891 W. Beech St. Long Beach, NY 516-432-1400
Lined with taverns and open-air bars, Long Beach's West End caters mostly to the post-beach crowd, but Dough Hut is a must-stop on the way to the beach. Get there early enough and you'll see fresh doughnuts being made right through the window. Varieties range from classic (plain, cinnamon) to imaginative (pistachio, French toast) to out-there (Fruity Pebbles, maple-bacon). On weekends, there's a roster of chocolate-based doughnuts including cookies and cream and cannoli.