A mocha latte at North Fork Roasting Co. in Southold.

A mocha latte at North Fork Roasting Co. in Southold. Credit: Randee Daddona

Winter is here and it's time to get cozy. Whether you're looking to have happy hour in a heated igloo, dine by a fireplace or warm up with some stellar hot chocolate, we've got your ultimate guide to eating out this season on Long Island.


Betterman Distilling

161 River Ave., Patchogue

Gamer cave, jungle adventure, winter wonderland, basement hang or ladies’ night — what’s your style? Betterman offers five themed (and heated) igloos set up on its patio, all of which come equipped with board games, a Bluetooth speaker, comfy seating split between chairs, couches and bean bags and a cocktail specific to each igloo. Small plates are available to nosh on, too. Fitting up to eight people comfortably, igloos have an $50 rental fee for a three-hour slot; book in advance. More info: 631-708-7405, thebettermandistillingco.com

Smuggler Jack’s

157 Forest Ave., Massapequa

Igloo season at Smuggler Jack's features sheltered, private dining with views of the adjacent Schmidt Canal. Igloos seat six to eight people and can be reserved for two-hour windows beginning at noon daily. A $25 fee applies all-day Sundays and after 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; $50 Fridays-Saturdays. More info: 516-798-6000, smugglerjacks.com

Mirabelle Tavern

150 Main St., Stony Brook

Mirabelle's lone outdoor igloo this year is available for dining Wednesday through Sunday. It features cushioned wooden chairs, a coffee table, oversized pillows, shag décor and plenty of lighting. The restaurant's full menu is available and the igloo is sanitized after every reservation. Igloo seat six people. $150 for two hours ($200 on holidays). Includes a bottle of Prosecco with a food purchase. More info: 631-751-0555, lessings.com

The "Guy Gloo" at Mirabelle Tavern in Stony Brook.

The "Guy Gloo" at Mirabelle Tavern in Stony Brook. Credit: Randee Daddona

ITA Kitchen

45 W. Main St., Bay Shore

This Italian restaurant has turned its side and back patios into outdoor dining wonderlands featuring five greenhouses — two small and three large--plus a dining tent. The same dining experience guests would get inside is brought outside, with some of the greenhouses surrounding the restaurant’s faux willow tree. The greenhouses are heated, and feature plenty of light. Order from the restaurant's full food and drink menu or opt for preset "greenhouse pack. Reservations are for two-hour slots. Small houses fit up to six people and large up to 12. Minimum spend of $200 Friday through Sunday. More info: 631-267-5916, itakitchenbayshore.com

The Oar

264 West Ave., Patchogue

Located along the Patchogue River, the deck space here is wrapped in open skies and water views — it’s sun-soaked in the day, and under dark, starry skies at night. The six heated igloos — each featuring electric fireplaces and a cozy lounge setting — make these views much easier to enjoy when the notorious winter winds blow through. Each is sanitized between uses. A special seasonal menu is offered; guests are asked to bring their own blankets. Igloos seat two to six people and cost $75 for two hours Tuesday through Thursday; $150 for Friday through Sunday. The rental fee includes the first round of drinks. More info: 631-654-8266, theoar.com

Coach Meeting House

160 Mill River Rd., Oyster Bay

The winter igloo village is back at the cozy tavern along a quiet, residential street. There’s a courtyard dressed in holiday lights with heated igloos, each with its own fire pit, allowing guests the option to lounge inside or out. Each igloo has a couch, chairs and Roku-equipped TV for further entertainment. Once in an igloo, guests can use a scannable QR code menu to allow for contactless ordering via their phones, and the custom menu includes several of the spot’s popular dishes. Spiked slushies and hot drinks are available too. A two-hour $40 bottomless brunch is offered on weekends, now with a DJ, which includes self-serve mimosas and bellinis. Igloos seat six to 10 people. with reservations for a minimum of two hours and a minimum $200 spend. More info: 516-588-9288; coachgrillandtavernoysterbay.com

Sit by the fire pit or hang in a heated...

