February 21st is National Sticky Bun Day. A wonderful place to experience fabulous Pennsylvania Dutch sticky buns on the big day or any day is Lancaster County Pennsylvania, with nearly 400 years of baking history. Sticky buns are always in season!
Mr. Sticky’s Home Made Sticky
The look of this place is unassuming but don’t let that stop you. Good things really do come in small packages. Mr. Sticky’s draws fans from around the world. You can even choose between cream cheese and peanut butter frosting. Their new, non-permanent building just reopened in their same location. Address: 501 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA
S. Clyde Weaver
Founded in 1920, this gem is beloved by Lancastrians for its amazing selection of smoked meats, cheeses and baked goods. Their sticky buns are made from an old family recipe. Weaver’s has lots of locations. We love their original East Petersburg store, with its cafe seating. Address: 5253 Main Street, East Petersburg, PA
Achenbach’s is just a smidgen off the beaten tourist path, in lovely Leola. So much the better for you! You’ll delight in their famous bigger than the average, Long John Sticky Buns, an Achenbach’s exclusive for more than sixty years. Address: 375 East Main Street, Leola, PA
Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill, between East Petersburg and Lititz, is another Lancaster County destination market, a combination grocery store and garden center, with a great bakery offering super sticky buns. Address: 301 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA
Good n Plenty Restaurant and Bakery
This restaurant serves authentic Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish favorites, in a homey setting. You can choose from the all you can eat or the a la carte sections for your sit down meal. Or head directly to the bakery for the sticky buns! Address: 150 Eastbrook Road, Smoketown, PA
The 120-year old Central Market, where savvy Lancastrians shop for fresh produce, country delicacies, homemade horseradish and more regional food specialties, is also home to several stand-holders whose sticky buns continue the sweet heritage. Open Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturdays, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm year-round. Address: Just off Center Square, 23 N Market Street, Lancaster, PA
Strasburg Bakery is one of a cluster of cute shops in the heart of this Lancaster County village, made famous by its short line Strasburg Railroad and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Stop in for their delicious sticky buns at the Strasburg Shops, Center Square, Strasburg, PA.
Mary Jane’s at Roots Country Market and Auction
Mary Jane is just one of the hundreds ends of stand holders at Roots. Mary Jane’s sticky buns make your mouth water just thinking about them. It’s a tradition, open only on Tuesday nights. Address: 705 Greystone Road, Mannheim, PA
T J Rockwell’s
T J Rockwell’s in Elizabethtown (“E-town” to the locals) is a full service restaurant, with a wide range of delicious selections on the menu. Whatever you order, save room for their Sticky Bun Surrender: “Raise the white flag and surrender to this warm and gooey sticky bun with a cinnamon and walnut topping, heated in the oven, and topped with a scoop of premium vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and cinnamon sauce. Don’t try to fight it!” Address: 800 Mt Gretna Road, Elizabethtown, PA