Delilah has a sit-down restaurant, Bluezette, and booth at Reading Terminal Market, Delilah’s at the Terminal. Reading Terminal Market is essentially a huge food court (over 80 merchants housed under 1.7 acres) in downtown Philly, except you won’t find Subway and Burger King inside – only local vendors. Not feeling like a whole meal, I trekked backwards, barefoot, in the snow to Reading Terminal Market in Philly to hunt down Delilah’s booth, and sample a side of mac and cheese. (Nah, I pulled my snow shoes on, and faced forward.)
Oprah declared Delilah’s mac and cheese the best in the country in 2003, but that woman must be off her rocker. Delilah’s mac and cheese is not bad, but it’s nothing exceptional, and hardly worth the almost $4 it cost for a little cup of this side dish. It looks, feels, and tastes like any mac and cheese you’d get in a Southern diner. It’ll do in a pinch, is a hundred times better than Kraft, and ten times better than something out of a cafeteria, but doesn’t hold a candle to any mac and cheese casserole found at a Southern family reunion.
I can only hope that Delilah’s mac and cheese is taken up a notch at her sit-down restaurant. I also suggest Oprah take a vacation to
Delilah’s at the Terminal,
Mon.-Sat. ; Sun.