Sit by the fire pit or hang in a heated igloo at Coach Meeting House in Oyster Bay. Credit: Howard Simmons

Harbor Mist

105 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor

Continental favorites can be had in one of three igloos at this waterside eatery overlooking the Cold Spring Harbor. Set up along a stretch of woods in the restaurant’s parking lot, each comes with a table and chairs, plus lighting and heat. It shares the lot with tented seating and traditional al fresco dining, too. The restaurant caps each reservation at 90 minutes or two hours. Igloos seat up to eight guests with a $200 minimum spend. Book a reservation on opentable.com. More info: 631-659-3888, harbormistrestaurantli.com


476 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow

At this Italian restaurant-pizzeria, now in its third generation of family ownership, diners can have a meal in one of its six igloos set up out back under string lights and its signature red and white umbrellas. Eight people fit comfortably in domes that are equipped with overhead infrared heating. Music plays on the patio and can be heard from inside the igloos. Available daily for 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on party size until springtime. More info: 516-794-8820; pietros-pizza.com

Brew Cheese

40 Woodbine Ave., Northport

Just a short walk around the corner from Brew Cheese in an alley way near Sand City Brewing Co., the eatery has four yurts. Customers check in at the restaurant where they are expected to leave a credit card, and then are walked by staff to the yurts. A wooden picnic table with faux fur-lined seats sits on an area rug inside the circular tent, which also features greenery, lighting and a portable radiator. Customers order by calling the restaurant. Once the order is ready, a server brings it over. Reservations — 1 hour and 15 minutes each — are encouraged; no fees; seats up to six comfortably. More info: 631-239-1927, brew-cheese.com

Patrons dine inside a yurt at Brew Cheese in Northport.

Patrons dine inside a yurt at Brew Cheese in Northport. Credit: Randee Daddona


Arlo Kitchen & Bar

1036 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport

The re-imagined former Crestwood Manor event space is a two-story supper club. Built onto the side of a hill above the winding streets of Northport, the building is stunning, like a glimpse of old New York seen through the eyes of an Instagram-savvy millennial. Retro dining carts move past the open kitchen carrying throwback desserts like a baked Alaska, flambéed with a blowtorch and covered with a glass bowl so that the smoke permeates the marshmallowy merengue. A golden-tinged bar area in the back fills up with special occasion revelers drinking from the 200-plus bottle wine list. And a hidden staircase leads up to a jazzy lounge with a grand piano and dramatic views of the forest trees that command the two-acre property. More info: 631-491-2756, arlokitchenandbar.com

Sushi by Kuryu

444 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights

Open for lunch only (or early dinner pickup) at the moment, this new sushi counter within Roslyn Seafood Gourmet offers just seven standard rolls, sushi boxes, plus omakase specials that range from $50-$100 and include an ever-changing assortment of fish. Born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, chef Teruo Yoshioka is the real deal, having worked for Nobu in downtown Manhattan for 16 years. More info: 646-283-9611, kuryunyc.com

House special and spicy tuna rolls at Sushi by Kuryu...

House special and spicy tuna rolls at Sushi by Kuryu in Roslyn Heights. Credit: Newsday/Marie Elena Martinez

Slappin' Chick

19 N. Broadway, Hicksville

The new halal restaurant showcases Nashville hot chicken. There is a bare bones quality to both Slappin Chick’s 24-seat dining room and its menu, which features just four plates, all of them some combination of tenders, sliders, fries and slaw. But there’s nothing skimpy about any of them. Ordering a tender plate ($13) nets you two whole-breast portions, along with fries and pickle chips, while a two-slider plate, which also comes with slaw ($15), portends buns struggling to contain the large meat. More info: 718-569-5580

Dos Toros

1624 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park

This NYC taco spot has opened its first Long Island location. For the uninitiated, Dos Toros draws inspiration from the Bay Area’s supersize Mission-style burritos, which are known for their steamed flour tortillas, melted cheese and the capacity to hold a hefty smorgasbord of fresh ingredients within, ranging from rice and beans to pickled red onions to guacamole. The tacos — made from steamed corn tortillas, cheese and a choice of fillings — are equally popular. More info: 516-834-1920, dostoros.com

A selection of tacos from Dos Toros Taqueria, now open...

