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Biddeford Named One of America’s Next Great Food Cities by “Food & Wine” Magazine

Aerial view of the Biddeford campus of the University of New England

Food & Wine magazine’s May issue announced its editor’s picks for the 11 rising food destinations in the nation, with Biddeford named as one of the four smaller towns with a “big food scene.” Biddeford was the only city in New England to make the list.

Read the excerpt from the article below:

Think of Biddeford as Portland, Maine’s quiet older sister with great taste—the one you ask for recommendations on nicely curated bottle shops and vintage clothing boutiques. A 30-minute drive south gets you from Portland to Biddeford; check into The Lincoln Hotel, a new 33-room boutique property in a former textile mill opening this summer (rooms from $299, Visit Magnus on Water for Brunswick clams and a glass of sparkling Chenin Blanc, and carb load at Night Moves Bread, known for breads like anadama, a loaf made here with nixtamalized heirloom flint corn and molasses. For a soul-soothing cardamom bun, you’ll want to head to Jackrabbit Cafe from 2011 F&W Best New Chef Bowman Brown—once you’ve fallen in love with his food, book a table for his nightly tasting menu at Elda, just upstairs. You’d be remiss to skip a pilgrimage to Rabelais, which has one of the country’s largest selections of rare cookbooks, as well as a breakfast stop at vintage comfort food mecca Palace Diner. Oh, and that bottle shop recommendation? It’s Lorne Wine.

Looking to be closer to all the excitement in this up-and-coming coastal town? We have a beautiful homesite for sale on Anchorage Bay in Biddeford Pool. See below for more information.


31 Ocean View Drive, Biddeford, Maine 

Offered at $350,000
Represented by Chris Stone

Rare opportunity to build in Anchorage Bay. Build your coastal dream home with deeded water access to The Pool at Biddeford Pool. Tidal water access is perfect for small boats, kayaks and paddleboards. The sand and surf at the Biddeford Pool and Fortunes rocks beaches are just around the corner 1 mile. One of the last available lots in this quiet Anchorage Bay neighborhood. Play in the surf at the ”big” beach and then come back to your quiet home. Limited views of the water might be available after you build. Public water and electric at the curb. Private septic will be required.

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