Local Food & Drinks

Have You Been? Make a Date at These New-in-’22 Delco Restaurants and Cafes — Round 1

Restaurateurs — experienced and new — have been busy opening in 2022 and wisely choosing Delco to house their next...

Delco Profile: Ship Bottom Blendery and Barrel House’s Head Brewer Hannah Gohde on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Beer and Lipstick

Like us, when you read this, you’re going to want to be Hannah Gohde’s BFF. She says, “I’m an aggressively...

Delco’s Fantastic Fall Festivals

Mark your calendars, grab your family and friends, and get ready for a fall season filled with festivals, live music,...

Delco Profile: Creative Custom Cookies, Cookie Cakes (and More!) by Sugarluxe by Babycakes

Drexel Hill’s own Khadijah Ford has her hands full wowing customers with ornately detailed custom cookies through Sugarluxe by Babycakes...

Hot Dogs! Get Your Hot Dogs in Delco, PA!

If you’re reading this during the dog days of summer, then you’ve probably had your share of hot dogs at...

Delco’s BYOBs: Bring Your Favorite Libations to Enjoy with Dinner at These Delco Dining Establishments

We love to eat at great restaurants all around Delco. We also love to watch our budget, and a good...

More Beer Here! Delco Brew Scene Update

We love to see growth in the Delco food and beverage arenas, and we’re particularly enamored when it means we...

High Tea, Bubble Tea, Tea Boutiques — It’s Teatime in Delco

Hot or iced, there’s just something soothing about a great cup of tea. We know, we know … but Delco...

Delco Profile: Must-Try Custom Decorated Cookies by Pomp + Splendor by Chrissy

When a licensed cottage bakery based in Media describes its bounty as “bespoke luxury cookies that look amazing and taste...

Delco’s ‘Spring’-ing Into Summer With Cocktails and Mocktails

Warmer weather demands refreshingly cool beverages to temper the heat! It also reminds us that there’s nothing quite like Delco...

Delco is Home to the Most Delightful Donuts!

Donut? Doughnut? Spell it however you’d like — we’re obsessed just the same. There’s something magical about a donut because...

Delco Profile: Chef Kevin ‘Steek’ Cooper is now a Guy Fieri Chicken Guy

An obsession with peanut butter cookies, and his mom’s admonishment to stop making them daily and cook something else, set...

Room 55: Take Out, Dine In, Gather and Host Events at This Delco Charmer

Lansdowne’s former AviAnna has been reborn as Room 55, showing off its elevated decor, a welcoming and warm vibe, and...

Everybody Eats at Delco’s Vittles Food Hall

A handful of Philadelphia chefs — including Stephanie Willis, Kurt Evans and Aziza Young — took to the streets to...

Delco Getaway: Grace Winery Supper Series

Picture 35 acres in Delco’s corner of the Brandywine Valley that encompass an Inn on a wooded estate, vineyards, a...

Delco’s Favorite Food Trucks: Must-Try Rolling Roadside Cuisine

Sometimes they’re parked at the same place, on a schedule. Sometimes they surprise and delight at fairs and festivals. Some...

Where to Enjoy Delco’s Favorite Comfort Foods

You know you want them: comfort foods! Maybe that’s because it’s cold outside, or you have a cold, or it’s...

Round 2: More Delco Must-Try Food Finds

Didn’t get enough of our must-try picks in “Round 1”? Then feast upon this list! There’s a lot of comfort...

Delco Profile: Restaurateur and Brewery Owner Loïc Barnieu’s Love Affair with Media, Pa.

It’s Delco’s luck that chef, restaurant owner and brewery owner Loïc Barnieu made his way from Burgundy, France, to Media,...

In Delco? Hit These Must-Try Food Gems — Round 1

You’re sure to find something for your tummy’s to-do list on our “round one” list of Delco’s must-try spots! Whether...

Delco Profile: Blend Your New Favorite Wine at Vino Bambino

When John Giacomucci was a kid, his parents, like many Italian parents who immigrated to America, would make their own...

Sweet Tooth? Indulge in Delco’s Go-To Candies!

You don’t need a holiday to indulge your sweet tooth, especially when there are so many candy shops all around...

Delco Profile: Village Vine’s Executive Chef Krupa Patel on Mentors, Family Influences and the Wawa Pickle Sandwich

Krupa Patel’s story teaches that you never know where your journey may take you, yet it can be incredibly fulfilling...

Delco Profile: Deliciously Creative Gina Carruth Wows with Charcuterplease Boards

Many of us picked up “hobbies” during the 2020 pandemic-related quarantine, from binge-watching classic TV shows to obsessively cleaning our...

Vegan Cuisine for All? Yep, in Delco!

Delco boasts a cornucopia of cuisine, and it is the go-to county for everything from cheesesteaks to ethnic delicacies and...

