The Best of Delaware 2009
From crab cakes and cheesesteaks to prime rib and clam bakes, little Delaware is packed with great places to eat and terrific places to shop. Here’s the cream of the crop.
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Best Gift Shop
Readers, upstate: Grassroots (1250 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, 489-2501; 93 E. Main St. Newark, 453-9751; 1708 Foulk Road, Wilmington, 529-0553)
Readers, downstate: South Moon Under (120 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3806)
Critics, upstate: Apropos is great for gifts on the go, or for finding the gift for the person who has everything. Get baby bags, picture frames, and hard-to-find brands like Votivo candles and Murval bags. You can even buy gifts for the family pooch. “I bought my sister’s dog the cutest little tennis balls there,” Karibjanian says. (4001 Kennett Pike, No. 124, Greenville, 656-4880)
Critics, downstate: A downtown landmark, Forney’s Too has supplied the state capital with unique gifts and collectibles for nearly 25 years. Manager Gary Knox says the shop ranks 15th in the United States in the sale of Troll Beads. Forney’s even keeps a registry of the one-of-a-kind bracelets and accessories so you can track past purchases and post your own wish list. This is also the place to find Webkinz and the Vera Bradley Collection of handbags and wallets. (102 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 734-2425)