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Amagansett Farmers’ Market
367 Main St., Amagansett
The Amagansett farmers' market, which occupies a beautiful series of old stalls near downtown, has transferred ownership a few times in the past few years, so we couldn't be more excited that it's finally found a home with Amanda and Katie of Amber Waves Farm. You'll be able to pick up their amazing produce right on-site, and they'll also have dry goods, cheeses, iced coffee, some prepared foods. Don't forget to pick up a bouquet on your way out.
Amber Waves Farm
375 Main St., Amagansett
Katie and Amanda established their Amagansett organic farm in 2009. Among their crops is their wheat, which they harvest and sell in wheat berry form or mill on the spot for their customers at the Montauk farmers' market. They’ve taken it one step further by partnering with a local baker to make their very own bread. Having reintroduced wheat into the East End, they’ve literally reinvented the meaning of “local bread.” They've got a great CSA, plus a sophisticated education program that teaches kids about growing food. If you're not in town long enough for the CSA, pick up their produce at the farmers' market, or from their farm stand.
Ample Hills Creamery
623 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights
The specialty here is handcrafted ice cream and sorbet done in small batches—made extra-delicious by the fact that Ample Hills gets its cream and eggs from local farms upstate for the freshest (and most sustainable) product possible. Offering 24 flavors that change with the seasons, they also do really delicious and beautiful custom ice cream cakes. This fall, the creamery is offering a trio of Roald Dahl-inspired flavors (Mr. Fox’s Scrumdiddlyumptious Crunchy Cider Caramel Cream, Nonna D’s Oatmeal Lace, and Sweet as Honey) which you can get in-shop or shipped right to your door .
Amy’s Bread
672 Ninth Ave., Hell’s Kitchen
Amy's started out in Hell's Kitchen back in 1992 and in the intervening years, her business has gone gangbusters, supplying many of the city's gourmet shops with their wonderful bread and pastries. Head to any of the stores—our favorite is still the largely unchanged original—to pick up a French baguette, olive twist, or one of their delicious pastries to go. As a huge bonus, they offer bread-making classes at their Chelsea Market location where you can learn how to make everything from foccacia to thin-crust pizza.
Amy’s Bread
75 Ninth Ave., Chelsea
Amy’s started out in Hell’s Kitchen back in 1992 and in the intervening years, her business has gone gangbusters, supplying many of the city’s gourmet shops with their wonderful bread and pastries. Head to any of the stores—our favorite is still the largely unchanged original—to pick up a French baguette, olive twist, or one of their delicious pastries to go. As a huge bonus, they offer bread-making classes at their Chelsea Market location where you can learn how to make everything from foccacia to thin-crust pizza.
Amy’s Bread
250 Bleecker St., West Village
Amy’s started out in Hell’s Kitchen back in 1992 and in the intervening years, her business has gone gangbusters, supplying many of the city’s gourmet shops with their wonderful bread and pastries. Head to any of the stores—our favorite is still the largely unchanged original—to pick up a French baguette, olive twist, or one of their delicious pastries to go. As a huge bonus, they offer breadmaking classes at their Chelsea Market location where you can learn how to make everything from foccacia to thin-crust pizza.
Balade Your Way
144 W. 37th St., Midtown
The first thing that makes this fast-casual Midtown spot stand out is the beautiful space—the tiny sliver of a restaurant is sleek and modern, with a dark wood bar and a concrete checkout counter. From the service counter in the back, you can combine a selection of Middle Eastern appetizers and mains (which you'll eat over rice), combining elements like chicken shawarma, hummus, za'atar flatbread, lamb keba, and more. It's a refreshing alternative to the make-your-own-salad daily lunch grind.
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