Just steps from the shores of Provincetown Harbor, it's not unlikely to find a fresh batch of fudge being hand-stirred, poured, or cooled. The list of accolades at Provincetown Fudge Factory runs long, but the shop's lasting appeal boils down to one simple, rhetorical question: what's not to like about fudge? The old-school fudge here is always fresh, rich, and satisfying, regardless of the particular flavor or iteration (though the Oreo and maple-nut both come highly recommended). The shop's perfectly normal, not-elvish-in-any-way fudge masters also create a variety of other sweets, including taffy, truffles, and their famous homemade peanut-butter cups.
Since 1970, Cape Cod Vacuum has been furnishing homeowners and commercial cleaners with the requisite equipment for tackling household messes. Across their four locations, the shop boasts a large inventory of upright, canister, cordless, and central vacuums from Dyson, Miele, Electrolux, and Hoover, as well as commercial vacuums, cleaning products, and floor care equipment. In addition, an onsite team of technicians reconditions and repairs vacuums by most major brands.
Cape Cod Lollicakes' gingerly sets moist, handcrafted cake spheres atop the traditional lollipop delivery system. The cakery incorporates premium ingredients in the creation of decadent flavors, including a rich Ghirardelli-chocolate cake, a dark belgian-chocolate buttercream, and a classic red velvet, each dressed in a candy coating. Like the world's laziest ballerina, specialty lollicakes rotate seasonally, decorated to celebrate themes such as Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas. All lollicakes are available as cake truffles, descending from their signature sticks to grace the platters of sweet seekers with a fear of heights, and orders can be shipped for an additional $15 fee.
In 1941, AJ and Rose Bonatt started baking the sweets that would delight the tongues of Harwich Port for generations to come. Whether serving Communion breakfast for Holy Trinity students or perfecting the recipe for their famous meltaway—a horseshoe-shaped pastry kissed with a light touch of icing—the pair won over hearts and mouths with goodies baked using natural, locally sourced ingredients. Originally open only during the summer months, the restaurant now serves the community year-round under the guidance of Alice Bonatt. In addition to their desserts—which include cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more—the eatery slings diner-style bites for breakfast and lunch. Pancakes and french toast help sweet teeth shake off morning grogginess, and lobster salad rolls and bacon cheeseburgers give bodies the strength they need to discover the fish-stick reef hidden at the bottom of Cape Cod.
Creativity and sustainability are the guiding principles of the restaurant co-owned by Johnson & Wales food-science professor Lynn Tripp. Mingling the disparate flavors of France, America, and Morocco, chefs treat palates to tapas, cheeses, and desserts in an intimate atmosphere warmly inspired by medieval chateaus. If not sidling up to the 35-seat wine bar or sinking into an Italian-leather sofa, diners feast amid cozily antiqued surroundings trimmed with stone arches and rough-hewn wooden columns. Wine barrels, a large, communal dining table, and romantically lowered lights bring a rustic charm to the storefront to welcome customers more warmly than a bear-hugging doormat.
Uniting wholesome ingredients and rustic recipes, The Blue Blinds Bakery's chefs forge heirloom loaves fresh from the hearth. Artisan breads, including sourdough, whole wheat, and spelt, boast crusty shells, springy texture, and free-range, vegetarian-fed grains ($3.50–$5). Sugar coat tempestuous tongues with golden rivulets of real Vermont maple syrup, which spills past fresh-fruit floodplains, inundating pancakes, french toast, and waffles ($5.50 each). Among baguette-bracketed sandwiches, the fresh mozzarella caprese punctuates mid-day munchies with mozzarella, fresh basil, arugula, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and extra-virgin olive oil ($6.50), and the all-natural roast beef tucks arugula, tomatoes, horseradish sauce, and extra-virgin olive oil in pecorino cheese parentheses ($7). Built in 1839, the historic building allows patrons to reminisce about the presidency of Martin Van Buren while chortling over a cup of locally brewed coffee.