My favorite part about visiting my family in Delaware (besides visiting my family) is going to Spence’s Bazaar in Dover. For someone who enjoys food, shopping and antiques this place will overload the senses. The first time my parents took me there, I didn’t know what to expect, but now I look forward to going whenever I visit!
The Amish market aspect of Spence’s offers just about any kind of food you can imagine; soups, salads, sandwiches, fresh-off-the-farm dairy products, breakfast, candy, and of course the baked goods. I particularly enjoy the vanilla cream donuts. All the food is excellent, and all the food is inexpensive.
The after-breakfast stroll involves wandering through the dozens of flea market tables and the sizable warehouse of furniture obtained from auctions. Books, makeup, accessories, tools, fresh flowers and vegetable plants, art, records, porcelain dolls… something for everyone. There’s even a shop set up with thousands of DVD’s and VHS tapes. Where else can you find VHS tapes nowadays?! Don’t forget my little sister’s favorite, the shop with Beanie Babies and toys.
In short, Spence’s is a fantastic way to spend a few Saturday morning hours… especially if you are the kind of person who likes bacon on frosted donuts. Yes, they have those too.