CRAFTED BY HAND.

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.

NICE TO
MEET YOU!

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. 

CAFE MENU

BEVERAGES

12oz       16oz       20oz
1.95        2.25        2.55
-          2.65       2.95
3.65        4.05          -    
2.75                                               
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, Pumpkin Spice, Honey Lavender, Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate
Substitute Oat, Almond, or Coconut Milk

BREAKFAST



 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

MADE TO ORDER SALADS

Farmer's Market - $10


Harvest - $14

Taco Salad - $12


Chicken Cobb - $12



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

SANDWICHES

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
Cappuccino
Double Espresso
Americano
Latte
Flavored Latte


Hot Chocolate
London Fog
Iced Tea
Frappe

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, cooper, goat, feta 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, 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

SOUP

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

Triple Squash 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 

Hummus
Guacamole 
Chicken Salad
Egg Salad
Apple Cheddar Kale Salad
Roasted Veggies (brussels, carrot, cauliflower & sweets)
Marinara Spaghetti Squash
Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash
Rice Pudding
Pumpkin Spice Cake sf & gf
Pumpkin Raw Slice 
Roasted Zucchini & Delicata Squash
Mac 'n' Cheese w/Roasted Cauliflower & Spinach
Sweet Potato Burgers

Shakshouka - $9.00

Poached eggs in a flavorful sauce of tomatoes, peppers & onions. Topped with feta cheese & parsley.
Served with artisan bread 

Week of
October
 29-31


GLUTEN FREE CUPCAKES

Chocolate Peanut Butter
Zucchini w/Cream Cheese
Pumpkin Spice
Pecan Pie w/Brown Butter Cream Cheese
Birthday Cake
Salted Caramel 
Loaded Brownie


VEGAN GLUTEN FREE CUPCAKES

Pumpkin Spice Chai
Shoofly
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie

SCONES & BARS

Lemon Blueberry Scones (gf)
Tea & Honey Scones (gf)
Banana Bread Bars (gf)
Apple Crisp
Pumpkin Spice Bars (gf)
Apple Spice Protein Bars (sf, gf)
Lemon Blueberry Protein Bars (sf, gf)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (sf, gf)
Almond Butter Blondies (gf, v)
Everything Seasoning w/Goat Cheese Biscuits

ORGANIC BAKED OATMEAL

Pumpkin Spice
Chocolate Chip
Blueberry

CAKE BY THE SLICE

Chocolate Peanut Butter
Chocolate Chocolate
Carrot Cake w/Cream Cheese 

MUFFINS

Blueberry Crumb
Pumpkin Spice Crumb

THANK YOU !

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2934 N 5th Street Hwy, Reading, PA 19605

Reading Fairgrounds Market

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

Giada de Laurentiis