New in Town: Check out these eateries

We might not be out with the old — Happy Valley is home to countless one-of-a-kind restaurants that now feel like home — but we do happen to be in with the new.

Welcome the rising restaurants that joined the Centre County family by giving their menus and dishes a go; each new family member has something to add to the plate, whether it be the new grab-and-go at Yallah Burrito Co., or the Federal Taphouse’s farm-to-table-style cuisine. So, what are you waiting for?

Hi-Way Pizza West

Where's the best place to get ice cream in Happy Valley?

If you have a sweet tooth like us, you need to know the best places to indulge in ice cream this fall. And with record high temperatures, why wouldn't you indulge? 

Here’s a closer look at our favorites:

It's National Ice Cream Cone Day: Where to Go?

The first day of Fall is also National Ice Cream Cone Day! In and around Happy Valley, there are plenty of options when it comes to getting an ice cream cone. Hard ice cream? Soft serve? If you're looking for a place to go, we've got you covered with our directory.

Frozen treats: A directory

Bonfatto's (spice cream)

205 Park Place


(814) 353-3330

Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Cold Stone Creamery

321 E. Beaver Ave.

Doughnut shops on the rise in Happy Valley

If you thought doughnuts could only be eaten for breakfast… think again.

With all of the new doughnut shops on the rise, you can eat a specialty doughnut at any time of the day. Here are a few of the most popular:

Peace, Love, and Little Donuts: They are finally here, in State College! Specializing in miniature doughnuts, Peace, Love, and Little Donuts is the latest talk of the town. State College has always been in need of a groovy and funkadelic doughnut and coffee shop. Mix and match the frosting and toppings and you'll never have a dull doughnut again.

It's National Sticky Bun Day: Here's where to get one!

It's National Sticky Bun Day. In Happy Valley, there's no substitute for a Grilled Sticky.
There’s no denying it. The Grilled Sticky has been the most sought out treat by Penn Staters since 1929 and is continually requested by locals and a must taste by tourists stopping through.

Downtown State College Is Your One-Stop Eatery

Many Happy Valley buffs would argue that the true Happy Valley experience comes from a stroll around downtown State College, where great food and great atmosphere can be found just about anywhere you look. By downtown, we mean the magical loop of College and Beaver Avenues. Here you’ll find eateries for any meal of the day, any occasion, and any palate. We’ll introduce you to just a few of the many classics.

The 5 Best Coffee and Tea Spots In State College

Say goodbye to the days of Dunkin' or Starbucks as your go-to supplier. Happy Valley has coffee and tea joints so good and so unique that you may never want to go anywhere else again.

With so many options, it's hard to decide on just one. So here are our favorites (in no particular order)...


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