For The Sold Shoppe’s Tameka Goldsborough, Courtney Brophy and their families, Downingtown Pennsylvania is home. Home to a rich history, family friendly amenities, award winning schools , mouth watering dining, and loads of parks and trails for the active family, Downingtown is a safe and enjoyable place to call home.
We want to share with you a few of our favorite places to spend time with our family, share a meal or do some shopping in Downingtown. There are so many things to do in Downingtown, you will never be short on a new adventure!
Our Favorite Places to Eat in Downingtown
Green Street Grille
150 E Pennsylvania Ave, Downingtown
Come for the atmosphere and stay for food! Self described as “eclectic”, Green Street Grill can’t be beat for breakfast served all day… who doesn’t love plate sized pancakes at noon!? Besides the breakfast menu, you’ll want to check out their creative but approachable selection of salads and sandwiches. The ambiance is comfortable and the food is delicious.. what more could you ask for in a local restaurant!
81 W Lancaster Ave, Downingtown
Downingtown Diner is diner food at its best! If you are craving a hearty, affordable meal, Downingtown Diner has you covered. Famous for “The Blob Special” (2 eggs, 2 pancakes and a meat for $7.95), this place offers generous portions and a huge menu to satisfy any appetite. The classic feel will leave you coming back for more (pancakes!).
2 Wallace Ave, Downingtown
In the words of the owner’s daughter “You’ve tried Mexican food, now try the REAL Mexican food.” Rincon Tarasco boasts authentic ingredients and recipes and brings absolutely delicious food to Downingtown. Whatever your favorite flavor, Rincon Tarasco delivers. Try the home made mole sauce or the piping hot Molcajete. You can even BYOB for freshly made margaritas. Yum!
226 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown
Foster Boys is the embodiment of a hometown, family owned restaurant. When you walk in the door, you will be greeted with a smile and the smell of some of the best, budget friendly eats in all of Chester County. Courtney’s favorite- “the white pizza… so much fresh garlic!” Whether you are craving a sandwich, burger, milkshake or pizza, Foster Boys will not disappoint. Voted best Pizza by The Daily Local News and in the Top 50 restaurants in the TriState area by Philadelphia Magazine, Foster Boys is a meal you don’t want to miss!
105 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown
Voted the best BYOB restaurant in Chester County by Main Line Magazine, Amani’s is a hidden gym on the main street of Downingtown. Amani’s chef, Jonathan Amann, has earned the title of “Best Chef in Chester County” by winning the “Culinary Cook Off” at the Chester County Restaurant Festival. Not only is the food world class, but Amani’s offers a fun selection of mixers to add a unique BYOB experience.
Our Favorite Places to Shop in Downingtown
Downingtown Running Company
135 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown
If you are a runner or walker in Chester County, the Downingtown Running Company is THE destination for all your shoes and gear. The owners genuinely love runners and enjoy nothing more than to help runners, of all ability and experience levels, to get the gear they need to train safely and meet all their goals. Whether you are just getting started, training for your first marathon, or have a youth interested in running, the Downingtown Running Company has what you need. The staff take care to evaluate your foot type and biomechanics to ensure a perfect fit.
Downingtown Running Company is also a supporter of the Downingtown Running Club.
Lowe Riders Bikes and Boards
300 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown
Whether boards or bikes are your thing, Lowe Riders has it all! From their unique wheel and bearing bar to used bikes to high end boards to kids wheels… you can truly find everything you need. The staff is knowledgeable, patient and friendly. They make your experience fun. Downingtown is lucky to have a one stop shop like Lowe’s in town!
Love Street Vintage
101 Brandywine Ave, Downingtown
If you are on the hunt for one of a kind furniture and unique decorative art, Love Street Vintage will be a dream come true. Packed from floor to ceiling with treasures, Love Street will satisfy the eclectic design guru in you while keeping your budget intact.
Our Favorite Things to Do in Downingtown
1 Park Lane, Downingtown
Located in the heart of Downingtown, Kerr Park offers 45 acres of family and fitness fun. Tennis courts, a skate park, basketball court, open fields, gazebo, and Sky’s The Limit playground for kids of all abilities… what’s not to love! Kerr Park is also home to many of Downingtown’s signature events, including Good Neighbor Day and the Chester County Mac N Cheese Cook Off.
Downingtown Farmers Market
Kerr Park, 1 Park Lane, Downingtown
Who doesn’t love a good Farmers Market!? The Downingtown Farmers Market is about as good as they get! Fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, coffee, and even homemade gelato… visit the market to Shop Small and support local vendors.
2.6 Miles of paved nature zen! The Struble is conveniently located right in the Downingtown borough and is a favorite of Chester County runners, walkers, bikers, fisherman and families alike. Enjoy the shady peace and quiet of the Struble Trail from dusk till dawn.
Marsh Creek State Park and Pool
Marsh Creek State Park is in the rolling hills of north central Chester County. The 1,727-acre park contains the 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake. A favorite for hiking, fishing, water sports, and even a public pool, Marsh Creek is an important part of the active lifestyle of many Chester County residents.