Edna and Lucy’s is one of the best sandwich shops I’ve been to, and they are located in a tiny rural town in the countryside of Maine; just north of Freeport.
I had a Maine Italian (different from an italian sub). Maine italians are (my family will be correcting me if I get this wrong) ham, provolone, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, pickles, and olives on a soft roll (or hotdog bun). They are not toasted. There is no ‘italian’ meat. It is a MAINE italian.
So all you Bostonians and New Yorkers; stop your cursing (I’m kinda with you). But, if you take them for what they are, Maine italians are really good. They are much closer to what us people who grew up in MA (except for the cheese choice) call AN AMERICAN.
Not the point.
Edna and Lucy’s has a whole range of sandwiches that would stop the cursing,and fill gaping mouths of all the New Yorkers and Bostonians (still reading in horror) with delicious awesomeness.
I also tried the Grilled Eggplant on wheat bread with (surprise) grilled eggplant, onions, spinach, goat cheese, and tapenade. MMMMM (My mouth is watering right now, just thinking about it).
Oh I’m just going to show you the menu photo
(and yes, I distorted the photo a bit to make it bigger so you can read it).
OH YES, Homemade treats (remember the sign on the outside from the photo at the top?…)
Look at that…on the back of the table..
I don’t even like donuts…and those are AMAZING!!!!! (I had some for breakfast on another day). Fruit, Scones, Molasses Ginger Cookies,..
Oh, and look in the background. Oh yes,… that IS a refrigerator display for MORE TREATS! I had some delicious baklava (so good in my mouth)!
And the ladies who work here are the cutest, sweetest people ever!
This is the country too, so expect overly friendly people who ask about your day because they honestly care. It is strange coming back to this sometimes, (or walking in and having the staff already know who I am because my sister eats here a lot and has told them about me), but you will quickly get used to the small town atmosphere and the genuinity and politeness that comes with it. Everyone here makes you feel welcome and loved.
“But what about the food?” you are asking right now. Well the best part about here is the the whole place – people, food, and atmosphere.
Now if you look at photo 2 again; there are 2 doorways (one you just see the frame of). Guess what’s behind those doors?
A DINING ROOM! OH yes, you can also sit down and eat here at Edna and Lucy’s Wicked Good Sandwiches & Treats Shop of Awesomeness! (I may be lengthening the name a bit now)…
This is a bigger picture of what you walk into from the outside. Open, clean, lots of natural light and fresh air! And the ladies are right behind the counter cooking everything in front of you; joking it up with each other and you. And since I knew someone from the area…they already knew who I was when I walked in the door.
So if you are ever in Pownal, Maine…or Freeport, Maine (Pownal is next town up and Edna and Lucy’s is only about 15min from downtown Freeport)…
You can find Edna and Lucy’s sandwich shop at 407 Hallowell Road, Pownal, ME 04069. You can also call them at (207) 688-3029
And check out their Facebook page here
And no, this post is not created out of sponsorship, advertisement, or any other business or monetary arrangement. I just think Edna and Lucy’s is WICKED GOOD!
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