Voted a "World's Best Hotel" by Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2011, Inn by the Sea is located on a mile of sandy beach and just fifteen minutes from the vibrant city of Portland, Maine. The Inn by the Sea offers a culinary getaway featuring nights in their hotel, dinner at Sea Glass, and Maine Foodie Tour tickets for the walking tour of your choice.
40 Bowery Beach Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Experience exquisite indecision at The Salt Exchange, offering seasonal, locally-sourced small plates in a West Coast-inspired dining environment that is just as carefully curated as the cuisine.
245 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101
We started baking on Little Cranberry Island years ago. At first, it was just something to do on foggy days; then it became something we looked forward to, and planned for. We’ve never outgrown the habit of collecting shells and seaglass, and for us it’s a natural process to combine our recipes with the magical forms we find at the shore.
52 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04102
Aurora Provisions is a West End gem, a combination cafe, caterer, bakery, market, and wine shop. Our mission is to bring you the freshest ingredients flavorfully prepared & ready to enjoy in minutes. We are proud members of SlowFood USA and support Maine’s growing sustainable & community supported agricultural endeavors. Come in and savor…
64 Pine St., Portland, ME 04102
Vervacious has a unique story to tell: We’re a husband and wife team who set sail from our homeport in Maine aboard our ketch, Verve, in search of a little adventure and a lot of exceptional flavors. At every port we’ve discovered something new and truly wonderful. Now we’re bringing our discoveries home in a dazzling array of fancy food products. Not your typical jams and jellies, either. There is a world of undiscovered tastes waiting to be explored -- come set sail with us!
227 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101
58 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04033
For over a decade, Browne Trading Co. has provided the best restaurants and home kitchens with the freshest fish from New England, the US, and the world. From caviar graded and hand-packed by our expert team, to fish and shellfish smoked in-house by our smokemaster, we have what customers need for the total culinary experience. Our retail market is open six days a week and offers the customer the same quality seafood that is being served in the best restaurants in America.
Merrill's Wharf, 260 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101
The chocolatiers at Sweet Marguerites consider the chocolate-making process a craft and make their sweets with an artisan approach. Each chocolate is lovingly and carefully handmade and only the finest ingredients are used, including cream from Maine’s Smiling Hill Farm, European style butter, sea salt from the Gulf of Maine, and single-origin chocolate from Tanzania and Venezuela. Visit our website for a list of locations near you.
One visit to the Old Port Wine Shop and you'll know you're in good hands, whether you're seeking that special gift or just something to throw back with your burger. Faced with a wine selection as large as ours, you might think the experience would be intimidating. But with his winning personality and vast knowledge of wine, Jacques will make you feel at ease the moment you walk through the door.
223 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101
Famous for its award-winning fudge and locally-made chocolates, Old Port Candy Co. also offers chocolate-covered Maine blueberries, maple sugar candy, salt water taffy, and an excellent nostalgia-candy section!
422 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101
Maine Mead Works and HoneyMaker mead exist as the result of a shared appreciation for the environment and local Maine community. In 2007, two entrepreneurs set out to bring this sustainable beverage back to the masses after a 500 year hiatus. HoneyMaker mead is made with 100% Maine wildflower honey and the finest locally produced ingredients. This unique wine displays the delicate flavor of Maine wildflowers, each barrel with a subtle, distinct character depending on the season of the honey.
51 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
Standard Baking Company is part of a family of restaurants and bakeries in Portland including Fore Street, Street & Co., and Two Fat Cats Bakery. Famous for their European style breads made from a secret mix of fresh ingredients, they supply many breads and pastries to area restaurants and locals alike.
75 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101
Since 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company has been brewing fine quality products with a wide range of style profiles. They use only top quality ingredients and pride themselves on the consistency and freshness of their offerings. All their beer is handcrafted from recipes developed by master brewer Alan Pugsley, one of the most influential people in the craft brewing movement in North America. Shipyard also makes Capt’n Eli’s sodas.
86 Newbury St., Portland, ME 04101
A cornerstone of Portland's Public Market House, K. Horton offers a wide variety of specialty foods including olives, meat and seafood plates, and gourmet condiments. The store features a large case full of fresh, local, and award-winning Maine cheeses that originate from eighteen family-owned farms.
28 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101
Stonewall Kitchen, award-winning specialty food manufacturer based in York, Maine, now has 9 company store locations selling its famous Wild Maine Blueberry Jam along with hundreds of other jams, grilling sauces, mustards, chutneys, and more. Their York headquarters is home to their production facility, cooking school, and cafe.
182 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101
Dean Bingham, an architect bringing his eye for detail and beauty to the artisan candy world, creates over 20 imaginative flavors of dark chocolate truffles. Each is a hand-dipped work of art using ingredients such as cayenne, scotch, potatoes, and nut-free flavors.
