This Mother’s Day, Treat Mom to Delco Foodie Experiences

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to make a plan to celebrate all the fabulous moms in your life! And what better way than showering her with treats made with love from right here in Delco? 

If your own mom is based in Delco, there’s no better way to pamper her than with homegrown delicacies (and remind her that she taught you well when it comes to great food!). And if mom lives somewhere else, planning an excursion in your community is the perfect way to introduce her to the small businesses that make Delco shine.   

There are so many ways to make mom feel special — you know your mom best, so use, combine, or modify any of these suggestions as you see fit. Because what your mom really wants more than anything is to spend quality time with you!

To celebrate Mother’s Day in Delco, try any of these foodie experiences:  


Photo courtesy of Village Vine



Delco truly does brunch right. You can go for classic Sunday brunch with all the trimmings at cute spots like Terrain Cafe in Glen Mills, House in Media, Tank & Libby’s in Drexel Hill or White Dog Cafe in Wayne. If your mom likes savory brunch, like eggs benedict or omelets, or sweet brunch, like loaded pancakes or French toast, you’ll be in good hands in any of these wonderful Delco establishments.

Some moms prefer a more casual situation, like diners with bottomless coffee, cafes with delicate pastries or cozy, no-frills joints with generous portions. Don’t worry: Delco has you covered on all these brunch fronts, too. The Brick House in Ridley Park, Tuscany Cafe in Havertown, Chi Cafe in Boothwyn and Taste Budz Cafe in Aston all get the casual-but-considered vibe just right. Of course, there are so many awesome Delco diners to choose from, if that’s mom’s preference, like Media Court Diner, Springfield Diner, Upland Diner and Llanerch Diner, just to name a few.

Photo courtesy of Terrain Cafe


High Tea

If mom fancies a nice cuppa, she’d love a leisurely afternoon in one of Delco’s comfy tea rooms. If you want to go all out, take her to high tea at A Taste of Britain in Wayne (bonus: it offers plentiful gluten-free options) or Orchard Tea Room at Rose Hip Barn. At either of these elegant spots, you can get the full afternoon tea affair, with personal pots of top-quality tea and a tiered tray of scones, tea sandwiches and goodies. The Painted Teacup in Upper Darby is another splendid spot for tea, and is usually closed on Sundays, but it will be holding a special Mother’s Day tea service on Sunday, May 12. Note that reservations are required at all of these tea houses! 

Photo courtesy of A Taste of Britain


Wineries and Wine Bars 

If mom is a bit of a wine connoisseur, she’ll be thrilled to know that there are so many incredible places to enjoy fine wine here in Delco — no trips into the city necessary! 

First, our county is home to a number of wineries, all of which are open to the public for tastings and sit-down experiences. At Penns Wood Winery in Chadds Ford, take in serene views of the vineyards from the dog-friendly outdoor lawn, or choose a table indoors or on the covered patio. During Mother’s Day weekend this year, Penns Wood is also hosting a Mother’s Day Craft Market!

At the Inn at Grace Winery in Glen Mills, enjoy a glass or two of the artisan-crafted wines in the rustic (yet chic) tasting room in a converted barn. For a more luxe experience, the winery also hosts gorgeous prixe-fixe chef’s dinners on select Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (including the Sunday of Mother’s Day). Reservations are required.

John Roberts Cellar in Essington offers an urban wine experience, with pours of wines made on-site with grapes from around the world, including California, Chile and South Africa. Grab a seat at the sleek bar inside the tasting room, or catch some rays on the sun-drenched outdoor patio. 

There are ample wine bars where you and mom can savor wines from both well-known and obscure winemaking regions. Head to Village Vine in Swarthmore and order a wine you’ve never heard of from its diverse glass list; explore the miles-long bottle list at Teca in Newtown Square; or channel your inner Francophile at La Belle Epoque in Media.  

Is mom more into cocktails and craft beer? Check out some of Delco’s best cocktail bars and learn more about our ever-growing beer scene.


Photo by Mariya Stecklair, courtesy of the Inn at Grace Winery


Pack a Picnic Basket

Mother’s Day takes place during peak springtime; take advantage of the blooming flowers and mild temperatures with an outdoor picnic! There are some seriously fantastic picnic spots in Delco, like Ridley Creek State Park, Tyler Arboretum and Willows Park Reserve.   

Pack your picnic basket with Delco specialties, like sandwiches and hoagies; marinated pasta or veggie salads from Italian delis like Pagano’s, Soprano’s or Napoletano Bros.; fresh fruit and veggies from Wolff’s Apple House or Swarthmore CO-OP; cheese and charcuterie from DiBruno Bros. or Lancaster County Farmers Market; and something sweet from a local bakery, like Artisan Boulangerie, Ardour Cafe or R. Weinrich German Bakery. A bottle of wine from 320 Market Cafe couldn’t hurt, either!

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Want to know more about everything Delco? We’re more than just your source for good eats — we’re your source for where to stay, what to do and more in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. We’re Visit Delco, PA, and we’ve got you covered from Philly to the Brandywine. Find us at 1501 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA, 19063; (610) 565-3679 or online.

Emily Kovach 


Featured photo courtesy of the Inn at Grace Winery