As someone with a sweet tooth much larger than her height, it was a delight to dream about the bakeries in the Hamptons and North Fork. These are Hamptons.com's top ten places to satisfy your frosted and glazed cravings.
's chocolate chip cookies are popular all over the east end, NYC, and also shipped all over the country. These cookies are just the right amount of sweetness and crunch, and owner Kathleen King
's different varieties can please anyone in a crowd. Classic chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, chipless wonder, gluten free, oatmeal raisin; you name it, she's got it. Famous east end chefs such as Ina Garten
use Tates cookies in some of their dessert recipes, and you can even pick up a Tate's recipe cookbook. (43 North Sea Road, Southampton, www.tatesbakeshop.com)
The freshly baked artisan breads from the Blue Duck Bakery
just can't be beat. The bakery began in 1999 in Southampton, and brings you the best in cakes, cookies, pies and pastries. They also have a North Fork location, in Southold and serve a Blue Duck Blend Coffee, created for them especially by The Hampton Coffee Company
. (30 Hampton Road, Southampton, www.blueduckbakerycafe.com)
in delicious fresh fruit pies, breads, cakes, muffins, cookies, jam and jelly, that are all made from scratch right on the farm in Riverhead. Some of their pies include, apple, cherry, blueberry, peach, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry cream (a Hamptons.com Editor's favorite), blackberry, lemon meringue and many more. They offer over 17 types of jams, and 12 homemade jellies. (4414 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, www.briermere.com)
is new on the scene in the Hamptons this summer. Their famous "financiers" are little almond
coffee cakes that got their name quite some time ago when men in the finance industry in Paris ate the gold bar shaped cakes on their coffee breaks. You can also find elephant ears, meringues, a decadent chocolate walnut fudge brownie, and walnut cookies, macaroons, among many other tasty treats. (760 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, www.financierpastries.com)
Dreesen's Famous Donuts
in East Hampton sells more than 400,000 donuts per year! Dreesen's donuts can now be found on Long Island, Manhattan, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts. They even offer a class to show people the process behind making the best donuts on the market called "Donut University." (15 Lumber Lane, East Hampton, www.dreesens.com)
How can you not love Simon's Beach Bakery Cafe
? As a staple on Main Street, this delightful shop has been satisfying taste buds for almost 25 years now. The recent renovation brought not only more baked goods but also kosher-parve food for breakfast and lunch to the café, as well as a liquor license. A personal favorite of mine is the classic chocolate mousse cake, but I also immensely enjoy the chocolate éclairs, as well as the double chocolate chip breakfast muffin. (112 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, www.beachbakerycafe.com)
Ye Olde Bakeshop
is full of rustic, country charm and has the baked goods to match. This bakery is certainly a hidden gem of the Hamptons. Their giant Linzer tart cookies are delicious, but they are also popular for their cinnamon buns, cinnamon cookies, and cherry turnovers. (17 Windmill Lane, Southampton)
is located in Wainscott, and also features a NYC location. They offer rustic breads and the famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie. Everything not sold during the day is donated to those in need. Their famous chocolate chip cookie ships worldwide. (354 Montauk Highway, Wainscott, www.levainbakery.com)
Sugar Sugar Custom Cakes
bakes beautiful custom birthday or wedding cakes, as well as cupcakes. Their red velvet cupcake is to die for. Sugar Sugar just relocated from its previous location in Westhampton Beach. (152 Jessup Avenue, Quogue, www.sugarsugarcustomcakes.com)
Junda's Pastry Shop: Crust & Crumbs
in Jamesport is famous for its banana cream pie and apple strudel. They do phenomenal custom order wedding and birthday cakes, as well as seasonal items such as Irish soda bread. People rave so much about the buttery, flaky apple strudel and say that they travel all the way out here from New York City
just to get a piece of the stuff. They use fresh, local apples, cinnamon and a bit of powdered sugar. Be sure not to leave Junda's without a slice of apple strudel! (1612 Main Road, Jamesport)
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Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff.
Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.
Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.
New York Title Abstract Services, Inc.
We are a title insurance services company dedicated to promptly delivering fully compliant and accurate reports, and title insurance, for residential and commercial real estate throughout New York State. Headquartered in the Hamptons, our professional team has extensive real estate experience and understands the business from all sides including title insurance, legal, sales, governmental, banking, and lending regulations.
Aimee Fitzpatrick Martin, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Considered a West of the Shinnecock Canal expert with a 5-star Zillow ranking, Aimee specializes in the luxury and waterfront markets in Quogue, Westhampton Beach, Remsenburg, East Quogue and Hampton Bays. With exceptional communication skills and a buttoned-up approach to every deal, she is highly skilled in the art of the negotiation process. Understanding the nuances of buying and selling waterfront homes, especially on Dune Road, is a specialty.
As the owner’s representative our practice encompasses all aspects of a project from pre-purchase property due diligence, program development iterations, advisement on systems, analyze contracts/vendors, critical path analysis, feasibility and schedule. The strength of our approach is in facilitating organized communication. We strongly analyze all representations and warranties for the protection and benefit of our client.
The Citarella Standard. We’re passionate about sourcing and selling the world’s best seafood. When you order our fresh seafood online, what you receive always reflects the unrivaled standard of our markets. It’s hand-prepared, never frozen, and shipped overnight. 631-283-6600.