The Best Places to Pick Up a Grab-and-Go Meal in the Hamptons
Look, there are times we want to spend hours in the kitchen whipping up a four-course meal, and there are times we want to settle into a cozy table on the patio at one of the Hamptons’ amazing restaurants and have the chef wow us. But then there are the times we want to pick up a no-fuss meal to take to the beach or to a wine tasting at a vineyard or to our private backyard. Here’s where to go for the best grab-and-go options on the East End.
1. L&W MARKET
Cured meat, roasted veggies and freshly baked bread: Sammies are the ultimate portable food, and Bridgehampton’s L&W Market has plenty of options, like a loaded salumi with soppressata, Calabrian pepper purée, arugula and balsamic, or a nostalgic PB&J made with strawberry jam on multigrain bread. Pair it with one of the house-made brownies and your beach day is set.
2493 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton; 631-537-1123 or landwmarket.com
2. HARBOR MARKET & KITCHEN
Harbor Market & Kitchen dishes out what is arguably some of the best to-go food around. Pick up one of the wood-fired oven pizzas (we’re partial to the wild mushroom or the clam), pair it with the quinoa salad and add some chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
184 Division St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4433 or harbormarket.com
3. ROUND SWAMP FARM
You love the East End’s farms for their Instagram worthiness and their delicious produce—but have you tried their prepared foods? Round Swamp Farm, with locations in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, is known for its fruit pies, crab cakes loaded with fresh crabmeat and more.
184 Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton; 631-324-4438 or roundswampfarm.com
4. HAMPTONS STANDARD
New to the East End dining scene this summer, Hamptons Bays’ Hamptons Standard offers avariety of grab-and-go breakfast, lunch and dinner options, including freshly made sandwiches and soups, as well as made-to-order menu items and a build-your-own-salad station.
149 W. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays; 631-856-4054 or hamptonsstandard.com
5. AMBER WAVES FARM
We had a strawberry doughnut from Amber Waves Farm’s kitchen earlier this summer and we haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. On Main Street in Amagansett, you can pick up fresh pastries like those doughnuts, coffee and takeaway salads, as well as a variety of fruits, cheeses and breads made for a summer picnic.
367 Main St., Amagansett; 631-267-5664 or amberwavesfarm.org
6. Pierre’s Market
Warning: You’ll wish every meal could be from Pierre’s after just one trip. The Sagaponack location is only open Thursday through Sunday, but you’ll find everything you need for a long weekend, from salads and sandwiches to burgers and pizza to pantry items (if you feel inspired to cook). Did we mention the homemade ice cream?
542 Sagg Main St., Sagaponack; 631-296-8400 or pierresbridgehampton.com