Bakeries that serve oversized cupcakes may be the biggest rage these days on the island. It’s not uncommon for a new bakery to set up shop in any of the villages, Rockville Centre included. Get Baked is a relative newcomer to the area and their front counter is littered with unique flavors and combinations to fulfill those sweet-tooth needs.
Town Bagel of Plainview was our go-to lunch spot while we were growing up in Plainview back in the early 1990’s. Since that time its always had the same decor and design, a point that we always noticed on our recent trips there. That’s changing now with the just unveiled re-design of our favorite bagel spot.
Long Island, along with the rest of the country, is currently being invaded by dessert hotspots all across both counties. The self-serve movement is heating up and one of the newest and brightest frozen yogurt cafes to open its doors on the north shore is 32 Degree Froyo Lounge, located in the heart of the village of Great Neck.
Those nights walking down Woodcleft Avenue on Freeport’s Nautical Mile can get you in the mood for something very sweet (especially if you’ve been eating some of that salty seafood all night). We’ve got you covered with Pip’s Ice Cream, located a stone’s throw away from the waterfront views.
With so many new restaurants popping up across Long Island, it’s easy to forget those restaurants with a rich history of serving Long Islanders for nearly a century. Hildebrandt’s in Williston Park is one such restaurant that has served many generations of families and their commitment to serving quality food and reasonable prices cannot be overlooked.
The last time we ran into the Cupcake Contessas was way back in January of 2009. At that time they were located in Huntington and were nice enough to send us over some samples to enjoy. Now with their own shop in Willison Park, we were in the area for a recent television shoot and by stroke of luck, their new shop was located just next door.
moolala in Merrick led the self-serve frozen yogurt movement on the South Shore when it opened in 2010. We’re seeing a lot of competitors opening up in the immediate area lately, but this locally owned and private company is holding its own in the frozen yogurt wars that are heating up by the day and involve some national heavy hitters.
Those of us on the south shore really do love our ice cream and ices. Maybe it’s related to the beach and the way that the summer brings out the frozen dessert lover in us. Either way, we’d be hard-pressed to find a little ice cream bar with such a rich history.
Mitchell’s Restaurant in Oceanside has a name that is steeped in history. Since 1938, the Mitchell’s brand has been alive on Long Island. There may be two restaurants of the same name (there is another location in Valley Stream that was sold a few years back, but still retains the name), but when you experience Mitchell’s for yourself, you may find that there’s nothing like it anywhere else.
Crumbs is a wonderful little bakery (ok, maybe not so little) that has its origins in that island west of Long Island, Manhattan. Expanding its brand over the past few years, they made their move to Long Island and parts east about three years ago (Huntington and Woodbury came first) and the cupcakes are not only delicious, but they are rather expensive (for Long Island’s standards). We stopped by a little while ago to bother the staff and to snap some shots of their shop and their cupcakes (they have coffee, too!) To whet your appetite, jump on through.