If you haven't figured it out by now, I LOVE FOOD!!!!! I think because I ate Macrobiotic and Vegan for so long, and had to learn how to cook for myself to enjoy food, that I have a real passion for it now.
They say in Macrobiotics, that your tastebuds have to learn to adjust over time, to the real delight in the basic form of food, since we've become so acclimated to having processed / packaged food in our modern society. After a cleanse or detox, your tastebuds, and the cells in your body, jump up and down for joy when they taste real food again!
Real food is where the good stuff is! I learned to develop a deep appreciation for quality ingredients, cooking styles, and how to put together a well rounded meal, through my quest of macrobiotics, vegan and ayurveda practices, that food has taken on a whole new meaning for me! From eating out, to scouting out the best restaurants, to creating in the kitch, to reading recipes, to learning about the health benefits of certain foods, I'm all over it!
Now that I've completely come full circle with my eating habits, and eat a little bit of everything again, it's as if I'm eating things for the first time! I had a meatball for the first time in years a few months ago, and literally almost fell out of my chair with how amazing it tasted and felt!!! Pizza is now a whole new world, and I'm finding that I'm never feeling deprived of anything, rather I'm celebrating the art of food creations! It's amazing and so. much. fun!!!!!!
So, I decided to put together a list of the restaurants that I've been salivating over ever since I'm no longer limited to vegan/vegetarian ones that I'd have to travel off Cape to find. These restaurants source the highest quality ingredients, mostly local, and have a passion for the expression of culture and creative food art. Thank you, Cape Cod for having a foodie niche here for us to enjoy!
These are our fave Cape Cod restaurants that we just can't get enough of!
P B Boulengerie in Wellfleet. O.M.G. cookies and pastries!!!!
Vers in Chatham. Amazing farm to table, seasonal, local preparations by Johnathon.
Buca's in Harwich. THE BEST italian ever! Basically, I feel like I'm in Italy, and it's def a regular outing for us...
Ocean House in Dennis. Besides the obvious awesome venue, the crab cakes are out of this world, and their late night menu of flatbread is super fun when you just want to have a glass of wine and listen to the band!
SunBird in Orleans. So good. and trendy. and hip.
Pain D'aVignon in Hyannis. TDF! So many perfect european vibes!
Common Ground in Hyannis. Always a FAVE. And made with LOVE.
Local Break, Eastham. The BEST veggie burger EVER!
Orleans Public House, Orleans. Really great!!!!
Del Mar, Chatham. Fun specials and wild creations.
Misaki, Hyannis. Who doesn't love sushi?! Try the monkey ball....oh boy!
Inaho, Yarmouthport. The best sushi atmosphere, and mushroom soup!!!
Bluefin, Chatham. Cool, swank new sushi spot!
Hangar B, Chatham. BEST BREAKY EVER! Can you say sweet potato hash?!
Dying to go to the Pickle Jar in Falmouth...
Obsessed with Bradfords Natural Market hot bar in Provincetown!!!!!
Terra Luna in Truro. Such a cool spot and super fresh food with an eclectic spin! (and where I did the photo shoot on the day I met my love!)
Crisp in Osterville has the best fancy flatbreads around with a farm to table approach.
Eartlhy Delights in Osterville is always a standby. Great, healthy food with a funky vibe!!
We can't wait to try the new farm to table restaurant in our neighborhood, which took over the old Box Office Cafe ~ The Talkative Pig in Chatham. (interesting name, but looks like it should be good!)
That's it for now...I'm sure I'm missing some, but those are what come to mind and where we've been frequenting lately.