6 Local Gourmet Goodies You Need to Try
From lobster to ice-cream sandwiches
The Hamptons is one of the classiest places in the universe, so why are you getting your food at a run-of-the-mill supermarket? Here are six local gourmet finds you’re seriously missing out on. Artisanal ice-cream sandwiches, anyone?
Fresh Lobster from The Seafood Shop
OK, this decidedly laid-back shop makes zero effort to cover up the raw-fish smell, but the selection couldn’t get any fresher. There’s an extensive assortment of fresh fish, shellfish and prepared dishes, so get your seafood recipes ready.
356 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott; 631-537-0633 or theseafoodshop.com
Fresh Bread from Levain Bakery
Chances are you already think about Levain…a lot. The ooey, gooey, always fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies haunt our dreams. But don’t let the desserts overshadow the rustic, baked-on-the-premises breads. (And for the best of both worlds, try the chocolate rolls.)
354 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott; 631-537-8570 or levainbakery.com
Fruit and Veggies from Serene Green Farm Stand
If you worship all that is local and fresh (as you should in the Hamptons!), head to Serene Green, which stocks fruits, vegetables and flowers from local farmers. Come for the produce, stay for the sweets from Noglu, a 100 percent gluten-free Parisian bakery that recently opened stateside.
3980 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor; 631-334-6311 or serenegreeninc.com
Ice-Cream Sandwiches from Tate’s Bake Shop
Tate’s cookies have become a national favorite, but these to-die-for ice-cream sandwiches are only available in the Hamptons.
43 N. Sea Rd., Southampton; 631-283-9830 or tatesbakeshop.com
The Pritty Pritty Smoothie from Joni’s
Juice Press, Juicy Naam, Montauk Juice Factory, Solutions Juice Bar… There are a ton of places to get your green juice fill in the Hamptons, but the unique fruit blends at Joni’s stand out in the crowd. The Pritty Pritty is made with fresh guava, passion fruit, mango, pineapple, coconut water, banana and strawberries. Get the large. Trust us.
34 S. Edison St., Montauk; 631-668-3663 or jonismontauk.com
HORSERADISH FROM HOLY SCHMITT’S
The Schmitt family has been growing horseradish root for nearly 100 years. Lucky for us, they also harvest, prepare and bottle it in five varieties so we can take it home. Try the cranberry.
2494 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead; 631-727-9093 or holyschmitts.com