With NYC on one end and the Hamptons on the other, Long Island is home to some hella dank eats. Known for our aggression, Long Islanders have an aggressive love of food, but for a damn good reason.
From North Shore to South Shore, East Egg to West Egg, here are places Long Islanders insist you try. Because in the words of Shakespeare, “Though she be but little, she is full of amazing food…” Or something like that.
A warm toasted Long Island bagel is most definitely the perfect way to start any morning. But what if you want that same bagel for dinner or a mid afternoon snack? Bagel Boss is there for you. Open 24/7, Bagel Boss lets you cure your bagel fix at any time of day.
Us Long Islanders could probably live off of greasy Chinese take out. Hunan Dynasty offers all of your classic Americanized Chinese staples, from scallion pancakes, to sesame chicken, to lo mein.
The name speaks for itself. Sitting among the dunes, you’ll feel like it’s summer all year long here even before you dig into your lobster. Have it hot, have it cold. Whichever way you have it the Lobster Roll does East End seafood right.
You bet they’re famous. And for a good reason. Open only during the summer, Ralph’s is the place to be on any given night during those months. With water ices, cream ices, ice cream, and sundaes, your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied.
Craving your grandmother’s meat sauce or feeling nostalgic for your study abroad in Italy? Vincent’s Clam Bar offers authentic Italian food cooked with lots of love. I’s so good, you’ll think you’re in Little Italy.
It’s a coffee shop celebrating Halloween all year long. Try one of their unique drinks or desserts, such as a vegan toasted marshmallow or a hazelnut cappuccino freeze. Beware, the cozy setting and intriguing menu may just put you under their spell.
Being on Long Island is basically like being on a constant vacation. However, if you’re looking for great food with a true Island vibe, The Purple Elephant is a must. This organic eatery is located on the docks of Northport and offers an atmosphere and food with a Latin American vibe.
#SpoonTip: They also serve Organic Sake.
A good diner should be there for you to help a morning hangover and satisfy late night cravings. So whether its a juicy cheeseburger at 11 am or chocolate chip pancakes at midnight, Landmark Diner’s got your back.
Long Islanders do not mess around when it comes to lunch. Luckily, Dugan’s knows what’s up. Offering sandwiches on fresh baked bread, a quick stop at Dugan’s could be a game changer for the rest of your day.
#SpoonTip: They also make a bomb breakfast sandwich.
Long Island may be full of your average Suburbia, but little do you know about the amazing produce coming from the East. What could be better than fresh fruit grown right from a farm? Pies made with said fruit. Blueberry Cream, Strawberry Rhubarb, Peach and Raspberry… you name it and Briermere’s got it.
Opa! One bite of their Gyro and you’ll forget you’re on Jericho Turnpike and not sitting by the Mediterranean Sea.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Kerber’s knows that, which is why they offer homemade cheddar buttermilk biscuit breakfast sandwiches to ensure that your morning starts off right.
Margarita Monday? Taco Tuesday? Wings Wednesday? Nacho Average Thursday? Flight Friday? Sangria Saturday? Plan on spending your entire week enjoying the specials at this authentic Tex Mex Tequila Bar.
“We make the best panini. Period.” And they’re definitely not lying. The only struggle is choosing from their menu of over 50 different paninis.
Thought plain pizza was good enough on its own? Think again. Order the cold cheese pizza and you’ll never look at a plain slice again. #gamechanger