Bow Street Market, 79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631

Bow Street Market is a destination for foodies, beverage adventurers and supporters of locally-produced and grown items It is all of this and a fabulous place to socialize. I have never been there without seeing at least four or five people I know — and I live in Brunswick.  

Adam and Sheila Nappi designed the store to be all of this and more. What you see first is the gleaming meat display including locally-raised meats and house-made sausages. Just to the right is the deli display featuring house-made salads prepared daily. And, yes, the bakery items are made on-site as well.  

The Nappi family, and Jim Frey, the general manager, work hard to offer local produce and an astounding array of Maine and regionally made foods and beverages. The store estimates it has over 600 Maine products. Stop by. You’ll see your friends and make new ones and leave with some unique and tasty items.

Here are other choices to check out and taste in Freeport:

Bridgham & Cook
123 Main St., 865-1040

A large selection of British foods and gifts

Buck’s Naked BBQ
568 US Route 1, 865-0600

Their sauces and dips are available for sale at the restaurant

Grand Gourmet Foods & Gifts
32 Main St., 607-2707

Food products from around the world including Maine

Freeport Village Station, 10 Depot St., 865-4685

Fine Swiss Chocolates and confections

L.L. Bean Home Store
10 Nathan Nye St,. 1-877-755-2326

Maine foods including many items from Stonewall Kitchen

Royal River Natural Foods
443 US Route 1, 865-0046

Organic and locally-grown produce, meats and supplements

32 Main St., 869-5780

Freshly-ground spices, herbs, blends and rubs

When Pig’s Fly
21 Main St., 865-6006

Freshly-baked, old-world, artisan breads using organic and natural ingredients

Wicked Whoopies
100 Main St., 865-3100

20 different varieties made daily

Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections
174 Lower Main St., 865-4071

Chocolates made in their Freeport factory; tours available

Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, Farm Store
184 Burnett Road, 865-4469

Their own organic produce and pasture-raised meats with other Maine produced foods

Yummies in Yarmouth

Clayton’s Cafe
447 US Route 1, 846-1117

Three famous chicken salad variations, soups and wonderful cookies

Ice-It Bakery
305 US Route 1, 847-3305

Everything created and baked in-house; you can even decorate your own cakes and cupcakes

Rosemont Market
96 Main St., 846-1234

Breads made fresh daily; lots of gourmet-to-go

Sande Updegraph is a Coastal Journal contributor who writes about food and beverage news. She is a former wine store owner, caterer, and food and wine reviewer. She can be reached at:
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