crab zeppoles at botanica in wildwood photo by julia calleo

Eat these crab zeppoles at Botanica in Wildwood

The crab zeppoles at Botanica are round pockets of dough laced with chopped crabmeat and served atop pools of preserved lemon remoulade and cocktail sauce. Though he feels it’s a bit early to make a definitive call, executive chef Ben Welch suspects the zeppoles could become the new restaurant’s signature dish. “It seems like every table orders them,” he explained. It’s easy to see why: The savory pastries deliver the flavors of a seaside crab boil in each crisp, airy bite.

Botanica, 2490 Taylor Road, Wildwood, 636.821.1233,