In 1998, Elizabeth “Liz” Lovati and Alan Cullinane, then the proprietor of Café Heaven
, 199 Commercial Street, began renovations and plans to open a new market at 467 Commercial St. On April 1, 2000, they opened Angel Foods, a gourmet grocery store with an expansive prepared foods and gourmet sandwich and deli section. Angel Foods quickly became known as "The Market for the Best."
Lovati and Cullinane maintained the look and feel of an old-fashioned, small-town market, right down to the wooden screen door, the "loft" door, and the original woodwork on the floors, crates, and display tables.
Listen to Peace, Love, & Soup's podcast interview with Liz Lovati about how she came to Provincetown and embarked on her Angel Foods and Liz's Cafe, Anybody's Bar ventures (begins at 35:27).
Like Burch’s and Bryant’s before it, Angel Foods stays open year ’round and is an anchor in Provincetown. You will find neighbors and Provincetown year 'rounders on a daily basis. George Bryant used to collect local pottery to break and use in the parking lot. George's pottery is still there to this day. Lovati has been the sole owner of Angel Foods since 2007. The property, however, remains in the hands of the Bryant family. Lovati also opened Liz's Cafe, Anybody's Bar
in June 2017.
Situated on the harbor, you'll find an eclectic mix of chairs and tables scattered along the waterfront where locals and visitors alike sit with coffee and a hot scone, a beer and the best Italian sub you'll ever have, or a bottle of champagne with brie, fresh strawberries, and truffles as they watch the boats on the water.
Whether for prepared foods, gourmet sandwiches, cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables, high end pantry items, or catering your next party or event, Angel Foods will be your "Market for the Best." Call us or visit us in Provincetown.