At some point during the Shore season, you’ll get in that groove where you’ve slept late enough that you’re not sure if you want breakfast or lunch before you hit the beach. When it’s 11am and you have to eat something, Cardinal Provisions is your place. We really like their poached chicken salad piled high on a croissant, their gravlax with beet-horseradish cream cheese on an everything bagel, and their terrific salads (the New Mexico Bowl and Lunch Bowl are standouts). But they also have a wide and creative assortment of vegan options including most of their daily pastries, so this is an ideal place for anyone with dietary restrictions or when you’re particularly looking for something healthy (I like finding ways of putting “pastry” and “healthy” in the same sentence). But if you just want to go nuts on some cacio e pepe eggs or pork belly hash, Cardinal's got you covered there too.
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