If you have any friends from Long Island, you have heard claims that their food (or at least their bagels and pizza) simply can't be beat. So, I decided try out these foods for myself and compile a list of some of the best eats Long Island has to offer. 

West Babylon Bagels & Deli

Personally, I'm always up for anything from a deli, and I'd like to think I have an eye for particularly good ones. So trust me when I say that you will not regret starting your day with one of these bagels.

If, like me, you have been dying since forever to try a rainbow bagel, this is your chance, except with a much shorter line. If you are not into mainstream food, this deli also offers all kinds of bagels and other amazing BEC sandwiches.

The Sugar Chic

I don't have a sweet tooth, but I can make an exception for these cookies. I promise you that once you try one, you are going to leave with a full box to take home with you.

This boutique bakery is a perfect spot if you're looking for a cute place to grab dessert or if you're interested in ordering a cake and some cookies for a special occasion. 

Swell Taco

Let's face it. You just can never go wrong with tacos. Or burritos.

If you are looking for a new place to add to your weekly Taco Tuesday date, Swell Taco is the place. Even though they might be a little more expensive than your go-to restaurant, their creative burritos will make you feel glad you are stepping out of your flavor comfort zone.

Rocket Fizz

Whether its butter, bacon, pumpkin pie, or even fog soda, I guarantee that you can find something that you want at this soda shop. 

Even though you might be thrown off by 75% of the flavors on the menu, you will spend close to half and hour laughing and taking pictures of the flavors that you find.

Ralph's Famous Italian Ices

Yes, I know this place makes it to every list of places in Long Island. But what can I say? They are famous for something. Stop at any of the locations on your way home from a Long Island beach trip, and pick up a super refreshing cold treat.

Apart from amazing restaurants and food joints, Long Island also has a lot of other charming and fun and places to visit, such as Robert Moses State Park and Southards Pond Park. If you're lucky enough to be living or visiting New York, I definitely encourage you to make plans to spend at least 24 hours on Long Island.