A selection of tacos from Dos Toros Taqueria, now open in New Hyde Park.  Credit: Dos Toros

Roto Grocery

17 E. Main St., Bay Shore

Roto Grocery is a little slice of Brooklyn smack in the middle of Bay Shore. The tiny shop’s proprietors, Brock Ferraro, 25, and Jack Monahan, 26, were inspired not only by that borough’s retro-chic Court Street Grocers — a combination cafe, gourmet market and sandwich shop — but also by hip Charleston cafes such as Babas and The Daily. Breakfast, including rustic sourdough topped with lox, cream cheese and capers, and homemade banana bread with espresso whipped cream and sea salt, is served all day. For lunch, you’ll find a selection of soups, salads and sandwiches.


7 Gerard St., Huntington

Noema is, at its core, a Greek restaurant but one whose food and décor aim to transcend the expected. Chef Nicholas Poulmentis, a Food Network "Chopped" champion, offers luxurious takes on Greek standards: Swordfish is skewered and accompanied by green salsa, baby spinach and grape tomatoes; taramasalata (herring roe) gets an assist from salmon caviar and black truffle powder; grilled octopus is served with black-eyed peas; crabcakes, with seaweed salad and orange-yogurt rémoulade. The tri-level space has marble panels, wicker wall coverings and decorative accents that have all been imported from Greece. More info: 631-629-7777, noemany.com

Swordfish kebab, an appetizer at Noema in Huntington.

Swordfish kebab, an appetizer at Noema in Huntington. Credit: Newsday/Erica Marcus


100 Bedford Ave., Bellmore

This brand-new Bellmore eatery, operating more or less as a takeout spot with a few tables in the dining room, brings an artisan feel to the foods of Poland and Ukraine. Get a heaping box of pierogi stuffed with fillings like mashed potato, ground meat or sauerkraut and mushrooms, or try a regional dish such as kopytka, a different type of dumpling that more resembles Italian gnocchi. Another standout is the Ukrainian borscht. Even through the plastic container, this creamy beet soup sings with flavor, sweetness and tartness from the medley of beets, beans and cabbage blended together until somewhere between chunky and velvet. More info: 516-907-2800, pierogibites.com


91 East Main St., East Islip

This is the first Long Island branch of the Turkish chain specializing in vegan kofta. Here, bulgur (cracked wheat) and walnuts are mixed with smoked pepper, tomato and pepper pastes, carrots, celery, garlic, onions, parsley and many more herbs and spices to produce a brick-red paste that staffers squeeze between their fingers to make the distinctive, ridged logs that the diner then wraps up in lettuce leaves with fresh herbs and pickles and, if desired, pomegranate sauce. The mixture can also be served in a super-thin flour wrap or taco shells. Beyond kofte, Nefista offers herbed chickpeas in wraps and bowls, hummus in pita and, for dessert, baklava. Almost everything on the menu is less than $10. More info: 631-228-3500, nefista.com

The vegan kofte wrap at Nefista in East Islip.

The vegan kofte wrap at Nefista in East Islip. Credit: Newsday/Erica Marcus


South Shore Dive

65 Main St., West Sayville

At this trendy pub and restaurant, craft brews, cocktails and comfort food are the draw, and on Sunday nights through the winter, so is hot chocolate. Get a mug of traditional hot chocolate, which can be spiked with the likes of RumChata or Stoli vanilla, plus  toppings like marshmallows, Teddy Grahams and gummy bears. Live music and a snow machine add to the vibe. More info: 631-218-6500, southshoredive.com

Spiked hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate syrup...

