Old-School Deli in Wilmington Still a Neighborhood Gem
There are tons of great delis and coffee shops hidden in the nooks and crannies of Wilmington’s business district. Originally opened by and for the everyday man, nowadays these shops are frequented by suits, hipsters, and neighborhood regulars alike. Benjamin’s on 10th is a neighborhood staple that continues to serve delicious food year after year.
In keeping with the tradition of a neighborhood deli/coffee shop, it is tiny, noisy, and the inexpensive tasty fare may be diet-breaking but you won’t find a better breakfast muffin (warning: they are the size of a baby’s head) or lunchtime sandwich, burger, or hot dog. Perhaps the best part about Benjamin’s is the super-friendly, attentive staff that makes early morning breakfast runs bearable—nothing like a smile (and one of their famous breakfast sandwiches) to get your day started.
Dinner at Benjamin’s? Not a chance. The restaurant closes (very) early–2:30 PM to be exact.
Benjamin’s on 10th
204 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Iris McCarthy is a freelance food writer and blogger in the Greater Philadelphia region with a passion for writing and food culture. Iris lives in the Philadelphia suburbs, but spends much of her time eating, working and playing in the city. When she’s not attending local food events, scoping out new ice cream spots to satiate her sweet tooth, or covering the Philly food scene, Iris can be found checking out the latest community theaters and museums. Follow Iris as she dines around Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs on her popular food blog The Palate Princess and via Twitter @PalatePrincess.