Here are a few shops you’ll find on or near Main Street in Hyannis, to whet your appetite =>
Artist Shanties (508-862-4678), Bismore Park, on the waterfront. Taking a page out of the playbook of Nantucket’s waterfront area, these little shacks are occupied by 15 juried artists, including one revolving one. Mediums vary from watercolors and pastels to tapestries and jewelry to calligraphy and photography. It really livens up the area, whether or not you’re waiting for a ferry.
Red Fish Blue Fish (508-775-8700), 374 Main Street. The most fun and whimsical “gallery” in town carries unusual gifts and crafts. When it’s not too busy, you can watch owner Jane Walsh making handblown glass jewelry in the store.
Cellar Leather (508-771-5458), 578 Main Street. Quality coats, vests, shoes, clogs, sandals, briefcases, hats, and wallets — if you have any money left over.
All Cape Cook’s Supply (508-790-8908), 237 Main Street. Useful gadgets for pros and amateurs.
Kandy Korner (508-771-5313), 474 Main Street. Watch chocolates and fudge being made in the front windows before heading in to indulge your sweet tooth.