The Best of Delaware by Delaware Today Magazine surveys thousands of individuals throughout the year resulting in the top-notch restaurants, bars, retailers and services locations within the state.
Lucky for Wilmingtonian's many of the winners are located within Downtown Wilmington, DE. Here is just a sampling of some that took home first place!
Readers, upstate: Locale BBQ Post
1014 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 510-4929
426 N. Market St., Wilmington, 543-5574
1901 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 691-7728
Readers, upstate: Govatos Chocolates
4105 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-5324; 800 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-4082
1412 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 654-8001
1836 Lovering Ave., Wilmington, 660--7178
Readers, upstate: Brew HaHa! • Read more about one of Brew HaHa!'s friendliest baristas.
3838 Kennett Pike , Greenville, 658-6336; 45 E. Main St., Newark, 369-2600; Christiana Hospital, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, 733-2739; 1812 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 529-1125; 3636 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-7227; 222 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 777-5137; 824 N. Market St., Wilmington, 777-4499; 5329 Limestone Road, Wilmington, 234-9600; 1400 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 384-6344
Readers, upstate: Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront
720 Justison St., Wilmington, 652-3474
Late Night Menu
1801 W. 14th St., Wilmington, 658-4600
821 N. Market St., Wilmington, 482-3333
1829 N. Market St., Wilmington, 250-4280
42 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 594-3154
Place for All Tastes
902 N. Market St., Wilmington, 384-8113
Place to Drink without Worrying About the Kids
308 Justison St., Wilmington, 407-5192
For the complete list of winners click here.
The changing weather and end of summer festivities can be a bit sad for some, but do not fret...there are lots of unique and fun events at the historic Hotel du Pont. In fact, there is something for everyone, from wine lovers to art enthusiasts and even the deal seeker!
Up and down the Market Street corridor, coffee houses are plentiful. Between 2nd and 10th street there are at least four on Market Street alone to serve the rising resident and worker base within the city. The best part, these are not all your ordinary chain coffeehouses...they are unique, homegrown and have a little something to suit everyone's tastes.
LOMA Coffee 239 N Market Street Wilmington, DE
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If you are dairy-free or vegan, an Oat-milk Latte from LOMA Coffee is calling your name. Oat milk is a dairy alternative that measures up to the creaminess of milk products. LOMA is known for their neighborhood friendly vibe as well as their breakfast, salads, sandwiches and most-recently, smoothies.
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Another LOMA delight, if you need a dessert and are craving chocolate on a hot summer day, check out their Frozen Hot Chocolate for a sweet and cool treat!
Have you heard of an Affogato? We hadn't either...but if it tastes as good as it looks we are down to try it! Above, from LOMA Coffee, an Affogato consisting of premium vanilla ice cream, a doubleshot of espresso and your choice of toppings. It's make your own sundae, adult style!
Coffee Mode 919 N Market Street Wilmington, DE
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Coffee Mode is focused intensely on the quality of their coffee and various offerings. Coffee Mode's Elixer Coffee took 6th place at the Coffee Champs competition in the capital of coffee, Seattle, Washington. Even if you are not a coffee fan and Kombucha is more your jam, Coffee Mode is constantly switching up what they have on tap.
Brew HaHa! 823 N Market Street Wilmington, DE
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Voted Best of Delaware for a good reason, and inspired by the premier espresso bars of Italy, Brew HaHa!'s series of unique cafes across the Brandywine Valley offer coffee lovers a boutique experience, where every drink is special and individualized attention is paid every step of the way. Above, a Rose Latte is just as luxurious tasting as it sounds.
Photo Credit: Brew HaHa!
Matcha Much? When you drink Matcha you are ingesting the whole tea leaf which in recent studies has shown more health benefits than your typical green tea. This beverage above, a Matcha Milkshake is the perfect harmony of health conscious and sweet dessert.
Eat Clean has just opened at 225 N. Market Street in Wilmington, DE providing quick, healthy and locally sourced options.
The juice bar and healthy eatery offers guests conscious comfort food including cold-pressed juices using local and organic produce, acai bowls, wraps and salads with an array of customization options as well as smoothies jam packed with nutrients. The space is something to see as well with a gorgeous "fruitful" art installation by James Wyatt.
The new restaurant is open Monday-Friday 8 AM-6:00 PM and Saturdays 9 AM- 5 PM. To place an order call 302.476.9828.
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