11/22/19 6:00am

Goodfood.’s roasted cauliflower soup defines comfort in a bowl (Credit: David Benthal)

There is perhaps no greater joy on a cold winter’s day than a hot bowl of soup. With your sleet-covered boots kicked off, each slurp invites a wave of warm comfort as you cozy up on the couch.

From the healing power of chicken noodle to the nostalgic tomato served beside grilled cheese, soups not only have the ability to turn hunger to satiety but lift moods by the spoonful — even on the coldest of days.

02/20/19 5:00am

The warm bread pudding at Goodfood. is a treat on winter days. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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The warm bread pudding at Goodfood. in Mattituck can best be described as comfort by the spoonful.

The specialty food store and café is a go-to spot for healthy meals made with fresh, local and organic ingredients — but the rich desserts owner Luchi Masliah whips up are worth the indulgence, especially on dreary winter days when we could all use a little extra pep in our step. (more…)

03/21/17 6:00am
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Allison Katz and Luchi Masliah inside Goodfood. in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

You could say Luchi Masliah and Allison Katz, co-owners of the aptly named Goodfood., are in a sort of arranged marriage.

Two years ago, Masliah, 54, who sold her Gula Gula Empanadas products at the weekly Riverhead Farmers Market, signed a lease to open a brick-and-mortar store in Mattituck.

But she knew she needed a partner. Holly Browder, co-owner of organic poultry farm Browder’s Birds, suggested Katz, a local baker.

It turned out to be a good fit. (more…)

02/03/17 6:02am
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A black bean burger at Love Lane Kitchen. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It’s February on the North Fork. At times it can feel like the whole East End is riding out the winter on the warm shores of Waikiki, but there are many business owners who stay behind to feed the hungry masses.

Here are a handful of eateries serving lunch to locals and midweek visitors all winter long.

11/30/16 5:59am
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Clarke’s Garden and Home in Greenport will host GoodFood. on Friday. (Credit: Google Maps)

Eat some good food, buy some good gifts and take in some good art in Greenport this Friday evening.

To usher in this weekend’s annual “Shellabration” festival in Greenport, Clarke’s Garden and Home will host the Mattituck eatery GoodFood. during the village’s final Gallery Walk of the year.


05/13/16 6:13am
Two empanadas with salsa verde sauce (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Two empanadas with salsa verde sauce (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

I was afraid Goodfood would be jam-packed this week after The New York Times wrote about the empanada and baked goods eatery on Mattituck’s Pike Street in a recent story on North Fork-loving Brooklynites.

But luckily the weekdays are still relatively calm on the North Fork, and Goodfood — one of my go-to spots for a midday meal — was still pleasantly calm and free of city dwellers when I stopped in earlier this week.

The market and specialty food store, which opened last June, makes it into my lunch rotation about once a week for two reasons. First, it is located near northforker’s Mattituck office. But second, and more importantly, outside of a traditional deli, it’s one of the few places you can still get a really delicious lunch for under $10.


Goodfood also serves North Fork Roasting Co. coffee, which has proven indispensable in making it through a North Fork work week since it debuted in February 2015.

I’m a creature of habit, so I usually order the Gula Gula empanada meal, which includes two empanadas of your choosing and a side ($8.95). I almost always go for a ham and cheese empanada, a pulled pork empanada and the yummy couscous salad with olives, diced cucumber and feta cheese.

Make sure you don’t leave without a side of chimichurri sauce.

I’ve been a big fan of co-owner Luchi Masliah’s empanadas, stuffed with all sorts of tasty treats like chicken, vegetables and even bison, since first sampling them at the Riverhead Indoor Farmer’s Market in winter 2015. We’re thankful to now have them available every day in Mattituck (you can also purchase them frozen).

Cap it off with a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie made by Masliah’s business partner, Allison Katz ($1.35.)

Goodfood is located at 535A Pike Street in Mattituck, (631) 298-7599.

Vera Chinese


North Fork Shack

Southold Fish Market


Digger’s Ales and Eats


Pace’s Dockside

The Cheese Emporium by Bruce and Son

The Rotisserie and Smokehouse of Southold