Foodie Tour of Hyannis

I know it has been a while since posting and just wanted you all to know that we are still enjoying the RV lifestyle!  Our jobs in Cape Cod were pretty strenuous.  Working 40 hours per week at a very physical job, keeping my websites up and Etsy shop full, took a toll on me.  Something had to go to the wayside.

We have completed our job in Cape Cod and are now on the road headed to our winter destination in Apache Junction, AZ.  You can see where we are by clicking here.

So…I wanted to take time to create a few final posts of the Cape Cod area.  We actually were able to take a few days off here and there and enjoy the area.  And because we were both on diets, it seems that food was on our minds.

We took advantage of the Hungry in Hyannis Tour to not only see a bit of the town of Hyannis, but enjoy some of the great food they had to offer.

Hungry in Hyannis is a walking and eating excursion.  The walk is about 2 miles long and takes you to seven different eateries where you sample food along the way.  You get insight into the foods, history and culture of the port town of Hyannis.

We met our tour guide at the Brazilian Grill.  The Brazilian Grill offers an authentic Brazilian dining experience as they serve you Churrasco a Rodizio, which means “Rotisserie Barbeque.”  And the best part? It’s all you can eat!

Brazilian Grill

They offer a wide variety of different cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken that are slowly cooked over natural wood to preserve all their natural juices and flavors. Tender morsels are brought to you on skewers and carved at your table.

Our group of ten “foodies” were allowed to sample quite a bit of food before our tour guide moved us along.  Frankly, we could have spent the afternoon there.

Tumi Ceviche

Our next stop was a short walk down the street to a Peruvian-Italian Kitchen called Tumi Ceviche.  They are known for their Peruvian ceviche, housemade pastas and wood burned grill steaks.

Here we sampled the Peruvian Ceviche!  The basic ingredient is raw fish, cut into bite-size pieces and marinated in the juice of an acidic fruit (usually lime), salt, and seasonings (usually chili peppers).

The citric acid in the juice changes the texture of the fish, without changing its “raw” taste. Ceviche is an old tradition in South America, dating back to the earliest inhabitants.

I have to say that it is totally not something I would normally order.  But it was in fact, delicious!

Caffe Gelato Bertini

If we were not on a tour, I think we would have missed this little gem.  The Cafe Gelato Bertini sits back from the main road in a tiny little white frame house.

Inside is amazing-ness!

They specialize in gelato (the Italian version of ice cream) from scratch, one batch at a time, according to the old Florentine recipes of the Bertini family.

They feature unique flavors such as Stracciatella – a cream flavored gelato, drizzled with dark Italian chocolate and Zabaglione – a custard gelato flavored with oranges, pine nuts and Marsala.

Just wow.

Pizza Barbone

Here is another little restaurant that we would have missed if we had been off on our own.  At Pizza Barbone, they bake their pizza in a beautifully handcrafted oven, which was built from scratch out of rock and ash from Mt. Vesuvius and covered in hand painted glass tiles before being shipped from Naples, Italy.

The oven is so hot that this pizza took only a few minutes to bake.  And as pizza experts (after our Pizza and Beer Tour in Boston), we give their pizza an A+!  Just wait for it to cool before you take a big bite…

Ocean Street Cafe and Deli

Ocean Street Café & Deli offers a diverse array of Mediterranean and Eastern European food, from Russian crepes and borscht to a salad bar featuring tabouli, stuffed grape leaves, Greek olives, roasted red peppers and lukanta antipasto, a Bulgarian salami.

Here, we tried the Baba Ghanoush.  It is a dish consisting of cooked eggplant mixed with tahina (made from sesame seeds), olive oil and various seasonings.

It was quite good!  To this day, Dave does not know he ate eggplant.  (Let’s keep it to ourselves…)

Good Butter Bakery

The bakery is located in an old, historic warehouse in Hyannis, just 1/2 a block south of the east end of Main Street. Upon entering, it’s like inhaling a little piece of heaven!

Here we sampled “Kayak Cookies“.  Born as a hearty snack for kayaking trips, they took a classic cookie and give it some depth. Rolled oats add texture, while the raisins and salt combine beautifully to give a perfect blend of sweet and savory.

Our final stop in the Foodie tour took us along the docks in this pretty fishing town.

Black Cat Harbor Shack

The Black Cat Harbor Shack is located next to The Black Cat Tavern on beautiful Hyannis Harbor.  Here we finished off our tour with a sample of their clam chowder!

We loved the Hungry in Hyannis Tour!  It was a great one-on-one experience.  They limit the tours to 12 at the max which gives you the opportunity to ask questions, learn the history of the restaurants and the area around them.

It was a fun way to spend a day off!

For more info on Hungry in Hyannis, click here!

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2 thoughts on “Foodie Tour of Hyannis”

  1. Hey guys,
    Glad you survived a grueling work schedule. The food tour almost makes it look worthwhile. I can see why it would be hard to move on. Yoly and I both love cheviche, both made with fish and sometimes with shrimp. Yoly learned her recipe from her grandmother and it was to die for … wish she’d make it more often. I don’t know if you’ve kept up on our channel or not but Yoly and I put 8,500 miles on our new truck & camper this spring (not long after our lunch at Cafe Sunflower). We spent 44 days on the road sampling Glacier NP, 6 Canadian National Parks and a 3 day stop over in Yellowstone on the way home. I’m still editing and have a daily log on a separate playlist right up to Day 29 at the moment (just got to Banff). If you’d like to see some spectacular scenery here’s a link to the Playlist.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2v8LB6vz74vkBaG5ixUzcZkvENTJOWGk
    Hint: Day 24 seems to be the start of the best scenery places.

    Hope you don’t have to work as hard in Arizona and get to relax more 🙂

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