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The Hamptons Best Pizza
Pizza is one of those food items that everyone loves, I guess because it is so customized for your personal taste. For some it’s all about the crust thick or thin, for others it’s the sauce and then there are those where it’s all about the cheese for me I want all three crust, sauce & cheese. I really like thin crust because I feel like you can really taste the toppings more when you’re mouth isn’t full of bread. Also important for me is that there isn’t too much tomato sauce. I hate a pizza where the sauce is gushing out with every bite and causing the cheese and everything to fall off. I vary with toppings, I like mozzarella, tomatoes and basil (but the mozzarella & tomatoes need to be sliced thin), I love really good pepperoni, yummy sausage & peppers or mushrooms. What are your favorite toppings?

 Who has The Hamptons Best Pizza? The Hamptons is home to many pizzerias many of which I have personally visited and many I have not. Based on suggestions from friends, my personal experience, google & yelp reviews is how this list was developed? Some will say Pizza in the Hamptons is not as good as NYC pizza like Gabby’s Pizza in Queens or Ray’s Pizza in NYC two of my favorites but I think you will be pleasantly pleased with the selected Hamptons pizzeria’s. My hubby tells me however no one compares to the legendary Gloria’s pizza that used to be in Flushing Queens, he continues to show his age.

These are my top Hamptons Mouthpiece picks for The Hamptons BEST Pizza…criteria: Crust, sauce, cheese, toppings and of course taste.  If your favorite did not make my list, email me and I will stop by to taste and if it meets my requirements for BEST PIZZA, they will be added to the list and a shout out on my social media, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin.

email: hamptonsmouthpiece@gmail.com

 

Plain pizza Hampton Market & Kitchen, Sag Harbor
American Pie, Bridgehampton, NY
La Capannina Wainscott, NY
World Pie, Bridgehampton (Brick oven, dine-in restaurant)
La Parmigiana, Southampton, NY
Red Horse Market: East Hampton,NY
Pizzetteria Brunetti, Westhampton Beach, NY * 631.288.3003 ( brick-oven)
Astro’s Pizza and Felice’s Ristorante, Amagansett
Francesca’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Hampton Bays

Hamptons Best Breakfast Picks..breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it is also my absolute favorite meal of the day. How many of you love a good Breakfast? How many of you could eat breakfast for every meal? When I cannot decide what to cook for dinner, my daughter turns to me and says let’s have breakfast food.

Are you so busy during the week rushing, that breakfast for you consists of  breakfast on the go…fruit, smoothie, bagel, boiled egg or cereal? Wouldn’t you love to sit down on the weekend and have a big breakfast? When I have time, I like to indulge my family with a super-duper old style “my tradition” breakfast on the weekends by making omelets, bacon, grits, home-fries, biscuits, waffles or pancakes topped with sauteed bananas in hot maple syrup …  I know I go completely over-board but so what. If you are only having this type of meal twice a month, what is the big deal? There are however those days when we like to go out to eat and I thought I would  share my favorite breakfast spots with you. There is nothing more exasperating than going out for breakfast and being disappointed, so here are some Hamptons favorites by both myself and my friends. Enjoy!

Hamptons Best Breakfast Picks

  1. Estia’s in Sag Harbor...1615 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, NY (631) 725-1045 estiaslittlekitchen.com
    Breakfast with a mexican touch..It a small place and the wait could be out the door on a Saturday Morning. Tip: try the Omelets* breakfast Burrito with the spicy mexican salsa and the short stack with fresh blueberries and bananas.. 
  2. Provisions in Sag Harbor..7 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
    (631) 725-3636 www.provisionsnaturalfoods…Tip:try the spinach omelette…really good..then make sure you come back there for lunch…
  3. Hampton Maid Hotel: Hampton Bays..259 East Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
    (631) 728-4166 hamptonmaid.com .…Tip: Try the Apple French toast
  4. Hampton Coffee Company869 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY
    (631) 726-2633 hamptoncoffeecompany.com
  5. Pierre’s in Bridgehampton  2468 Main St, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 Try the French toast, it is delicious, melts in your mouth. They are more on the pricey side but if you are on a budget you might want to avoid ordering a Mimosa.  pierresbridgehampton.com
  6. John’s Pancake House, Montauk, 721 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954 If pancakes is your breakfast favorite,  then you will enjoy John’s Pancake House in Montauk. 
  7. John Papas Cafe, East Hampton, 18 Park Pl, East Hampton, NY 11937  – I love John Papas Cafe in East Hampton, I usually like going there for both breakfast and brunch. I am always pleased with my meal. The service is fast and friendly. Try the Spinich Pie, it is delicious. johnpapascafe.com
  8. Fairway Restaurant, Sagaponak at the Poxabogue Golf Center – 3556 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 – Breakfast served all day! That is a definate plus. www.fairwayrestaurant.co
  9. The Apron Cafe, Westhampton Beach, 355 Gabreski Airport, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 – Located at the Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, great reviews. theaproncafe.com
  10. Sip ‘N Soda, Southampton, 40 Hamptons Road, Southampton – A family friendly place to go with your kids, but bring cash, they do not accept credit cards. On a positive it is afforable. sipnsoda.com

