Monday, September 17, 2012


Nantucket is an island of endless epicurean delight.  For sure, ACK is home to one of America's greatest collection of restaurants, from economical, humble cafes to five-star, prixe fixe nosheries.  The underlying tenant here is quality.  Seldom will you find any food that wasn't worth the price.  Island restaurants take great pride in being an integral component of Nantucket's reputation as a superior vacation destination.  I look forward to featuring many of these establishments over the coming months, but for now I will give you a "snapshot" of what I am talking about; Nantucket cuisine deserves at least some kind of introduction!

A Gourmand's Perfect Breakfast on the Island

Breakfast:  I am a professed breakfast lover.  I am one of those people that relishes in the opportunity to have pancakes or omelettes for dinner.  Nantucket has some stellar sit-down breakfast spots, most of them concentrated in Town (Black-Eyed Susan's is a particular favorite) but a few standouts are located elsewhere including The Downyflake close to the Rotary and two Sconset favorites:  Claudette's and The Sconset Cafe.  For simple, early-morning fare however, the island's two bakeries cannot be beat.  Petticoat Row Bakery at the north end of Centre Street has some delicious items, my favorite being the "Morning Bun" which is quite unique in its deliciousness.  Paired with a Nantucket Nectars (my favorite flavor is Red Plum) and a spot on a Centre Street sidewalk bench, this makes for a great, easy breakfast.  The Nantucket Bake Shop on Lower Orange Street at Dover Street is also brimming with tasty morning treats.  Portuguese bread makes a great Cape and Islands souvenir and the Bake Shop has ACK's best.  Other great breakfast choices:  Fog Island Cafe, Arno's, and the Centre Street Bistro.  

Ideal summer breACKfast:  Petticoat Row Bakery's Morning Bun with the hometown favorite drink, a Nantucket Nectars 

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