5 Quick Meals You Can Make in 30-ish Minutes: Kid-Friendly, Too!

Show of hands: Are you shuttling kids to after-school activities? Sports leagues? Play dates? We know you’re the family chauffeur...

Romance It Up at These Delco Restaurants! — Round 2

Did you try all the great restaurant options in our Round 1 blog yet? It’s a great list for impressing...

Delco Says ‘Cheese and Charcuterie? Yes, Please!’

First things first: you absolutely, positively can say both cheese and charcuterie board and party tray in Delco. We’ve got...

Romance It Up at These Delco Restaurants! — Round 1

It turns out that romance isn’t all hearts, flowers and dimly lit restaurants! It can be, of course, but we...

Fido Approved: Delco’s Favorite Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Who’s a good doggie? Yup, it’s your pup! Perhaps no creature enjoys being out with you more than your trusty...

Delco Profile: Chef Char Nolan on Veganism, Food, Container Gardens and More — Bonus Recipe, Too!

To say that Drexel Hill’s Char Nolan is a quiet mover-and-shaker in the local food scene is a gross understatement....

Stamp Your Staycation Passport With Delco’s International Fare

Just because we can travel again doesn’t mean all of us are heading overseas just yet. There are lots of...

Delco Profile: Charisse McGill and Her Growing ‘French Toast Bites’ Empire

A solid history running a seasonal market, special event experience, plus a graduate degree in food marketing, and — according...

Best Eats for Delco-Style Outdoor Parties

Outdoor party season seems to have expanded, even as the (shhh!… dare we say it?) pandemic seems to wane. Why?...

It’s Picnic Time in Delco: Best Spots, Eats and Drinks

It’s no surprise to Delco residents that picnic season can start in April, end in mid-May, start again in late...

Delco Profile: Media’s Storied The Towne House

A must when in Media, D’Ignazio’s Towne House had been a fixture on Veterans Square for 65 years. Countless generations...

Delco Strong: Restaurants That Opened During the Pandemic

We all know you don’t mess with Delco, especially with locals who have plans. Big plans. Plans, for example, to...

Hop Over to These Delco Favorites for Easter Takeout and Dine-in Eats

That’s the Easter Bunny we see peeking out from behind his basket of goodies, and he’s wondering if you’re all...

Delco Pubs and Restaurants That Say ‘Top o’ the Mornin’ to Ya’ All Year Long

Delco + Irish = no brainer! Our rich heritage draws hungry and thirsty locals and savvy travelers to Pennsylvania’s best...

Delco’s Great Stromboli Debate

A sandwich? A stromboli sandwich? Who are we to argue with the grandson of the guy who created it more...

Delco Profile: Meet Avner Schwartz, Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship Contestant

Get to know Avner Schwartz, Food Network's Kids Baking Championship contestant from Delco, Pennsylvania.

Delco Profile: Chef Reeky’s Redemption Story Pays Off for Lucky Delco Diners

When Chef Tarik Ryant says he went to the school of hard knocks, he isn’t kidding. He did his on-the-job...

What Delco Kids Really Want to Eat for Lunch

Virtual, hybrid or full-day school. Daycare, no daycare. Too young for school or daycare, so home with working parents. Or...

7 Food Trends You’ve Gotta Try: Welcome, 2021!

We’re actually getting tired of writing “due to the pandemic” — but, at this writing, it’s all still very real...

Morning Sweets are Some of Delco’s Favorite Breakfasts

Breakfast, the first meal of the day and, according to our moms and mom-moms, the most important meal of the...

A Very 2020 Holiday Season: Make it Tasty Delco-Style

Although we were hoping to write a different blog in late fall 2020, we can’t ignore the fact that navigating...

Delco Profile: Just Call Them Chef Floyd and Chef Angie at Plum Restaurant Group

A romance that started back in their high school days eventually turned into a perfect pairing, not just as a...

Shop These Delco Specialty Markets for Global Family Favorites

In Delco, PA, we’ve got a melting pot of ethnic cuisine and a diverse offering of specialty markets for the...

Delco Profile: Elisa Costantini, the Mom Behind ‘Italian Moms’ Cookbook Series

She’s made numerous appearances on the “Rachael Ray Show,” local newscasts, “Today,” QVC — the list goes on! Yet what...

Tacos: In Delco, They’re Not Just for Tuesdays

Taco Tuesday! Who doesn’t love an excuse to fill up on handhelds of corn or wheat, stuffed with your favorite...

Shop at Your Local Family Market: Support the Families That Have Been Supporting You

They’ve been there through thick and thin for, in some cases, more than 150 years. They source from local farms,...

Get Your BBQ on All Year Long at These Delco Finds

Something hot off the grill gives us all the feels in the summer, but we’ll let you in on a...

The Delco Hoagie Wars: Round 2

We had to pump the breaks on our Round 2 of this epic battle due to … you got it...

