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A Day of Food and Fun in North Fork, Long Island

June 25, 2017

North Fork on the north shore of Long Island is just far away enough from the more popular Hamptons to have developed its own personality.  It was heralded as the Brooklyn of Long Island after all with delicious .  This made it a perfect weekend get away or, in our case a day trip, for us girls.

We left bright and early on a sunny Saturday morning.  So early that we made it to our first stop, North Fork Roasting Company, by 7.30.

Set in the town of Southold, this quirky little breakfast and coffee spot was a large house with a huge front yard decorated with lawn furniture.

The house inside was dotted with little dog accents here…

And here…

But nothing beat the real deal who hung out with us as we recharged with delicious coffee and a little breakfast food.

A bit of waffle egg sammy with bacon and gruyere..

with fluffy strawberry flapjacks…

And finally a little healthy bowl with kale and two fried eggs and sweet potatoes.

After we were full of delicious breakfast foods and pumped with caffeine, we took the windy road further into North Fork and stopped by the lavender farm and local farmers market before finally reaching the town of Greenport.  By then, the sun was hanging high in the sky and basking the beach town.  Even though we were right by the water, it was starting to get a little too hot for comfort.  Time to retreat indoors for lunch at Salamander’s General Store.  

A refreshing drink of mint lemonade while we wait for Salamander’s General’s famous fried chicken lunches.  Crispy crust and briny moist meat, there’s nothing better than made to order fried chicken in every which weather.

The fried oyster roll wasn’t too shabby either.  Plump and briny oysters were fried to perfection and stuffed into the soft roll.  And in case you were more interested in enjoying the delicious food outside, Salamander’s General also has a take-out section that will package things for picnics.

Once again, we had stuffed ourselves so after a little bit of shopping on Main Street.  So it was time to hit the beach for a much needed afternoon nap where we spent much of the afternoon relaxing.

Before heading back to New York, we pulled back into the town of Greenport for an early dinner at Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market.  

The cute waterfront shack offered a small menu featuring mostly fresh oysters and clams on picnic tables under bright umbrellas.

And because I am a hands-on diner, of course I volunteered to shuck our oyster dinner.

Not before a refreshingly spicy Michelada with a fresh oyster though!

I went to work after a few slurps of delicious creamy chowder on our 2 dozen oysters, all fresh and briny, tasting of the Atlantic Ocean.

As confident as I am in my oyster shucking skills, I left the clam shucking to the experts.

And that, rounded out our day of food and fun girls’ trip in North Fork.  Good food, sun, and relaxation.  There really isn’t much more you can ask for in a summer weekend.

North Fork Roasting Company | 55795 Route 25, Southold, NY 11971 | http://www.noforoastingco.com/

Salamander’s General Store | 38 Front St, Greenport, NY 11944 | http://salamandersonfront.com/

Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market | 37 Front St, Greenport, NY 11944 | https://littlecreekoysters.com/

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