Where to go on the Cape & Islands for sumptuous, organic cooking or a vegan meal
Among the plethora of dining experiences available on the Cape and Islands, where to go to find healthy, sumptuous, organic cooking or a vegan meal? Which restaurants are cooking with local fresh produce? Which ones support our local fishermen? We asked our readers with great taste (who better to know) where they like to go for great food.
The results varied as much as the reader (from vegetarian to meat lover), though there were some definite faves that came through… so after putting our ear to the ground, this is what was dished up…taste
Donna Wood Eaton of Cedar Spring Herb Farm regularly sees Denise and chef Bill Atwood of the Red Pheasant Inn, (Dennis Village on Rte. 6A) shopping the local farmer’s markets to buy the highest quality, finest and freshest ingredients for their inn’s recipes! Dr. Jamie Nash, of Network Spinal Analysis, recommends that you enjoy one of her personal favorites, “the tender boneless duck with a perfect complement of fresh herbs to create the divine, or the exquisite Fresh Tuscan Eggplant Ravioli presented so beautifully.” Either… to be enjoyed in the elegant country tavern setting. (508-385-2112)
Carla Priest, well known for her Healing Coaching and Reiki Master teaching, recommends Inaho Japanese Restaurant in Yarmouth Port (508-362-5522) for its innovative menus and outstandingly fresh
ingredients. “Inaho creates a space of peace and tranquility, and offers up a fresh variety of foods which are
a whisper of the divine” We at CHA have noted that all of our sushi-loving readers put Inaho at the top of their
list for exquisitely prepared and enticingly fresh sushi!
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Pam Anderson of Inn at the Oaks, recommends the Good JuJu Bakery of So. Yarmouth (www.goodjujubakery.com). This gluten-free bakery makes a wide variety of delicious baked goods that are perfect for people who are diagnosed with celiac disease or prefer a gluten-free diet. The scrumptious breads and muffins can be viewed on the website, or stop by Ring Bros. Marketplace to purchase Judith’s baked goods, and peruse the wide variety of gluten-free products that are carried there. (Rte. 134, just off the So. Dennis exit 508-394-2244)
Val Young of Tender Touch Pet Care recommends The Beacon Room in Orleans (508-255-2211) She says, “They do a great veggie dish with pasta or spinach, which I love. The atmosphere is always great and the waiting staff are extremely helpful.” Whether for lunch or dinner, you will be welcomed into a wonderful ambiance and a delicious meal!
Dorothy Torrey, a coach of healthy eating and alkaline balancing, brings our attention to “a Cape restaurant who is taking a leadership role in keeping America healthy!” The Daniel Webster Inn owner Steve Catania, and Head Chef, Steve Chausse, are now offering gourmet alkaline food choices! “Alkaline foods promote pH balance and provide energy. The choices are innovative, beautifully presented and delicious gourmet options: Wild Cedar Plank Roasted Mahi Mahi, finished with a miso citrus glaze; a Vegetable Napoleon of Tofu layered with vine-ripened tomatoes and a fresh chopped vegetable pâté, complimented with pepitas, micro-beet salad and curried carrot ‘mock vinaigrette’, and of course the best, fresh, in-house Veggie Burger.” (Sandwich 508-888-3622)
Organic. Fresh. Local.
It just tastes better.
Spiritus Pizza, Commercial Street in Provincetown (508-487-2808) carries incredible freshly-squeezed and organic juices to enjoy with their fresh hot pizzas. Their garden patio is a fabulous place to enjoy with friends. Tom Conklin also manages Bubala’s y the Bay (508-487-0733) on Commercial Street. It’s the source of several readers’ favorite menu selections with the freshest fish available…straight from the local fisherman’s daily catch to your table… served with lots of organic brown rice, basmati rice and organic vegetables.
Dr. Linda Reynolds of Whole Health Consultants and Tricia Duffy-Roth, Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist, both love Abba in Orleans (508-255-8144). Linda recommends the Ahi tuna and the duck. “Erez is the owner,” says Tricia, “He has an amazing calamari salad… an amazing eggplant and scallop appetizer… the absolute best organic tofu pad thai and/or lobster scallop pad thai… his bar uses only pure fruit to make drinks… no mixes. Oh, and his desserts… the chocolate hazelnut torte is to die for.”
Kenneth Horton of Ken’s Garden, Mary Lou Cassese of Cassese Appraisals, Linda Harmon, KMI and integrative bodywork practitioner and John Rosario of Muscular Massage all recommend Earthly Delights, Osterville (508-420-2206). Ken says they have great lunch and breakfast; all in a healthy vegan safe zone. Mary Lou highly recommends the falafel. Linda says “They make all sorts of rice salads, veggie salads, hot chicken & veggie entrees, grape leaves, spicy noodles, hot soups, fresh smoothies and juice combos done up to order. Great prices, good food and really nice people.” John says, “That’s my primary eatery; sometimes I’m there twice a day.”
Beth Butler of Martha’s Vineyard likes the wide array of delicious, health-conscious choices at the Art Cliff Diner, Beach Road, Vineyard Haven. She says, “They have daily specials and great breakfasts.” …Visit often! CHA
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