Vacation is the time to relax and let go. However, taking time off shouldn’t mean taking time off from your healthy diet. While the local chefs would gladly accommodate your dietary requests, it is too easy to give in to Provincetown’s culinary temptations. Fortunately, with our Foodie Tips this problem is easy to address – you will keep your body healthy and still have as much fun as you planned on!
Provincetown Farmers Market is more than a mere opportunity to get hold of freshly picked greens and berries. It is a local forum for passionate Cape Cod locals – producers, merchants, and even Provincetown chefs who hunt for a last-minute addition to the dish of the day. Every Saturday 11 am to 4 pm the municipal lot next to the Town Hall comes to life with locals and visitors shopping for Olio Di Melli oils and vinegars, Fromage’a Trois handcrafted mozzarella, Farmer Willies ginger beer, and much more. It is right across the street from Gabriel’s, so you can literally walk there in your pajamas!
*Provincetown Farmer’s Market is open from end of May to end of October.
Best Year-Round Grocery Store – 141 Bradford Natural Market
141 Bradford Natural Market (141 Bradford St.) is an ultimate destination for natural foods and groceries in Provincetown. There you can find packaged and bulk organic foods as well as ready-to-eat hot and cold options. The Market hosts the only vegetarian/vegan buffet in town and strikes with its diverse selection of natural food supplements, cosmetics, and herbal tinctures to keep you healthy and energized on your vacation. Their sister location – 141 To Go (148 Commercial St.) – features yogurt parfait, salad, bagel, and juice bars – all you need on a stroll to the West End of Commercial Street.
*141 Bradford Natural Market is open year-round. 141 To Go is open May through September.
Another wonderful place to stop by on your stroll along Commercial Street is Grab’n Go Health Bar. Located centrally at 212 Commercial St., the bar serves premier juices, smoothies, veggies, vegan and raw foods to go. Grab their famous Beach Blanket smoothie and zucchini noodles, then top them off with a vegan soft serve! Colorful interior and the cheerful ladies behind the counter will charge you with energy for the rest of the day!
*Open May through Fall
Best In Junk Free Cuisine – Tinys Local Food Restaurant
A beautiful view from the second-floor patio at 336 Commercial St. is matched by a diverse selection of mouthwatering from-scratch breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices. Tinys Local Food grows most of its products and works with local businesses to deliver fresh meat and seafood to your table. Try smoked bluefish pate and Nantucket mushroom ravioli and indulge in the frozen green tea souffle – it is to die for!
*Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner starting June 18
When You Have To Cheat – Go Connie’s
If you decide to cheat, then cheat with style and make Connie’s Bakery your gluttonous getaway! This place in the Aquarium Mall (205 Commercial St.) makes superlative baked goods and some of the best multi-grain bread in town. That one bite will take you on a journey of taste! If you suddenly feel guilty, grab a Mediterranean salad. A delicious and healthy lunch is guaranteed!
* Open mid-May through mid-October