Spiked hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate syrup at South Shore Dive in West Sayville. Credit: Daniel Brennan

The French Workshop

191 7th St., Garden City

This French-style bakery brings three types of hot cocoa to the table: classic hot, white chocolate and Nutella. The shop uses authentic chocolate — Monin for the white and Valrhona for the classic — for a tasty, rich cup of cocoa. Nutella is combined with steamed milk and ice for the third offering. Top your drink off with a sprinkle of cinnamon or classic whipped cream. (Other locations at 417 S. Oyster Bay Rd. in Plainview and 1187 Wantagh Ave. in Wantagh.) More info: 516-248-6800, thefrenchworkshop.com

Druthers Coffee

1113 North Country Rd., Stony Brook

Melted-down Callebaut white chocolate and oat milk are infused with chamomile, lavender, spearmint, lemon myrtle and butterfly pea flower to create Druthers’ aptly named blue cocoa. This season, customers will also find a spicy cocoa with dark chocolate, cayenne and aleppo peppers. If you want to stick to the basics, there’s also a classic hot chocolate made with oat milk. Served hot or cold. More info: druthers.coffee

For Five Coffee Roasters

292 Plandome Rd., Manhasset

The sleek For Five cafe may be known for its coffee, but don't overlook the hot chocolate (made with chocolate ganache and steamed milk). Come winter, you'll notice a peppermint version of the Gotham hot chocolate, too. Before it's served, a barista will finish it with an Instagram-worthy design. (Other location at 147 Seventh St. in Garden City.) More info: 516-918-9488, forfivecoffee.com

Gotham hot chocolate at For Five Coffee Roasters in Manhasset.

Gotham hot chocolate at For Five Coffee Roasters in Manhasset. Credit: Newsday/Joann Vaglica

Grindstone Coffee & Donuts

7A Main St., Sag Harbor

On top of its creative doughy creations, this hipster doughnut shop offers an impressive drinks list. Try a traditional hot chocolate or kick it up a notch with a spicy creation, the Mexican Mocha, made with Monin dark chocolate syrup, steamed whole milk, Saigon cinnamon and cayenne pepper, topped with a dusting of cocoa powder. More info: 631-808-3370, grindstonedonuts.com

Coffee Booths

226 Middle Country Rd., Selden

Specialty lattes are just the tip of the iceberg at this hidden gem. The family-owned and operated spot has a housemade hot chocolate on the menu (melted Belgian chocolate, sugar and a hint of Ghiradelli Classic White vanilla chips mixed with milk and steamed; topped with whipped cream and drizzling of chocolate), but any of its 15 specialty lattes can instead be made with a hot chocolate base. Options may include such rich flavors as s’mores, spicy dark chocolate, chocolate-dunked pretzel, Rice Krispies Treat and black-and-white cookie. Cash only. More info: 631-846-1966, coffeebooths.business.site

Whiskey Down Diner

252 Main St., Farmingdale

Sister and brother duo Alyson and John Kanaras are slinging more than just pancakes and eggs at their diner. Ahead of the holidays each year, the duo extends its drink menu to include Scott Calvin’s Boozy Hot Chocolate Bar (an homage to Tim Allen's character in "The Santa Clause.") It consists of five spiked hot chocolates — peppermint, s’mores, peanut butter, salted caramel and rainbow cookie; $12 each — and will be available through the winter. The drinks are made with a Nestle rich cocoa base, then jazzed up with liquor and toppings unique to each flavor. New this year: a flight of three five-ounce versions for dine-in only; $17 a flight. More info: 516-927-8264, whiskeydowndiner.com

A boozy hot chocolate flight at Whiskey Down Diner in...

