Yankee Magazine’s 2013 Travel Guide to New England special issue awarded the Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company Best Clam Chowder in New England. The Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company’s trademarked chowder is gluten free with no butter or flour. Co-owner and executive chef Alex Nagi created the gluten-free chowder.
“The first time I tried the chowder Alex created it was so good I knew we needed to name the restaurant after it,” said JB Blau, the company’s owner, “It took about two bites to realize his chowder was a game changer. We are now the only people in the country who can sell Martha’s Vineyard Clam Chowder. We thought New England was too broad a distinction and we want to localize the name and have it demonstrate our pride for where we live.”
Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company in Oak Bluffs is open seven days a week year-round and is opening its Vineyard Haven Chowder Shack this spring.