RADIUS BREWING CO. This brewpub is one of the best restaurants in town. Serving wood-fired brick-oven pizzas, sandwiches, artisan-style appetizers and a rotating chef’s menu, Radius Brewing Co. (610 Merchant St.) is worth the stop. Some of the best beer in the state is brewed right in their dining area. Make it a point to stop in for Sunday brunch!
COFFEE CLASSICS Start your day at the Granada Coffee Company (809 Commercial St.). Located next to the Granada Theatre, it is a true treasure of Emporia. Snuggle up in an overstuffed chair surrounded by local history in this unique shop. Granada Coffee Company was voted Emporia Gazette Readers’ Choice Awards Best Coffee 15 years in a row. Sometimes you just have to slow down, have a nice cup of joe and enjoy the atmosphere in one of Emporia’s independently owned coffee shops. Gravel City Roasters (608 Commercial St.) hand roasts their own beans and crafts signature drinks like the Frank’s Crowbar.
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SWEET DELICACIES Don’t miss the handmade chocolates, fudges and confections at The Sweet Granada (803 Commercial St.). Near the historic Granada Theatre, this specialty chocolate shop uses premium ingredients to make gourmet candies and treats daily.
FOR THE FOOD CURIOUS SOUL Vault Meats and Cheeses (509 Commercial St.) is a fantastic little shop with a wide selection of cured meats and cheeses from around the world. Make the perfect charcuterie board with recommendations from the extremely knowledgeable staff. You can also pick up a fresh baked loaf of bread to compliment your meats and cheeses.
SAVORY MEATS Fanestil Meats (4700 W. US-50) has been making the best tasting smokehouse meats since 1942. Fanestil Meats Fresh Local Market is the best place to find the tastiest ham and turkey. Their selection of meats, bacon, salsas, cheese and other local goods can’t be beat. visitemporia.com