The adventures-in-takeout is in full swing as we head into the summer season. I am eager to share some newly launched dishes, drinks, and concepts at some of our favorite restaurants on the East End.
A Local Blend
The 1770 House’s Tavern Bacon Cheeseburger by chef Michael Rozzi is made with a new local beef blend by Acabonac Farms. Long Island based, pasture raised and grass fed, its beef blend includes the ideal amount of 45-day dry-aged sirloin for a rich flavor. Paired with freshly hand-cut crispy French fries, house pickle, and traditional condiments.
Call any time after 12 PM. Pickup is 4:30 to 8 PM daily except weekends till 8:30 PM.
143 Main St, East Hampton, 631-324-1770
A New Catch
The Clam Bar’s most recent menu addition is the Fried Calamari Salad. It is a frisée salad with a light lemon vinaigrette and a side of gochujang dipping sauce. Gochujang is a Korean-inspired red chili sauce that is the ideal contrast to the typical marina side sauce.
Takeout available seven days a week, Monday through Thursday from 11:30 AM to 6 PM. It is open until 8 PM Friday through Sunday.
2025 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, 631-267-6348
BBQ Goes Vegan
The “Smoked vegan” pulled jackfruit sandwich at Green Hill Kitchen & Que is served with harbor sauce and spicy radish slaw. Perfect for anyone who is vegan or vegetarian!
48 Front St, Greenport, 631-477-4900
Tutto To Go
Tutto Il Giorno in Sag Harbor and Southampton has introduced their Tutto Mercato Spuntino to go. Feast on fast casual Italian fare at home Friday through Sunday from 12 to 4 PM. Enjoy dishes such as Tutto insalata, burrata, avocado toast, and more. Delivery options are also available.
16 Main St, Sag Harbor, 631-919-5353
56 Nugent St, Southampton, 631-377-3611
Take On Tzatziki
A vegan twist on traditional tzatziki is the Avocado Tzatziki by Calissa. Make the dish gluten free with cucumber instead of pita. A healthier take on the classic tzatziki, this version subs creamy avocado in place of Greek yogurt. Flavors of dill, garlic, lemon, and cucumber make it taste surprisingly similar to the original.
A secondary choice is the Crispy Zucchini: sliced zucchini lightly crisped and topped with oregano and dill, perfect with a squeeze of lemon and dipped into tzatziki. Calissa is open daily for delivery and takeout from 4 to 8 PM.
1020 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, 631-500-9292
Fresno’s orecchiette is a perfect complement for evenings in. It is served with hot Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, roasted garlic, and crushed red pepper. Fresno is open for dinner for takeout only Thursday through Monday, beginning at 5 PM. Curbside pickup is available from 5 to 7:30 PM.
8 Fresno Pl, East Hampton, 631-324-8700
Celebrate With A Lobster Bake
An exciting to-go option is the introduction of Gurney’s Montauk and Gurney’s Star Island’s Lobster Bakes, for both guests and visitors. The lobster bakes feature lobsters, biscuits, clams, corn, and steamed Yukon golds. For dessert, there’s delicious apple & rhubarb pie, and peach cobbler.
Another fun addition is the lemonade cold brew drink created exclusively by Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee. The drink is available at Gurney’s Star Island and Gurney’s Montauk. Perfect for a refreshing perk-up by the water!
Gurney’s Montauk: 290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, 631-668-2345
Gurney’s Star Island: 32 Star Island Rd, Montauk, 631-668-3100
Poke On Wheels
The Plaza Café’s Tuna Poke Nachos are made with wasabi mash, mango salsa, Asian crema, and micro cilantro. It is the “must have” dish on its food truck, The Plaza Café on wheels, which is open from 12 to 7 PM daily, except Tuesday and Wednesday. The restaurant is also open Thursday to Monday from 4 to 8:30 PM.
61 Hill St, Southampton, 631-283-9323
By The Sea
Nick & Toni’s Sea Scallops, with roasted garden carrots, asparagus, baby kale salad, and ramp pesto, is perfect for any day of the week. It is currently open for takeout and curbside pickup Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 9 PM. Call after 1 PM to place your order.
136 North Main St, East Hampton, 631-234-3550
Spiced Up Reuben
Carissa’s pastrami-spiced beet Reuben sandwich with Swiss cheese and kimchi chaw on house-made sourdough is available for pickup from the bakery. An order is never complete unless you have a few loaves of its famous bread in the cart. Open Thursday through Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM, and Monday from 9 AM to 3 PM.
221 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, 631-604-5911
In Great Spirits
Cheers at home with Moby’s Leaving Tijuana, crafted with Casa Dragones Blanco, lime, and honey (serves six). Open Thursday through Monday from 4 to 9:30 PM. Place your orders online only at www.mobysny.com.
341 Pantigo Rd, East Hampton
Don’t forget to continue to share your favorite take-out dishes as well as dishes you are cooking at home. Businesses are encouraged to share as well. When sharing, please tag @EastEndTaste and @IndyEastEnd with the #EastEndTaste. We look forward to seeing what you recommend too!