The latest restaurants to open on Long Island.

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Shuga Pie Shop has opened in Babylon Village.

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Newsday food writer Scott Vogel spends the day with Shuga Pie Shop owners Micheline Cummings and Terry Haughy to learn the story behind their success in Babylon.

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Hot Oil pizza from Riko's Thin Crust Pizza, which opened recently in Levittown.

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DOX, a waterfront eatery in Island Park.

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The marinated skirt steak sandwich at The Homestead.

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Qdoba Mexican Eats offers burrito bowls, tacos, quesadillas and more.

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The signature brown bonnet cone at Marvel Frozen Dairy in Lido Beach is dipped in chocolate and sprinkles.

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Salvatore DiBenedetto, aka The Grubfather, in his new Huntington restaurant, The Grub Shop, next to a mural depicting his hero, Anthony Bourdain.

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Garlic-parmesan wings from Wings of New York, the recently launched ghost kitchen from Nathan's.

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Doughnuttery, serving bite-sized doughnuts, recently opened at Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City.

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A classic gyro from Super Greek in Lake Ronkonkoma.


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Umberto's, Oyster Bay: Despite the small space at this take-out-and-delivery-only location, the menu is nearly as big as some of the other 11 Umberto's on the Island.

Gregory's Coffee

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Gregory's Coffee, Deer Park: This NYC coffee chain opened its first Long Island location, offering toasted marshmallow lattes, carrot-raisin pound cake and more.

Prime 39

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Prime 39, Lynbrook: This "resto-lounge" offers a soulful global menu of crispy shrimp with Cheddar polenta and Cajun Hollandaise, Southern fried chicken with jalapeño drizzle, prime steaks and more.

Burgerology Express

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Burgerology Express, Syosset: This express location is "simpler and more limited, and the prices are much lower" than the three existing Burgerologies, according to partner John Galatoulas.


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Chick-fil-A, Smithtown: The chain opened its 7th local location, offering its signature pressure-cooked chicken sandwiches, nuggets, wraps and salads, among other fast food staples.

Clementine's Plant Based Deli & Bakery

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Clementine's, Sayville: This plant based deli and bakery offers sandwiches, bowls of chili, snickerdoodle mini-cakes and brown-banana bread, among other items.


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iSouvlaki, Glen Cove: This fast-casual Greek restaurant serves five types of skewers, pork, chicken, bifteki (ground beef), shrimp and chickpea balls available a la carte, in a pita wrap or on a platter.

Super Greek

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Super Greek, Lake Ronkonkoma: This new Greek restaurant offers build-your-own bowls, sandwiches, platters and more.

Amanda's Bakery Co.

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Amanda's Bakery Co., Bay Shore: A 26-year-old opened this bakery with Instagram-friendly sweets including custom cakes, brownies and pastries.

Gracia's Taqueria

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Gracia's Taqueria, Commack: This family owned spot offers three-dozen main dishes that combine Mexican, Tex-Mex and Mediterranean influences.

The Grub Shop

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The Grub Shop, Huntington: Social media star, The Grubfather, opened this new shop offering a variety of cheesesteaks, fries, chicken tenders, salads and more.

P. F. Chang's

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P. F. Chang's, Plainview: The chain's new concept has a much smaller footprint, a slightly smaller menu and offers only takeout.

Hummus Fit

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Hummus Fit, Deer Park: This new food prep service offers pre-packed eats like high-protein breakfast wraps, lean turkey meatballs, Dunkaroo-flavored protein oats and more.

Rivers Cafe USA

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Rivers Cafe USA, Floral Park: This new shop, which uses coffee imported from its family farm in El Salvador, features a walk-up counter for ordering beverages and just enough space to display its homemade sweets.

Baked with Grace

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Baked with Grace, Plainview: A Farmingdale State College student launched a cookie pie business, offering the treat in flavors like birthday cake, Oreo brownie, red velvet cheesecake and cinnamon roll.

Disset Chocolate

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Disset Chocolate, Cutchogue: This new online chocolate shop offers flavors such as raspberry with black sesame and strawberry with black pepper. They also appear at local pop-ups.

Peri-Peri Guys

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Peri-Peri Guys, Hicksville: Here, customers choose their chicken (quarter, whole, breast, skewers or wings) and sauces (lemon-herb, mango-lime, mild, hot and "the hottest we go for now"), plus sides like mashed potatoes and mac 'n cheese.

Vincent's New York Wood-Fired Pizza Truck

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Vincent's New York Wood-Fired Pizza Truck, East Setauket: Its menu features 10 specialty pies, such as the only-on-Long Island "L.I.B.E.C.," a bacon, egg and cheese pizza with an everything-bagel crust, as well as Caesar salad and pasta e fagioli.

The Cafe at Buttercooky Bakery

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The Cafe at Buttercooky Bakery, Huntington: This bakery has added savory eats to its menu, like avocado toast, omelets and waffles.

Hunter the Restaurant

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Hunter the Restaurant, East Norwich: This upscale French-inspired bistro serves a straightforward approach to classic dishes like steak frites, bouillabaisse, paella and duck a l'orange.


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SpoonSticks, Massapequa: This Korean and Japanese restaurant offers tteok bok ki, a comfort dish that's sometimes thought of as Korean mac 'n cheese, Korean-style chicken wings, tonkotsu ramen and more.

Hot Chicken Mama

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Hot Chicken Mama, Blue Point: This popular new chicken spot offers the comfort food in spices at one of six levels, from "easy" (dusted with cayenne) to the assaultive XL ("extra loud").

David's Cookies

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David's Cookies (Huntington Station and Garden City): After operating for more than 30 years as a mail-order company, the cookie brand opened two local storefronts, at Walt Whitman shops and Roosevelt Field mall.

