About Regional Flavor
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.
Delaware Regional Specialties
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.
Hopkins Farm Creamery is southern Delaware best for the creamiest ice cream around. Flavors we especially like are black raspberry and chocolate banana walnut.
Amish cooking in central Delaware! Highlights of the menu include scrapple, creamed chipped beef and the hot apple dumpling with milk.