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Support This Newly Opened Local Restaurant

October 8, 2020

Opening a restaurant is a challenge. Opening a restaurant in the middle of a global pandemic is an entirely different obstacle. But that’s just what dozens of new local eateries near your Chestnut Square apartment have done this year, defying the odds and getting creative when it comes to showcasing their culinary skill while keeping their patrons safe. We’ve all been stuck at home for quite some time so, now that things are starting to get a bit back to normal, this is the perfect time to get out and about and see how the local restaurant scene has changed.

A great place to do that is at Mae’s, less than three blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment. The BYOB farm-to-table spot opened amid the pandemic and has risen to the challenge. The restaurant has offered creative culinary solutions for socially distanced events, has tables at the Open Air Marketplace and even sells local produce to promote the health of area residents all while supporting local farmers. As a farm-to-table, the restaurant specializes in all locally sourced ingredients, so you can enjoy the freshest possible meal while giving back to food producers, who have been hit hard by the health crisis.

While the mission is enticing, the menu is equally exciting. Mae’s serves, breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Sundays. Sandwiches, salads and entrees like chicken breast and salmon are all brimming with fresh recipes from the kitchen and just as fresh veggies and sides. Sunday brunch is especially adventurous—ditch the standard eggs and bacon for pancakes made with chorizo, swiss and spring onion, or dive into the quinoa cakes with locally grown mushrooms, veggie ragu and balsamic sauce. And, since Mae’s is a BYOB, you can bring along your favorite bottle to make your meal picture-perfect.

If you’ve gotten weary of ordering pizza or hitting up the same local spots, check out Mae’s for a new way to support local businesses.


39 W. Gay St.

West Chester, PA 19380