There is no better place to buy a cabinet than Delekta Pharmacy. With its dark paneled interior, old-fashioned fixtures, working soda fountain, and teeny, tiny booths, it’s an experience out of another age.
Cabinets come in the five basic flavors—chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, coffee, and mocha—with no frou-frou ginger flavor or cookie dough blobs to get stuck in your straw. The coffee and vanilla cabinets are made with Delekta's own homemade coffee and vanilla syrups. While you can ask what goes into them, don't expect to get an answer—the recipes are a closely held family secret. The coffee syrup recipe, according to Eric, originated with his grandfather, who died in 1985.
Delekta is also the only place we know of where you can get a vanilla or cherry Coke made the old-fashioned way—with Coke syrup, soda water, and flavoring mixed together on the spot.
Delekta's is open weekdays, 8am-6pm; Saturday, 8am-4pm; and Sunday, 8am-noon.
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