Tis the Season for festivities and visits with friends and family. Whether you are the host or the invitee, food items are some of the most welcomed gifts. When shopping this season for hostess gifts or staples for your kitchen, please be sure to support your local small businesses.
On the North Fork, we are lucky to find ourselves in the center of our food sources. From vineyards to organic farms, there is an endless variety of food gifts for us to share with our loved ones this holiday season.
For this reason, our foodie gift guide is focused on all things edible for this 12 day countdown. See you at the farm stand!
#1 North Fork Potato Chips
Located in the town of Cutchogue, these farm to table, home grown kettle chips can be purchased directly at the factory, online or in grocery stores all around Long Island. So popular, they have been featured in numerous national publications, including Fitness Magazine.
8595 Cox Ln #4, Cutchogue | 631-734-2243
#2 North Fork Sea Salt
Located at many East End Long Island retailers, including Bruce & Son’s Cheese Emporium and Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market in the maritime Village of Greenport. Owner-Chef Scott Bollman hand harvests these savory granules from the local waters. Visit their website for a complete list of retailers.
Little Creek Oysters – 37 Front St, Greenport | 631-477-6992
#3 Browder’s Birds
Located in Mattituck, the Browder family offers poultry products beyond just the chicken and the egg. Try their delicious mayonnaise for the perfect post Thanksgiving turkey salad along with many other products.
4050 Soundview Ave, Mattituck | 631-477-6523
#4 Aldo’s Biscotti
A beloved Greenport gem, Aldo Maiorana is baking up the best biscotti on this side of the Atlantic and they come pret a porter–beautifully wrapped and tied with ribbon. Hours: Monday to Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 6am-7pm.
105 Front St, Greenport | 631-477-6300
#5 North Fork Roasting Co.
Located in the town of Southold, this young duo of proprietors, Jessica Dunne and Jennilee Morris, are roasting a large variety of coffee beans from all over the world right in their North Fork kitchen. A bag of this coffee is sure to get you on any guest list. Hours: Every day, 7am-5pm.
55795 Main Rd, Southold | 631-876-5450
#6 Blossom Meadow Honey
Located at Coffee Pot Cellars, winery, Laura, the lovely maitre of the tasting room is also a bee keeper and artisan. Hours: Every day, 11am-6pm.
Coffee Pot Cellars – 31855 Main Rd, Cutchogue | 631-765-8929
#7 Lavender by the Bay
Located in East Marion, this lavender farm is home to a field of purple blossoms during the summer but the fruit of their harvest is a culinarians delight. Lavender tea, cookbooks and loose culinary lavender for the perfect shortbread or crème brulee.
7540 NY-25, East Marion | 631-477-1019
#8 Briermere Pies
Located in Aquebogue, this pie mecca is a must see perfect stop for golden crusted desserts. From strawberry rhubarb to apple and pumpkin, the choices abound. Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am-5:00pm and Friday to Sunday 9am-5:30pm.
4414 Sound Ave, Riverhead | 631-722-3931
#9 Sweet Indulgences
Located in the Village of Greenport (ok-maybe a bit partial), this temple of candy, sparkle and all things sweet, will have something for anyone on your list. From chocolate covered almonds to decorative cheese trays or cork screws, you’ll find the perfect gift here!
200 Main St, Greenport | 631-477-8250
#10 Village Cheese Shop
Located in the Village of Mattituck, this old world cheese shop and coffee house is an oasis of culinary delights with a huge variety of cheeses, sandwiches, snacks and coffee house favorites. Hours: Every day, 10:00am – 5:30pm (6:30pm on Saturdays).
105 Love Ln, Mattituck | 631-298-8556
#11 Vines and Branches
Located in the Village of Greenport, the selection of olive oils, seasoned vinegars, sauces and nibbles hand-sourced by the proprietor will wow any lucky recipient. Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-5pm (closed Tuesdays) and Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pm.
110 Front St, Greenport | 631-477-6800
#12 North Fork Chocolate Company
Located in Aquebogue, this sweet lovers paradise boasts an array of truffles, bon bons and boxed collections to choose the perfect gift for any chocolate lover. Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10am to 6pm (closed Wednesdays), Friday and Saturday 11am – 8pm.
740 Main Rd, Aquebogue | 631-599-4944