Food shops

Lauren Lombardi is the general manager of Lombardi's

(Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus)

Long Island is home to scores of great food stores -- from venerable bakeries and butcher shops to exotic ethnic markets. And behind every great store is a great story.

Learn more about our favorites, organized by category, below.

This week's pick: Lombardi's Love Lane Market

--Compiled by Erica Marcus

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    Traditional Italian pastries sfingi, left, and zeppoli are

    Alpine Pastry Shoppe Sweets, Food, Shopping 59 Route 111 Smithtown Don't let its bakery's name mislead you: The Cuccia family hails from Sicily, a good ...

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    Mel Rosner and his son Jerry at the

    Bagel Boss $ | Bakery-pastry shop, Breakfast 432 S. Oyster Bay Rd. Hicksville The original location of the local chain of shops, this restaurant has served kosher bagels, ...

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    Paula Rego, left, and John Malheiro are co-owners

    Bakers of All Nations Bakery-pastry shop, Portuguese 54 E. Jericho Tpke. Mineola Despite its name, Bakers of All Nations does not sell confections from all over the ...

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    Bridget Brennan, owner of Bare Naked Bakery &

    Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe 2572 Merrick Rd. Bellmore In July, Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe in Bellmore opened as Long Island's first gluten-free ...

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    BLACK FOREST BAKERY, 155 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst,

    Black Forest Bakery Bakery-pastry shop 155 N. Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst On two recent Lufthansa flights, and on a layover in the Munich airport, I enjoyed ...

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    Jess Kennaugh loves nothing better than frosting cupcakes.

    Blondie's Bake Shop Sweets, Specialty 90A Washington Dr. Centerport Jess Kennaugh has been baking since she could reach the kitchen counter. In high school, ...

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    Some of the artisanal breads for sale at

    The Blue Duck Baker in Southold Bakery-pastry shop, Sweets, Dessert, Shopping 56275 Rte. 25 Southold Artisanal bread and other bakery products. ...

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    Craig Beresid, proprietor of Brendel's Bagels in Westbury.

    Brendel's Bagels Breakfast 133 Walt Whitman Rd. Huntington Brendel's Bagels of Huntington has an unusually diverse range of comestibles. Bagels, wraps and panini, ...

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    Lisa Harris, proprietor of Caffe Portofino in Northport,

    Caffe Portofino Coffee, Italian, Breakfast, Sweets, Dessert 249 Main St. Northport Caffe Portofino in Northport boasts coffee from a local micro-roaster and such baked goods as ...

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    Peter Goldfarb, owner of Chip 'n Dipped in

    Chip 'n Dipped Shopping, Food, Sweets 342 New York Ave. Huntington Chip 'n Dipped fits a whole lot of business into its 1,800 square feet. There's ...

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