Elsie Lane Wing House

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Elsie Lane Wing House, Huntington Village: This new wings spot offers 15 different sauces including mango-habanero and Asian garlic, plus mac-and-cheese, giant pretzels and Buffalo cauliflower bites.

The Shuga Pie Shop

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The Shuga Pie Shop, Babylon Village: This tiny cake shop hidden in an alley offers no less than 10 different "shuga pies" a day, in flavors like funfetti and rainbow cookie.

Anthony's Kitchen & Cocktails

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Anthony's Kitchen & Cocktails, Bellmore: This cozy new spot offers Italian-American dishes with a twist, including stuffed veal chops, meatball-sausage-braciole pasta and steak tacos.

Nisi Mediterranean

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Nisi Mediterranean, Melville: The menu at this new Greek restaurant, on the first floor of the Hilton, features grilled octopus, spanakopita and lamb chops, plus twists on Greek staples, too.

Farm Stores

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Farm Stores, Smithtown and Island Park: This South Florida chain opened two Long Island drive-thrus, offering groceries, household items and ready-to-eat foods.

Threes Brewing

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Threes Brewing, Huntington: This new satellite shop for the Brooklyn-based brewery saw demand for delivery spiked on Long Island during COVID, and has since opened a local bottle shop and bar.

Charred Brick Oven

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Charred Brick Oven, Seaford: This lobster shack turned pizzeria offers a menu of Italian favorites (mozzarella in carrozza, fritto misto, pappardelle with oxtail ragù), heros, salads, cheese board and more.

La Gran Amazonia

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La Gran Amazonia, Patchogue: This new Ecuadorian restaurant offers tripe braised with peanuts and potatoes, a savory goat stew, plus rice, beans, avocado and fried coins of plantains, and more.

Philly Pretzel Factory

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Philly Pretzel Factory, Rocky Point: This pretzel chain turns out a variety of freshly baked pretzels, from traditional hand-twisted with salt or cinnamon, to specialty ones stuffed with hot dogs, cheeseburgers and more.

Theo Thai Bistro

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Theo Thai Bistro, Bethpage: This new eatery opened with a dual focus on Thai and Vietnamese eats, like drunken noodles and pho.

O.G. Ramen

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O.G. Ramen, Babylon: This new ramen spot offers a variety of bowls, from traditional to gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.

Burger Village

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Burger Village, Farmingdale: This new burger joint has landed in the food-dense nucleus of the Walmart shopping plaza, offering organic, exotic-meat patties, shakes, fries, soups and salads.

Luigi Q

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Luigi Q, Hicksville: This Italian restaurant has reopened three years after being destroyed by a fire.

Food Court Korea

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Food Court Korea, Albertson: At this new spot, customers can find crunchy, light fried-chicken, Korean-style dumplings, bibimbap and more.

DQ Grill and Chill

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DQ Grill and Chill, Nesconset: This chain goes beyond its signature Blizzards, offering burgers, artisan sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and more.

Duchess Cookies

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Duchess Cookies, Plainview: Popular Long Island baker Sofia Demetriou, who specializes in stuffed cookies, opened this storefront at the Plainview Shopping Centre.

Pho 34

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Pho 34, Levittown: Tucked away in a strip mall on Hempstead Turnpike, this restaurant offers Vietnamese noodles, sandwiches, fried rice and more.

Crave Cafe & Bakery

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Crave Cafe & Bakery, Huntington: This new shop quickly set about becoming a destination for fancy cupcakes, cake pops, macarons, over-the-top lattes and other Instagrammable treats.


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Doughnuttery, Garden City: This bite-size doughnut kiosk opened its first Long Island location at Roosevelt Field mall, offering two-inch doughnuts in 25 different flavors like "purple pig" and "green tea buzz."

Artie's South Shore Fish Market & Grill

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Artie's South Shore Fish Market & Grill, Island Park: Three years after the original owner's death, this fish market and restaurant is back with new partners, a new look, and the very same menu.

JBBQ & Shabu Shabu

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JBBQ & Shabu Shabu, Bay Shore: This new all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant offers a selection of 37 items to cook or grill at your table.

Wings of New York

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Wings of New York, Oceanside: This new "ghost kitchen" from hot dog maven Nathan's offers deep-fried wings, breaded chicken tenders and "Harlem-style" chicken and waffles for delivery only.

Bistro Demarchelier

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Bistro Demarchelier, Greenport: This Longtime NYC bistro takes over a former gallery, focusing on shareable plates such as raw oysters, fondue, cheese plates and charcuterie.

Red Rooster House

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Red Rooster House, Rockville Centre: This new eatery serves a mostly Spanish menu of tapas, like shrimp in garlic sauce, sauteed chorizo sausage, paella and zarzuela (seafood stew).

Blaze Pizza

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Blaze Pizza, Farmingdale: This California pizza chain opened its fourth Long Island location, offering keto and cauliflower crusts, build-your-own-pizza options and more.

Japan Express

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Japan Express, Plainview: This new Japanese spot offers a cafeteria tray worth of food for $8, tofu bentos for $7, or beef and shrimp bentos for $9.

Jassi's Indian Grill

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Jassi's Indian Grill, Mineola: This new Indian spot opened along the sleepy stretch of Jericho Turnpike, offering goat curry, butter chicken, garlic naan and more.

Brooklyn Wing House

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Brooklyn Wing House, Garden City Park: This NYC wings chain opened its first Long Island location, serving options from smoked barbecue to Mango Ciroc-infused habanero.


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BTW, Oceanside: This new bar devoted to the LGBTQ community offers the usual cocktails, wine and beers, plus quesadillas, wings and pizza.

