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Here are some details on 14 more popular Cape and Islands country and general stores

Warm memories, quality goods & community spirit, November/December Cape Cod Life |

Photography by Paige Bivano


Gray Gables Market

185 Shore Road, Bourne • 508-743-5587

This shop is a great spot to stop in for lunch. The store has a fully stocked deli and sells prepared foods, groceries, cookies, magazines, t-shirts, wine, beer, and coffee. A great stop to visit after a walk or cycle along the canal or a visit to the Aptucxet Trading Post—or if you’re headed out to lovely Mashnee Island.

Woods Hole Market & Provisions

87 Water Street, Woods Hole (Falmouth) • 508-540-4792

Located in downtown Woods Hole, this general store is a great stop if you’re waiting for the next ferry or simply exploring the village. The shop features a deli, prepared meals, groceries, sundries, and more.


Barnstable Market

3220 Main Street, Barnstable • 508-362-4457 •

Open daily, this popular stop on Route 6A in Barnstable Village offers a variety of groceries, snacks, wine, cheese, and gift baskets for all occasions. The staff also makes its own pizza, and in the deli one can order from a menu of savory sandwiches including The Old Jail, which features ham, Swiss, and honey mustard.

Craigville General Store

628 Craigville Beach Road, Centerville • 508-775-2900 •

Once a home, the Craigville General Store is a historic shop with many old-timey touches such as an old player piano that customers can try and a cracker barrel loaded with peanuts. The store also sells lawn games, beach toys, hardware, candy, coffee, and Katie’s Ice Cream.

LaBelle’s General Store

662 Main Street, Dennisport • 508-394-3953 •

This serene shop offers a variety of clothing and souvenirs celebrating the village of Dennisport from hats, t-shirts, and sweatshirts to postcards and more. Customers will also find a wide selection of cookware and cutlery products from soupspoons and strainers, to cherry pitters and lobster crackers. Additional items sold include Irish pottery, candy, and locally made beach plum jelly. They even have lobster claw shaped oven mitts!

Old Village Store of West Barnstable

2455 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable • 508-362-3701

Visitors to this historic (1880) store will find a variety of sandwiches, souvenirs, and four-wheeling gear for Sandy Neck Beach.


Brewster Village Marketplace

1760 Main Street, Brewster • 508-896-2905 •

Open daily, this store is known for the sandwiches in its deli, which offers Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Some local favorites include the Rock Harbor sandwich with buffalo chicken salad, lettuce and blue cheese dressing, the Brewster BLT, and the Old King’s Highway featuring liverwurst, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and Dijon mustard. The market also sells beer, wine, and groceries.

Local Flavor at the Pleasant Lake General Store

403 Pleasant Lake Avenue, Harwich • 508-430-0200

Located along the Cape Cod Rail Trail, this historic store is a great spot for bikers to stop at for sandwiches, snacks, and provisions. New owners Elaine Pekarcik and Heather Gaskill make homemade pot pies from scratch! Open daily, except for major holidays.

Yankee Doodle Shop

181 Route 28, West Harwich • 508-432-0579 •

The Yankee Doodle Shop sells a variety of Americana productssuch as shorebirds and model ships. Customers can also browse unique furniture and decor pieces. Open daily from June to October, and on weekends from Columbus Day through May.


South Wellfleet General Store

1446 State Highway (Route 6), S. Wellfleet • 508-349-1100 •

A South Wellfleet gathering place for more than 60 years, the South Wellfleet General Store retains its charming, old-fashioned style. Recently renovated, the store offers a full-service deli and a selection of locally made meats, cheese, and produce. Bonus—they sell breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and coffee! Located on Route 6, the general store is a popular stop for beachgoers and cyclists.

Far Land Provisions

150 Bradford Street, Provincetown • 508-487-0045 •

Just a block from Commercial Street, Far Land Provisions offers a variety of quality foods. For breakfast one can enjoy bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and homemade granola with yogurt. For lunch, the menu features several sandwiches named after Outer Cape beaches; the Ballston comes with rosemary ham, apple, bacon, cheddar, and honey mustard, while the Wood End features grilled marinated veggies and sprouts with homemade hummus. The staff also makes cookies, cupcakes, brownies and other baked goods from scratch—as well as prepared meals and gift baskets.


Rosewater Market & Take Away

20 South Summer Street, Edgartown • 508-627-1270 •

In the morning, Rosewater’s patrons can order egg sandwiches or pastries made from scratch, or try the chia pudding with house-made granola. Lunch options include—in a sandwich or a bowl—buttermilk fried chicken, house-smoked barbeque, a classic PB&J, and more. The market also sells coffee, cookware, beach blankets, and books. Open year-round & daily from April to mid-October.


Sconset Market

4 Main Street, Nantucket • 508-257-9915 •

Located in scenic Siasconset village, the Sconset Market sells a selection of baked goods including homemade cookies and muffins. They also offer private label goods including jams, sauces, salsas, and dressings. Currently closed until May of 2017.

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