Summer is hectic and sometimes making a meal at home is the last thing you want to do. Luckily, there’s the most delicious food available at Black Sheep in Edgartown.
I’ve written about Black Sheep before, but that was about Trio. Owner Mark Venette and his team used to have wine pairings with cheese and charcuterie in the evenings. However, Trio is no more, and that’s OK, because Black Sheep is better than ever.
Now there is a focus on good food, prepared fresh daily, for take-out and for stocking your pantry. It’s like a little European market.
There’s amazing cheeses, dried sausages, crackers, dips (like the very tasty spicy buffalo dip), housemade desserts, breads and more.
Also, you can now get coffee and espresso drinks at Black Sheep, which happens to be a nice excuse to linger over the dessert case for a bit, and test your will power. I almost gave into the coconut whoopie pie!
You’ll also find breakfast treats there now, like french toast muffins, croissants, and scones (I got the vanilla cranberry). The scone was simply amazing, so buttery and just melted in my mouth. Yummy!
Chef Polly Conway (formerly of Black Dog and Harbor View) whips up some of the most amazing baked goods daily, don’t forget to grab some of her signature bread.
The take-out food at Black Sheep is now absolutely amazing. Chef Judy Klumick, a chef at Morning Glory Farm for years, has raised the bar. Everything in Black Sheep looks like perfection and the picture of deliciousness.
The sandwiches are inventive, like the roast beef with brie knocks the competition out of the park. Simply head to the back of the shop and feast your eyes on the array of take-out options, pay and go. There’s a selection of cool beverages to choose from as well.
Be prepared though, you might get distracted by the food in the cases. You can get housemade gnocchi, lobster salad, and more. Also don’t forget to check out the soup du jour, daily special panini, and the cracklebread pizza which is different daily too.
People love the cracklebread pizza, it’s totally different from other pizzas. When I went it was arugula, roasted sweet potato, sun dried tomato mash and you could even grab one with BBQ Chicken. Light, crispy, and all around yummy and did you know you can grab a pizza in the morning in case you needed to?
Perhaps you’re looking for something different for dinner or as an app or to bring to a party. Black Sheep can help you make a charcuterie plate that will dazzle the most discerning palate.
The cheeses, the dried sausages, the olives, the crackers, their fresh baked baguettes will all help you put together a feast for the senses.
There is so much to choose from. You can even get Baba Ganoush. Though the Creme de Provence is one of the hottest sellers which is perfect for veggies, bread, or crackers. These are just two of the fun dips you can get. There are others and even caviar for those who want to their dining experience take it up a notch.
Though there are no seats available inside Black Sheep, there are a couple of seats on the porch, and I love the little two-seater table on the side. Perfect for stealing a moment away together or in my case, to do work.
So, the next time you’re thinking about take-out or something different to eat, stop by Black Sheep which is now open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stop there on the way to a dinner party and get something that will impress your hosts, and that you will really enjoy.
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