After saying a heartfelt goodbye to a long-time business and local favorite, Niantic Bake Shop, we officially – and enthusiastically – welcomed T&B Provisions and Eatery into the renovated space.

Co-owners Tom Prue and Ben Looney are delighted to serve their unique culinary delights in their new venue in the heart of downtown Niantic. Both Tom and Ben bring years of cooking experience to their new venture. Tom has been cooking for 24 years and has spent the last 14 as a chef at the upscale Aspen Restaurant in Old Saybrook. Ben has worked in restaurants for just about as long.

The duo decided to go out on their own where they could make their own rules and create an exclusive menu for their new business. When the space became available on Pennsylvania Avenue, they jumped at the opportunity. They’re both from the area and knew right away that the location was perfect.

They offer breakfast, lunch and take-home meals. When you take a closer look, you’ll see that theirs is no ordinary menu. While they have regular menu items, they continually change things up with specials. You’ll want to give yourself a little time to place your order as you walk in and peruse the blackboards.

Breakfast options include classics as well as healthy and unique offerings. Try their blueberry grilled cheese – double cream brie with blueberry jam on country wheat bread for a special experience!

Their wide selection of salads and warm and cold artisan sandwiches are all made with the freshest ingredients. You’ll find that the combination of ingredients in each menu item is carefully selected to blend together perfectly. Try their Pressed Grilled Chicken sandwich – chicken layered with Gorgonzola cheese, caramelized onions and arugula with lemon chive aioli on grilled bread – you won’t be sorry! In fact, it just might become your new favorite. Special sandwiches have included lobster panini, fried eggplant sandwich, vegetable summer roll, Chinese sausage sandwich and so much more. It’s the unique blending of fresh ingredients that makes them truly special!

Their to-go case features customer-favorite meals like eggplant rollatini, stuffed Cajun sole and more. While their house made soups include traditional favorites like Cream of Mushroom, New England Clam Chowder, Corn Chowder and Broccoli Cheddar, look for specials like shrimp chorizo and black bean that you’ll only find here. With choices like this, who needs to cook at home tonight?

T&B makes their own salad dressings – and check out their homemade bread pudding – all available in their refrigerator ready to be taken home by you.

Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Tom and Ben are enjoying their new venture in downtown Niantic. Their long-term goal is to open similar operations in additional locations.

You can check out their menu and specials on Facebook or click here to see their special Niantic & East Lyme Restaurant Week menu!

T&B Provisions and Eatery
28 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic

About Our Main Street Blogger:
Joanne lives in, and loves, our community. She was looking for an opportunity to help share all that our local businesses do to make East Lyme such a special place to call home, and she is excited to contribute to our blog. Joanne brings to the role her experience from New London Main Street where she contributed content to their website, newsletters and email communications for many years.

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