Best Quick Gourmet at The Brown Jug in Sandwich

Casual Dining, Specialty Groceries, and More

The Brown Jug in Sandwich is a gourmet grocer in the historic district of Sandwich Village, Massachusetts. You’ll find it nestled among a handful of unique boutiques and antique shops, charming restaurants, and historic inns of this “Upper Cape” Cod town founded by the pilgrims.

It is not a big place, but it’s jam-packed with goodness. It is home to specialty foods, teas, oils, sweets, curated cheeses, and a full selection of wines. They’ve recently expanded to include casual dining, pop-up wine tasting events, and entertainment. As someone who has watched The Brown Jug evolve for many years, it keeps getting better!

The Brown Jug in Sandwich gourmet cheeses

This is my go-to stop for a strong cup of coffee, morning pastry, and The Cape Cod Times. On occasion, I’ve even stumbled upon jazzy breakfast entertainment. (Acoustic music is a sure-fire way to ease you into a Cape Cod state of mind!)

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More Than a Breakfast Stop

The Brown Jug is not only a breakfast stop. I often pick up a gourmet sandwich and chips to go when I head for a relaxing afternoon at East Sandwich Beach with a good beach read.

It’s got a warm, casual interior, a garden bar, gourmet food, and friendly staff. I love stopping into The Brown Jug in Sandwich at any time of year. That’s the good news: it’s open year round!

The Brown Jug in Sandwich still life with flowers

In fact, I can’t wait to check out the new offerings next time I’m down the Cape off-season.

If you want to visit The Brown Jug for yourself, it‘s at 155 Main St. in Sandwich (Cape Cod) MA. For up-to-date days and hours, visit

Have you discovered a great place like this in your travels? Let me know about it in the comments below!

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Jackie Gately

Jackie Gately is a seasoned travel writer, photographer, and marketing consultant who is passionate about travel. She loves casual-luxury experiences, coastal getaways, cultural attractions, and local, wholesome food and wine pairings. A perfect day ends with her toes in the sand or by chasing the sunset with her camera--ideally both.

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