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Lite Fare

Small-scale Noshing in a Foodie Town Presents Unexpected Delights

Stopping for a light lunch in a city known for its foodie culture, award-winning chefs, and culinary innovations takes on a welcome dimension. New visitors to Portland might be taken by surprise, but food lovers of all kinds will rejoice in the city’s lunch scene, a tableau of lite fare options chosen from a chalkboard of daily specials or a lunch counter menu. Expect comfort foods with a gourmet nod, locally-sourced ingredients from land and sea, and internationally-inspired plates, served with a local microbrew and the knowing suggestion to "Enjoy!”

Lite fare found at casual eateries, stands, and trucks around the city may at first glance lean toward a distinctly New England-style, featuring fried shrimp, haddock, freshly-shucked clam baskets or rolls, oyster po’ boys, and hearty chowders just the way the locals like it. But visitors can easily delve into tastes beyond the immediate border as well – global influences can be found at noodle bars, sushi bars, Mexican cantinas and Latin and Mediterranean-inspired eateries.

While lobster rolls are a must while visiting the city, there are many delicious options for hands-only food. Grab a hot dog at renowned stands (try one wrapped in bacon), or stroll into a raw bar near the harbor for local oysters on the half-shell with a dash of mignonette. Seek out some of the best focaccia, wraps, bahn mi, and fried bologna sandwiches, if you like, at the multitude of independent sandwich shops around the city and hidden in plain sight on the outskirts of town. Or, opt for fare that’s light in aspiration only, such as French fries fried in duck fat (a local passion), or crave-worthy BBQ served at a picnic table from one of the area’s popular BBQ joints.

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Six styles of lobster rolls will tempt your taste buds.

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We only use fresh, all-natural ingredients.

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Use real Maine Potato in all our donuts.

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Use real Maine Potato in all our donuts.

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