I am going to try to make this food post short and sweet
-Best pizza on the island and maybe all MA = Giordano’s. Go get a slice, the slices are bigger and better than the pies to go. Really amazing. End of the season people line up to the gills until the last pie is sold out. Wish I could get a slice now.
-I don’t want to blow up the food cart market on MV but there is now one cart (genius idea) on the V called ArtCliff Diner. Late night diner food. Vegetarian options and all. I can vouch for the falafel and fries. A filling late night dinner but tons of garlic (on the fries), which i love. at a fairly normal/ to low MV price range for a generous portion. Long lines and limited parking but perfect for those late night bike rides home or you can probably catch them open at an earlier hour with less of a crowd. Wish I had land here because this womans diner fail/success is every beach lovers dream. Check them out when you visit.
-Seafood. well, I can’t really say whats the best because we don’t really eat it. We’ve kept fish out of our vegetarian diet for years and T’s allergic to shellfish anyway. But I did break my fish edge this time and tried some clam chowder from the reknowned The Bite in Menemsha. It was meh. Long wait for a tiny cup of cream and maybe 4-5 tiny clam morsels. (I guess its’ changed) This is usually the spot for clam chow but i have to say for breaking the muscle/clam/ameoba barrier it was sub par and not worth the hype. But no matter where you go on the island I hear the lobster will not let you down. So don’t stray and get specials, apparently just get the lobster. Read every review on MV. Lobster customers are never disappointed.
-Ally’s General Store Cafe? (the back ally) has some good vegetarian wrap /sandwiche options. Not bad if you are in West Tisbury but maybe not worth the ride over if you’re not.
-If you are craving sweeties, then head to Fiddleheads. Best damn brownies on the island and other good pasteries/bread to boot. Not to mention if you are missing some hard to find ingredients that Cronig’s Market doesn’t have then this place might have it. Oh my god and PIES i forgot to specify the PIES. so good.
-Oh and if you haven’t ever tried the back door donuts that have been going on forever then you should head around the corner of 5 Post Office Sq. Unfortunately people have caught on over the years and now you have to wait in a super long line for fresh amazing donuts if you don’t arrive an hour before opening (7pm). Actually, it used to be a hush hush thing like in many cities where bakers are up at 2 am getting ready for the next day and a local stumbles by and scores a fresh amazing pastery. Now it is a structured marketing gain for the buisness. And totally worth the wait.
Don’t worry about bringing too much over to the island. There is a Stop n Shop and its not outrageous pricing. Also most people say bring your own liquor over if you drink, but honestly liquor was cheaper and beer was steaper but by not too much depending on where you were coming from. So just fill up on gas if you are bringing a car and everything will be fine because you can still find good deals on this increasingly popular island.
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