A Weekend Food Trip Through the North Fork of Long Islandby Muhammad Waleed Digital Marketer
This guide is perfect for a weekend or day trip across the North Fork while exploring new takeout and outdoor dining options, as well as new restaurants that have recently opened. Hint: one in particular is a Halal spot customers can’t stop raving about!
Morning on the North Fork
Your first stop should be Star Confectionery in Riverhead. I have been dining here for over twenty years. The food and service is always consistent. For breakfast, I love their spinach & feta omelet and their famous French Toast. If you are visiting later in the morning or for lunch, my favorite is the classic tuna melt. I always order mine on rye bread with a side of their potato salad. Another terrific breakfast spot is Jeni’s Main Street Bistro in Southold for their Breakfast Risotto with two poached eggs, and for their Cannoli-Stuffed French Toast. For something new, try their Breakfast Reuben with two eggs any style for $11.
Craving pizza? Head to aMano, 1943 Pizza Bar or Cucina 25 for some of the best pizza around, according to North Fork locals. 1943 Pizza Bar is known for their thin-crust, wood fired pizza with rotating specials each week. If you love Greek food, visit Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant. Their mouthwatering gyros are irresistible, and they pair perfectly with their famous lemonade. For tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and everything in between, Lucharitos and Little Lucharitos have what you are looking for.
For some seriously satisfying seafood options, head to Braun Seafood. Their New England Clam Chowder is one for the books. A fun choice is their fried calamari and shrimp basket. Lastly, for a top-rated halal spot that just opened in Riverhead, visit Shah’s Halal Food. We love their platters like the Kofta Kebab over Rice with the side order of hot wings.
Main Road Biscuit Co. is a spot I always recommend. New to their menu is a Cooler Picnic for four. It includes lobster rolls, sweet potato chips, sea salt chips, a bottle of local wine, and more.
Any opportunity I have, I always love stopping at North Fork Roasting Co. There is always something new popping up on their menu from homemade lemonades and quiche Lorraine to matcha lattes and gooey cinnamon rolls. Of course, their coffee beverages are always ten stars across the board, hot or iced!
If you have been dreaming about afternoon tea as much as I live, one of your top spots must be Special Effects Salon and Tea. They offer afternoon tea boxes, French macarons, lavender shortbreads, and more. Dream-worthy macaron flavors include lavender honey, orange blossom, and passion fruit. Free delivery is available across the North Fork including Shelter Island, and further west. They also offer a ‘Healthy Afternoon Tea’ that includes a lavender egg salad with sesame and flax crackers, hummus crudité, a coconut oatmeal raisin cookie, and more.
Dinner at Sunset
Noah’s in Greenport is now offering outdoor dining. Their lobster is a staple dish on the North Fork. Other dining spots to know in Greenport include Claudio’s Waterfront and The Halyard Restaurant. At Claudio’s, have the snow crab legs and their famous baked clams. The Halyard is currently offering outdoor dining on their waterfront deck and private beach by reservation only.
Heading out on your boat to watch the sunset? Grab The Village Cheese Shop’s Monger platter paired with a bottle of wine recommended by the in-house sommelier.
A Sweet Ending
As you drive west, stop in at the North Fork Doughnut Co. for a half dozen doughnuts to go. Our favorite is the classic glaze. For those a little more adventurous, go for the Samoa! For ice cream, one of the most popular stops is Magic Fountain for any ice cream creation you can imagine. For added convenience, you can order online and pick up at their window. If you are celebrating a special occasion, they create one-of-a-kind ice cream cakes. For pie lovers, stop by 1760 Homestead Farm. How about a Pecan Brownie pie for the road?
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