Well hello friends and how are you today? Happy pre-Thanksgiving weekend! We’re headed on a little field trip to Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine. One of my all-time favorite haunts, and hope you’re coming along for the ride. (You in?) Everyone’s busy talking food, menus and pumpkin pie before the big day, so let’s take a little break from all that jazz and talk about… FOOD! ‘Cuz we just can’t talk Stonewall Kitchen without talking good eats!
Before we head to Stonewall, let me fill you in. If you follow along here you know my brother had a serious accident back in September. He’s been in a wheelchair since, but making progress every day and greatly looking forward to the day when he’ll walk again. Last weekend we had the opportunity to take him out for a car ride north. He loves the beach and seafood. Me too, so I thought Ogunquit might be the perfect place to get out in the sunshine.
If you know me at all you know I adore Ogunquit, ME. Jagged coastline, the Marginal Way. Quaint little uppity New England coastal town. Oh. Yeah. We headed north to Ogunquit, stopped at Stonewall Kitchen for lunch and window-shopping along the way. So hey, let’s go!
There are nine New England Stonewall Kitchen locations, but the main company store is located in York. Here’s the view driving in. On the left (with the weathervane) is the cooking school, and on the right is the store/cafe.
Love these unique gourd topiaries by the side door…
First we sat down for lunch in the gorgeous cafe. Such a pleasant place to drop in for a bite .
So many great New England eats on the menu! Also a great coffee bar.
I chose the BLT & Avocado Grilled Sandwich: cherrywood smoked bacon, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes and avocado with house-made basil mayonnaise, served on toasted farm-house white bread. (Hungry yet???) The basil mayonnaise really made the sandwich, not to mention the cherrywood smoked bacon…
After lunch it was time for browsing in the store…This raspberry syrup would be yummy on Saturday morning waffles.
Every kind of gourmet jam, jelly or sauce you can imagine…Stonewall Kitchen is famous for their gorgeous gourmet gift baskets.
Plus tasting stations…yup, time for dessert!
I’ve always loved these Maine Sea Bags. Wish I’d snapped a shot of the one with the whale. So darn cute. Made from genuine boat sails…
Here’s the test kitchen…boy would I love the spacious shelving!
Cutest wintry silver-ware holder ever!
So I’d love to be rocking on the veranda, drinking in a sea-side view, my java sloshing in that mug…Yeah, that would about do it for me.
After lunch and window shopping, we drove just a few more minutes to Ogunquit, along the coast into Perkins Cove. The seaside views were absolutely stunning on a gorgeous fall day. If you’ve never visited Stonewall Kitchen or Ogunquit, Maine, put them on your New England bucket list. Great food, shopping and excellent times! Have a beautiful weekend, friends!
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I love this place!! I go every year, and stay at the Stage Neck Inn right down the street when I am up here. It’s so refreshing to be right on the ocean…does wonders for the soul!
Ok you’ve talked me into it! I have never been to Stonewall Kitchen. I just love their products though. The cafe does look very good. What a nice excursion. What a great sister you are! I hope he improves with each day. Love the photos!
Bringing back great memories! For a girls’ weekend each Fall, we visit enroute to Moody Beach–wonderful smorgasbord for all the senses–thanks for the “refresh”!
Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek says
You love the shelves as do I …but what about that Viking Refrigerator? LOVE IT!
What a fun place to visit and so happy you were able to take your brother .
Barbara Child says
How have I missed this place all these years? Must go there next summer! So nice you could take your brother there. Should have lifted his spirits quite a bit!
Aunt Pinkie says
Stonewall Kitchens is the best! Our church gave us a gift-a-month from them when we moved to Pa- what a great gift! Would love to go to see it n person! So glad Johnny could go! A perfect outing!
Susie Mandel says
Thanks for the wonderful field trip. I could almost smell the deliciousness! 🙂
What a wonderful place to take your brother. There is nothing quite like the coast of Maine in the fall. How wonderful to spend time together, visiting Stonewall Kitchen and being near the ocean. It sounds like the perfect outing!
Dear Allie, It’s good to hear that your brother continues to make progress. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful outing. New England looks like such a beautiful place, and seeing these interesting posts makes me think I’d like to see it some day. Stonewall Kitchen looks like an absolutely charming place to spend an afternoon, and I Enjoyed the photographs so much. (How adorable are those canvass bags made from sails!)Thanks for this delightful post. Xo
Julie @ Running in a Skirt says
They have the best stuff!! I’d love to go to their store. What a great trip. So glad your brother could get out.
Christy Smith says
I just love going on a field trip with you….bet Johnny did too. I have received a gift basket before from Stonewall and they do not disappoint. It’s interesting to me how a couple of beautiful pictures and musings from a fun outing can inspire, but they do!! Doing for others, visiting beautiful places, enjoying a tasty meal cooked by someone else, taking a Sabbath rest from your regular routine….just inspires.
Bonjour Allie, je suis contente que ton frère soit mieux et qu’il puisse vous accompagner dans cet escapade merveilleuse! C’est un endroit magnifique, j’adore la photo avec le bateau.
Le restaurant a beaucoup de charme. Le petit détail de la botte pour mettre les couverts est adorable. J’aime aussi les tasses. Very nice scapade! xoxo
Elaine Murphy says
I love Stonewall Kitchen….you should take a field trip to their factory outlet store on Rt. 125 in Rochester, NH.
The over runs and discontinued items are all discounted. They also have samples and discounted gifts. Definitely worth the trip.
Dear Elaine, you speak my language. And now that you have jogged my remaining gray cells, I seem to remember someone once told me there was on outlet. Yay…my next field trip. CAN’T WAIT!!! Many thanks for the great info. and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
One of these days I definitely need to go in, instead of just driving by! Looks like a fun place to stop 🙂
Kristen Chidsey says
Allie, this looks like a great place to visit and the perfect place to cheer your brother up–prayers for a full recovery soon!
Melissa Russo says
I really wish we had a Stonewall Kitchen near us. I love their products. It’s probably better that we don’t, however, because I would probably spend a fortune if a store was close to us.
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Oh wow – Allie, Stonewall kitchen is AH-MAZING! I’d be taste testing and re-taste-testing those jams over and over! And that coastline of Ogunquit, ME. is breathtaking!
Whenever my daughter and I visit Ikea and go through their kitchens I half wish they’d let me take my food photos there…their presentations and pairings are just as lovely as the ones at Stonewall seem to be!
Happy Thanksgiving week to you and your boys, Allie! Here’s hoping your brother makes a quick recovery and is up and about sooner than expected!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Looks like you had a beautiful day, Allie!! I am SO glad your brother has been healing well and feeling better! I love stonewall kitchen, but unfortunately there isn’t one anywhere close to me… thank God for online shopping! 😉 Their jams are to die for delicious! LOVE that anchor bag – so cute! Thanks for sharing your adventures and your gorgeous photos with us, my dear! Cheers to a wonderful Thanksgiving for you and your family! xo
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Photos are beautiful, Allie. And looks like you have wonderful day. Glad to read that your brother is healing,This place looks awesome, Allie — a must visit. Wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Paula Yost says
I love the Stonewall products, and I am so disappointed I never went to the store in Maine. It will be on my list next time I am in New Hampshire. Your photos were beautiful, and I enjoyed seeing the coast.