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Olive Oyl’s Carry Out Cuisine was established in 1991. Located in the heart of Essex village. Voted “BEST SMALL TOWN IN AMERICA” a quintessential town on the Connecticut shoreline. Steps away from the picturesque Connecticut river and the entrance to Long Island sound. Chef / Owners Kevin and Jennifer Kendall have shared their passion for great tasting seasonal ingredients for over seventeen years. You will find Jennifer preparing her signature baked goods and brewing fresh Green Mountain Coffee for the early morning crowds. Some of their favorites include, Nantucket Blueberry and buttermilk bran muffins, tempting scones, coffee cakes and N.Y. H & H bagels. For the heartier appetite Olive Oyl’s also offers creative egg sandwiches, Apple wood smoke bacon egg and cheese, Chorizo egg and cheddar, or a breakfast burrito.

Kevin’s prepared healthy fresh soups and seasonal salads at lunch time keep the locals and visitors coming back for more. You will find an array of creative specialty sandwiches all served on locally baked bread. Daily specials include New England crab cakes, Ponzu grilled salmon, green salads and quiches.

These are just a sampling of Menu choices at Olive Oyl’s. Olive Oyl’s chefs are also busy preparing delectable meals to go. Restaurant style entrees and side dishes that will keep your friends and family happy. Chicken pot pie, individual meat loafs, kicked up Cajun shrimp, Burgundy braised short ribs, Chicken Savayarde and apple wood Baby back ribs are just a few of their offerings. Chili, chowders and stews are always simmering in the kitchen. Looking for an interesting domestic or imported specialty cheese, pate or smoked seafood? Olive Oyl’s has an ever changing array of gourmet specialty foods. Special orders are always welcome. If fresh baked homemade cookies and pastries are your thing, check out the bakery department it’s full of mouth watering goodness. Chocolate chip, Cobblestone, Ginger snaps, peanut butter blossom cookies are all prepared daily. Not to mention Jen’s famous Rocky Road Brownies. Whether you are boating, site seeing, shopping or just looking for a day away, stop in at Olive Oyl’s for a delicious picnic lunch.