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, Hazelnut, Coconut, Honey Lavender, Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate
Substitute Oat, Almond, or Coconut Milk

BREAKFAST



 Avocado Tartine - $8.00

Avocado Toast - $5.50

Egg & Bacon Jam Biscuit - $9.00

Egg & Cheddar Sandwich - $7.00


Organic Baked Oatmeal - $6.25


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 - $12.00


Spinach Berry - $14.50


Chicken Cobb - $14.50


Autumn Harvest - $14.50



Served with Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
Add Roasted Chicken $2.50    |    Add Avocado $2.00

SANDWICHES

Green Goodness - $11.00

Chicken Salad - $11.00

Egg Salad - $11.00
 

Served with kettle chips
BREAD : Rosemary Olive Oil, Gluten Free or Artisan Bread


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 your choice of bread. Add an egg cooked any style for $1.75

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

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 

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





 

Selection varies weekly
Week of September 9-11

   Pint - $7             Quart - $14           

Cheesy Beef & Potato (gf)
Triple Squash (v & gf)

Romaine, spinach, roasted chicken, quinoa, berries, pickled onions, candied pecans & feta cheese
Served with house made strawberry dressing

Selection varies weekly Prices are by the pound.
Week of September 9-11

Deli case 

Chicken Salad
Egg Salad
Guacamole
Maple Roasted Root Vegetables (sweet potatoes, carrots, red onion & carrots)
Pumpkin, Sausage & Spinach Pasta
Roasted Potatoes w/Dijon Goat Cheese
Roasted Delicata Squash w/Spicy Honey Cider Glaze
Cauliflower Salad


Romaine, arugula, chicken, butternut squash, apple, cranberries, blue cheese, pumpkin & sunflower seeds 
Served with our house made apple cider vinaigrette

Week of
September 16-18


GLUTEN FREE CUPCAKES

Chocolate Peanut Butter
Salted Mocha
Pb 'n' Jelly
Sweet Dreams 
Banana Toffee
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
Zucchini w/Cream Cheese

VEGAN GLUTEN FREE CUPCAKES

Blueberry Cheesecake
Honey Lavender London Fog
Snickers

SCONES & BARS

Apple Fritter Scones (gf)
Pumpkin Spice Scones (gf)
Banana Bread Bars (gf)
Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars (gf & sf)
Banana Protein Bars (gf & sf)
Apple Crisp
Peach Crisp

ORGANIC BAKED OATMEAL

Blueberry 
Peach
Pumpkin Spice

CAKE BY THE SLICE

Carrot Cake
Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

MUFFINS

macarons

Orange Creamsicle
Dirty Chai 
Cherry Cheesecake
Brown Butter Toffee
Salted Caramel
Cookies 'n' Cream


Blueberry
Pumpkin 

THANK YOU !

WE will be

in touch.

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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