Thanksgiving dinner is a long-awaited meal that many families start cooking for—or making reservations for—days in advance. The focus of the holiday is so entirely on having a massive feast after sundown, that lunch often gets skipped, and that makes total sense. Breakfast is another story.
It’s called the “most important meal of the day” for a reason. Without a complete breakfast to start your busy day, it’s going to be a struggle maintaining the energy and mental sharpness necessary to properly cook the Thanksgiving meal, get the family dressed and ready for your dinner reservation on time, or keep up a cordial conversation with that one hyper-critical relative. Plus, if you eat early enough your tummy will likely start rumbling again just in time for supper, so you’ll be able to chow down on turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the like unimpeded.
With your kitchen in Thanksgiving prep mode—or pristine condition for company—cooking breakfast may seem like more trouble than it’s worth. So why not let someone else take care of that meal. Lucky for you, we know where to find the tastiest, most enriching breakfasts on the East End, as voted for by our loyal readers. Fuel up for the big family event at one of Dan’s Best of the Best Breakfast Spots in the Hamptons and on the North Fork.
East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
355 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
91 Hill Street, Southampton
Estia’s Little Kitchen
1615 Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor
46 East Main Street, Patchogue (also in Bay Shore and Port Jefferson)
27800 Main Road, Cutchogue
Main Biscuit Co.
1601 Main Rd, Jamesport
Love Lane Kitchen
240 Love Lane Mattituck
Bruce & Son
208 Main Street, Greenport
1290 Old Country Road, Riverhead