5 Under-the-Radar Vegan Dishes at Delaware Restaurants

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These Delaware eateries include delicious vegan options on their regular menus, offering something for all types of diners to enjoy.

Vegans, vegetarians and those with special dietary restrictions were once confined to just a few health-centric restaurant options in Delaware. When they did go out to enjoy a meal with non-vegan friends, the options were often limited to French fries and salad.

Now, more vegan restaurants and chains are popping up across the nation, but that’s not all. Longstanding eateries are also diversifying their menus to include thoughtfully crafted plant-based options. For vegans looking to dine out with a group that may not be receptive to a vegan-only menu, many Delaware eateries offer something for everyone. Here are some mouthwatering vegan options being offered at popular restaurants across the First State.

DE Slider Co.: The Kitchen Sink Sliders

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This 10th Street slider joint has become a lunchtime favorite for many people working in Downtown Wilmington. With quality, made-from-scratch ingredients and creative topping combinations, these hearty sliders are not your average party hors d’oeuvre. The Kitchen Sink is a 100% vegan slider made with a crispy quinoa patty, veggie ceviche, black bean sriracha sauce and avocado puree on a sweet potato bun. This is a great option for a grab-and-go lunch run that everyone in the office can enjoy.

DE Slider Co. | 204 West 10th Street, Wilmington | 202-2060

Tonic Seafood & Steak: Seared Chickpea Cakes


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Vegans may be tempted to steer clear of a restaurant with “seafood & steak” in the name, but in some cases, that’s a big mistake! This Tonic entrée features chickpea cakes, roasted vegetables and a delicious cranberry ginger chutney.

Tonic Seafood & Steak | 111 West 11th Street, Wilmington | 777-2040

Home Grown Café: Maple Balsamic Buddha Bowl


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When it comes to vegan options in Delaware, Home Grown is a no-brainer. The eatery has made a name for itself as a reliable destination for high-quality, chef-curated vegan cuisine alongside a variety of other dishes for non-vegan diners. The menu is clearly labeled so patrons know exactly what they can order, and most menu items can be made vegan or vegetarian with simple modifications. The restaurant offers an abundance of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options like veggie burgers, salads and more, but one fan-favorite is the maple balsamic Buddha bowl with seitan, a gluten-based meatless protein.

Home Grown Café | 126 East Main Street, Newark | 266-6993

The Peach Blossom Eatery: Mushroom Gravy and Hashbrowns

The Peach Blossom Eatery specializes in lunch, breakfast and baked goods. Since opening, there’s never been a shortage of vegan dishes, from daily specials and bakery treats to permanent menu items. A recent permanent menu addition is a savory mushroom gravy made with cashew milk poured over hash browns and topped with crispy shitakes. This dish is both gluten-free and vegan. Other highlights include a vegan burrito and an eggplant “parmesan” made with vegan cashew-garlic cheese.

The Peach Blossom Eatery | 76 East Main Street, Newark | 715-3392

Aroma Mediterranean Cuisine: Hummus Flight

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Homemade hummus and warm pita bread is hard to beat. Aroma offers several different hummus options, or a “hummus flight” with three different flavors. The hummus flight includes original hummus, garden hummus with pistachios and herbs and sun-dried tomato hummus with walnut and pepper flakes.

Aroma Mediterranean Cuisine | 208 2nd Street, Rehoboth Beach | 212-2488

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