Enjoy lobster, oysters, craft beer and more in Maine
From wild brambles located inland to the cold, clean waters of the coast, Maine is full of culinary treasures. To revel in the state’s authentic food and drink experiences, follow these tips!
There’s not a more iconic taste of Maine than lobster, and the lobster roll is its perfect showcase: a buttered bun topped with fresh-caught lobster, drizzled with butter and blended with a touch of mayonnaise. Equally iconic is enjoying the delicacy at a coastal shack in summertime. Statewide, lobster tails are also served whole, or as a star ingredient in pastas, soups and other dishes.
You can't get more iconic than lobster in Maine, with most of the country's supply coming from Maine's rugged and rocky coasts.
Maine’s brisk waters produce oysters year round. Plan a tour with a boutique farm such as Nonesuch Oysters in Scarborough. Guests board the workboat to try their hand at harvesting their own oysters, then shuck and enjoy them with lemon or a mignonette sauce of peppercorns, vinegar and shallots.
Maine oysters are caught off the chilly water along the coast and can be found in many restaurants throughout the state.
There’s more to Maine’s culinary scene than sea-to-table goodness. Wild blueberries, crisp apples and tart cranberries thrive here, and restaurants and farmers’ markets statewide showcase them. For a unique immersion, visit Pineland Farms, a working farm with its own market, creamery and farm dinners in New Gloucester.
It's hard not to be part of the farm-to-table movement in a place like Maine, where fresh produce can be found across the entire state.