Standard Pour

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Standard Pour, Valley Stream: Two cousins opened this cafe in their hometown, offering drip coffee, espresso, lattes, and pastries, such as cheddar-cheese-dill scones and pumpkin chocolate-chip loafs.


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Angelo's, Huntington: This eatery, which replaces Bravo Nader, maintains its Italian-food DNA and most of its staff, but with a dramatically changed visage.

Taqueria Sabor El Poblano

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Taqueria Sabor El Poblano, Hicksville: This new Mexican restaurant offers a menu featuring tacos, empanadas, overstuffed sandwiches and more.

Mother Cluckers

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Mother Cluckers, Bay Shore: This new "ghost kitchen" from Lessings operates out of Bay Shore, and offers fried chicken sandwiches for delivery only from Babylon to Sayville.

Duck Donuts

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Duck Donuts, Selden: This popular North Carolina-based doughnut chain has opened a new location in Selden, offering DIY doughnuts, along with already-made creations in flavors like maple bacon and blueberry pancake.

Mangia Bene

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Mangia Bene, Rockville Centre: This new Italian restaurant serves eight different pizzas and pasta made in house.

Southdown Coffee

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Southdown Coffee, Northport: Award-winning coffee roaster Mark Boccard has opened his third location of Southdown, in Northport, offering drip coffee, espresso drinks, matcha lattes and more.

Mogu Modern Chinese Kitchen

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Mogu Modern Chinese Kitchen, Farmingdale: This new eatery is reinventing Chinese takeout, offering popular dishes cooked by an "automatic wok-cooking platform" whose blade mimics the flipping action of an expertly wielded wok and whose superheated surface can sense the ingredients as they cook.

Sami's Kabab House

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Sami's Kabab House, Glen Cove: This exciting new kebab spot take over a "cursed" Glen Cove location that has been home to several short-lived restaurants.

Laura's BBQ

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Laura's BBQ, Glen Cove: This authentic Texas barbecue spot serves barbecued beef brisket, succulent pork ribs and more.

Bethpage Burger Bar

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Bethpage Burger Bar, Bethpage: This new burger bar has taken over troubled diner 24 North, serving half-pound burgers, sandwiches, over-the-top milkshakes and more.

The Halal Girls

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The Halal Girls, Huntington: In addition to chicken over rice, this new halal spot offers bacon cheeseburgers, spicy wings and Philly cheesesteaks.

Once Bitten Donuts

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Once Bitten Donuts, Massapequa Park: This new doughnut shop turns out more than 1,000 doughnuts per day in flavors like cookies and cream and maple bacon.


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Ella's, Huntington: This pizza-centric pop-up has moved from Greenlawn to the first floor of The Paramount, serving thin crust pies, wings and more.

Taheni Mediterranean Grill

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Taheni Mediterranean Grill, Lindenhurst: This Brooklyn Mediterranean restaurant has opened its first Long Island location, serving pita sandwiches, platters, wraps and baklava milkshakes.

Dirty Taco and Tequila

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Dirty Taco and Tequila, Woodbury: This popular taco spot has opened its third Long Island location, offering new menu items like pork spare rib tacos with Asian apple slaw.

Uncle Steve's House of BBQ

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Uncle Steve's House of BBQ, Roslyn: The owner of Roslyn night spot Vienna has launched this "ghost kitchen," offering brisket, baby back ribs, smoked half chickens and more for takeout only.

46 Locust

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46 Locust, Cedarhurst: Seaview Caterers has turned its 500-person ballroom into a restaurant, offering rosemary and honey-glazed roast chicken, warm cinnamon rolls and more.

Ichiddo Ramen

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Ichiddo Ramen, Port Washington: This ramen chain has opened its first New York location, serving 11 types of ramen, rice bowls and starters like dumplings and fried calamari.

Del Sur Sports Bar & Grill

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Del Sur Sports Bar & Grill, East Rockaway: This new eatery offers a tasty change from typical sports bar apps, specializing in South American dishes like potato and cheese empanadas and pork belly ceviche.

Han Noodle House

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Han Noodle House, Westbury: This new eatery offers a succinct menu of noodle soups, stir-fried noodles and over-rice dishes.

DJ's Clam Shack

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DJ's Clam Shack, East Northport: This clam shack opened a second, bigger location, offering the same creamy chowder, overstuffed lobster rolls and more.

Mangia Bene

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Mangia Bene, Rockville Centre: This new Italian restaurant features an electric pizza oven from Italy, a tented outdoor space and pasta made in house.

Hooks & Chops

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Hooks & Chops, Commack: This ambitious spot replaces Ruby Tuesday, offering a lengthy menu focusing on steak and seafood.


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Windamere, Mattituck: This new year-round waterfront eatery emphasizes seafood and traditional American fare, serving items like lobster sliders and bacon Cheddar cheeseburgers.

La Tavola Trattoria Ristorante

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La Tavola Trattoria Ristorante, Huntington: This new Italian restaurant's signatures include wood-fired chicken, meatballs and sauce and a fine variety of pizzas.


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Relish, Hauppauge: This popular Kings Park eatery has opened a new location in Hauppauge, serving diner-style fare by day and more upscale pasta, fish and chicken entrees in the evening.

Taco Island

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Taco Island, Mount Sinai: This new taco spot is the only place on Long Island where you can find tacos de birria.


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Spuntino, Williston Park: At this new pizzeria-restaurant, customers can grab a slice at the counter, or take a seat in the modern dining room and order a three-course meal.

Rise & Grind

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Rise & Grind, Patchogue: This new breakfast spot serves everything from eggs Benedict and corned beef hash, to French toast and a rainbow cookie latte.

Riko's Thin Crust Pizza

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Riko's Thin Crust Pizza, Levittown: This pizza chain, new to Long Island, offers 13-inch bar pies, salads and wings.

