Establishment neighborhood
Tate’s Bake Shop
43 N. Sea Rd., Southhampton
The story behind Tate's has become the stuff of legend: Kathleen King started baking cookies to sell at her family's farm stand when she was just eleven-years-old, opened her first bake shop at twenty, then rebranded to Tate's (her father's nickname) at forty; today, you'll find her baked goods in stores throughout the country. But the only Tate's Bake Shop is in King's hometown of Southhampton, and it is the real deal. Cookies are the obligatory purchase, but Tate's also does brownies, blondies, even gluten-free goodies. You can order cakes, too.
Jue Lan Club (Closed)
268 Elm St., Southampton
The Hamptons isn't exactly known for its Chinese food, which made the opening of Jue Lan Club in Southampton—the original location is in NYC’s Flatiron district—especially noteworthy. The food here is upscale-Chinese, both classic and modern, which translates to spare ribs and pork fried rice or “drunken” black bass with chiles and braised oxtail with bao buns. Jue Lan Club also brought its night scene to Southampton: It’s open until 4am on the weekends, as the club-ish attachment of the restaurant, known as The Barn (which also serves as an art space), gets going sometime after 11pm.