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Top 10 Instagrammable Places in Wilmington, Delaware

Toss those travel books aside…below are some of the top favorites along the Market Street corridor according to Instagram! Be sure to add them to your destination list when visiting the Greater Brandywine Valley.

La Fia 421 N Market Street Wilmington DE

Bardea 620 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Wilmington Green Box: 420 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Market Street Bakery & Cafe 823 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Brew HAHA! 824 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Rodney Square 1100 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

HOTEL DU PONT 42 W 11th Street Wilmington, DE

Queen 500 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

The Grand Opera House 818 N Market Street Wilmington DE

WilminGO Golf Cart Taxi Service (Location Varies)

Celebrate a Gallery that has brought the entire Community Together! It is LaFate Gallery's Third Anniversary!

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A Limited Edition Print, available online at www.lafategallery.com

Join us in celebrating the third anniversary of LaFate Gallery, a space that has inspired, educated and most importantly, celebrated the beauty of cultural diversity.

Located within the LOMA district at 227 N Market St, LaFate Gallery has become a community staple, providing workshops, painting classes and art for purchase. Within the three years of the gallery's existence Eunice LaFate, owner of the shop has impacted hundreds of lives with her bubbly personality and gift of creativity.

 LaFate has immersed herself in teaching and helping people of all ages and races, which is why her creative spirit shows itself in folk art that emphasizes the beauty of human diversity and the importance of cultural heritage. 

Her anniversary art sale on September 30th from 1-6 PM will be a benefit show featuring 25% off all original paintings. Attendees are requested to register at eunicelafate@gmail.com 

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LaFate Gallery Wilmington, DE

7 Unexpected Coffeehouse Beverages in Wilmington, DE

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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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Photo Credit: LOMA Coffee

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! 

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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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Photo Credit: Brew HaHa! 

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. 

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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.

Join Us for KEEP IT COOL Music, Art & Comedy Series at Humble Park!

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Food trucks, local art, live music and comedians...all free and open to the public. What more could you ask for? Downtown Visions is proud to partner with Spaceboy Clothing to continue The KEEP IT COOL Music, Art & Comedy Series at Humble Park located at 4th & Shipley Streets throughout the summer.

The first event will take place on July 13th at 7 PM and Feature Live Music by: The Collingwood, The Psychedelic Puppets & Gamma Wolf.

Additional events will take place the entire summer, click here to learn more. 

Thank you to the generous sponsors:
Downtown Visions
IN Wilmington
Bruce Productions
Poppycock Tattoo
Jerry's Artarama
The Buccini Pollin Group
Tri-State Underground
Southbound Comedy
The City of Wilmington

*If you're an artist interested in showing, e-mail spaceboyshows@gmail.com

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Special Gifts and Experiences for Mom this Mother's Day in Wilmington

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Looking to wow you mom this Mother's Day? Look no further, our gift guide is full of ideas from experiences to unique gifts that will make this Mother's Day unforgettable. 

Experiences

Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport

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Photo Credit: @Reverberations

If mom loves history, gardening, or beautiful homes she will appreciate time with you exploring some of the best Delaware has to offer. Experience 12 amazing attractions at one incredible price with the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport. 

High Tea at the Legendary HOTEL DU PONT

High Tea Hotel DU PONT

Showcasing specially created tea blends inspired by Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Estate, Nemours Mansion and Gardens and other neighboring Brandywine Valley museums, mansions, and gardens, take your mom back in time and linger with her while enjoying specialty tea, deserts and sandwiches in the recently renovated Green Room.

Make a Terrarium that will Remind Mom of You

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Hang out with mom and make her a gift that will continue to grow! The Delaware Contemporary Museum of Art is hosting a terrarium making class suitable for gardeners of all ages.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving- A Market Street Books Subscription

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Photo Credit: @MarketStreetBooks

There is nothing quite like the experience of diving into a good book. Market Street Book Club makes it even sweeter with a treat and savory tea with each carefully selected book. This is certainly the ultimate gift for any bookworm. 

Gift Ideas

A Stylish Gift from Trudy 

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Photo Credit: @Trudy_DE

If mom is a fashionista or you are and want to help her become one, the new story in Trolley, Trudy has something perfectly quirky and beautiful just for her.

Beautiful Bling from Morgan's of Delaware

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Photo Credit: @MorgansOfDelaware

Known for styling Delaware's elite, Morgan's of Delaware located right on Market Street also features beautiful jewelry your mom will treasure.

Cosmic Rose Tea from Brew HA HA

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Photo Credit: @BrewHaHaCafe

 

Encourage your mom to take some precious time for herself with Cosmic Rose & Dreamers Sympathy herbal tea blends from Brew HA HA!

Vintage Items from Spaceboy Clothing

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If your mom cannot get enough of antiques or vintage items, head into Spaceboy Clothing for an item she won't be able to find anywhere else!

Share what you ended up buying mom in Wilmington, DE by tagging us @downtownwilmde you may even become instafamous!