What To Eat in Delaware
People passing through on highways may not realize that Delaware is farm country, DAIRY farm country, that is, meaning it has glorious ice cream parlors. Of course, breakfast is something special in farm country, and don’t neglect the state’s passion for accompanying pigmeat that ranges from superb sausages to more regional likes such as scrapple and creamed chipped beef on toast.
Thanks to a large population of Jersey cows, Delaware is an ice cream lover's delight, with several dairy farms offering made-on-premises, small-batch ice cream in flavors that range from vanilla and chocolate to butter brickle toffee, fresh-fruit, and espresso coffee.
Love it or leave it, scrapple is one of several Mid-Atlantic breakfast meats rarely found anywhere else. It is pork and cornmeal ground together, made into a loaf, sliced and fried until crisp. While it doesn't have the class of bacon or ham, it does deliver maximum piggy satisfaction.
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Hopkins Farm Creamery is a Delaware best bet for the creamiest ice cream around. Flavors we especially like are black raspberry and chocolate banana walnut.
Lucky's is a well-crafted coffee-shop / restaurant / diner in Wilmington, Delaware. The menu is broad and breakfast stars.
Woodside Farms' thick, luxurious ice cream is produced from milk provided by the Jersey cows here on the Delaware farm. Seats are al fresco at picnic tables.
Sausages are great; and Helen's pork chop sandwich is ridiculously large and memorably delicious. Check out decor in the Elvis Room!
Amish cooking in central Delaware! Highlights of the menu include scrapple, creamed chipped beef and the hot apple dumpling with milk.
Sandwiched between a Dollar General and a Mexican grocery, Po' Boys serves great tasting Creole food and fresh seafood.
Sub sandwich central in Wilmington, Delaware. The Italian hoagie is outstanding.
The Charcoal Pit is a Delaware drive-in restaurant that serves old-fashioned burgers with a charcoal taste, preferably deluxe: with lettuce, tomato & pickle.
The Dog House of New Castle, Delaware isn't only about foot-long hot dogs. Cheese steaks are worthy of the Culinary Big League. Good pizza, too.