradigm of current modern American cooking: a short menu revealing [his] restless creativity.” Four years ago, Palace Diner found itself on a similar list — Bon Appétit magazine’s 50 nominees for America’s best new restaurants — for Greg Mitchell and Chad Conley’s reinvention of the 1927 dining car.

From quick bites to gourmet meals, there’s something to tickle everyone’s taste buds. The only downside is all the options further complicate the age-old debate about what to do for dinner!

Breakfast Bites
Biscuits & Co.
Jonesy’s
Palace Diner 
Rover Wood Fired Bagels
Twin City Cafe

Dine Out
Cowbell Burger Bar
Elda 
Yeto’s 

Ethnic Restaurants
Happy Dragon
Jewel of India 
Koi Asian Cuisine
Los Tapitios
Mulligan’s
Que Huong 
Thai Me
Wonderbar Restaurant
Yummy House

Grab N’ Go
George’s Sandwich Shop
Part & Parcel 

Pizza
Pizza by Alex
Louis Pizza
Portland Pie 

Sip Local
Banded Brewing 
Dirigo Brewing
Elements: Books Coffee Beer
Round Turn Distilling
Stone Fort Distillery 

Sweet Treats
Reilly’s Bakery
Sweetcream Dairy 

This article original appeared on Main Street Maine, a regional hub for Maine’s National Main Street organizations, including Heart of Biddeford!

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