In between visiting the wineries or are you hungry for that new favorite grab-and-go bite? Whether you are craving a just-like-home, hearty classic sandwich or something with a more exotic bite, below are our five favorite sandwich spots on the North Fork and which ones you should order first.
Banh Mi, Wednesday’s Table
Their Banh Mi is their biggest seller and for all the right reasons. This Vietnamese sandwich comes with a choice of Lemongrass Chicken or Roast Pork Shoulder served with pickled daikon radish and carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, mayo and can be spicy or non-spicy served on a hero. If you prefer more sweet and savory, their Bacon and Date Grilled Cheese with applewood-smoked bacon and creamy goat cheese really hits the spot.
53345 Main Rd, Southold, (631) 876-5251
Waffle Egg Sammy, North Fork Roasting Co.
If you pop in to this rustic and friendly coffee shop for breakfast, treat yourself to their Waffle Egg Sammy: two local eggs, gruyere, onion jam, applewood-smoked bacon on a waffle. Swing by again for lunch and pick up their Fig Tartine to take to the vineyards: country bread, melted Brie cheese, grilled mission figs, prosciutto and balsamic.
55795 Main Rd, Southold, (631) 876-5450
North Fork Reuben, Modern Snack Bar
A landmark on the East End, Modern Snack Bar has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike for over a half a century. Their sandwiches are ones you can always rely on for great taste and quality. Their North Fork Reuben is a customer-favorite, made with lean, thin-sliced corn beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread, and grilled to a crispy perfection. Come back soon for their Lobster Salad Sandwich and Soft Shell Crab Sandwich.
628 Main Rd, Aquebogue, (631) 722-3655
Crispy Chicken, Fork & Anchor
Offering some of the best carryout sandwiches around, it is well worth the trip way out east and is a perfect pit stop for traveling to the Orient Point Ferry. Try their Crispy Chicken with Sriracha mayo, lettuce, tomato, and American cheese.
8955 Main Rd, East Marion, (631) 477-3277
Fish Reuben, Claudio’s Clam Bar
Keep that summer vibe going into autumn at Claudio’s Clam Bar, set right on the wharf in Greenport, ideal for epic seaside photos and boat-watching. Claudio’s Clam Bar’s Fish Reuben is a must-have and is made with the fresh fish of the day prepared in a Reuben style and topped with Hawaiian cole slaw. Don’t forget to die into to their live music featuring Long Island’s top bands.
111 Front St, Greenport, (631) 477-1889
Vanessa Gordon is a Hamptons-based writer, tutor and fitness instructor. She received her Master of Arts degree in Education from New York University. She loves paddle boarding, antiquarian cookbooks and tea rooms. Find Vanessa on social media @EastEndTaste.