Lunch in Media PA

Lunch in Media PA

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

America’s first fair trade town has some of the appeals of city living with more of a homey town feel. Many of the lunch spots match that of Center City quality without the traffic jams and added wait time.

Lunch time is important, whether you are searching for a quick spot for your lunch break or are hoping to spend a little more time catching up with friends, Media restaurants can accommodate all of your desires. If walking down State Street leaves you with too many options, we have compiled a list of some of the top lunch spots.

Here’s a sampling of some of the best Media lunch spots (in no particular order).

Seven Stones Cafe

What looks like a quaint little coffee shop is actually much more. Seven Stones has such Media charm inside and out, and in addition to tons of beverages that even impress those coffee snobs, they serve some great lunch food. The specials change daily, but for the most part you can get a decent size wrap or sandwich, as well as soups and salads. Don’t forget to check out the pastry section too!

Highlights: La Colombe coffee, anything off the specials board & the outdoor seating area


Voted Best Lunch 2013 by Best of Mainline

Recently renovated and expanded, House offers the same small shop charm with a little more space to breath. The menu boasts a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches–pretty much everything you could ask for, and the sandwiches are restaurant quality. For under $10 you can pick 2 half sized portions of whatever you would like.

Highlights: The King Kahn Panini & Tomato Soup

On A Roll

On A Roll serves classic sub favorites, from cheesesteaks to filling and delicious Dagwood sandwiches to the “famous” Caesar salad. The prices are very affordable, and the service is pretty quick depending on how busy it is. I recommend calling to order ahead if you want to take out quickly.

Highlights: Salmon Dagwood & Caesar Salad

Iron Hill

Iron Hill is perfect for business sit down lunches or happy hours, but you might want to call ahead if you have a larger party. The food selection is pretty large, so whether you want apps and drinks or a full lunch, then you should be all set. The house made beers are unique and pretty delicious.

Highlights: Sweet Potato Fries & the Turkey Burger


This pizza shop is a good stop for families, as kids love the fact that they can play with pizza dough while waiting for food.  Not everyone rave about the food itself, but it’s a solid choice if you’re looking for your typical pizza shop, and the fact that they have a beer garden definitely boosts their reputation in my book (hello, 25 beers on tap). If you are looking to get in and out, then avoid the dining room and carry out. Their website offers online ordering to make it quicker.

Highlights: A beer garden with over 850 specialty craft beers to take home & pizza (duh)

320 Market

The market is sort of an upscale deli, with a variety of prepared take-home portions of food as well as made-to-order subs and entrees, which includes some fancy mac and cheese dishes. There’s some indoor and outdoor seating if you are looking to eat there, but it’s a good place to get your take out from.

Highlights: Pico de Gallo & Chips & cheeses

Desert Rose Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Cuisine

Desert Rose is influenced by a variety of cuisines, including French, Moroccan, Lebanese, Iraqi, Israeli and North African. If you are a fan of Mediterranean food or just craving some fresh pita, then this is the spot for you. Sit down for a nice meal or take out if you are in a rush. It’s also BYOB.

Highlights: Falafel sandwich and any of the hummus platters

Who do you think serves the best lunch in Media?