108 Terry Rd., Smithtown
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
If you want to start the day off right, you need to
grab a plate at Maureen’s Kitchen in Smithtown.
Maureen’s breakfast options are guaranteed
to begin your morning on a bright note. Each
day, the restaurant features breakfast specials,
including options for pancakes, omelettes, and
french toast, that will tantalize your taste buds
and give you the energy you need to start the
day. If you’re a fan of the classics, Maureen’s
has got you covered. There are options for eggs,
omelettes, sides, and more to give you a wellrounded
meal that will keep you going.
108 Terry Rd., Smithtown
Brunch, anyone? If you’re looking for a great
place to have weekend brunch with your friends
or want some takeout to enjoy brunch at home,
swing by Maureen’s Kitchen. From french toast
and pancakes to omelettes and sandwiches,
Maureen’s has got something to satisfy any
brunch goer. For egg-lovers, the restaurant has
a variety of options to choose from, including
multiple kinds of omelettes, cornbeef hash, and
the dinosaur egg – three egg whites with one
yolk over easy – not to mention the delicious egg
sandwiches that are a Long Island staple. You can
round out your meal with any of the classic and
delicious sides that Maureen’s has on the menu.
BEST BUBBLE TEA
2350 Nesconset Hwy., Stony Brook
Bambu, the ever-expanding Vietnamese-Chè
dessert drink chain, has steadily gained national
recognition for its variety of bubble teas. In
addition to being well-priced compared to
bubble teas elsewhere, options range from
Peach Fruit and Basil Seed tea, which contains
rainbow jellies, and the Smashed Avocado Bo
Dam chè, which includes condensed milk, fresh
avocado, rainbow jellies, and boba. Bubble tea
aficionados praise the chain for bubble teas that
can be consumed by both straw and spoon, for
its intricate and unique flavor and toppings,
including red boba and pandan jelly, and for a
perfect mix of sweetness and authenticity, rather
than powder, in the bubble tea offerings.
BEST BUBBLE TEA
118 Secatogue Ave., Farmingdale
If you’re craving a delicious, ice-cold bubble tea,
then Yaaas Tea in Farmingdale is where you
want to be. This unique tea shop specializes in
its amazing bubble tea with the richest taste and
amazing flavors. For those who enjoy testing
innovative and new kinds of tea, Yaaas Tea is a
must-stop location. The mouth-watering, rich
flavors and smooth taste of its bubble teas have
made this eatery popular, especially among
those who appreciate the versatility of tea.
Blends from around the world can be enjoyed
in the location which has a modern yet cozy
atmosphere, making it an ideal place to hang
out with friends. Plus, if you can’t make it to the
shop, get your bubble tea delivered for free. Or,
if you’re on the move, simply order online and
grab your bubble tea to go!
4286 Merrick Rd., Massapequa.
The All American Hamburger Drive-In
continues to sweep the competition in the
Best Burger category. Since 1963, the widelyknown
eatery has been providing customers
in Massapequa and beyond with the most
delectable, mouthwatering burgers on the
island. “Incredible,” “cooked to a perfect
medium,” and “best on the planet” are just some
of the phrases dedicated patrons use to describe
them. Whether you go for a classic one-patty
hamburger or a double cheeseburger, you’re
guaranteed to experience the best fast food meal
around. The eatery only uses family recipes and
incorporates the freshest ingredients in all your
orders. At All American Hamburger Drive-In, a
well-cooked burger is essential to providing you
an authentic “All American” experience!
CHUBS BURGERS BURRITOS
625 Horseblock Rd., Farmingville
Chubs Burgers Burritos & Heroes menu is jam
packed with fan favorites but their “rittos” are
sure to hit the spot on your next takeout night.
Chubs offers a range of burritos that are filled
with everything from cheesy potato skins to
marinated skirt steak. For meat lovers, the 625
is a great choice as it is filled with a steak burger,
bacon, potato skins, onion rings, cheese, and its
famous chub sauce. Looking to try something
new? Go for the Dr. Feelgood which comprises
of chicken fingers, rice, pineapple, mozzarella
cheese, and spicy Cheetos. The Triple Double is
as big as it sounds containing steak, chicken, and
shrimp along with rice, queso and potato chips!
That buritto, and all their other mouthwatering
burrito selections will keep you full all winter
long if you manage to finish it.
2598 Route 112, Medford
Chubs Meats serves the highest USDA Choice
meat with unparalleled service. Customize
your purchase with meat sliced and packaged
to your liking. Can’t make it to Chubs? The
butcher service will deliver meat right to your
door, and you can even order online. Chubs
offers prepared meats you can heat up and eat,
along with the classic fresh meat for you to cook
yourself. Chubs even shares signature recipes
available on the company’s website. Check out
the Chubs meat plans, which offer bundles of
meats and side dishes to make meal planning
easy for the whole family. Whether it is prime
rib, pork chops, spicy sausage, or chicken
cutlets, stock up your fridge and freezer with
cuts from Chubs.