Me & You

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Me & You, Bethpage: Longtime country club chef Fay Arolithianakis has opened this new eatery in her hometown, serving avocado toast with burrata, crab cake sliders and more.


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Leone, East Norwich: This new Italian restaurant offers slow-cooked and Sunday-sauced rigatoni with meatballs, Italian sausage, baby back ribs and more.

The Diner Boys

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The Diner Boys, North Merrick: Long Island's first takeout-only diner serves burgers, fries, Nutella-peanut butter milkshakes and more.

Il Posto di Joey

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Il Posto di Joey, Huntington: Italian restaurant Tutto Pazzo has reopened under this new name three months after its former co-owner's racist comments forced its closure. The Italian American menu is more succinct than its predecessor's, but the majority of its core dishes remain.

Molto Pizza

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Molto Pizza, Babylon: The owner of Babylon wine bar Molto Vino has opened this new eatery, serving three different pizzas, cheese, cured meats, panini and more.

True Food Kitchen

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A grass-fed burger from True Food Kitchen at Roosevelt Field.

Main Street Diner

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Main Street Diner, Sayville: This rebranded diner opened after dramatic renovations, featuring a modern dining room, screened outdoor area and mural photo-op.

Texas Roadhouse

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Texas Roadhouse, Selden: This steakhouse chain opened its third Long Island location, serving steaks, fresh-baked bread with cinnamon butter, housemade margaritas and more.


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Flora, Westhampton Beach: This new contemporary spot, which replaces long-standing Dee Angelo's Pleasant Ave Café, offers a lineup of multi-element dishes, including a warm lobster roll with tarragon aioli and scallops with corn, chorizo, Fresno peppers, buttermilk reduction and jasmine rice.

Osteria Umbra

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Osteria Umbra, Smithtown: Top Italian chef Marco Pellegrini opened this new spot, offering spaghetti carbonara, wood-fired branzino, cod puttanesca and more.

Kiko Ramen

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Kiko Ramen, Garden City: This new ramen restaurant replaces short-lived pizzeria Gaetano's, offering a variety of ramen bowls, pork buns, Japan-style fried chicken wings and more.

La Taqueria

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La Taqueria, Hicksville: This bright new taco spot also offers tortas (traditional Mexican sandwiches), tostadas, burritos, bowls and enchiladas.

Shrimpy's Burrito Bar

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Shrimpy's Burrito Bar, Huntington Station: This new Tex-Mex eatery serves tacos, burritos, loaded fries and more.


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Butera's, Bay Shore: This Italian restaurant, with other locations in Sayville and Woodbury, has opened in Bay Shore serving satisfying chicken meatballs, ricotta gnocchi and more.

Cloud Nine

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Cloud Nine, Patchogue: This new spot serves cereal-and-ice-cream mashup desserts offered in either an ice cream swirl (cup or cone) or milkshake.

Philly Pretzel Factory

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Philly Pretzel Factory, Lake Ronkonkoma: This popular chain has opened a new location serving soft-baked pretzels, pretzel dogs and more.

All American Wontons Gourmet Market

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All American Wontons Gourmet Market, Massapequa: This eatery, which started as a food trailer, has found a permanent home in Massapequa, offering sweet and savory wontons like bacon macaroni and cheese, Buffalo chicken, banana Nutella and pineapple coconut cheesecake.

Rosado's Latin American Cuisine

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Rosado's, Smithtown: This new Latin American spot offers a menu of platters (smoke-roasted chicken, seasoned pulled pork and spiced pot roast), plus rotating specials like Cuban sandwiches and vegan sausage.

Milky Ways Ice Cream & Cereal Bar

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Milky Ways Ice Cream & Cereal Bar, Coram: This new ice cream-cereal bar serves scoops blended with breakfast favorites like Froot Loops or Cap'n Crunch.

Holy Cow

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Holy Cow, Elmont: In addition to burgers, this new halal spot offers shakes, fried chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and fries.

Island Empanada

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Island Empanada.

Druthers Coffee

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Druthers Coffee, Stony Brook: This airy new spot opposite the LIRR station offers specialty lattes, cold brew and fresh pastries baked on site.

Tommy Tacos

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Tommy Tacos, Huntington: This new taco spot, a few doors down from the Department of Motor Vehicles, cranks out tacos, burritos and Mexican snacks.

Pelican's SnoBalls

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Pelican's SnoBalls, Valley Stream: This shaved ice franchise opened its first Long Island location offering 100 flavors including tropical punch, pink bubble gum and French vanilla.

Shah's Halal

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Shah's Halal, Melville: The new location of this popular halal chain offers a variety of platters, gyros, cheesesteak sandwiches, burgers, salads, nuggets, wings and fries.

Bare Naked Bowl

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Bare Naked Bowl, East Meadow: This new eatery specializes in acai bowls topped with fruit, berries and seeds, and smoothies, like the Very Berry and PBJ.

Main Street Tavern

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Main Street Tavern, Amagansett: This new eatery has a 54-seat beer garden and eclectic menu offering everything from fish and chips to chicken parm.

Marvel Frozen Dairy

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Marvel Frozen Dairy, Long Beach: This iconic Lido Beach ice cream stand has opened a second location, a boardwalk outpost on National Boulevard in Long Beach.

Mighty Quinn's BBQ

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Mighty Quinn's BBQ, Garden City: This top NYC barbecue spot has opened it's first franchise location on Long Island, serving a variety of smoked meats, sides and locally-sourced baked goods.

Sweet Charlie's

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Sweet Charlie's, New Hyde Park: This ice cream chain has opened its first New York location in New Hyde Park, offering Thai-style rolled ice cream, warm cookies, Belgian waffles and more.

