Sometimes you need a local deli / catering operation to get you through the day. If you’re near Rockville Centre, then you probably are aware of Bialystok & Bloom on Clinton Avenue, a local spot that has outlasted many restaurants that have come and gone.
Among the many restaurants that are in Rockville Centre sits its newest shining star, Kashi Japanese. A sister-restaurant to their other busy location on the north shore’s equivalent to Rockville Centre, Huntington Village (both with busy village atmospheres), Kashi will make you feel blue, but not in the way that you might be thinking.
Bigelow’s Seafood has been a mainstay of Long Island’s south shore since way back in 1939. Something of a relic around these parts, it’s known as one of the best spots in the area to get fresh seafood, fried clams and belly warming soup. It’s one of those restaurants that we always passed, swearing to go in the next time we were around. Thankfully, that visit just came. And it was worth the wait.
Five Pennies is our new favorite dessert spot on Long Island. It’s got everything that we want from an ice cream shop; fresh ice cream, frozen custard, incredible ices and an owner whose sole purpose is to keep making them better (and more delectable).
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.
We’ve been to their sister-restaurant, Sage Bistro in Bellmore, so we wanted to let you know about owners Peter Oktas and Executive Chef Julio Velasquez’s latest south shore French collaboration, Aperitif Bistro Lounge & Wine Bar in Rockville Centre.