Delaware June 09, 2016
Everyone In Delaware Absolutely Loves These 14 Foods And Drinks
Delaware, as a whole has developed interesting taste buds, influenced by the Philadelphia region, the beaches, and the country life in Southern Delaware. If you grew up in Delaware, this list will get your stomach rumbling. If you’ve moved here later in life, you’re probably still afraid of scrapple, and you might not yet understand what the “big deal” is regarding Wawa. Don’t worry, soon enough you’ll be ordering scrapple with breakfast and weeping when someone says “Isn’t it just like a 7/11?” Here’s a list of our top Delaware foods and drinks – native Delawareans, enjoy it; newer Delawareans, take note!
Did you know that the world's largest Scrapple Manufacturer, RAPA, is based in Delaware? Take that, Philly!
2. The Nic-o-Boli
Nicola Pizza is a Rehoboth Beach legend. Everybody who's ever tried the famous Nic-o-Boli has loved it. Good news - you can now buy them frozen and bring them home!
3. Cheesesteak - the real kind.
It's hard to get an authentic cheesesteak if you wander too far from Philadelphia, but several places in Northern Delaware have gotten the memo and make them just as well as Philly does.
4. Blue Crabs
Pick them straight from the Delaware bay, take them home, and have a crab bake!
5. Grotto's Pizza
Somehow, Grotto's keeps getting voted "Best Pizza in Delaware." Don't get me wrong, we love Grotto's, but only because it's Grotto's.
6. ANYTHING from Wawa.
Ice Tea, Hoagies (Subs!), any of their Deli bowls... just, anything from Wawa.
7. Crab Dip - with Ritz crackers
Made fresh with Delaware Blue Crabs, there's nothing better to bring to a party than a giant bowl of Crab Dip.
Crushed ice with food coloring that seeps to the bottom and doesn't really add all that much flavor? Sign me up! Sno-Cones are another thing that needs to be experienced on a Delaware boardwalk.
9. Dogfish Head Beer
Even if you're not a big beer drinker, you'll almost certainly find a variety of Dogfish Head that you love. Tour the Brewery in Milton and try several to help make up your mind.
10. Soft Pretzels
And no, we don't mean SuperPretzels or Auntie Ann's. This is another Philadelphia food that has made its way into Delaware, and for that we are thankful.
11. Fried Oreos
Probably the best part of all of the summer fairs in Delaware, let's be real.
12. Frozen Custard
It's like ice cream, but it's not. This one is hard to explain, but easy to understand once you've had it on the boardwalk.
13. Disco Fries
A staple of any late-night Diner trip, and another one that's hard to explain until you've tried it. Fries, gravy and cheese. Heaven.
14. Peach Pie
Delaware is a huge peach-producing state, which shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who went to grade school in the First State. Peach Pie is the official state dessert, but we can lump Peach Cobbler into this one as well. Add a scoop of frozen custard, and you're set for a Delaware Dessert.
Um, now I’m hungry! Which of these is your favorite?