Whether you have lived in the area for years or recently moved to Newark, DE, we want you to enjoy every aspect of living here. While your Compass apartment home has a gorgeous kitchen with sleek cabinets and stainless steel appliances, we also know that exploring local culinary options are exciting to your tastebuds.
We have compiled some of our favorite places to enjoy amazing food, great drinks, and fantastic company around downtown Newark – we hope you’re hungry.
Located on nearby Main Street, Grain provides a casual yet energizing atmosphere while serving well-cLocated on nearby Main Street, Grain provides a casual yet energizing atmosphere while serving well-crafted, contemporary American food and drinks. Stop by for brunch, lunch or dinner, and check out the weekly specials and monthly giveaways. Grab some friends and enjoy live music, bingo, and trivia – nonstop action and surprises ensure you’re always in for a good time. (Plus, we love that our resident’s dogs are welcome guests on Grain’s outdoor patio.)
Looking to start your day with a little kick? We suggest you head over to Haines Street and find Little Looking to start your day with a little kick? We suggest you head over to Haines Street and find Little Goat Coffee – you’ll recognize them by the jumping goat on their sign. The cafe offers organically grown and fairly traded coffee, roasted daily in small six-pound batches, surrounded by decor that exudes comfort. Enjoy coffeehouse staples such as espresso, cappuccino, and chai, or try one of their innovative seasonal creations.
An intimate restaurant complete with quaint bistro lights and park views, Pizza Mariana offers classic Italian dishes and hand-stretched Neapolitan Pizzas baked in their woodburning oven. Sit back and try one of their Signature Crushes while enjoying a charcuterie board or homemade pasta dish, and top it off with some homemade gelato.
Or take advantage of delivery or the walk-up, late-night pickup window, before heading back to the Compass community to have an unforgettable pizza and movie night using the media room theatre.
For beer connoisseurs, we recommend Iron Hill Brewery. A scratch brewery and craft restaurant founded in 1996, Iron Hill has grown to be the most award-winning brewery east of the Mississippi. Visit for lunch or dinner and choose from a slew of signature beers and food combinations that complement each other in unexpectedly delicious ways. Experience the freshness of stocks and sauces prepared daily from scratch while beer is brewed in vats standing only feet from your table.
Looking for your new favorite weekend brunch spot? We invite you to visit Home Grown Cafe, an award-winning, downtown Newark staple for over 22 years. They offer a made-from-scratch menu for all dietary lifestyles including vegan, vegetarian, carnivorous, and gluten-sensitive. Have we mentioned the family-friendly environment, live music, and colorful interior adorned with stunning pops of local art?
Twisted Irons is another amazing local craft beer site dedicated to providing high-quality, creative, and uniquely blended beers to Newark, DE locals. Offering a relaxed atmosphere to sample their brews as well as listen to music or play rounds of bingo. Check out their online calendar to stay updated on when specific food trucks will be onsite and which days you can order or bring your own food.
There is no doubt Newark, DE has an exciting food scene you don’t want to miss, from traditional flavors to the bold and unique, bring your appetite and find your new favorite dining destination. Bon appetit!