Cape Gazette

Hobos Restaurant & Bar
56 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2144
Phone: 302-226-2226


A Hobolution about the way we live,
eat and certainly run a restaurant.

I believe that the most important thing we can do for our community is support it.  So, to begin there is our philosophy of local first:  from sea, to farm, to table with scarcely a stop in between.  And we don’t support just farmers and fishermen but sign makers, artists, web designers and printers and well the list is pretty endless. We build our village by cementing one relationship at a time.

We are as organic, clean, and green as possible for us to be.  Knowing that most local farmers cannot afford the time and money that it requires to be certified organic, we support green local farmers first and then outsource as little as possible further afield. We have contracted with seven local farmers to buy our produce throughout the season. This process began back in December when I first bought the space that would become Hobos .  Fantasizing about the seed list, importing them from all over the world and then contracting local growers to build me my dream fields.   We currently have twenty-three  crops with seven different farmers. Once that part was in place, we began to get calls farther afield from local pig farmers, fishermen, chicken, and beef farms. We started contracting our meat and animal products to be grown for us in cage free, hormone free, antibiotic free, and cruelty free environments.

Green is our middle name. From our toilet tissue to our plastic bags and deli containers everything is recyclable and recycled. Everything.  From our linen company, to our packaging and tea service every company we use is earth friendly, green, committed to reducing their carbon footprint and being active stewards of the environment.

Now, on to the food. Unusual…different… innovative…… not like anything else in town. OK, yes, all true of course, but what is the secret really?

Well, it’s not just about the food.

Wow, there I said it.  I learned to cook the way I do in the street markets of some of the poorest countries in the world. Braziers no bigger than a shoebox would turn out hundreds of “covers” in an afternoon while I would sit and watch and talk and learn from the chef. Mothers and grandmothers would teach me the techniques and recipes and ingredients they themselves would use to feed their families and neighbors. The food in these communities is valued and prepared with a loving and passionate concern that it nourish and sustain the lives most cherished.  It is food created and cooked entirely with the alchemy of love.

If you truly love what you do and you truly love the ability to feed people, REALLY, REALLY feed them the way God intended for us to eat, then that is the kind of food we have.  Food that is a familiar as it is innovative; as unusual as it is comforting; as filled with the joys of discovery as it is delicious and known. Beautiful, loving food.  Ahha you say, so the travelling! THAT is where the name Hobos comes from! Well, yes, it is partly, but the journey led us here and we are sharing a meal.

And this is just the beginning.

HOBOS Now Accepting New Year's Eve Reservations! New ...

New Years Eve Menu first bites amuse bouche from the kitchen appetizer choices Sweet Potato Bisque w/ Orange Crème Fraiche & Lobster Chicken sausage and figs in puff pastry Crab and Brie quesadilla Beet and goat cheese salad with balsamic reduction Arugula and sweet potato truffle salad ...
Cooking Classes

I have been blessed to have amazing women in my life as role models for positive action. My grandmother used to always counsel me to break down what I wanted into concrete pieces and figure out the steps to get there. The Godmother of my children has spent a career coaching people how to turn ...
RICI Honoring Matt Haley

Here's a link to a great article on how the Rehoboth Inspired Chefs Initiative honored Matt Haley at the Taste of Rehoboth. ~
Beware of the Following Scam

Beware of the following scam: someone claiming to be from Delmarva Power's billing department called Hobos and said that out last payment didn't process because they were updating their systems and could no longer accept credit card or direct electronic payments from the bank. He told us that we ...
Best of Coastal Style

Well, we did it again. Back to back! We are honored to be named the winner of Coastal Style Magazine's Best of for Best Healthy Fare and Best Vegetarian and Vegan Options for 2014. We want to thank our customers for voting for us and our staff, without whom, we wouldn't have customers.

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