Best of Delaware 2010
You told us your favorites. We have a few of our own. Herein, the great big list of winners.
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READERS, UPSTATE | Serpe’s Bakery
1411 Kirkwood Hwy., Elsmere, 994-1868
READERS, DOWNSTATE | Pasqualini’s Bakery
37560 Atlantic Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2111
CRITICS, UPSTATE | Sweeney’s Bakery
2068 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 475-5884
There’s a reason the North Wilmington community came to the aid of Sweeney’s Bakery when construction on Naamans Road wreaked havoc on business a few years ago. Since 1957 Sweeney’s has baked from scratch some of the state’s best doughnuts, graduation and wedding cakes, éclairs, crème puffs and cruellers. There aren’t many independently owned bakeries left. This one was worth preserving.
CRITICS, DOWNSTATE | Frankfurt Bakery
429 S. New St., Dover, 741-0180
Frankfurt Bakery sells every bakery item every day, and owner Andreas Janke and his team make everything from scratch. Janke, who started baking at age 15 at his parents’ shop in Frankfurt, Germany, makes 100 varieties of pastry. (The cheese Danish sells out first.) Janke utilizes traditional German family recipes, but says a few of his goodies have been slightly Americanized.