Feed Me

The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.

How bad is the food at Starbucks? So bad that I brought in takeout from a nearby coffee shop.

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It was my day off and I was looking forward to a leisurely breakfast out. But one look at Starbucks spongy, dented bagels, weird-looking muffins, ossified donuts and slabs of dried-out pumpkin bread and I headed next door to buy a toasted, buttered bialy. Is there a reason Starbucks can’t achieve the culinary heights of your average diner?

Newsday photo / Erica Marcus