12 Foolproof Food-Shopping Spots at the Beach
Where to get groceries when your wallet needs a break from eating out.
Owned by the Purcell family since 1971, Lloyd’s is a friendly grocery store with local produce, including amazing corn in the season, and cut-to-order meats. Check out the cooler near the front door, which usually holds containers of crab meat that are worth every penny. The star, however, is the rotisserie WonderRoast chicken. The store sells more than 23,000 a year.
611 Savannah Rd., Lewes • 645-6589
Located at the intersection of Postal Road and Route 1—across from Midway—the store was once SuperFresh. Acme’s takeover led to a redo. Now the market has a good selection of organic and specialty items and an impressive array of seafood. A bonus: a liquor store is next door.
18578 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 644-1255
Just down Route 1, Giant pleases residents who want a lot of choices within easy reach even after 10 p.m.
19312 Lighthouse Plaza, Rehoboth • 227-5950
Some say the location on Route 1 is stocked with more diverse options than its sister sites in New Castle County. This location is in the same shopping center as Palate and Miyagi Ramen Bar. Grab a bite if you don’t want to shop on an empty stomach.
19266 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach • 226-3073
The Food Lions in Lewes and Rehoboth are now Weis, which is known for low prices on staples and packaged goods.
17232 N. Village Main Blvd., Lewes • 645-6933
19287 Miller Rd. • 227-5756
New to the beach, Fresh Market offers a plethora of prepared foods and gourmet items, all beautifully presented. If you’re looking for a hard-to-find ingredients, shop here first.
30098 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach • 227-3401
Located alongside Big Fish Grill, this separate market is known for seafood, but it also offers takeout, cheese, dips, artisanal bread, spice, dressings, sauces and cookies. You can even order a Thanksgiving meal to go.
20312 Coastal Hwy Unit 1, Rehoboth Beach • 227-3665
Situated in Village by the Sea, a shopping courtyard between Rehoboth and Baltimore avenues, Lingo’s is ideal for those who are staying in downtown Rehoboth. In addition to meats, seafood and staples, you’ll find a French bakery and delicatessen.
149 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach • 227-7072
Located on an organic farm in Ocean View, Good Earth has a second site around the corner from Bin 66 on the Forgotten Mile. You’ll find organic groceries, supplements and beauty items, as well as a large selection of gluten-free products. The Ocean View site has a restaurant.
31806 Good Earth Lane, Ocean View • 537-7100
38131 Terrace Rd., Rehoboth • 226-3276
The northernmost locations of this North Carolina-based chain are in Millsboro and Selbyville. (An Ocean View store closed.) Fans like the atmosphere as much as the selection. Tuna and produce are popular.
26370 Bay Farm Rd., Millsboro • 945-1705
#327 Bayside Village Center, 31221 Americana Pkwy., Selbyville • 436-2827
The old Harris Teeter in Salt Pond Plaza is now home to this local favorite, which is prized for fresh meats and produce.
695 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach • 529-9662
Located from Milton to Fenwick, coastal farmers markets boast diverse offerings, including free-range chicken and fresh eggs, Kennett Square mushrooms and cheese from the Eastern Shore. There is one just about every day of the week.