The Future Looks Bright

Are you hungry for more?

There has been a LOT of movement in the dining scene this year, and honestly, all of it has been good.

This year we found lots to love, from the shrimp toast at the Little Barn at the White Barn Inn to the wood-fired pizza eaten at the bar at Wandby Landing to the steak frites at Chez Rosa to the tofu satay at Bandaloop to the absolute best creamed spinach at The Lost Fire to the braised pork and Johnny cakes at Bev’s Cafe.

There’s so many more tasty bites, in fact, that we’re getting full just thinking about it all! But in case you’re not hungry yet, let us tell you about the new and the delicious things that have been popping up here.

So here are eight great foodie things that are happening in the Kennebunks:

First: The Kennebunks finally have sushi. And not just any old sushi, but the amazing experience that Rosella KPT brings, with its chef offerings, incredibly fresh seafood and sustainable choices.

Second: We have really awesome bagels. The lines will attest to the fact that KPT Bagels has found a home – and a following – here.

Third: We have lots of wonderful ice cream options, but now we also have a dessert bar built around wonderful ice cream at Rococo Artisan Ice Cream. With its dreamy decor and sophisticated tastes, this is a welcome addition to our dessert offerings.

Fourth: Two words – drag brunch. It’s brunch. It’s a show. It’s brunch with a show, and only found on special dates at Via Sophia.

Fifth: We have some cool new options that have just arrived or are on the horizon, including tasty protein shakes and energy teas at KBK Protein Place; a new cupcake bakery coming to Lower Village; and delicious breakfast and lunch options at Bev’s Cafe on Kennebunk’s Main Street.

Sixth: Perennial favorite Alisson’s celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a new look both in the back of house and front, but with the same great staff and menu that people love.

Seventh: The old Pilot House is gone, demolished in March. But long live the new, two-story Pilot House, with the same great staff and food but with killer views.

Eighth: The Spirit floating restaurant is floating no more, but still serving up food and cocktails in style, just now on dry land.

Of course, there’s even more cool stuff happening around town, but we’ll leave some of it for you to discover on your own. After all, that’s half the fun of trying new places or new dishes at old favorites.

Who serves the best lobster roll?
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Check out our local scoop shops.

A handy list of the favorite cocktails of the Kennebunks.


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