North Fork Doughnut Co.

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North Fork Doughnut Co., Bay Shore: This popular Mattituck doughnut shop has opened a new location on E. Main Street, offering flavors like Samoa, caramel coffee cake, rainbow cookie and Nutella creme.

Il Buco

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Il Buco, Montauk: This celebrated NYC restaurant has taken over the kitchen at luxury oceanfront resort Mostrador Marram for the season, serving a menu of sandwiches, small plates and grab-and-go salads.

Dolce Gelateria

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Dolce Gelateria, Bellmore: This top Franklin Square gelateria has opened a South Shore outpost, offering housemade flavors like rainbow cookie and cotton candy.

Rasta Shack Island Spices

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Rasta Shack Island Spices, Huntington: This new Jamaican eatery offers jerk chicken, oxtail, curried goat and more.

Steiner's Pastry Shop

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Steiner's Pastry Shop, Port Washington: After losing its Manhasset lease, this bakery has replaced a defunct deli on Main Street. It turns out an array of Old World pastries that are rare on Long Island, including raspberry-filled almond boats and Viennese apple strudel.


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SaGhar, Port Jefferson: This new Indian fusion restaurant, which boasts dramatic views of Port Jefferson harbor, offers a seafood-centric menu that includes mussels masala, sea bass and lobster Malabar.

One Bite Jamaican Restaurant & Bakery

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One Bite Jamaican Restaurant & Bakery, Deer Park: This new eatery offers savory jerk chicken, plus baked goods like guava cheesecake and cocoa bread.

Drifters Kitchen and Bar

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Drifters Kitchen and Bar, Ridge: This new restaurant has taken over a former McDonald's, serving burgers, nachos, wings and more in the renovated dining room and drive-through.

Doce Empanadas

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Doce Empanadas, Carle Place: This new spot offers 12 varieties of empanadas, including Buffalo chicken, pepperoni and cheese and spinach and ricotta.

Thai Chic Bistro

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Thai Chic Bistro, Hewlett: This new Thai restaurant has opened in a former pizzeria, serving drunken noodles with shrimp, mango sticky rice and more.

Poke Frisée

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Poke Frisée, Garden City: This new eatery, in the Gallery at Westbury, is a creative spot offering poke and bento box-sized sushi rolls.


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SaGhar, Port Jefferson: This new Indian fusion restaurant has a seafood-focused menu and waterside rooftop deck.


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Bamboo, Southampton: This Asain fusion restaurant has returned to the Hamptons after nearly 10 years, serving fresh sushi, Chinese-style dumplings and more.

Tony's Tacos

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Tony's Tacos, Floral Park: This new Mexican-Italian cantina offers chicken Parm tacos, tortilla chips with guacamole and burrata, pizza quesadillas and more.

103 Bambino's Pizzeria

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103 Bambino's Pizzeria, Westhampton Beach: This hidden pizzeria, which replaces Brunetti, serves a variety of pies, lasagna, meatballs and more.

Kenko Asian Cuisine

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Kenko Asian Cuisine, Merrick: This new Asian restaurant serves Vietnamese specialties like banh mi sandwiches and pho noodle soup.

Cream Espresso Bar & Bakery

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Cream Espresso Bar & Bakery, North Bellmore: This new spot offers a selection of Armenian baked goods like "bird's milk cake," made with thin, toasty layers and Belgian-chocolate glaze.

Salted. On the Harbor

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Salted. On the Harbor, Northport: This new harborfront bistro has a menu featuring an enormous lobster roll and fried chicken sandwich, as well as brunch favorites like a pretzel bun breakfast sandwich, buttermilk pancakes and more.

Danny's Chinese Kitchen

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Danny's Chinese Kitchen, Massapequa: This little storefront offers a menu full of Chinese standards — wonton soup, spare ribs, egg foo young, sesame chicken, etc. — and also a "pastrami egg roll."


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Duryea's, Orient Point: This Montauk seafood spot opened a new waterside location, serving Mediterranean-inspired starters, lobster rolls and more.

Strong Island Ice Cream

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Strong Island Ice Cream, Nesconset: This new ice cream shop offers flavors like cotton candy, rainbow cookie and Rice Krispie Treat.

Anchor Down Dockside

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Anchor Down Dockside, Seaford: This upscale seafood shack, sister restaurant to Anchor Down in Merrick, offers a medley of fish and shellfish. It also features an outdoor deck on the Seaford canal.

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Lucharitos, Center Moriches: This Mexican mini-chain has opened a new location in Center Moriches which sprawls over more than an acre. It features multiple outdoor dining areas, outdoor play areas, a food truck and soon, a full-service restaurant with about 16 seats.


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Kissaki, Water Mill: This new sushi restaurant features fish flown in weekly from Japan and robots that shape rice.

Qdoba Mexican Eats

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Qdoba Mexican Eats, Farmingdale: This fast-casual spot across from Republic Airport serves a menu of Mexican fare and allows customers to create their own burritos, nachos, salads and more.

Uptown Taco

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Uptown Taco, Floral Park: At this new taco spot, customers can find an assortment of tacos, nachos and more.

Bare Naked Bakery

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Bare Naked Bakery, Northport: This gluten-free bake shop has opened within Northport's Copenhagen Bakery, offering doughnuts, rainbow cookies, bread and more.


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Carbone, Southampton: This Manhattan Italian restaurant has opened a pop-up offering a modified version of its menu, which includes shrimp scampi, veal Parm, meatballs and spicy rigatoni alla vodka.

Buttermilk's Chicken

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Buttermilk's Chicken, East Islip: This new eatery has gained a loyal following serving juicy, flavorful fried chicken.

