Photo by Sydney Kerelo
In another year marked by change, we celebrate 2021 with the First State’s Best of Delaware recognizing local restaurants, stores and more.
By Matt Amis, Ashley Breeding, Danielle Bouchat-Friedman, Lisa Dukart, Pam George and Meg Ryan
While a vaccination plan has filled 2021 with promise for the future, there’s still a lot we’ve missed out on this year—travel, spa treatments and routine haircuts, to name a few. Although restaurants and retail took a hit for the second year in a row with closures and strict capacity limits, we want to again use this annual occasion to remind Delawareans of the enterprising, innovative and resilient business owners who work hard to earn your patronage. As the state opens back up (fingers crossed!), your support for the work of our Best of Delaware winners and their peers will be more important than ever.
Each year, we reach out to our readers to find out your favorites in dozens of categories. We thank you for your continued support. Read on for this year’s winners.