Malassadas are deep-fried and sugared by the window, just as you'd expect of any featured attraction; the one below ($2.09) was feathery light, with a little crispness around the indentation. Though the bakery prepares a few savory items, such as codfish cakes and meat-filled turnovers, sweet treats dominate the display case. The rabanada (not shown), a portable, Portuguese take on French toast, was a new one on me.
From the prepared-food counter, I also tried a bowl (yes, that's the bowl; $3.79) of Portuguese vegetable soup, with cabbage, potatoes, ham, linguica, and olives, and a bifana sandwich (shown in two views below; $4.89), that featured a lean (and thin) pork loin marinated in garlic, wine, and spices. In retrospect, the savory pastries seem a more attractive option.
Provincetown Portuguese Bakery
299 Commercial St., Provincetown, Massachusetts