Southdown Marketplace

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Southdown Marketplace, West Islip: Huntington's longtime specialty grocer has opened a second store on Long Island's opposite shore, offering fresh produce, meat, fish and more.


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Sorriso, Garden City Park: After a three-year delay, this Italian restaurant has opened with a menu featuring pizza, classic chicken dishes, shrimp risotto and "Italian nachos" -- fried lasagna noodles topped with tomato sauce, peppers and mozzarella.

Shah's Halal

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Shah's Halal, Riverhead: This street-food cart turned chain has opened its 11th Long Island location serving platters, gyros, sandwiches and more.


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Burgerology, Patchogue: This popular burger spot has opened its third Long Island location serving signature burgers and over-the-top shakes.

Boxcar Burgers

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Boxcar Burgers, Ronkonkoma: This new burger joint has opened at the Ronkonkoma LIRR station, also serving hot dogs, Tater tots, mac-and-cheese bites and more.

Harbor Harvest

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Harbor Harvest, Huntington: This Connecticut-based market has opened its first Long Island location in Huntington, selling produce, meat, dairy and more.

Guac Shop Mexican Grill

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Guac Shop Mexican Grill, Seaford and Jericho: This Mexican spot has opened a new location in Jericho, as well as a virtual kitchen in Seaford (behind Cara Mia Due), offering burritos, bowls, tacos and more to go.

Coach Meeting House

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Coach Meeting House, Oyster Bay: This 59-seat restaurant opened days before New York's dine-in shutdown. It has a clubby vibe and offers dishes such as artichoke oreganata and steak frites. Spiked slushies are also on the menu.

Saint James Brewery

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Saint James Brewery, St. James: This New York state farm-brewery, meaning they must use at least 60 percent of state-grown ingredients in their beers, opened days before coronavirus shutdowns.

Sunrise Smoothies

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Sunrise Smoothies, Massapequa Park: This rebranded smoothie spot has opened a new location on Merrick Road where customers can choose from more than 20 smoothies, plus acai bowls, meal replacements and protein shakes.

The Chicken Coop

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The Chicken Coop, Huntington: This reinvented eatery offers half- and full-size chickens, plus sides such as broccoli with sliced almonds, jalapeno-cheddar mac-and-cheese and roasted garlic-Parmesan creamed spinach.

Pita Pit

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Pita Pit, Hauppauge: This chain has opened its first Long Island location offering pita pockets customers can have stuffed with toppings and rolled like a burrito.


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Beenz, Hauppauge: This new Indian restaurant specializes in a blend of Indian and Persian dishes, with some Chinese influences.

Bagel Chalet

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Bagel Chalet, Merrick: In addition to bagels, this new shop also offers a full menu of salads, sandwiches, panini, flatbreads, oatmeal, acai and more.

Go Greek

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Go Greek, Bohemia: This fast-casual restaurant has opened a second Long Island location serving gyros, salads, build-your-own pita sandwiches and more.

Cabo Fresh

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Cabo Fresh, Centereach: This Mexican chain, with locations in Stony Brook, Smithown and Commack, has opened a new location on Middle Country Road serving burritos, tacos, salad bowls and more.

Old Fields Barbecue

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Old Fields Barbecue, East Setauket: This Huntington barbecue spot has opened a new location in East Setauket serving St. Louis-style pork ribs, smoked chicken, brisket and more.

Crispy's Wings and Fries

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Crispy's Wings and Fries, Patchogue: This new virtual restaurant located inside Local Burger Co. offers wings, sandwiches, chicken strips and more for takeout or delivery only.

Sei Ramen

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Sei Ramen, East Setauket: This new ramen spot serves Japanese-style appetizers and 14 different ramens, including pork, chicken and vegetarian options.

El Guapo Tacos & Tequila

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El Guapo Tacos & Tequila, Mineola: The menu at this new eatery features tacos, burritos, fajitas, nachos and more.

La Buena Vida

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La Buena Vida, Moriches: This new waterside Spanish restaurant offers small plates, including seafood-stuffed mushrooms and chorizo sausage sauteed in white wine, plus mains like grilled sea scallops and arroz con pollo.

Bright Eye Beer Co.

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Bright Eye Beer Co., Long Beach: This sibling-owned brewery offers 16 taps, local kombucha and New York state wines and though there is no kitchen, customers will eventually be able to bring in food from nearby restaurants.

Carolyn's Southern Comfort Cuisine

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Carolyn's Southern Comfort Cuisine, East Meadow: This new soul food spot serves fried chicken, mac & cheese, peach cobbler and more.

Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

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Waterzooi Belgian Bistro, Port Washington: This decades-old eatery has opened a second location at the corner of Port Washington Boulevard and Main Street. The menu offers straight-ahead bistro fare such as escargot and onion soup, plus modern-global dishes such as grilled octopus and crispy pork belly with romesco sauce.

Wild Fig

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Wild Fig, New Hyde Park: The latest location of this Mediterranean restaurant offers bowls, salads, flatbreads and more.

Organic Krush

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Organic Krush, Rockville Centre: This health-focused restaurant has opened its fifth local location, offering cold-pressed juices, bowls, salads, wraps and more.

Punta Cana Dominican Grill

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Punta Cana Dominican Grill, Rockville Centre: The third location of this Dominican spot offers DIY bowls (with rice or salad bases), empanadas and more.


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Hangry, New Hyde Park: Get a burger topped with mac 'n cheese and barbecued potato chips, or a panini stuffed with mozzarella sticks and French fries at this new halal eatery.

Branzinos Bar & Restaurant

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Branzinos Bar & Restaurant, Huntington Station: This new eatery offers a menu of modern Italian classics with a focus on seafood.

