Ice Cream & Sweets

Not only a good spot to satisfy any ice cream cravings, Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop, 258 Commercial St., in the center of town (tel. 508/487-3360;, is also handy for refueling midstroll with a fresh-fruit drink. Open noon to 1:30am. The place to go for gourmet chocolates (and some that are naughty in more ways than one) is Purple Feather, 334 Commercial St., in the center of town (tel. 508/487-9100; This is also the place to come for adult sorbets, like Mojito Sorbetto. The cafe here serves good paninis. Open 11am to midnight.

Takeout & Picnic Fare

Angel Foods, 467 Commercial St., in the East End (tel. 508/487-6666;, is a gourmet takeout shop offering Italian specialties and other scrumptious prepared foods to go. Open 7am to 8pm.

The rollwiches -- pita bread packed with a wide range of fillings -- at Box Lunch, 353 Commercial St., in the center of town (tel. 508/487-6026;, are ideal for a strolling lunch. Open 8:30am to 8pm.

One thing you absolutely have to do while in town is peruse the cases of pasties (meat pies) and pastries at Provincetown Portuguese Bakery, 299 Commercial St., in the center of town (tel. 508/487-1803). Point to a few and take your surprise package out on the pier for delectation. Though perhaps not the wisest course for the whale-watch-bound, it's the best way to sample the scrumptious international output of this beloved institution. Open daily 7am to 11pm. Closed November to early April.

Some tasty pizza slices can be found at Twist'd Sisters New York Pizza, at 293 Commercial St., in the center of town (tel. 508/487-6973;, which is conveniently located near Macmillan Wharf and offers creative toppings like breaded eggplant. Open 10am to 2am.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.