What a pleasant surprise during my morning coffee when I clicked to read Lottie + Doof and there was Ptown. The place I call home. It is truly magical this Land’s End. Your words really capture what so many of us fall in love with. Dining out aside, next time you need to take advantage of the bounty this sleepy town has to offer: Racking through the sands of the bay you’ll find sweet clams of all sizes, east of town is oyster heaven, a fish coop at Saturday’s farmer’s market brings in whatever is caught that day, my husband trudges through the national forest to find cranberries and an occasional lobster roll at the Red Shack is not so bad either. This is a first for me to share but couldn’t resist a bit of Ptown love.
I like the distinction between Paris and Provincetown – vacationing versus traveling. I feel that way traveling with my daughter – with her it’s a trip. Alone (or with friends or my husband), it’s a vacation. Both are great, and very different experiences.
I know, I’m still always trying to combine the two (travel and vacation), because time off is rare in our life. This is a pretty place, and fish and chips, a burger and a daily ice cream sound good to me. Great pictures!
You can always drive to Wellfleet to PB Boulangerie. I would often drive from Bass River for the bakery goodies or a nice lunch or dinner… never disappointed.I moved from Los ANgeles to the Cape and although there are now a few go to spots for really good food the Beauty of places like Provincetown is the main attraction. However I agree there are only so many Lobster rolls one man can take! Someone out there waana move to P town and open a great little place?
Love this post and the idea of vacation vs. travel; I think it can feel refreshing to let go of supposed-tos and just enjoy being away from home. We have vacationed on the Cape for years in Welfleet, and if you travel out of Ptown a little but I LOVE Mac’s Shack in Welfleet, and would recommend the new Chequessett Chocolate shop and cafe in North Truro, which is truly an enterprise of craft and love. Enjoy and thanks for the beautiful photos!
I just love Cape Cod! I’m so glad you were there! And I agree- there’s no amazing food that I have found- me with my west coast tastes. But my is it fun to just, as you say, think about the sand, sun and cold wine. We summer in south Cape Cod.
( and no offense to cape cooking- I’m sure it’s lovely, just not my thing.)
Really, like no place else. Thanks for sharing the picks…perfectly captured the essence. As for the food? Bring in the culinary obnoxia and the charm will quickly dissappear. Great that you were able to spend time there.
It’s been several years since I visited the Cape, but I have to agree with Emily who mentioned Mac’s Shack. We were celebrating our parents’ 50th anniversary and everyone really enjoyed our dinner there.
Just got back from our week there. One of my favorite places I the world. This was our 8th year going and we already reserved for next year.
I agree that the canteen is great. You should check out relish for their superb desserts, pastries and sandwiches. And I’m always happy with the meals I get from cafe heaven. Lastly, I was happy to see Kohi coffee. Very cute.
We have been vacationing/traveling to the outer cape for thirty years.. each year brings new surprises.. the topography changes, their is always a new week of something to celebrate ie bear week, art week, family week, etc. I think the way to think about the food issue is to eat in and enjoy wonderful meals prepared with the bounty the cape has to offer. We love the Blackfish House in Truro and the pork sandwiches at the East End Market are out of this world.. But it is the light, the air, the feeling of letting your hair down that brings us back year after year..
It’s totally freezing out now and I’m reading about P-town! Oh well, better late then never to chime in on this conversation. I will add my vote to the Blackfish ticket! I had the most delicious burger with truffle aioli and deep fried egg thee. Oh my, was it good. I also love the Canteen. One weekend I was there, I ate all, but one of my meals there. I’m with you on the pricey-ness of it all. But P-town is so much fun. One of my favorite things to do there is the dune walk in the early morning.
BTW – I have spent a lot of time snooping around your blog and am finally getting around to commenting. You have been a big inspiration to me as I pondered starting my own blog. Thanks for all the great post – great writing, lovely photos and delicious looking food.