I lived on Cape Cod when I first went vegetarian and then vegan.
It was not easy.
Vegetarian was not so bad, as I expect it’s not so bad pretty much anywhere. It’s not that hard to find a veggie burger when you don’t have to worry about eggs and dairy; you can eat out almost anywhere (steak houses and seafood restaurants being the biggest challenges). It’s nice to be able to find somewhere that caters to vegetarians, though, and this was one of those places. I started going to Earthly Delights probably in 2005 or so, before I was vegan.
In the year or two before I made the leap from vegetarian to vegan, I tried many times to make the change, and kept failing. It was too hard to eat out on Cape Cod as a vegan off-season. Finally, a few months before I was making the move from Cape Cod to New Haven, I made the transition for good, and haven’t looked back.
Earthly Delights was pretty much the only place I could go out to eat on the Cape, at least in the Mid/Upper Cape areas. I sure appreciated it!
Since I moved away, Earthly Delights has consistently been on my go-to list whenever I’ve visited in the last few years. It’s right near my mom’s, the food is easily to take to-go, and it’s consistently good. I typically get either the Tempeh Reuben or the Fakin’ Bacon Tempeh sandwiches.
Besides being not too far from my mom’s, Osterville is one of those places you should be checking out when you visit the Cape. It has an adorable main street area, and the ride to and fro is rife with ocean views and tree lined roads.
Earthly Delights is not an exclusively vegan or vegetarian restaurant. They do serve meat, and their focus is on organic foods. They are also quite close to the Cape Cod Natural Foods store in Centerville, so you might want to combine a trip if you’re heading over from another part of the Cape!
As much as I love Earthly Delights, there are now more options on Cape Cod for vegan eats, and I’m really excited about them and to share with you.
But I do love you, Earthly Delights. I really do. You will stay on my must visit list!