Il Buco Vita
225 Main St., Amagansett
If you’ve ever returned from Rome with a suitcase devoted entirely to Italianate tabletop accessories and tablecloths, Il Buco Vita is for you. The Il Buco group has expanded beyond Manhattan with a new restaurant in the Hamptons, alongside this café-meets-homeware mecca. Get going with an espresso from the cute café in the store doorway before loading your basket with glasses, trays, and ceramics from Italian producers, plus some classic treasures from John Derian. Images courtesy of Noe DeWitt.
Amber Waves Farm
367 Main St., Amagansett
Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow established their Amagansett farm in 2009. Having reintroduced wheat into the East End, the duo has quite literally reinvented the meaning of “local bread” (stock up on scrumptious pastries and the farm's freshly-milled wheat at their on-site market). Amber Waves has a great CSA plus a sophisticated education program that teaches kids about growing food and honoring the natural environment sustainably. If you’re not in town long enough for the CSA, pick up produce from their farm stand or tuck into farm-to-fork food at the Amber Waves café.
Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee
146 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett
Here, you'll find the best coffees going on the East End, along with a pretty excellent breakfast sandwich. Come early before the lines. There are several outposts of Jack's in the city.
Stuart’s Seafood Market
41 Oak Ln., Amagansett
Stuart's provides some of the best seafood in the area, plus a fully stocked pantry of dream ingredients (panko, anchovies, San Marzano tomatoes) and the best pre-made cocktail sauce ever. With some notice, they'll also put together a pretty epic clambake or lobster dinner.
293 Town Ln., Amagansett
The specialty of this South Fork farm is tomatoes (they grow dozens of varieties) but their corn is pretty outstanding as well. They also offer a great CSA program which can be upgraded to include flowers, fresh herbs, and even cheese.
Bhumi Farms (Closed)
139 Pantigo Rd., Amagansett
If you're lucky enough to completely relocate to the East End for the summer, Bhumi Farms' CSA box is an easy way to get your hands on some of the best produce local farms have to offer. But if you're a weekends-only person, you can still benefit from their farm stand, which is open every day from 11am to 7pm. Regardless, you won't have to say goodbye to these guys at the end of the summer—Bhumi's fall CSA boxes are delivered in the city.