North Fork Eats: Love Lane Market returns

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Love Lane Market has reopened in Mattituck.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Love Lane Market has reopened in Mattituck.

A frittata egg sandwich, freshly baked croissants and full coffee bar are just some of the tasty new offerings available at Love Lane Market, which reopened its doors earlier this month after damage caused by  Sandy forced the owners to halt business for eight months.

“This place evolves,” owner Mike Avella said of the expanded product list.

At the recently opened coffee bar, customers can make and enjoy cups of fair-trade coffee roasted by Southold business Long Island Coffee Roasters. Individual bags of coffee from a diverse number of countries, including Rwanda, Indonesia and Ethiopia, are also for sale.

Earlier this week, Mr. Avella said, the store began carrying a line of organic tomato, barbecue and steak sauces produced by Shelter Island restaurant Vine Street Café.

Fresh bread and croissants are also being baked on the premises, Mr. Avella said, and the store is carrying more prepared foods.

Oh, and there’s this: customers who can’t get enough of Love Lane Market’s famous wood-fired pizza can benefit from the shop’s new pizza and beer take-out special. Every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. customers can get a free beer with the purchase of any pizza.

Delicioso!