Chubs Burgers Burritos & Heroes

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Chubs Burgers Burritos & Heroes, Farmingville: This new sandwich shop from the owner of the popular Chubs Meats in Medford specializes in over-the-top heroes.

Sangria 71

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Sangria 71, Island Park: This Spanish restaurant, with other branches in Williston Park and Commack, has opened its third location serving tapas, paella, sangria and more.

Hermanas Kitchen and Cocktails

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Hermanas Kitchen and Cocktails, Lindenhurst: This new eatery offers dishes and mixed drinks inspired by the cuisines of Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.


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Narinatto, Port Washington: This new Korean restaurant serves homemade dumplings, chicken katsu, ramen, udon and more.

The Green Fork

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The Green Fork, Babylon: This new health-focused eatery offers a selection of salad and grain bowls.

7 Gerard

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7 Gerard, Huntington Village: This new eatery replaces Jema, Joy Mangano's well-reviewed restaurant that closed in 2018. The new spot serves everything from lettuce wraps and sushi to vegetarian tacos and surf and turf sliders.

Carolina Kitchen

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Carolina Kitchen, Medford: This new restaurant just south of the LIE offers hearty soul food like fried or barbecued chicken, ribs, mac-and-cheese and marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole.


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Publicans, Manhasset: This restaurant and bar, one of Long Island's oldest eateries, has reopened under new ownership with an updated menu featuring burgers, tacos and more.

Dang BBQ

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Dang BBQ, Seaford: This Islip barbecue joint has opened a second location in the former Seaford Palace Diner, serving pulled pork, brisket, burgers and more.


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Cebollines, Lindenhurst: This new restaurant combines the flavors of Mexico, Central and South America, with a menu featuring tacos, pupusas, churrasco-style skirt steak and more.

Fork & Fiddle

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Fork & Fiddle, Port Jefferson: This new southern-style eatery serves everything from St. Louis-style sticky ribs to deep-fried deviled eggs.

Lucy by Marina Bakery

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Lucy by Marina Bakery, Valley Stream: This bright little shop offers cookies, pastries, muffins, pies, cheesecakes and more.

Island Empanada

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Island Empanada, Rocky Point: This empanada spot has opened its third local location, in Rocky Point.

Gin 45

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Gin 45, Northport: This new tapas bar serves a menu of small plates featuring manchego croquettes, honey-garlic wings, queso-stuffed mushrooms and more.

Main Street Pizza

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Main Street Pizza, Mineola: This new eatery replaces Barosa, serving the same menu of pies, salads, heroes, pasta dishes and more.

Greek Xpress

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Greek Xpress, Franklin Square: A new Long Island location of this chain restaurant has opened in a former Subway. The extensive menu features pitas, platters, gyros, dips and more.


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One10, Melville: This huge Italian restaurant by Anthony Scotto has a menu that presents a much more modern vision of Italian cuisine.

The Halal Chicken & Rice Company

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The Halal Chicken & Rice Company, Westbury: This new spot combines the halal over-rice menu with Chipotle-style DIY counter service.

Sweet Soul

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Sweet Soul, St. James: This new vegan and gluten-free bakery serves cupcakes, doughnuts, mini-cheesecakes and more.


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IHOP, Farmingdale: This breakfast chain has opened a new Long Island location in Airport Plaza.

Wild Feast Cafe

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Wild Feast Cafe, Rockville Centre: This eclectic Long Beach restaurant that closed in 2019 has resurfaced at a new location in Rockville Centre. The menu features everything from endive and halloumi salad, to crab and mango dumplings.


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S2-Mart, Great Neck: This new Japanese grocery store sells everything from culinary staples and snacks, to toiletries and household items.


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Brownstones, Centereach: This all-day breakfast spot serves its signature French toast bites, breakfast burritos, avocado toast and more.

El Paso Taco Grill

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El Paso Taco Grill, Copiague: This popular Farmingdale restaurant has opened a second Long Island location, in Copiague, serving a wide variety of Mexican specialties.

Rakkii Ramen

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Rakkii Ramen, Smithtown: This ramen chain has opened its first Long Island location, featuring an open kitchen and a lengthy sake list.

Bird & Bao

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Bird & Bao, Patchogue: The menu at this new Asian fusion cafe focuses on elaborately filled steamed buns.


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Chopt, Garden City: This salad chain has opened a third Long Island location, in Westbury Plaza.


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Cheezly's, Centereach: The owners of this cheese-focused food truck have opened a storefront with a menu featuring build-your-own macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese and more.

Kung Fu Tea

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Kung Fu Tea, Williston Park: This bubble tea chain has opened its third Long Island location nearly two years after starting construction.

Power Poke

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Power Poke, Syosset: This new poke spot features a build-your-own concept, where customers choose a base, protein and mix-ins.

Nikkei of Peru

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Nikkei of Peru, Woodbury: This Japanese-Peruvian restaurant, one of Long Island's top sushi spots, has opened a third Long Island location. The menu features inventive rolls, small plates and a handful of entrees, plus sushi-bar standards.

Culture Fine Food & Cocktails

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Culture Fine Food & Cocktails, Babylon: This new eatery, which replaces longtime Mexican spot Don Ricardo's, offers a wide-ranging menu featuring everything from a pickle-brined fried-chicken sandwich to venison street tacos.

Casa dos Frangos

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Casa dos Frangos, Williston Park: The brief menu at this new Portuguese restaurant features chicken, pork spareribs and grilled salmon.

Fogo de Chao

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Fogo de Chao, Carle Place: This Brazilian steakhouse has opened its first Long Island location, offering an all-inclusive prix-fixe menu.

Jersey Mike's Subs

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Jersey Mike's Subs, Garden City Park: This sandwich chain has opened a new Long Island location in Garden City Park, offering hot and cold subs, wraps and more.

