Best Healthy Fare

Home Grown Café 

(Readers, Upstate)

126 E. Main St., Newark, 266-6993,

Nectar Café & Juice Bar

(Readers, Downstate)

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111 Neils Alley, Lewes, 645-5842,

Drop Squad Kitchen

(Editors, Upstate)

If you are a vegan or vegetarian, you know just how difficult it is to find tasty vegan-vegetarian dishes. Drop Squad Kitchen is an all-vegan restaurant that serves delicious smoothies and vegan fare, like Mac and Cheeze (made without dairy, nuts and gluten) and veggie burgers. It even offers classes so you can learn how to make healthy, vegan food yourself.

928 Justison St., Wilmington, 984-2773,

Hobos Restaurant + Bar

(Editors, Downstate)

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Gretchen Hanson, executive chef of Hobos Restaurant + Bar, describes her culinary style as global eco-fusion. We call it healthy, local and delicious. Hanson’s dishes may be influenced by cuisines from around the world, but the ingredients are definitely local. That means the menu can change from day to day. A sample dish: rockfish bites with 16 Mile Honey Oyster Stout reduction and soybean panko zaatar on a bed of arugula tossed with Chesapeake crab tzatziki. Hanson teaches classes on plant-based cooking, eating and wellness, so you know she’s serious.

56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-2226,