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Clipper Ship Tea company in Northport, more spots for foodies to visit this weekend

Clipper Ship sells an assortment of premium loose-leaf

Clipper Ship sells an assortment of premium loose-leaf teas along with brewed beverages. Photo Credit: Newsday / Heather Walsh


If you’re looking to stock up on tea for the winter, head to Northport. With 240 varieties, Clipper Ship has one of the largest selections of loose-leaf tea on Long Island, and you can see all the gleaming canisters along one long wall of this spacious shop. Owner Melissa Wawrzonek stocks everything from the highest-end greens and blacks to herbal infusions, Ayurvedic teas (Indian “health” teas) and flavored teas. Tea to-go rules at Clipper Ship: There are no seats, but the staff will expertly brew you a cup of any of “teas to go” for $3.20. There is also a wide range of tea-making equipment and accessories, as well as dozens of single-variety honeys from Suffolk County, New Zealand and spots in between.

80 Main St., Northport; 631-651-2764,


With autumn in the air, it’s time for soup, especially pho — beef broth studded with star anise and clove. The Rolling Spring Roll sells a seductive version with rice noodles, chicken, beef, seafood or vegetables ($8 to $18 for small, medium, large or extra large), layered with scallions, a handful of bean sprouts, a few slices of jalapeño and torn basil leaves. Top off a visit with a cafe du monde. Sweetened with condensed milk, this Vietnamese coffee drips into your glass as it brews ($4).

189 Main St., Farmingdale, 516-586-6097; 228 W. Jericho Tpke., Syosset, 516-677-9090


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