Hush Restaurant & Lounge

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Hush Restaurant & Lounge, Elmont: This sleek new eatery features a menu that ranges from seafood, beef and chicken to pasta and vegetarian options.

Yori Japanese Cuisine

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Yori Japanese Cuisine, Oceanside: This new sushi spot offers ornate rolls, hard-to-find Japanese appetizers and a thoughtful sake selection.

Jiang Hu

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Jiang Hu, East Setauket: This new Chinese restaurant serves everything from authentic soup dumplings to American-style dishes like Kung-Pao chicken.


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Baldoria, Long Beach: This new Italian restaurant serves a casual, family-style menu including fried calamari, linguine alle vongole, chicken scarpariello and more.

Shah's Halal

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Shah's Halal, Huntington Station: This street-food cart turned fast-growing chain has opened a new Long Island location on Jericho Turnpike.

Bango Bowls

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Bango Bowls, Lake Grove: This acai bowl chain has opened at Smith Haven Mall, offering an expanded menu featuring poke, grain and salad bowls.

Sansone Market

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Sansone Market, Garden City Park: This new market from Italian-food wholesalers Sansone Foods offers a variety of authentic pastas, oils, sauces and more.


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Abbracciamento, Lynbrook: This new restaurant offers a menu of Italian specialties including cacio e pepe and garlic-rosemary roasted Cornish hens.

Prime Burger Bar

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Prime Burger Bar, Commack: This new burger spot from the owner of Babylon Burger Bar and Massapequa's New York Burger Bar replaces Bleachers Bar & Grill, serving build-your-own grilled burgers, fries, milkshakes and more.

Catpurrcinos Cat Cafe

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Catpurrcinos Cat Cafe, Huntington: This new cat cafe serves pastries, breakfast sandwiches, grilled cheese and more, and allows customers to visit with adoptable cats (separated by glass from the working part of the cafe).


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Chick-fil-A, Farmingdale: This chicken chain has opened its sixth Long Island location serving sandwiches, nuggets, wraps and more.

La Mesa

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La Mesa, Massapequa: The menu at this new eatery draws on the cuisines of El Salvador, the Philippines, Honduras, Mexico and more.

Salvatore's Restaurant & Bar

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Salvatore's Restaurant & Bar, Hampton Bays: The menu here focuses on all things Italian, with a pizzeria and espresso bar on one side and a sleek restaurant and bar on the other.

Lota Veco

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Lota Veco, East Northport: This new eatery's menu riffs on the healthy-ish things people go for these days: grain bowls, chunky salads, burritos, smoothies and more.

Taco Bay

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Taco Bay, Oyster Bay: Peter Van Der Mije, the chef-owner of Italian eatery Osteria Leana, has opened this new taqueria offering burritos, bowls, tacos and finely seasoned pupusas.

Holy Smoke Grill

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Holy Smoke Grill, Wantagh: This eclectic new barbecue spot serves everything from brisket sandwiches to quesadillas.

24 North

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24 North, Bethpage: Celebrity chef Tom Schaudel has opened this "finer diner, " serving items like chili, milkshakes, meat loaf and seared salmon.

United Cheesesteaks

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United Cheesesteaks, Huntington: This new Philly cheesesteak spot serves more than a dozen twists on the classic sandwich.

The Shed

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The Shed, West Sayville: This Huntington mainstay has opened its second Long Island location, which features a menu anchored by all-day breakfast.

The Bagel Shop

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The Bagel Shop, Westbury: This new eatery has opened in a busy shopping center with a menu that goes beyond bagels, featuring avocado toast, sandwiches, panini, wraps and more.

Teinei Ya

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Teinei Ya, Syosset: This new ramen shop has opened inside Japanese market Hanamaru, serving everything from pork broth ramen to versions assembled with vegetable tempura or dan dan noodles.

Choppers Burger Bar

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Choppers Burger Bar, Glen Head: High-end chef Kent Monkan has opened this counter-serve burger bar, serving hand-cut fries, signature burgers, shakes and more.

Pho Fans

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Pho Fans, Smithtown: This Vietnamese restaurant offers eight iterations of pho, plus fried spring rolls, dumplings and more.


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Umami, Huntington: This new sushi restaurant offers a selection of wonderfully fresh, expertly cut fish.

South Shore Craft Brewery

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South Shore Craft Brewery, Oceanside: Two local high school teachers have opened this craft brewery in a former print shop, offering traditional beer, mead, wine, cider and more.


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Bakuto, Lindenhurst: The menu at this new Japanese-style gastropub focuses on robatayaki, skewered meats, fish or vegetables grilled over charcoal on a red-hot robata grill.

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

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Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, Smithtown: This coffee chain has opened its first Long Island location serving coffee, tea, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and more.

Zouji Dumpling House

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Zouji Dumpling House, Glen Cove: This new eatery focuses on the cuisine of Northeastern China, serving dumplings, buns, beef hot pot, sautéed okra and more.

Kandahar Kabab

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Kandahar Kabab, Hicksville: This new eatery serves authentic halal Afghan cuisine, including kebabs, lamb palow and Afghani dumplings.

Brooklyn Dip & Burger

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Brooklyn Dip & Burger, East Meadow: This new fast casual eatery brings Brooklyn's legendary Brennan & Carr roast beef sandwich to Long Island, plus wings, personal pizzas and more.

Trident Seafood Grill

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Trident Seafood Grill, Franklin Square: This new value-priced seafood spot features a brief menu that takes in both Cajun and soul-food influences.

Craft Kitchen & Tap House

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Craft Kitchen & Tap House, Wantagh: This Lynbrook gastropub has opened a new location in Wantagh, serving the same comfort food menu -- plus pizza -- and more than 20 craft beers on tap.

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