Let’s Support Each Other as We Move Through Restaurant Reopening Phases in Delco, Pa.!

We’ve all been through a challenging, confusing and difficult time as the global pandemic engulfed our country. In Delco, the...

Visit Delco Takeout Food Pairings — At Home!

Up your to-go game! In Delco, we’re lucky — we have the area’s best takeout options. We’ve got everything from...

6 Easy Things to Cook at Home with Basic Pantry Ingredients

At this point in the global pandemic, you no doubt have been asking yourself not only “what the heck can...

Cooking with Kids 101 (Plus an Easy Pancake Recipe!)

Yo, parents! This one’s for you, especially if you’re weary of doing all the cooking … every … day. Get...

The Delco Hoagie Wars: Round 1

Where to start? A hoagie, at its most basic, is meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and most likely hit...

Delco is Coffee (and More!) Central

We’ve been known to frequently say, “Gotta have a Wawa!” With all due respect, however, we love to tuck into...

It’s Brunch-a-licious in Delco!

We know why brunch is special: It’s our favorite breakfast and lunch foods … plus a few surprises … plus...

Delco’s Best Wings for Playoff Season

When we think of wings, we think of a lot of things, including Wing Bowl, which ended after 26 years...

Staycation New Year’s Eve With Delco Food Takeout Options

Not into the New Year’s Eve scene? Just plain tired this year? Maybe you’re on pick-up duty for your teenager?...

3 Delicious Ways to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers

Sure, you can make a mile-high sammie with all those leftovers, but how about something that will have your family...

Pair These Wines and Beers With Holiday Food

What wines and beers should you serve with all the many different flavors that make the fall and winter holidays...

Delco Profile: Irene Moretti, Tavola’s Bar Chef and Sommelier

We all know what a sommelier is — a wine pro specializing in all aspects of wine service and food...

Enjoy More of Delco’s Melting Pot of Ethnic Cuisine — Round 2

As promised, here are the not-as-typical ethnic cuisine options to try when you’re out and about and looking for made-in-Delco...

Delco Profile: Jack Cunicelli, 320 Market Cafe

When we think of 320 Market Cafe, we think of two family-owned markets and their fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, cheeses,...

Enjoy Delco’s Melting Pot of Ethnic Cuisine — Round 1

One of the things that puts the “Delco” in Delaware County, PA is the wide range of ethnicities that call...

Delco’s Big Burger Bites

Perhaps you like to toss burgers on the grill as a favorite summer pastime. Who doesn’t? In Delco, though, burgers...

Must-Try Delco Pizza Joints

Delco denizens are as fierce about their pizza as they are about their cheesesteaks, beer, diners, more cheesesteaks and still...

Delco Profile: Bob Barrar, Brewer and Co-Owner, 2SP Brewing Company

Pretentious? Never. Passionate? Always. Local craft brew lovers will recognize that as the mojo behind 2SP Brewing Company. Fiercely proud...

Bringing Farm-Fresh to You: Can’t-Miss Delco Farmers Markets

The term “farm-fresh” conjures up images of dewy spring mornings in the fields, hazy summer days choosing ripe produce and...

Fair Weather Means Alfresco Fun in Delco

When it seems that Mother Nature has finally released us from chilly weather, then it’s time to seek greener pastures....

Beer Here! Delco’s Favorite Beer Gardens

Git yer ice-cold beer … here in Delco! And they’re not your grandma’s brews, either, although you’ll find many old...

Two Wineries, Big Impact: Delco’s Wine Country

We have nothing but respect for domestic wineries and those around the globe, yet we feel quite content sipping right...

A Garden Good Enough to Eat

Tyler Arboretum’s Edible Garden sows the seeds of environmental education and agricultural literacy with the addition of a new, 1.25-acre...

The Delco Brew Scene is Growing

Craft beer. It’s almost a given now that thirsty beer lovers can get their hands on craft-brewed beer at their...

Delco Cheesesteak Wars — Round 2

In our first installment, Delco Cheesesteak Wars — Round 1, we threw down and waited. As expected, we got a...

More than Comfort Food: Delco’s Diners Delights

With all due respect, New Jersey, we beg to differ over the perception that the best diners are in the...

Dining is Fine in Delco — Discover These 6 Unexpected Gems!

Words like “unassuming,” “unexpected,” “neighborhood gem” and more come to mind when describing these six Delco haunts. They’re all popular,...

4 of Aunt Mary Pat’s Favorite Delco Eats

She’s everyone’s favorite aunt — and we were lucky enough to get few minutes of her time after her second...

Delco Profile: Gino Razzi, President and Winemaker, Penns Woods Winery

Although he’s largely considered the father of the local wine scene, there’s two things to remember about Gino Razzi. First,...

Delco Cheesesteak Wars — Round 1

You say South Philly? We say thanks, but no thanks — some of the best cheesesteaks around are within Delco’s...