Food + Drink

Gourmet Grocery Shops on Cape Cod

With its miles of sandy beaches and acres of public lands to explore, we think Cape Cod is the perfect spot for a picnic. Fortunately, there are plenty of gourmet grocery stores on Cape Cod where you can stock up on crucial picnic supplies like wine, cheese, and gourmet snacks. In between visiting Cape Cod's museums, exploring beaches, and browsing antique stores, you're bound to work up an appetite, so seek out one of these gourmet grocery shops on Cape Cod for your picnic supplies.

The Brown Jug | 155 Main St, Sandwich | (508) 888-4669

Stop right after you cross the Bourne bridge at this longtime Cape favorite to stock up on beach provisions. The great cheese case is just the beginning of this gourmet grocery shop's selection, from sweet treats and wine to cured meats and sandwiches. Don't miss the great selection of baked goods like chocolate croissants and cheddar and chive scones. In the summer, stay and enjoy wood-fired pizza options and charming outdoor patio seating.

Sapori d'Italia | 766 Route 6A, Dennis | (774) 323-0603

You'll feel like you've been transported to Tuscany in this Italian specialty foods shop. From cheese, wine, vinegar, and pasta, there's a great variety of Italian products, imported by the owners, a mother-and-daughter team—the daughter lives in Tuscany and even runs an agritourismi and a brewery there. Browse the shop's collection of Italian ceramics, linens, and other home goods before you stock up on delicious Italian cured meats, cheeses, and bread for a delightfully international picnic.

The Chatham Cheese Company | 902 Main St, Chatham | (508) 945-1605

With a name like Cheese Company, you can expect a great cheese case and this gourmet grocery shop in Chatham delivers. With over 120 types of domestic and imported cheeses available, you can build a lovely cheese plate, with types from soft, washed rind cheeses to aged, crumbly ones. There's a wide selection of accoutrements like cured meats, jams, olives, and crackers to round out your picnic. The shop also sells bread from the Cape's famed bakery Pain D'Avignon and makes its own specialty sandwiches.