Food & Drink in Newark

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The kitchen at Home Grown Caf? is stocked with locally sourced and sustainably produced ingredients whenever possible. That palate of fresh greens, house-made sauces, and Black Angus beef pairs with eclectic recipes, which have nabbed a slew of awards from Delaware Today, including Best Healthy Fare four of the last five years. Many plates, such as the pad thai with shrimp, can be converted into filling vegan meals with seitan. A full gluten-free menu provides options for patrons who have wheat sensitivities or recently had a tearful falling out with a gingerbread man. The chefs craft sandwiches with proteins including sirloin steak or tofu and toppings such as bacon and brie.

Beside supporting local farms, the cafe throws its support toward the arts, displaying a rotating cast of local craftspeople on the walls and hosting live music performances five nights a week, including Jazz sets on Sunday.

126 E Main St
Newark,
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At Newark Natural Foods, visitors peruse 6,000 square feet of natural and organic grocery items, including fresh produce and free-range, antibiotic- and hormone-free meats, eggs, and dairy. The store's staff is committed to helping guests develop healthy lifestyles, trained to help shoppers select items that cater to dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian lifestyles. Newark Natural Foods also operates as a co-op, allowing health-conscious members to give back to the community.

280 E Main St Ste 105
Newark,
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We offer Delicious Italian Cuisine at affordable prices. Including first class catering for any occasion. Our extensive menu offers a wide variety of Italian dishes including Pasta, Veal, chicken, and Seafood, as well as pizza, sandwiches and salads.

76 E Main St
Newark,
DE
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Cuisine Type: Authentic, Traditional Mexican Food

Established: 2003

Reservations: Recommended

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 25?50

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Molcajete, parillada, tacos, and fresh salsa

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: Full bar

Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only

Pro Tip: Friendly staff, fresh and homemade food, not all food we served is spicy, vegetarian options available.

El Jefe Restaurant & Mexican Grill's owner has a succinct way of describing a robust menu: "Plenty of options for anyone," he says. He does, however, provide some guidance to navigate the multipage treatise on authentic Mexican fare. He recommends the dishes that incorporate seafood, such as the house specialty Burrito El Jefe. The mammoth burrito wraps up shrimp, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers beneath a blanket of melted cheese and tomato sauce, garnished with pineapple pico de gallo to complement the savory flavors. To spice up conversations, the bartenders mix a variety of margaritas, and sangrias, which guests are encouraged to splash into the face of anyone whom they suspect may have tastebuds on their nose.

110 Astro Shopping Ctr
Newark,
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Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant isn't just about internationally influenced Spanish cuisine?it's also about conversation. Everything from the tapas' presentation, which clearly draws inspiration from the Iberian Peninsula, to the flavors, which look to that region and beyond, give patrons ample reason to put away their conversational cue cards. Then there's the shareable portions of grilled octopus with guindilla aioli and tempura-fried cauliflower with a tomato-cumin sauce, which guarantee a convivial atmosphere as plates pass back and forth across the table.

Yet the Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant menu isn't constrained to small plates, just as the dining room isn't constrained to Delaware. Chefs also prepare traditional Spanish entr?es, such as saffron-tinged paellas that can feed as many as six people, in a space flecked with rustic reds, yellows, and wood tones. The combination seems to lift the high-backed banquettes and stout chairs from the earthenware floors and carry them to the streets of Madrid. Meanwhile, behind the bar, tenders mix appropriately Spanish cocktails and pitchers of sangria that leave a fruity, festive tint in the mouth.

1126 Capitol Trl.
Newark,
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At Oasis Restaurant’s sunlit, yellow-hued café, the aroma of simmering lamb and sizzling falafel drifts through the dining room and breaches the borders of the adjacent market and halal butcher shop. Chefs procure fresh cuts of the 100% halal meat from next door to prepare from-scratch Lebanese, Egyptian, and Moroccan delicacies for individual orders or the bountiful weekend buffet. Though Middle Eastern classics such as grape leaves and hummus abound, chefs also pay homage to less prevalent delicacies, such as molokhia, a thick broth made from mallow leaves simmered in garlic. Once diners have finished chewing in unison, they can peruse the adjacent grocery store for imported groceries and fresh goat and lamb.

11 Salem Village Square
Newark,
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