SPIRO’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
4 Patchogue Dr., Rocky Point
Fried calamari is a popular appetizer, but you
don’t want to get it at just any restaurant. At
Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge, you are in for
some of the best calamari imaginable. Spiro’s
offers two different ways to eat calamari. First,
the classic Fried Calamari for 2 makes for a great
appetizer when on a date or if you’re out with
friends or family. Second is the Cherry Pepper
Calamari, which takes the classic fried calamari
we all know and love at Spiro’s and tops it with
sliced cherry peppers, giving the appetizer a little
extra kick. So if you’d rather have your calamari
spicy or mild, Spiro’s has got you covered one
way or the other. If you’re looking to have an
evening at home, you can get both calamari
appetizers off of the Spiro’s take out menu.
BEST CANDY STORE
BOBB HOWARD’S GENERAL
STORE & AUTO REPAIR
581 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park
This unique shop sells candy and nostalgic
toys, and also takes care of your car repair.
The business stocks old favorites that your
grandparents will recall. There are Colorforms,
tin lunch boxes, and old games, among
collectibles, and perhaps the most interesting
items are a popcorn machine and a refrigerated
Coca-Cola unit that was restored and works
brilliantly. Your time here lets you step into
a past era and soak up a little old-fashioned
hospitality. The owner is friendly and enjoys
his customers. If you’re in for a car service, you
can get most work done at transparent prices.
The pros are honest mechanics that espouse the
workmanship qualities you’d find in a bygone
era today. The neighborhood vibe here makes
you feel like you’ve encountered family.
The delicious draw is their Signature
Cheesesteak with Peppers, Onions and
Mushrooms dripping with authentic Cheese
Whiz and Provolone cheese. Their freshcut
fries, gourmet fry options as well their
9 different savory or sweet empanadas
will please everyone in your crowd! Their
courteous and friendly staff serve up
great food in an atmosphere that has an
awesome vibe. They brought their food truck
experience indoors. Their cheesesteaks
and other delicious choices will certainly
save you the drive to Philly! V isit Chiddy’s
Cheesesteaks at their multiple locations in
Nassau and Suffolk.
ZORN’S OF BETHPAGE
4321 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage
A butter golden crust with edges gently folded
over the lid of the pan as if it were a special
letter to someone dear. Zorn’s of Bethpage
chicken pot pie will have your family thinking
you baked it yourself from scratch. But don’t
let them, rather share the intel. You will want
them to pay-it-forward the next time you’re
their guest. Chickens are cage-free and every
recipe has hand-chopped ingredients, made in
Zorn’s of Bethpage kitchen from scratch using
original spices and the same recipe, since 1940.
So next time you shop here go straight to the
refrigerated case for this old-time favorite.
Comfort food has no match!
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THE ORIENT - BETHPAGE
623 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage
Chinese take-out is a staple in many Long
Islanders’ meal rotations. If you want to find
the best Chinese take-out on the island, you
have to head out to The Orient in Bethpage.
The restaurant offers a variety of authentic
Chinese food, with many classics such as Kung
Pao Chicken, Moo Shu Pork, Pepper Steak,
Young Chow Fried Rice, Wonton Soup, and so
much more. In addition to the Chinese take-out
favorites, there are so many options to choose
from that you could try something new every
time you order take-out. The staff at The Orient
works quickly and efficiently, so you’ll have your
dinner ready to go in no time. We can already
hear your stomach growling — get that order
placed at The Orient!
310 Main St., Farmingdale
There’s always something sweet “quacking”
up at The Chocolate Duck, a locally owned and
based mom and pop shop that has established
itself as Long Island’s chocolate and cake
making supply headquarters, rightfully so. The
vast array of products, such as cake decorating
tools and chocolate molds, is unrivaled by any
other store on Long Island. Also the specialty
cakes and chocolates are second to none. Stop by
and you’ll have the pleasure of meeting Harry, a
legend in his own right, who offers comic relief
along with his quality chocolate products. Harry
has owned The Chocolate Duck for more than
30 years along with his daughter Christina, who
has a remarkable talent for creating the most
delicious, decorative cakes around Long Island.
At the Chocolate Duck, they know their stuff!
BIGELOW’S NEW ENGLAND FRIED
CLAMS - ROCKVILLE CENTER
79 N. Long Beach Rd., Rockville Centre
Whether you prefer the red, tomato-based
Manhattan clam chowder or New England’s
signature creamier alternative, chowder lovers
often flock to Bigelow’s New England Fried
Clams to have the best of both worlds. Located
in Rockville Centre, Bigelow’s has been a staple
of Long Island’s dining scene since 1939. What
makes their chowder stand out? Patrons point
to the freshness of the seafood ingredients,
the texture of the soup, and how filling it is. In
addition to their chowders, Bigelow’s is also
famous for its Ipswich Clams and hand-cut fries.
The restaurant is often bustling with seafood
connoisseurs year-round and in the summer.
Diners take advantage of the heated patio, which
allows for a prime outdoor eating experience
while chowing down on their chowder.
BEST COFFEE CAKE
195 E Montauk Hwy., Lindenhurst
Coffee cake fans will flip for this flaky, crumbly
treat at the Lindenhurst Diner. A family-owned
restaurant known for its menu that’s delicious
all the way through, the diner offers coffee cake
with breakfast or as a scrumptious dessert.
Buttery coffee cake meets sweet lightly spiced
apples with just the right amount of crumble.
It can be served warmed with a large scoop of
vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel upon
request. Regulars at the Lindenhurst Diner love
to pair it with steamy coffee after a hearty meal.
Eat your cake at your table or get it to go.