A boozy hot chocolate flight at Whiskey Down Diner in Farmingdale. Credit: Brittainy Newman

Toast Coffeehouse

9 S. Park Ave., Bay Shore

This carnival-themed breakfast-and-lunch spot offers a standard hot chocolate, also available with specialty options like s'mores and salted caramel. Hot chocolate here is served in a unique mug and can be spiked with coconut rum. (Other locations at 650 Rte. 112 in Port Jefferson Station and 46 E. Main St. in Patchogue.) More info: 631-647-9560, toastcoffeehouse.com

Soul Brew

556 Route 25A, Saint James

Since its inception in 2016, this coffee shop has been creating whimsical cups of joe. The same rings true for its hot chocolates, sometimes topped with Oreos, whipped cream, cinnamon, sprinkles or cereals. Standards on the menu include s’mores, peanut butter cup and banana, but turn to its extensive latte menu for more adventurous flavors like Cinnabon, apple pie, Crunch Berries, rainbow cookie or peanut butter. (For a hot chocolate, the base of the drink is swapped from espresso to Ghirardelli chocolate sauce.) Available hot or chilled. (Other locations at 2718 Grand Ave. in Bellmore and 387 New York Ave. in Huntington.) More info: 631-250-9238, soulbrew.coffee

A cinnamon gingerbread hot chocolate at Soul Brew.

A cinnamon gingerbread hot chocolate at Soul Brew. Credit: Kristin Lambros

Witches Brew Coffee House

311 Hempstead Tpke., West Hempstead

This Gothic Victorian cafe offers hot chocolate in 30 flavors — cocoa powder is infused with hot water and steamed milk, then mixed with syrup, allowing customers to choose from flavors like peanut butter, chocolate cupcake, raspberry and caramel. For a caffeine boost, try the half cocoa-half coffee (café au lait with cocoa powder and steamed milk). All drinks can be topped with marshmallows, shredded toasted coconut, sprinkles, housemade whipped cream and more. More info: 516-489-9482



461 Hempstead Tpke, West Hempstead

Avgolemono, a heavenly Greek amalgamation of lemon and tempered eggs, is here augmented by a hearty amount of breast meat and contributions of carrots and orzo suspended in a thick and creamy velouté. (Other location at 2449 Jerusalem Ave., North Bellmore). More info: 516-564-7575, avligreek.com

Avgolemono at Avli in West Hempstead.

Avgolemono at Avli in West Hempstead. Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

NY Soup Exchange

945 Franklin Ave., Garden City

Ken Kaplan’s Galveston gumbo is as hearty as it gets. Expect bountiful portions of pork sausage and chicken to lose themselves in Cajun splendor and heat, assisted mightily by a buttery roux studded with onions and okra. You’ll find no better cure for the winter blues. Or blocked sinuses, for that matter. More info: 516-742-7687, nysoupexchange.com


133 W. Main St., Smithtown

Caldo verde, a Portuguese soup, is the very definition of rib-sticking, particularly at this churrasqueira, where the verde-ness comes not from kale but mellower collard greens, which join forces with an exceptionally creamy potato base, kicky vinegar, and a few thin slices of smoky chouriço scattered here and there. More info: 631-406-6820, lusorodizio.com

Little Mexico

3253 Horseblock Rd., Medford

At this supersized Mexican restaurant in Medford (a younger-but-bigger sibling to the original Little Mexico in Middle Island), warm up with a bowl of pozole, the hearty soup made from a chili-rich broth, big hunks of pork and the eponymous pozole (hominy), kernels of corn that have been plumped and tenderized by a soak in a mild lye solution. More info: 631-730-8199

At Little Mexico in Medford, pozole is served with homemade tortillas.

At Little Mexico in Medford, pozole is served with homemade tortillas. Credit: Newsday/Erica Marcus

Pine Aire Fish & Deli

140 Pine Aire Dr., Bay Shore

At Pine Aire Fish & Deli, a Salvadoran seafood restaurant adjacent to a fish market, the two-meal-sized sopa de pescado comes with shrimp, a few clams and a whole red snapper in a heady brew, fragrant with cilantro. More info: 631-231-1655, pineairedeli.com

Saigon Casa

4747 Nesconset Hwy., Port Jefferson Station

In addition to a fine, fragrant pho, Saigon Casa makes the great noodle soup from the north Vietnamese city of Hue, bun bo Hue. It starts with pho broth that is fortified with chili paste, fermented shrimp paste and various bits and bobs of meat. The noodles for bun bo Hue are, as in pho, made with rice, but they are much thicker — almost as thick as Japanese udon — which suits the soup’s robust character. More info: 631-509-1000

Bun bo Hue at Saigon Casa in Port Jefferson Station. 

