1826 Leithsville Rd, Hellertown, PA 18055
The first settlers to arrive in the area where Hellertown is today were a miller and his family in the late 18th century. The miller purchased a couple of hundred acres of land alongside Saucon Creek and built a grist and saw mill there. That was the start of a settlement that would eventually cover three and a half square kilometers and be the home of six thousand people. Hellertown, which is named after the miller, didn't grow overnight. It took until well into the 1960s for the town to get to a comparable size to what it is today. Hellertown's final growth surge was spurred by the opening of the PA-412 which connected it to Bethlehem. It was while on a day trip south along that same highway that an Italian family found Hellertown and after taking a good look around decided it was the ideal place to go into business. A few weeks later they opened Hellertown's first pizzeria.
The pizza chefs in this Pennsylvania city like to stick to what they know best and make the same type of pizza their ancestors did, so Hellertown is known for thick crust pizza. Thick crust or old world pizza as it's often called is the main kind of pizza baked all over Italy and in many countries across the globe with the exception of America where the thin crust New York-style is more favored. After being knocked off the number one spot in the pie popularity rankings, traditional Italian thick crust pizza is making a huge come back. Thick crust lends itself well to the trend for complex gourmet toppings as the heartier dough base can take the weight of the extra ingredients whereas the soft and floppy New York-style can't. The only way to find out if thick crust lives up to its long and even historical existence is to try one for yourself.
A pizzeria needs chefs with a decent amount of experience to ensure they send out the best delivery pizza in Hellertown. Ella's Ristorante and Pizzeria have twenty-five years worth of experience in baking and sending out pizzas to the Hellertown locals. That's a lot of pizzas and a lot of satisfied customers. Ella's Ristorante and Pizzeria is on Main Street where it occupies the lower level of a two story house. It's a tidy, well-looked after premises inside and out which demonstrates the care they put into what they're doing. That care and attention shows in the preparation and cooking of their pies too so you don't have to worry what will turn up at your door when you order from here. It'll always be a great pizza.
If you've been out kayaking on Saucon Creek and worked up an appetite you could well be thinking of getting a take-out pizza for lunch. If you are, you're in a fortunate spot as you're just a few minutes away from where you can get the best take-out pizza in Hellertown. Find Main Street and you'll find Rocco's Pizzeria and Italian. You'll spot Rocco's easily enough as it's housed in an independent, stone-clad premises where there's a statue of a pizza chef standing by the door. Inside you'll be greeted by the cozy, trattoria-style décor which features brick arches and red stained pine. More welcoming than the interior are Rocco's pizzas which are prepared the authentic Italian way. At Rocco's they offer a full range of white as well as red pies so if you want to have a change from your regular pie you can.
If you're bored with the activities that Hellertown has to offer try making the eight mile drive west to Allentown to see if you find it more interesting. In Allentown you can browse around the artworks on display at the Allentown Art Museum, get mind-boggled at the Da Vinci Science Museum or drool over the vintage cars in the America On Wheels Museum. If you enjoyed the car museum you may well also like the Mack Trucks Historical Museum and the Merchants Square Model Train Exhibition. If they don't catch your interest, take a stroll through the Allentown Rose Gardens then go for a pizza at The Crust Pizzeria on west Emaus Street.
What will you find if you make a trip fourteen miles south from Hellertown to Ottsville? The answer to that question is quite frankly – not a lot. It's worth the drive there though as Ottsville is bordered by the Nockamixon State Park, the Lake Towhee Park and the Top Rock Park. Nockamixon State Park consists of the five and a half thousand acres of countryside that surround Lake Nockamixon. It's a super place for recreational activities like boating, fishing and hiking all year round. If you're more of an adventurer and want to practice your bouldering, you'll find that the rock formations in Top Rock Park are ideal. When you're ready to eat you'll find a good pizza is served at the Ottsville in on Durham Road.
If you're into art or photography and are looking for some new and interesting subjects, you could do worse than head to Bethlehem for the day. You can look for inspiration among the exhibits on display at the National Museum of Industrial History or at the very unusual amusement park known as the Steelstacks which is guaranteed to get your Gothic side motivated. To admire the work of others, pay a visit to the Leigh University Art Galleries or the Banana Factory Arts and Education Center before going to LeHigh Pizza on West 3rd Street to fuel your creativity with a pizza.
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