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 Healthy Fare

  Readers, upstate: Home Grown Café & Gourmet to Go (126 E. Main St., Newark, 266-6993)
  Readers, downstate: Greenman Juice Bar & Bistro (12 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-4909)
  Critics, upstate: Though it’s more focused on fresh, local and, often, organic produce than calorie-counting dishes, Home Grown Café and Gourmet To Go is still the place to get grilled zucchini with your roasted organic tempeh. Vegan chili is great for cold weather, and in the summer, there’s fresh gazpacho, blended with tomatoes and summer veggies. Produce and meats come from local purveyors. Keeler goes for the balsamic glazed chicken. (126 E. Main St., Newark, 266-6993)
  Critics, downstate: “You can never go wrong with the Pearl,” Leishear says. With salmon rolls, seaweed salads, shrimp curry and veggie tempura among menu standouts at
The Cultured Pearl, eating healthy never tasted so good. Even Leishear’s 6-year-old son, Liam, digs the sushi. “He loves it, as long as the nori is on the outside,” he says. (301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8493)
  Critics, over the line: Immersed in the garden party atmosphere of Terrain at Styer’s, diners lounge on casual patio furniture amid plants and vines to enjoy nibbles like wild mushroom risotto, frittatas made with organic eggs, and minted barley salad with grapefruit, spinach and chicken. Only lunch and brunch is served in the sun-drenched space. Of course, to get to the café, one must walk through Styer’s, a gardener’s paradise. (914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, Pa., 610-459-2400)

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