Where to Find Fixings for Your July Fourth Beach Barbecues
If you're hosting a backyard bash at the beach, hit these coastal hotspots for all the necessary ingredients.
Order your cherry, apple and blueberry pies 48 hours in advance. The bakery is also offering blueberry cobbler, blueberry buckle (pound cake with fresh blueberries and oatmeal streusel) and cupcakes made with Pop Rocks topped with red, white and blue buttercream icing.
32191 Nassau Rd., Lewes • 313-5191
Look for the windmill, and pull into the parking lot of this establishment, where you can buy all the makings for a clam or lobster bake. The company also owns Rehoboth Fishhouse, which is a few miles down on Route 1.
17696 Coastal Hwy., Lewes • 644-0708
The market is the locals’ choice for meats cut on the premises. Whole roasted chickens—and sometimes spareribs—are in the heated case by the front door. At the end of the first aisle, you’ll also find local produce and sauces. Since it's a full-service market, you can do all of your picnic shopping here.
611 Savannah Rd., Lewes • 645-6589
For quality meats—think: dry-aged and USDA Prime—visit this family-run business, which also sells pork, veal, sausages, lamb and poultry. It’s in the same shopping center as Touch of Italy (Italian cookies, cheeses), Jimmy’s Grille (desserts) and Outlet Liquors for one-stop shopping.
19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 226-8345
If you don’t have much time—and you’re not on a budget—pop into the Rehoboth Beach location for your barbecue basics. It’s next to Bed, Bath & Beyond in case you also require tablecloths, napkins or other accessories.
30098 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach • 227-3401
For July Fourth, the market is featuring party platters, including sushi, cheese, shrimp cocktail, crudité, tuna sashimi, crab-deviled egg and grilled side of salmon. Order 48 hours in advance.
20312 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3665
In the Bethany Beach/Ocean View area, the family-owned Hocker’s is famous for its meats. Pick up hot dogs, buns, chips, ice cream, local corn and other staples.
695 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach • 539-5255
34960 Atlantic Ave. and Roxana Rd, Clarksville • 537-1877