Best of Boston

2007 Best Lunch, Martha's Vineyard

Slice of Life

Though some of us may wish otherwise, island eating is not, in fact, limited to fried sea-things. Set back from the fray of Oak Bluffs’ main street, Slice of Life rebels against the predictable while presenting a safe haven for ichthyophobes. Diners sit on a screened-in porch sampling pressed ham-and-cheese panini sandwiches with caramelized onions, and salads of dried cranberries, field greens, and blue cheese. For those who simply can’t forgo a crispy fix, the petite eatery makes a mean fried green tomato BLT.

50 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs, 508-693-3838,