Bun bo Hue at Saigon Casa in Port Jefferson Station.  Credit: Noah Fecks


79 N. Long Beach Rd., Rockville Centre

While fried clams take center stage at this South Shore stalwart, in-the-know customers commence with clam chowder. The white is all creamy New England luxuriance while the red is that rare bird, a Manhattan clam chowder that doesn't taste like minestrone with a few clams thrown in. Don't care for clams? The suave seafood bisque features crab, shrimp and scallops. More info: 516-678-3878, bigelows-rvc.com


49 Main St., Port Washington

Among the classics at this long-standing Japanese restaurant is nabeyaki udon, thick wheat noodles in a crystal-clear broth along with chunks of chicken, shrimp tempura, sliced fish cakes, scallions and shiitake mushrooms. Thanks to its cast-iron pot, the soup stays hot for as long as it takes you to finish it. More info: 516-883-3500, restaurantyamaguchi.com

Dun Huang

8 Cold Spring Rd., Syosset

This restaurant specializes in the hand-pulled wheat noodles of the Gansu province in Northwest China. The signature dish here is Lanzhou beef noodles, named for the province’s capital, which features noodles in a beef broth slicked with a layer of chili oil, along with slices of beef tendon and radish. Noodles are also available extra-thin, wide and extra wide. More info: 516-921-7060

Signature Lanzhou beef noodles at Dun Huang in Syosset.

Signature Lanzhou beef noodles at Dun Huang in Syosset. Credit: Newsday/Erica Marcus


Newsday's TV's Elisa DiStefano visits eateries around the island that have fireplaces to keep you cozy during the winter. 

North Fork Roasting Co.

55795 Main Rd., Southold

This homey Southold spot is an oasis on cold winter days. Cozy up by the fireplace and order from a menu of coffee, tea and speciality lattes topped with Instagram-ready foam art. More info: 631-876-5450, northforkroastingco.com

A mocha latte at North Fork Roasting Co. in Southold.

A mocha latte at North Fork Roasting Co. in Southold. Credit: Randee Daddona


304 Route 25A, Mount Sinai

Not one, not two but three fireplaces grace this sprawling Italian-American restaurant. Whether you prefer the bar, main dining room or back room, your Parm, Marsala or Francese will be served over pasta with a side of hearth. More info: 631-473-2400, amicirestaurant.org


348 E. Jericho Tpke., Mineola

Cozy needn’t be synonymous with old-fashioned. Case in point: Cassariano, a sleek, modern Italian restaurant whose two elegant dining areas are separated by a free-standing fireplace that illuminates both. The menu’s New American touches include swordfish carpaccio and roasted duck breast with fig risotto. More info: 516-280-8990, cassariano.crave.it


315 Buckram Rd, Locust Valley

Founded by Barney Burnett in 1893 (a literally larger-than-life figure whose 10-foot-long leather belt is displayed on the wall), this tavern is the perfect spot for a drink or a meal after a drive along the winding roads of Nassau’s Gold Coast. It’s been recently reinvigorated by new chef-owner Michael Caristo. More info: 516-671-6300, barneyslv.com

Barney's in Locust Valley.

Barney's in Locust Valley. Credit: Raychel Brightman

Davenport Press

70 Main St., Mineola

Hard by the train tracks, this historic building began its life as a bank before becoming a printing press in 1924 and an easygoing American restaurant in 1978. The multi-roomed premises feature a collection of antiques and vintage photos; the big fireplace in the main dining room fits right in. More info: 516-248-8300, davenportpress.com


25541 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park

The very model of a cozy restaurant, Nancy’s features a refined, comfort-food menu that is the perfect complement to the fireplace that dominates the chalet-style dining room. Chef-partner David Sanders grinds his own beef, hand-cuts his own fries and makes his own bread and pasta. More info: 718-343-4616, nancysrestaurant.net

Old Fields

81 Broadway, Greenlawn

This Greenlawn stalwart comes into its own in winter, when the weather outside is offset by the warmth of the brick-and-wood décor and comfort-heavy menu of grills and braises. Grab a booth or a high-top table in the lounge to be backlit by the enormous fireplace. More info: 631-754-9868, of1956.com

Old Fields in Greenlawn.

