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Fresh succeeds Southfork Kitchen in Bridgehampton

The Summer Roll at Fresh in Bridgehampton is

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Todd Jacobs, who cooked at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor and then at Tierra Mar in Westhampton Beach before moving to the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, has come home to the Hamptons. Taking over the Bridgehampton space that formerly housed the beleaguered Southfork Kitchen, he has opened Fresh. As its name indicates, the new venture is all about farm-fresh produce, organically raised meat and...

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Weekend picks: Earth Day prep

The health-minded Tiger Lily Cafe in Port Jefferson

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Get a head start on Earth Day celebrations. Here are three distinctive spots for some healthy fare that also tastes very good, whether you're a devout vegetarian or not.

Tiger Lily Cafe in Port Jefferson offers satisfying wraps, sandwiches, salads and soup to go with its smoothies and juices. If you're looking for a peanut butter-and-banana wrap or house-made falafel, this is your destination.

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Vege Favor: New and vegetarian in Islip

Vege Favor in Islip is designed to be

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The vegetarian population of Long Island has a new place to call its own. It's Vege Favor, occupying the spacious Islip storefront that, years ago, housed King’s Wok. The menu features vegetarian fare with a Chinese accent.

Manager Kathy Zhu said the counter-serve eatery is “green and healthy” in both design and menu, offering freshly squeezed and blended juices, along with lots of fresh vegetables,...

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Live Island Cafe, Huntington: Closed

Live Island Cafe, Huntington

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Live Island Cafe, which specialized in raw foods, has closed. The little Huntington takeout, secreted away in a small strip mall outside of the village, served the raw vegan cuisine of chef-owner Okima Wilcox-Hitt.

What I really liked there was a salad made with beet greens, collard greens, rainbow chard, baby Heirloom tomatoes, kale and asparagus. A faux tuna salad was interesting, but it...

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3 Brothers Pizza Cafe: New and vegan in Farmingdale

Jay Astafa and his award winning vegan pizza

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Vegans on Long Island may recall Jay Astafa, whose vegan pizza was named best in the nation by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) back in 2011. Astafa and his dad, Andy, who owned the 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe in Rockville Centre, have since sold their original restaurant (whose new owners have kept the name, menu and recipes) and, today, launch their 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe in Farmingdale....

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3 Brothers Pizza Cafe: Vegan and new in Farmingdale

Jay Astafa and his award winning vegan pizza

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Vegans on Long Island may recall Jay Astafa, whose vegan pizza was named best in the nation by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) back in 2011. Astafa and his dad, Andy, who owned the 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe in Rockville Centre, have since sold their original restaurant (its owners have kept the name, menu and recipes) and, today, launch the new 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe in Farmingdale....

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Farewell to FeelGoods Cafe, St. James

The EdgyBurger is the specialty of FeelGoods Cafe

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FeelGoods, Kathy Gerdes and Nicole Lawrence’s friendly little health-conscious cafe, has closed. Earlier this week the women posted on their Facebook page that after a lot of “business soul-searching,” it became clear that “closing is the difficult but necessary move.”

Last March, the cafe's signature item, the vegetarian EdgyBurger, took first place in the new-product competition at the New...

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Chennai Dosas replaces Dosa Diner in Hicksville

The new Chennai Dosas specializes in the vegetarian

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Chennai Dosas entered the thriving Indian restaurant scene in Hicksville last month when it opened in the strip mall storefront that last housed Dosa Diner. As you see from the above photo, it's still awaiting a permanent sign.

Like its predecessor, the place serves a vegetarian South Indian menu with an emphasis on the stuffed lentil rice flour crepe known as the dosa. A once-over of the...

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FeelGoods Cafe, St. James, goes veg burger-centric

The EdgyBurger is the specialty of FeelGoods Cafe

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Nicole Lawrence and Kathy Gerdes, owners of  FeelGoods Café in St. James, have just renamed their place FeelGoods EdgyBurger Bar. This, even though their new sign isn’t quite ready.

“We were going to change the menu after the first of the year,” said Gerdes. After losing power for a week after superstorm Sandy, though, she and Lawrence decided, after dumping everything, to seize the opportunity...

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Golden Star, Medford: New vegetarian menu

The Golden Star restaurant in Medford now features

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Vegetarians of Suffolk County now have one less reason to feel neglected: Golden Star, a Chinese and Japanese restaurant in Medford, just launched a separate — and extensive — vegetarian menu.

Meat, poultry and seafood facsimiles are fashioned of mushroom, tofu and soy beans. Included on the new menu: sizzling “beef” and “shrimp” ($15.95); Buddhist bird nest made with mock scallops; jumbo...

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