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: Uncle Louie G's Italian Ices & Ice Cream
--Compiled by Erica Marcus
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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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 ...User rating
Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe 2572 Merrick Rd. Bellmore In July, Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe in Bellmore opened as Long Island's first gluten-free ...User ratingUser rating
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, ...User ratingUser rating
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, ...User rating
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 ...User rating
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 ...