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Places to Grab Food for Your Vacation Rental in Osterville, MA
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, October 5, 2020

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Spending your vacation in Osterville, Massachusetts, gives you unparalleled access to incredible beaches, beautiful marinas, and secluded hiking trails without ever drifting too far from the village's center.

You'll also have easy access to the rest of Barnstable's villages thanks to the major roads that connect Osterville to the rest of the Cape.

Once you arrive at your vacation rental, you might find yourself looking for something to eat. The good news is that Osterville has a few places to pick up some groceries, so you can stock your rental for the week to come.

Here's a look at some of the top grocery options available in Osterville, MA.

Osterville Fish Market

It goes without saying that you'll want to try some seafood during your time on Cape Cod, and nowhere has fresher fish than the Osterville Fish Market. This shop sits on the corner where Route 28 and Osterville – West Barnstable Road meet, making it easily accessible from any direction.

Once inside, you'll find a wide selection of ready-to-cook seafood options like lobster, scallops, shrimp, and clams. All you have to do with these prepared items is put them in the oven, and they're ready to eat. The shop also has ready-to-serve dishes like oysters, sandwiches, and their famous clam chowder. 

The market has a full selection of freshly-caught fish, too, including salmon, swordfish, tuna, flounder, haddock, and many other favorites. And if you're too hungry to cook, you can also pick up fully-cooked meals to take to your vacation rental.

The Osterville Fish Market is incredibly popular with locals, and you'll see why once you check them out.

Fancy's Market

There's a little bit of everything at Fancy's Market, so it might end up being the only place to visit for food while staying in Osterville. Once you walk through its doors, you'll immediately see that Fancy's is a butcher shop, deli, bakery, liquor store, and grocery store in one. You can grab meat, vegetables, drinks, and anything else you need to stock your vacation rental in this single, convenient location.

The shop also has homemade, pre-cooked dinners, so you're even covered if you don't have time to cook on your first night on the Cape. Or, if you're searching for a quick lunch, they have pre-made, grab-and-go sandwiches for sale.

Fancy's Market enjoys a convenient location on Osterville's Main Street and occupies a historic building that's close to 200 years old. For many, that's reason enough to stop by.

Osterville Farmer's Market

Between mid-June and mid-September, there's no better place to grab some fresh produce in Osterville than the Osterville Farmer's Market. Organizers hold the market every Friday at the Osterville Historical Society Museum on the corner of Parker and West Bay roads. 

In addition to veggies, you can grab fish, meat, baked goods, and drinks from many of the other retailers on this list. There are also producers from different parts of the Cape. As a result, the Osterville Farmer's Market could be a one-stop-shop for your time on Cape Cod if the days align correctly.

Amie Bakery

One vendor you're likely to see at the farmer's market is Amie Bakery, a small shop with retail space on Main Street. This bakery is a wonderful place to grab some breakfast or dessert items for your vacation rental, as they make cakes, muffins, scones, croissants, cookies, pies, and tarts that are sure to leave your family wanting more.

There's more than a bakery at this location, too, as the shop serves breakfast sandwiches and quiche all day long, and soup, salad, and other sandwiches at lunchtime. You can also grab a coffee with your meal in the morning or a specialty cocktail, glass of wine, or pint of beer if you arrive later on in the day.

Gone Chocolate

Osterville's other well-known dessert option is Gone Chocolate, a famous little shop on Main Street specializing in truffles, chocolates, and fudge. You can grab a hand-packed pint or quart of their delicious ice cream for your vacation rental or enjoy a cone or cup right in the store, as well.

Other popular items at Gone Chocolate include their ice cream cakes, pies, sundaes, and brownies. When you're searching for a great dessert to keep around at your vacation rental, Gone Chocolate is your best bet in Osterville, Massachusetts.

Enjoy Great Food on the Cape

Although you'll surely want to try some of Cape Cod's renowned restaurants, there's something to be said for the convenience and cost-efficiency of dining at your vacation rental. After all, you have a kitchen at your disposal, so you might as well use it.

In Osterville, you'll find numerous ways to keep your fridge and cupboards stocked, so there's always food ready to go for the entire family. These shops offer high-quality, fresh food often produced right on the Cape, so give them a try during your Cape Cod vacation.

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