Gross’ Gourmet Foods
Gross’ Gourmet Foods was started by the Gross family of Perkasie in the mid-1960s. The business was in small shop tucked back some 100 yards from its sign at 22 Campbell Road, just off Route 313 in Doylestown Township and now part of the Thompson Toyota dealership.
Gross’ was an iconic takeout destination for 45 years, offering homemade food from old family recipes. There you could purchase box lunches, take-out dinners, or catering services for special affairs. Favorites included crispy fried chicken, barbequed ribs, fruit and nut chicken salad and stuffed peppers.
In 2006, Leslie and Andy Bilotta bought Gross’ Gourmet along with the family recipe book (filled with original recipes for all of Gross favorite dishes) from Richard Banholzer, who had purchased the business from the Gross Family. In May 2012, the Bilottas relocated Gross’ to a new location at 266 S. Main St., Doylestown, in what was formerly a veterinarian’s office. They kept much the same as the original take-out destination but gained more floor space for limited seating.
Unfortunately, Gross’ Gourmet Foods on South Main Street did not match the original shop’s longevity and closed in January 2015. The site was next occupied by the Goodnoe Farm Dairy Bar, which closed after about 18 months; and in November, 2016, 266 S. Main St. became home to today’s Lee’s Hoagie House.