Going to a party or hosting one at home? Or maybe you need a break tonight and want someone else to prepare the sides. Read on for some our favorite takeout locations in town.
SANG LEE FARMS
This all-organic farm offers an array of dressings, dips and pestos that pair perfectly with their fresh produce. Their ginger scallion dip is a standout. The package says “exquisitely creamy and delicious” and we agree!
25180 Route 48, Peconic, (631) 734-7001, sangleefarms.com
SALAMANDER’S ON FRONT
This Greenport eatery is known for its fried chicken. Owner Claudia Helinski uses hand-cut D’artagnan chicken, which is then brined, or soaked in salt and spices, for 24 hours. The finishing touch is the special coating, which is Helinski’s own secret recipe. The chicken is fried in two large pressure cookers that produce a grease-free product by removing condensation as it cooks. So good.
38 Front St., Greenport, (631) 477-3711, salamandersonfront.com
In addition to its empanadas, soups and quiches, Goodfood. offers some of the healthiest sides around. The kale salad is made with roasted butternut squash, toasted almonds, and parmesan tossed with a lemon vinaigrette. It’s available by the pound.
535 Pike St., Mattituck, (631) 298-7599, gfperiod.com
LOMBARDI’S ON LOVE LANE MARKET
Lombardi’s offers a complete catering menu, as well as salads and sides by the pound from the deli counter. The farro salad, made with dried cranberries, carrots, chopped kale, walnuts and extra virgin olive oil, is a standout.
170 Love Lane, Mattituck, (631) 298-9500, lombardislovelanemarket.com
VILLAGE CHEESE SHOP
You will be the hero of the party if you show up with a sumptious platter with a thick wedge of Danish blue or some cave-aged gruyere. Trust us.
105 Love Lane, Mattituck, (631) 298-8556, villagecheeseshop.com
WICKHAM’S FRUIT FARM
Wickham’s doughnuts are made on premises every day. There is nothing like taking home a paper bag of still-warm doughnuts coated in sugar.
28700 Main Road, Cutchogue, (631) 734-6441, wickhamsfruitfarm.com
NORTH FORK SHACK
It’s hard to resist the eggplant hummus with plantain chips from North Fork Shack’s “Why Knot” menu. And at only $4.50, you shouldn’t even try.
41150 Route 48, Southold, (631) 876-5566, thenorthforkshack.com