80 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101
This bakery uses only the freshest ingredients: milk, butter, and eggs from local Maine dairies and a wide variety of local fruit as the seasons allow. Famous for their pies, cakes, cupcakes, and whoopie pies.
47 India St., Portland, ME 04101
Maine's first brew pub since prohibition and a leader in the state’s microbrew revolution, Gritty's founders had two simple goals in mind: to create a true, English-style pub serving fresh ales and great food, and to have fun doing it. Gritty's ales have been repeat winners at ale festivals internationally.
396 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101
Founded in 1969, Harbor Fish Market, still in its original location on Portland's gorgeous and functional waterfront, features fifty linear feet of open showcases displaying the freshest fish, seafood, and lobsters.
9 Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
Zapoteca uses a combination of modern and old world cooking techniques to present deep-rooted, vibrant Mexican dishes in a truly unique way. They strive to utilize sustainable seafood, local produce, and grass fed meats whenever possible. Combined with a unique international wine list, over 80 high quality tequilas, and margaritas made with only the freshest ingredients, you've got an amazing result.
505 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101
Located in the lower lobby of the Portland Regency Hotel & Spa in Portland's Old Port, the Armory Lounge is the perfect spot to escape the grind. Relax and unwind with a custom made cocktail and inventive light menu after a busy day of business meetings, sightseeing, or shopping. This quiet, elegant oasis affords guests the opportunity to enjoy a favorite beverage or cocktail while mingling with fellow guests, business associates, or local patrons.
20 Milk St., Portland, ME 04101
GoBerry frozen yogurt is a fresh, local, and healthy dessert made with all natural dairy products and real ingredients. It contains calcium, protein, and probiotic cultures without any artificial flavoring or hydrogenated oils. GoBerry's store offers comfortable seating, Wifi, music, and artwork from local artists.
399 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101
The Gelato Fiasco Old Port offers 30 flavors of gelato and sorbetto daily from a growing collection of more than 1,000 flavors of Italian ice cream. Each batch is made fresh with real ingredients. Slow-poured organic coffees, loose-leaf teas, and full espresso bar available. Stay a while with board games, wireless internet, and indoor and outdoor seating.
425 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101
The team at East End Cupcakes is dedicated to providing you with the tried and true flavors of your childhood, and also turning you onto some unexpected new favorites - like their bacon cupcake with maple syrup buttercream frosting or lime cupcake with coconut buttercream. They're passionate about using local eggs, butter, and milk, and to giving back to the community.
426 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101
Located in a former single-story warehouse, the Urban Farm Fermentory is a community-driven, locally-produced food and beverage fermentation factory and experimental micro urban farm / educational engagement center. The UFF aims to develop sustainable local cultures. Swing by the UFF or keep an eye out in local shops for retail products including hard cider, kombucha, mead, and infused honey.
200 Anderson St., Portland, ME 04101
By design Summer Feet is smaller than the big bicycle tours companies that everyone has heard of. They offer unique cycling trips intended to show you the best of Maine and beyond, combining the idyllic days of youth with the comforts of adulthood. Join them for beautiful rides, charming inns, wonderful restaurants, and the friendliest guides in the industry.
PO Box 10822, Portland, ME 04104
866-857-9544 (toll free) or 207-232-9415
Wine Wise, a wine education and events service, goes beyond a typical wine tasting by leading guests in a discussion about a series of wines, what makes them unique and representative of their region and further. An educational event teams the wines with delicious local foods, the catalyst to a pairing discussion in a fun and interactive environment. Wine Wise can also create custom and unique events for corporate or private parties and consult with you on a dynamic and pleasing wine list.
Portland Discovery: Land & Sea Tours has been offering tours of Portland and Casco Bay for over twelve years. As a locally-owned and -operated company, they take pride in showing visitors all that Maine's largest city has to offer. Their friendly, attentive staff is committed to providing guests with a fun, entertaining, and informative tour of the area. They'll take you from city streets to rocky coast and show you the best of Portland and Casco Bay!
Long Wharf, 170 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101
Intown Trolley has been touring the Kennebunks for more than 30 years. Their narrated sightseeing tour provides local narrative, describing the area's 300 year history from the native Americans, early settlers, the shipbuilding era, tourist and summer resort, and more recently the Presidential summer home. When you are visiting Kennebunkport, see the area via trolley to learn about the town and enjoy the fabulous view along the coast of Maine.
33 Wildes District Road, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Captain Lord Mansion is the only AAA 4 Diamond Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunkport. This romantic inn and spa is a little piece of paradise, filled withs special touches. Visit Captain Lord Mansion, a historic and authentic Maine coast bed and breakfast, and leave feeling pampered and refreshed.
