Cape Gazette

Hobos Restaurant & Bar
Contact: Meyer Persow
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.


CUP OF SOUP WITH EVERY SANDWICH ....Monday morning sure looks a lot brighter than this weekend and today you can dine in for lunch with a free cup of soup with every sandwich purchased. Offer available for local business owners wanted delivery as well. Call Hobos and your healthy lunch option ...

Schools out and every one has cabin fever so come to HOBOS for a free kids lunch with every adult! Show this post to collect! Kids board games, coloring books, crayons, kids menu and amazing staff!
Chef Gretchen's Tips and Tricks Class

If you have been struggling with how to eat healthy and happily in the New Year then this class is for you. Crash course on Plant Based cooking techniques for the novice and flexitarian. Sunday March 1 4-7 Pm includes dinner and a show for $30 drop in fee please email ...
HOT SOUP with every sandwich!

Free cup of soup to accompany each sandwich when you dine in today at HOBOS. Choose from Butternut Squash Curry, Roasted Tomato Basil, Chana Masala. Sandwiches range from Hot Havana with roasted pork and Swiss to the Rehoboth Girlfriend with Eggplant and Artichokes ... meat lovers or veg heads ...
FREE HOT CHOCOLATE (Baby, it's cold outside!) at HOBOS ...

Its seems that WInter is not going to release it's icy grip on Rehoboth for a few more days yet, so Chef Gretchen of Hobos is stirring up a pot of her richest most decadent hot chocolate for anyone brave enough to venture out. No purchase necessary, simply come into our dining room entrance at ...

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