Friday, July 23, 2010

Gourment Express of Ogunquit

A smiling face is half the meal.
         -Latvian proverb

There are many restaurants, and delivery services in Ogunquit. In the summertime the town bustles with delivery people on scooters, mopeds and bicycles. Its quite common to see the local kids making deliveries well into the evening. There are some nights at Ogunquit Beach Inn that we really do not want to cook in, or dine out, so we check the menus and decide what to order.
This year a local favorite has re-opened. Gourmet Express is owned by Sue Pollard and her family. Sue has been around the food/restaurant business much of her life. Her parents owned Howell's Market in Ogunquit. This past decade she launched Suzi Poo Specialty Foods, and then she re-launched Gourmet Express at 53 Shore Road near School Street.

Gourmet Express' motto is: "Let us bring the restaurant to you", and the motto is true. They do bring the restaurant to you: Pasta, homemade lasagna, stuffed baguettes and pizza. Sue, and her crew operate a small boutique restaurant. This micro-restaurant boasts a beautiful patio, and distant views of the beach.
My favorite is the "Chicken Stir Fry Stuffed Baguette". This "Stuffed Baguette" features: grilled chicken breast, mushrooms, green peppers, onions and a three cheese melt. As the menu states "deliciously overstuffed" is true. The bread is warm and the baguette is mouth watering. The sandwich overflows several inches on the 10 inch plate. Sue knows how to cook, and please with her food. There are many restaurants in Ogunquit that offer interesting cuisines, but sometimes, you just want to "grab" a decent meal, and Gourmet Express is good option.

 My second favorite option is: Buffalo Chicken Bleu Cheese. This boneless chicken breast tossed in a homemade buffalo sauce & bleu cheese, then baked. Another seasonal favorite is the Lobster Pizza at $16.95.

The Details:
Gourmet Express
53 Shore Road
Ogunquit, ME 03907
Phone 207 646 7117

Pizza, Pasta, Stuffed Baguettes, Salads, Lasagna, and more.
Delivery is fast and reliable, or eat at their garden patio with distant views of Ogunquit beach.
Delivery servers are friendly and polite. Food is delicious and plentiful.
Price is extremely reasonable. Pizza's and baguettes start at $7.95 and there periodic specials and coupons.
Owner: Sue Pollard, restaurateur, entrepreneur and co-author of Alternate Survivor.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm...I like the Asian Chicken salad. It's excellent!