6 Pleasant St., Kennebunkport, ME 04046
For travelers seeking a unique escape, the Captain Jefferds Inn Bed & Breakfast holds particular appeal. Perhaps it’s the historic lines of this 1804 sea captain’s home tucked away within the heart of the historic residential district of Kennebunkport, or perhaps it's any number of other alluring qualities. Regardless of what leads you to Kennebunkport, find yourself at the Captain Jefferds Inn.
5 Pearl St., Kennebunkport, ME 04046
800-839-6844 or 207-967-2311
The Captain Fairfield Inn is Kennebunkport's boutique bed and breakfast inn. If you’re looking for a distinctive Kennebunkport getaway experience or an outstanding Kennebunkport hotel, luxurious amenities, a central location and a beautifully restored historic home with a soft modern look, please consider a visit to the Captain Fairfield Inn.
8 Pleasant St., Kennebunkport, ME 04046
The White Barn Inn & Spa is an award-winning hotel, restaurant, and spa that has been a landmark in Kennebunk, Maine for 150 years. Its celebrated restaurant offers an unforgettable AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star dining experience, and Condé Nast Traveler has described The White Barn Inn as “One of the great places to stay and eat in the world.“
37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, ME 04043\
Built in 1895, this historic bed and breakfast is the only oceanfront inn and restaurant in Kennebunkport, Maine. Twelve of its fourteen rooms feature incredible ocean views with seven having balconies overlooking the crashing surf of the Atlantic Ocean. From the one of a kind location to the exceptional level of service, your experience at the Cape Arundel Inn will be one to remember for years to come.
208 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
The Nonantum delivers on the promise of a genuine Maine waterfront resort. It’s steeped in casual historical elegance -- with just the right modern comforts. This family-owned resort has provided the setting for celebrating life’s great milestones - and quiet vacation retreats - for more than a century. At Nonantum Resort, you'll be greeted with a heartfelt welcome or welcome back.
95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
The Colony Hotel is one of Maine's most outstanding resorts, with a heated saltwater swimming pool, private safe surf beach, and gorgeous organic gardens. As the first environmentally responsible hotel and US Backyard Wildlife Habitat in the state of Maine, The Colony Hotel is committed to providing its guests with a quality experience while maintaining its policy of respect for nature and its surroundings.
140 Ocean Avenue, PO 511, Kennebunkport, ME 04046]
800-552-2363 or 207-967-3331
Flaming Gourmet features many "Maine Made" products as well as a wide variety of specialty foods, sauces, salsas, dips, mustards, jams & jellies, and beautifully decorated custom gift baskets. Flaming Gourmet's incredible selection of hot sauces includes some of the hottest, spiciest sauces you will find anywhere, such as Dave's Insanity or its own K-Port Pain Habanero Sauce.
28 Dock Square, PO Box 1002, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Like fudge and chocolates? How about penny candy and saltwater taffy? Check out The Candy Man! Long devoted to making great chocolates and providing excellent customer service, it's a must see for everyone visiting southern Maine.
20 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Established in 1992 and often referred to as the most picturesque pub on the waterfront, Federal Jack's Restaurant and Brew Pub is well-known for its spectacular views, creative pub fare, and award-winning handcrafted ales. One of Maine's first brew pubs, this popular restaurant is the birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Co.'s popular line of handcrafted ales. Come for the free brewery tour and stay for the food and ale!
8 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, ME 04043
Kitchen Chicks Catering is a full service catering company, located in beautiful Kennebunk, Maine. It serves clients from Southern New Hampshire through Mid-Coast Maine. At Kitchen Chicks Catering you can find fun, elegant food for every occasion.
41 Water St., Kennebunk, ME 04043
Bringing to the community one-stop shopping, HB Provisions offers a variety of unique gifts from Maine: Wine, beer, liquor, made-to-order deli meals, fresh baked goods, specialty coffee, and more. Whether local or visiting "from away," customers often comment that HB Provisions has a real feeling of “home” from that moment when they walk through the doors. Visit for yourself and see what they're talking about.
15 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, ME 04043
We had a great time! A group of us booked this tour while we were in the port of Portland on a cruise. I felt the tour was a great value for the price and we had a great time. John was an entertaining and knowledgeable guide who not only told us about the culinary history of Portland but also a lot of other general facts and stories about the area. The samples we tried were fantastic and all the shop owners were very gracious and helpful. My husband and I especially liked the whoopie pies at Two Fat Cats. We come from Pennsylvania and there are many places to purchase whoopie pies in this area, but those we tasted in Portland had a fantastic creamy filling that was much better than the ones we’ve tasted locally. The blueberry jam was excellent and of course the lobster was fantastic. We really liked visiting the fish market and seeing the fisherman down by the docks. I would highly recommend this tour to any “foodie” that would be in the Portland area. We had a great time.”
-Group of visitors