Old Fields in Greenlawn. Credit: Newsday/Erica Marcus

Primi Italian Steakhouse

999 Montauk Hwy., West Islip

This Italian steakhouse makes good on both promises and, during the cold months, adds a third feature: A huge fireplace that adds a flickering glow to the capacious bar and the front dining room. More info: 631-526-9779, primiitalian.com


6319 Northern Blvd., East Norwich

If you’re not warmed enough by the prime meats and drinks, the lounge at this venerable steakhouse provides a roaring fire as well. After a long hiatus, Rothmann’s brunch buffet (all you can eat lobster, oysters, prime rib, smoked salmon and much more for $59.95) has returned. More info: 516-922-2500, rothmannssteakhouse.com

Ristorante Gemelli

175 E Main St., Babylon

The Tuscan-fantasy-farmhouse décor of this dependable Italian restaurant is further rusticated by the fireplace set into the back wall of the vaulted dining room. It’s a perfect setting for enjoying pappardelle Bolognese, Mama Gemelli's meatball parmigiana or the stuffed veal chop. More info: 631-321-6392, gemellirestaurant.com

Ristorante Gemelli in Babylon.

Ristorante Gemelli in Babylon. Credit: Newsday/Erica Marcus



The market’s parent organization, Southampton’s East End Food Institute, renovated the old Homeside Florist and Greenhouses and the 3,000-square-foot building, making this LI’s largest indoor market.

Where: 139 Main Rd., Riverhead

When: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 29

More info: eastendfood.org

Selected vendors: Local produce from Latham Farms and Maryhaven Center of Hope Farm, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm (pastured pork), Pendleton’s Harvest Moon Farm (lamb, eggs, jam), Aki’s Kitchen soups and salads, Blue Duck Bakery, Green Door Woodworks (handmade cutting boards), North Fork Flour Shoppe baked goods, North Fork Roasting Co., Jamesport Sourdough & Coffee, Kalypso Greek Yogurt, Mecox Bay Dairy, North Fork Oysters, North Fork Seafood, The Pudding Lady, Bayberry Bakery.

Linzer tarts made by the Vienna Cookie Company, a vendor...

Linzer tarts made by the Vienna Cookie Company, a vendor at the Westhampton Beach Farmers Market. Credit: Randee Daddona


This year, the market moves from Patchogue’s Fantastic Gardens of Long Island to Daisy Garden nursery in Blue Point, and it will remain there indefinitely: this is a year-round market. Later this spring, Daisy Garden plans to introduce its own organic and hydroponic produce.

Where: Daisy Garden, 71 Maple Ave., Blue Point

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all year

More info: facebook.com/GardenFarmersMarket

Selected vendors: Jaylo’s Wine Shop (local wine), Micro Green Garden (greens, eggs, honey), Hephzibah Organic Farm mushrooms and Asian specialties, Clarks Kitchen focaccia and sourdough bread, Reverie Coffee, Pretty Baked pies and pastry, Tommy Pickles, MM Sweet Shop gourmet doughnuts.


Now in its 12th year, this is Long Island’s oldest.

Where: Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington

When: Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through March 26

More info: longislandfarmersmarkets.com

Selected vendors: Local produce from 4 E Farms, Adamah Seafood, Jon’s Gourmet Mushrooms, Kalypso Greek Yogurt, Nautilus Roasting Co., Three French Hens Bakery, Orwasher’s Bread, Sir John smoked fish, Really Good Fruit Spreads, Backyard Bees, Bambino’s Ravioli, Bauer's Brew coffee, Fresh Factor Juice, Spring brook Hollow Farm Distillery, Mello Munch granola, Maca's by Nikky (macarons).


