Tag Archives: Last Stop

Call ahead for the best subs of summer. Gloucester beaches sandwich directory.

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Hungry? Pack light. You’ll pass great sandwich shops, locally owned and operated, en route to Gloucester’s magnificent beaches. Jeff’s Variety can set you up for a good lunch to go wherever you’re headed including Good Harbor Beach, Long Beach, or the back shore. Jeff says that there are many repeat customers that come back each and every season–for years–on their way to Good Harbor Beach. IF you have a big group, you can order trays with finger sandwiches. Sandwich platters featuring Virgilio’s rolls need at least two days notice to prepare. They’re open Sundays. What else? “Yes!” the answer to my question if they have plenty of call ahead requests from cars caught in traffic. Passengers calling only, please!

Scroll down the post for a one-stop, sub-shopping Gloucester directory with phone numbers and links. I could add in our favorite choices from each place.

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GLOUCESTER BEACHES SANDWICH DIRECTORY

*the great 2013 Good Morning Gloucester Italian sub winners

on the way to Gloucester’s GOOD HARBOR BEACH

on the way to Gloucester/ Rockport LONG BEACH

on the way downtown headed in any direction to Gloucester beaches: Pavilion, Cressy, Half Moon, Niles, Good Harbor

  • Cafe Sicilia (978) 283-7345 sandwiches and pizza slices
  • Cave (978) 283-0896 for baguette/cheese French picnic style fare
  • Cupboard (978) 281-1908
  • *Destino’s Subs 
  • Cape Ann Farmer’s Market (Thursdays) fresh produce & baguette/cheese French picnic style fare
  • *Jeff’s Variety (978) 281-5800
  • Leonardo’s  (978) 281-7882
  • Last Stop (978) 281-2616
  • Mike’s  (978) 282-0777
  • Morning Glory (978) 281-1851
  • Poseidons (978) 290-4313
  • *Sclafanis (978) 283-6622
  • *Virgilios (978) 283-5295
  • Yellow Sub Shop (978) 281-2217

on the way to Gloucester’s NILES BEACH

  • Last Stop (978) 281-2616
  • Sailor Stan’s to go (978) 281-4470

on the way to Gloucester’s PLUM COVE BEACH / ANNISQUAM/ LANESVILLE 

  • Captain Hooks (978) 282-4665
  • Plum Cove Grind (978) 281-3377
  • Willow Rest  sub and/or the farmer’s market fresh produce, cheese, specialty prepared meals picnic option (978)283-2417

on the way to Gloucester’s WINGAERSHEEK BEACH

  • main concession stand at Gloucester’s Wingaersheek beach (978) 281-9785
  • Marshall’s Farm Stand (picnic route rather than sandwich counter)  (978) 283-2168 (pints of fruit, munchies, loaf artisan bread, mozzarella specialty cheeses)

I haven’t forgotten Magnolia–just missing Magnolia’s House of Pizza. ON Mondays there’s Cape Ann Farmer’s market for Magnolia. “M” for Mondays, “M” for Magnolia.

GloucesterCast 100 and Blueberry 50

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Last weekend 15 GMG authors and FOBs converged for a celebration the 100th GloucesterCast Podcast at Cape Ann Giclee. It was a great time and a tasty breakfast. I ate the Last Stop’s awesome blueberry muffin, which was 50% fresh blueberries.

And the Winner is…

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Eric Kaplan of Rocky Neck and Chelmsford was the winner of the Sailor Stan’s For the Love of Soup Competition and $25 Sailor Stan’s gift certificate, with his scrumptous mushroom soup made with cashew paste, soy milk, curry and tons of mushrooms.  Additional entries included Lisa van Sand’s gazpacho (my personal favorite which came in 2nd), Rick’s Gumbo Ya Ya which came in 3rd, Ian Crown’s famous mushroom soup, Karen’s Kovis (kale and linguisa), Wayne’s French onion, Sailor Stan’s fish chowder and my spicy shrimp and corn chowder.  Participants got to enjoy a diverse selection of delicious soups, salad, fresh bread and assorted choice of beverages, and had a great time while being challenged to pick a favorite – all for the benefit of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck.

On a separate culinary note, keep an eye out for Lisa van Sand’s amazingly decadent treats which will soon be carried at the Last Stop, including her Oh My God Cake.  A number of us tried a piece of it yesterday, not knowing in advance what it was called, and all had the exact same response: “Oh My God!”  It is to die for, as is her white chocolate and chai cake.

E.J. Lefavour