I had an awesome time this weekend heading to Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME for a weekend full of eating thanks to The Food Lens. If you haven’t heard of The Food Lens before, it’s an awesome site that provides insider tips and dining recommendations. Their focus is Boston, but they also have awesome curated dining guides to nearby cities like Portsmouth and Kittery. I used those guides this weekend to checkout some great restaurants and eateries in both cities!
Our first stop of the weekend was Anju Noodle Bar, a wonderful spot with excellent ramen and pork buns. We also loved their falafel bun, stuffed with falafel, arugula, and turmeric yogurt!
After that, we drove over to Portsmouth (only a 5 minute drive from Kittery!) to visit Earth Eagle Brewings, and do some exploring of the Downtown area in Portsmouth.
One of my absolute favorite shops that we stopped in was Sheafe Street Books, a quaint little bookstore with new and used books.
Then we went to check in at the beautiful Sailmaker’s House, a charming little inn in Downtown Portsmouth. Our room was great, complete with our own little porch overlooking their yard. To make things even better, we were welcomed with some champagne and a box of macarons from Portsmouth’s La Maison Navarre.
We relaxed in the room for a while before heading to Moxy for dinner, a New England style tapas restaurant that my friend and I loved so much. We loved all of the dishes we tried, but some of my favorites were: the fried brussels sprouts, the beef short rib marmalade, and the caramelized chèvre. This spot is a must-try if you’re in Portsmouth.
After dinner, we walked over to The Wilder for drinks and dessert. The perfect way to end the night.
Then back to our hotel for the night. I loved that we could walk everywhere!
The next morning for breakfast, we headed to the unbelievably good Lil’s Cafe in Kittery, our last stop of the weekend. We could not have had a better final meal! Our breakfast included crullers, avocado toast, a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit sandwich, and an almond croissant. It was heavenly, and I was so happy to bring home a few crullers too.
Thanks to The Food Lens for an awesome weekend. Check out their site for their full guides to Kittery and Portsmouth as well as tons of insider tips and dining recommendations for Boston.
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