The market moved to a new premises this year — and this one doesn’t require GPS to locate.

Where: Saint Pauls Episcopal Church, 28 Highland Rd., Glen Cove

When: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through March 25 (except for the third Saturday of each month)

More info: facebook.com/deeprootsfarmersmarket

Selected vendors: ChowderHead Soups, Davy Jones Shellfish Co., Dom's Honey, Eggcellent Quiche, Hearts and Flour, Johnny Breads, Nelly’s Empanadas, Pecks of Maine preserves, Horman’s Best Pickles, BillKoBaker cookies, Three French Hens Bakery, The Savory Fig Bakeshop.


Deep Roots, which debuted a summer market in Great Neck last year, has now established a winter version. It’s a collaboration with the Great Neck Park District and is located in Great Neck House, the town’s cultural and educational hub.

Where: Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave., Great Neck

When: Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through March 26

More info: gnparks.org

Selected vendors: Bambino Ravioli, Diesel Cold Brew, Dobler Farms, Horman’s Best Pickles, Johnny Breads, Sabor del Amore empanadas, Sauce Up (chimichurri, chili crunch and nut crunch), Say Chef canned specialties, The Cheese Guy, The Illegal Baker, Total Sicily Italian specialties.

Lisa Fitz with her sheep, Clover at Deep Roots Farmer's Market...

Lisa Fitz with her sheep, Clover at Deep Roots Farmer's Market in Great Neck. Credit: Yvonne Albinowski


This is the second year the market is taking shelter from the cold at Bright Eye Beer Co., which is right across the street from Kennedy Plaza, its warm-weather location. The market’s first day will be Feb. 1.

Where: Bright Eye Beer Co., 50 Park Ave., Long Beach

When: Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 through March 29

More info: 516-670-5046, ligreenmarket.org

This year's vendors are still being finalized; last year's included Happy Now Farms, Adamah Gallery Seafood, Scott's Sourdough, Horman’s Famous Pickles, Long Beach Sea Salt, Peace Love & Hot Chocolate, the Big Cheese, Taylor Made Vegan Eats.


Where: Village Center, 101-A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson

When: Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 30

More info: portjeff.com

Selected vendors: Local produce from Maryhaven Center of Hope Farm and Priscilla’s Farm, Flourbud Bakery pastries, Monies Macarons, Naela’s Organics (Mediterranean specialties), TerraNut nut bars, Hormans Best Pickles, Trombone e Gatto baked goods, Knot of this World pretzels, Sweets by Amy G, O Honey Bee Farm, Farm Fresh Potions, Sal & Jerry’s Bakery


This winter, the Chamber of Commerce teamed up with St. Mark's Episcopal Church to hold a winter market complete with a roaring fireplace and live piano accompaniment.

Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 40 Main St., Westhampton Beach.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 29

Selected vendors: ChowderHead Soup, Vienna Cookie Company, Mecox Bay Dairy cheese, Catch of the Hamptons local seafood, Newlight Breadworks, Kalypso Greek Yogurt, Sal & Jerry’s Bakery, Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery, Wildflower Beverages, Horman’s Best Pickles, Pecks of Maine preserves, Knot of this World pretzels, South Shore Mushrooms, Wicked Sisters teas and infusions.


During the winter, the farm stand is open every other Saturday. You won’t find a better selection of storage vegetables anywhere on Long Island: carrots, leeks, broccoli (regular and romanesco), turnips, radishes (daikon, black), potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, celery root, winter squash, garlic, onions, shallots and more.

Where: 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd., Old Bethpage

When: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and 25; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 and 25, April 8, 22 and 29.

More info: restorationfarm.com

"Storage vegetables" at the winter farmers market at Old Restoration...

"Storage vegetables" at the winter farmers market at Old Restoration Farm in Old Bethpage. Credit: Newsday/Erica Marcus

Compiled by Corin Hirsch, Erica Marcus, Ian Stark, Joann Vaglica and Scott Vogel