The Ultimate Hamptons Summer Food Bucket List
If you’re like us, you spent the better part of the summer feasting on seafood and ice cream. But as we count down the last days of the season (boooo), you’d better make sure you’ve checked off every lobster roll and milk shake before it’s too late. Here are nine quintessential Hamptons summer eats to hunt down ASAP.
A Shake from LT Burger
We’ll admit it: We’ve gone to LT Burger with every intention of eating a proper meal and ended up skipping straight to the ice cream. With flavors like French Toast, Death by Oreo and Berry Good, we may need to stop in for “lunch” a few more times before Labor Day.
62 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-899-4646 or ltburger.com
A Burger from Bay Burger
Resist the urge to stop at McDonald’s on your way back to the city and instead get your burger fix before you leave. Be it the classic house-ground beef or a fish, veggie or turkey option, Bay Burger’s patties are some of the best around.
1742 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Sag Harbor; 631-899-3915 or bayburger.com
A Cocktail at Nick & Toni’s
The drinks at the East Hampton mainstay are one of summer’s greatest pleasures, especially when consumed on the charming patio. Our favorite? The Lazy Bee, made with gin, freshly squeezed lemon, local honey and chamomile-flower syrup.
136 N. Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-3550 or nickandtonis.com
A Lobster Roll from…The Lobster Roll
If you’re going to have only one more lobster roll in the Hamptons, make it one from Lunch, aka the Lobster Roll Restaurant. The casual eatery is, after all, named for summer’s favorite sandwich for a reason. The Classic (Maine-style) is the most popular, but we also love the Hot (Connecticut-style) and lobster sliders. You can even get a gluten-free bun.
1980 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett; 631-267-3740 or lobsterroll.com
A GLASS OF ROSÉ from Wölffer Estate Vineyard
Look, we’ve never been subscribers to the idea that rosé season comes to a hard stop the minute September rolls around. But summer would be incomplete without a stop at Wölffer and a tasting of its rosé cider and table wine.
139 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack; 631-537-5106 or wolffer.com
A BURRITO from Estia’s Little Kitchen
It’s not so much about which burrito you choose—the shredded beef and chili chicken are equally amazing—but about the setting. Estia’s Little Kitchen has a hot burrito pop-up at its Sag Harbor location, where you can eat outside in the adorable (and, until recently, off-limits) garden.
1615 Sag Harbor Tpke., Sag Harbor; 631-725-1045 or estiashotburrito.com
A CLAM BAKE at Duryea’s
Few meals are more summery than an unfussy, toes-in-the-sand clam bake, complete with delicious fresh seafood and the company of friends and family.
65 Tuthill Rd., Montauk; 631-668-2410 or duryealobsters.com
SWEET CORN from Local Farms
For those last few backyard barbecues, make sure you pick up some peak-season corn on the cob. Grilled to a char and drizzled with butter, it’s summer in vegetable form.
284 Town Lane, Amagansett; 631-267-5635 or balsamfarms.com
Treats from Tate’s Bake Shop
From the unicorn and sunflower cupcakes to the buttery chocolate-chip cookies to the ice-cream sandwiches, Tate’s Bake Shop is the one line everyone is willing to stand in. Sure, you can find the packaged version back in the city, but trust us: You’ll want to indulge in the freshly made treats while they’re still just a few minutes away.
43 N. Sea Rd., Southampton; 631-283-9830 or tatesbakeshop.com