7 Sandwiches Every Hamptonite Needs to Eat at Least Once

Hypothesis: The sandwich is the perfect summer food. Think about it—it’s the perfect grab-and-go meal for a day of surfing, a mid-hike break or lunch while wine tasting. But as simple as it might appear, not everyone understands the perfect combination of bread, fillings and accoutrements. These Hamptons markets and delis have it down to a science.

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To the uninitiated, Breadzilla can be intimidating (the customer service is, shall we say, unconventional). But if you follow the rules (know what you want by the time you get to the front of the line, don’t try to call during the lunch rush and don’t ask for substitutions), you’ll end up with one of best lunches of your life. Oh, and order the Hippie Dippy (cheddar, avocado, tomato, carrots, sprouts and mustard mayo on toasted honey wheat).

84 Wainscott Northwest Rd., Wainscott; 631-537-0955 or

Harbor Market & Kitchen

Whether you’re staying in Sag Harbor or passing through on the way to another Hamptons hamlet, a stop at Harbor Market & Kitchen is a must. The shop has some of the best to-go food around, including a damn-near-perfect turkey sandwich with avocado, bacon, balsamic onion marmalade and mayo. The excellent breakfast sandwiches are also a great way to start your day before exploring the village known for its bohemian vibes.

184 Division St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4433 or

Carissa's The Bakery

Confession: We normally order dessert first at Carissa’s. (Have you seen those pies?) But this charming East Hampton bakery also has some incredible savory items. We’re suckers for the grilled cheese with sage leaves on sourdough and the smoked salmon with chive crème fraîche on salty sour pickled rye.

68 Newtown Lane, East Hampton; 631-879-7179 or

Marie Eiffel Market

Take a trip to France—er, Shelter Island. The adorable Marie Eiffel Market should be one of your first stops during a day trip to the charming, laid-back island. You’ll find all the makings in the market for a picnic lunch: raw juices, a decadent flourless chocolate cake and sandwiches like grilled steak with onion, mushroom, chimichurri and Swiss.

184 N Ferry Rd., Shelter Island; 631-749-0003 oror

Lobster Roll Aka Lunch

Technically a lobster roll is a sandwich. And the rendition at this Amagansett institution is superlative.

1980 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett; 631-267-3740 or

Goldberg’s Famous Bagels

True Hamptonites know that the iconic Long Island BEC is a complicated thing of beauty. The bacon needs to be sizzled just so, the egg should be cooked to perfection and the cheese needs to pull everything together like a melty, gooey hug. Goldberg’s Famous Bagels makes one of the best around.

Various locations on the East End;

L&w Market

New to the sandwich game this year, Bridgehampton’s L&W Market dishes up sammies with a dose of nostalgia, like a loaded salumi with soppressata,, Calabrian pepper purée, arugula and balsamic. And the PB&J, made with strawberry jam and multigrain, hits the spot just right after a day at the beach.

2493 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton; 631-537-1123 or 

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