The culinary scene of Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley 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 Award 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 cafés to the corner diner, from locally foraged ramps to harvest-season cider doughnuts, the food on our tables shows that we're proud of our traditions, with one eye always looking toward what comes next.