Coolest northforker stories of 2018: North Fork Doughnut Co. opens in Mattituck

North Fork Doughnut Co. opened in the spring.

Foodies couldn’t get enough of North Fork Doughnut Co. in 2018. 

Owners Jimmy Lyons and Kelly Briguccia opened the Main Road shop in May and it has quickly become a must-stop in Mattituck for its tasty offerings such as traditional, handmade glazed and loaded apple cider doughnuts. 

Briguccia is a lifelong baker who has been making doughnuts for a decade, using family recipes. The Long Island natives said they fell in love with doughnut shops in the past decade while living in Brooklyn. When it came time to find a brick-and-mortar storefront for their first commercial enterprise, the couple clearly envisioned a “homey” North Fork location.

“I have been coming out to Southold and the North Fork for a long time,” Lyons said. “My family has had a house [in Southold] for a while and we just have fallen in love with the neighborhood. We want to grow it into a family business.”

The couple renovated the former frozen yogurt joint into a family-friendly café with a rustic American vibe. They’ve teamed up with In the Attic Too of Laurel and Jamesport to build a bartop from reclaimed barn wood, and added a cozy seating area for guests to relax.