In June of 2015, we were thrilled to open Half Dozen Cafe and Bakery, the culmination of years of dreaming and doing. Inspired by her family’s farm, Hope Glick saw a need for this kind of eatery after listening to market patrons express their desires to have a stand that served local, organic, ready-made food. 

We bring celebration-worthy food to your plate every day. Options like our Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie (a recipe graciously gifted to us by Hope’s sister, Charity) or our decadent Chocolate Cake make your sweet tooth sing - especially since they’re made without processed ingredients. Crafted by hand, each menu item aims to please and hits the spot every time! 

Dedicated to the community, we also serve up a heaping helping of friendliness with every salad, sandwich, or sweet. We know that food brings people together, and we feel proud to be a part of that. Offering healthy eating that appeals to a wide range of people, regardless of their food preferences, we love nothing more than to pull out a chair for everyone around the table.


Hi, I'm Hope! I grew up with “market” in my blood. Spending my childhood on an organic chicken farm, I traveled during the weekends with my family to Philadelphia and West Chester selling poultry and eggs at outdoor farmers’ markets. 

These experiences also led my sister, Charity, to open her own market stand. Foosie’s Organic Deli debuted at the Reading Fairgrounds in 2007. Soon after, I began working with Charity. This proved to be instrumental for me in developing Half Dozen. Charity was an amazing mentor, teaching me what it takes to run a stand. Watching and learning from her inspired me to step out on my own. 

I kept hearing customer remarks about wanting a stand that served local, organic, ready-made food. So I started dreaming up what that would look like. I wanted to create a space where people could experience the joys that come with good food: delicious flavors, healthy ingredients, love and comfort, a place to be together. Food is powerful. It brings us all together. I love helping people enjoy the ritual of eating amazing food together. 

People often ask me about the name, Half Dozen. Growing up, I was one of a family of eight - yep, that means my parents had six kids. When asked about her kids, my mom referred to us as her “ half dozen.” The name stuck. It reminds me of what it’s like to gather around the table together, sharing stories, laughter, time, and of course, good food. To me, food means home and comfort, a way to care for others and express love to them. It’s my goal to replicate that feeling of home in every bit of food coming from Half Dozen’s kitchen. 



12oz       16oz       20oz
1.95        2.25        2.55
-          2.65       2.95
3.65        4.05          -    
2.00       2.75       3.50
3.65       4.05       4.45
4.25       4.65       4.95

We proudly serve Max Crema's Coffee
House Made Syrups: Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Gingerbread, Honey Lavender, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Peppermint
Substitute Oat, Almond, or Coconut Milk


 Avocado Tartine - $8.00

Avocado Toast - $4.50

Egg & Bacon Jam Biscuit - $8.00

Egg & Cheddar Sandwich - $6.25

Organic Baked Oatmeal - $6.25

Cheese Omelet - $7.00

Farmer's Market Omelet - $8.50

Spinach & Mushroom Omelet - $8.50

We strive to use the fresh, organic, & locally sourced ingredients!
BREAD : Rosemary Olive Oil, Gluten Free, Artisan or a Biscuit


Farmer's Market - $10

Spinach Berry - $12

Harvest - $14

Taco Salad - $12

Chicken Cobb - $12

Served with Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
Add Roasted Chicken $2    |    Add Avocado $1.50


Green Goodness - $10 

Chicken Salad - $10

Egg Salad - $10
Lunch Combo - $9.95

Served with choice of veggies & hummus, kettle chips, or our housemade applesauce
BREAD : Rosemary Olive Oil, Gluten Free, Artisan, or a Biscuit

House Brewed Coffee
Iced Coffee
Double Espresso
Flavored Latte

Hot Chocolate
London Fog
Iced Tea

3.15        3.55        3.95
2.00        2.25        2.50
-          2.75          3.00
-          4.95             -   

12oz       16oz       20oz
3.15        3.55        3.95
2.00        2.25        2.50
-          2.75          3.00
 -          4.95             -    

Avocado, arugula, radish, vinaigrette, topped with an egg. Served on our artisan bread

Smashed avocado on our rosemary olive oil bread. Add an egg cooked any style for $1.50

Housemade biscuit, fried eggs, bacon jam, cheddar cheese, sriracha mayo & arugula

Scrambled eggs & cheddar served on your choice of bread

 Served with your choice of milk or vanilla greek yogurt

Choice of: cheddar, swiss, goat, provolone, or american. Served with housemade artisan bread

Pepper, onion, mushroom, tomato, zucchini & cheddar cheese . Served with housemade artisan bread

Spinach, mushroom & goat cheese, topped with avocado. Served with housemade artisan bread

Add bacon or turkey sausage - $3

Romaine, spring mix, carrot, radish, cabbage, pickled onion, tomato. Served with house made creamy balsamic
Add chicken or egg salad $2 

romaine, spinach, quinoa, mixed berries, pickled onions, feta & candied pecans

Romaine, spring mix, tortilla chips, cheddar, tomatoes & your choice of roasted chicken, grass fed beef or sautéed vegetables. Served with sour cream & salsa 

Romaine, spring mix, roasted chicken, cheddar, tomato, pickled onion, cucumber & avocado
Served with our house made creamy balsamic


Avocado, cucumber, pickled red onion, tomato, sprouts, herbed mayo

Country lane chicken salad, tomato & lettuce 

Country lane egg salad, tomato & lettuce


1/2 sandwich & farmer's market salad or soup

Selection varies weekly. Served with house made rosemary olive oil bread 

Pint - $7              Cup - $3.99
Quart - $14           Bowl - $5.99

                Sweet Potato Thai (v & gf)
               Chicken, Bacon & Rice 

romaine, arugula, roasted chicken, roasted butternut, apples, cranberries, sunflower & pumpkin seeds, blue cheese

Selection varies weekly. Prices are by the pound.

Deli case 

Chipotle Lime Garlic Hummus 
Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad
Roasted Veggies (sweet potatoes, cauliflower, brussel sprouts & carrots)
Marinara Spaghetti Squash
Beef & Garlic Cream Spaghetti Squash
Dijon Potato Salad
Maple Tahini Kale Salad
Apple Cheddar Kale Salad
Carrot Cake - sf & gf
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
Sugar Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Chicken Salad
Egg Salad 
Rice Pudding
Lemon Cashew Raw Slice


We love creating new baked goods for you to enjoy - ask about our weekly and seasonal specials!


Chocolate Peanut Butter
Chocolate Birthday
Banana Cream Pie
Dole Whip (pineapple & cream)
Salted Mocha


Blueberry Cheesecake
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Chai Latte


Cardamom Orange Scone- GF
Blueberry Lemon Scone - GF
Banana Bread Bars - GF
Apple Crisp 
Cheddar, Ham & Scallion Biscuit
Lemon Blueberry Protein Bars - GF, SF
Banana Protein Bars - GF, SF
Carrot Cake - GF, SF
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars - SF, GF


Peach 'n' Brown Sugar
Banana Chocolate Chip


Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream - GF
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing 


Banana Pecan


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2934 N 5th Street Hwy, Reading, PA 19605

Reading Fairgrounds Market


“Food brings people together on many different levels.
It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.”

Giada de Laurentiis