We were in a bit of a panic when we learned that Maynard’s 3rd Generation in Old Saybrook had closed as we just couldn’t envision a summer without Tomato Pie. So, when we saw the little farm shop had re-opened with a fresh face and new owners, we rushed in to see about our pies! The good news is the pies are still very much happening inside and there are now even more tasty goods to enjoy. We grabbed a Tomato Pie (still scrumptious!) as they opened their doors at 11:30 a.m. while other locals rushed in to claim their own pies (including apple, key lime, and berry). The place is stocked with prepared, healthy salads (mixed greens, quinoa, fennel, goat cheese, pickled onions, and grilled marinated steak) plus microgreens and herbs from Guilford. Choose from a chalkboard of BLT’s and Jerk Chicken Sandwiches, Moodus Mud coffee, and a fridge full of sasparilla soda and kombucha. Order a milkshake or smoothie and you’ll take it to go in an ORM mason jar.
I couldn’t leave without a New England Cold Lobster Salad Roll ($23) which I munched promptly while having a look at the Oyster River behind the building. It was prepared perfectly with citrus aioli, celery, thinly sliced red onion, plus lemon and lime. There’s no seating but it’s nice to have a look around their herb and flower garden.
1057 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook