By Luke Himmelsbach | August 21, 2018 | People
Local cool hunters share their favorite Hampton spots.
Cowfish in Hampton Bays: Live music, outdoor seating and the best mahi-mahi sandwich in the universe!
Goldberg’s: If you are looking for the best breakfast ever, make sure to grab a flagel. My go-to sandwich: whole-wheat everything flagel with whitefish salad. Ahhh!
The Hampton Maid: With fresh ingredients, amazing hot sauces and a playground for kids, this is a go-to for weekend brunch.
Paumanok Vineyards: Like many underappreciated wineries on the North Fork, the scenery is idyllic, but this family-owned winery is also making world-class wines that regularly get rated over 90 points by the major wine reviewers.
Navy Beach: There’s no place like it. You can have a chic dinner with your toes in the sand, and there’s no better spot to watch the sunset.
Duryea’s Lobster Deck: It makes me feel like I’ve escaped to Europe or St. Barts for the day. It just feels so different than the rest of the Hamptons yet has managed to capture the laid-back vibe that makes Montauk so cool. And the lobster Cobb is killer... in a good way.
Halsey Farm: Best dill pickles ever... I order them by the case!
AKT in Motion: Anna Kaiser’s Happy Hour dance cardio class is the most fun workout you’ll ever do! I’m completely obsessed.
Provisions: The vegetable stir-fry with grilled chicken (don’t forget to add the hot sauce) is my favorite lunch at the beach.
Mashomack Preserve: The most blissful wide-open, giant nature preserve in the Hamptons. I’m ambivalent about even mentioning it because it’s so pristine and untrafficked.
Shelter Island IGA: Every year they break out some sizzling new Shelter Island fashions. I just got my blue Shelter Island jogging suit... jealous?
Country Garden Farms: This stand on Scuttlehole has the best fruits and vegetables. Everything is so fresh, crisp and delicious, and I love being able to support the local farming community.
Melet Mercantile: This store is the best hidden gem (well, maybe not anymore!) for vintage clothing. I love browsing the racks and finding unique pieces to spark inspiration for my collections.
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