The restaurants of the Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley draw influences from the farm-to-table values of the Pennsylvania Dutch to our north, the seafaring coastal communities of the Chesapeake Bay to our south, and the global connections forged through the corporate offices and busy ports of the city of Wilmington.
This is a culinary scene that has its roots in the taverns and inns of colonial times, where warm hospitality and seasonal dining were both expected and a necessary way of life. But over the centuries, those roots have grown far and wide. Today, our local chefs are James Beard nominees and culinary explorers. New restaurants that challenge the status quo open next door to beloved family-owned restaurants that continue to innovate.
From upscale BYOBs to the corner diner, from locally foraged ramps to harvest-season cider doughnuts, the food on our tables show that we're proud of our traditions, with one eye always looking toward what comes next.