Breakfast burritos, Hamptons breakfastBreakfast is very important for you  to perform at your best. It is not a good idea to skip breakfast in the interest of saving time, calories, or getting a few more minutes of sleep, remember that eating a wholesome, nutritious morning meal will probably save you time in the long run. Some people skip breakfast in an effort to lose weight. Skipping breakfast is strongly linked to the development of obesity.

I love Breakfast food and did you know that breakfast should be your heaviest meal of the day. The benefits of eating your biggest meal for breakfast may have less to do with your body and more to do with your mind. When you eat a larger breakfast, you may feel more satisfied and less deprived throughout the day. This satisfaction can help you to stick to your diet and make you less inclined to overeat in the evening. Drop me a line and let me know your favorite place in the Hamptons to have Breakfast.

update: April 28th 2018

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Hamptons Farmers Markets and  Farm Stands 2018The following is a list of Farm stands located throughout the Hamptons on the Southfork of Long Island.  

  Hamptons Farmers Markets and Farm Stands In Eastern Long Island both North and SouthFork

 East Hampton Farmers Market
136 North Main Street
Nick and Toni’s parking lot
Fridays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
May-September
Springs Farmers Market
Ashwagh Hall
780 Springs Fire Place Road
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:00PM
May – September
Flanders Farm Fresh Food Market (No word on dates for 2018)
David Crohan Community Center
655 Flanders Rd
Saturdays 10:00 AM– 2:00PM
Greenport Farmers Market: parking lot at the corner of Second and South streets, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June to Sept.,
Hampton Bays Farmers Market
St. Mary’s Church
165 Ponquogue
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:00PM
May -September
*Hayground School Farmers Market (will not be returning this year 2018)
Montauk Farmers Market
Village Green, Center of Town
Thursdays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
June- October
Riverhead Farmers Market
117 East Main Street,  Saturdays, 9am–1pm , May-October , Across the street from Suffolk Theater 
Sag Harbor Farmers Market
Bay and Burke Streets
In Front of Breakwater Yacht Club
Saturdays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
May-October
Shelter Island Farmers Market
Shelter Island Historical Society – Havens House
16 South Ferry Rd.
Saturdays 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
May-September 
Southampton Farmers Market
25 Jobs Lane
West side of Southampton Cultural Center
Sundays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
May- October
Westhampton Beach Farmers Market
Village Green *new Location
85 Mill Road
Saturdays 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
May – OctoberHamptons Farmers Market and Farm Stands FARM STANDS

Hamptons Farmers Markets and  Farm Stands 2018

NORTHFORK
Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard, 715 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952 Opens in May 
Briermere Farms4414 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 http://www.briermere.com 
Sang Lee Farms25180 County Road 48, Peconic, NY 11958 
WESTHAMPTON
Fruit King Farm stand, 166 Montauk Highway, Westhampton, NY  
QUOGUE  
Hampton Fruit & Vegetable436 Montauk Hwy, East Quogue, NY 11942
HAMPTON BAYS
Nurel’s Farmers Market and farm stand Open daily year-round, 8am – dusk 226 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946, USA  
SOUTHAMPTON
Hank’s Farm Stand County Road 39 Southampton U-pick strawberries (June), raspberries and blackberries (July/August); fresh produce June to mid-September 
WATERMILL   Babinski Farm Stand, 160 Newlight Ln, Watermill, New York Daily:10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Open June-October.)
 Green Thumb Organic Farm 829 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
 Halsey’s Farm and Nursery 513 Deerfield Road Water Mill Vegetables and cut flowers grown on-site, fruits, baked goods, juices  http://halseyfarm.com/farmstand  
The Milk Pail Farm stand 1346 Montauk Highway Water Mill Mon, Wed-Sat 930a-530pm, Sun 10am-530pm, closed Tuesday http://www.milk-pail.com  
Seven Ponds Orchard Farm stand 9am-6pm Daily 65 Seven Ponds Rd. Water Mill         BRIDGEHAMPTON

Fairview Farm 69 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 631-537-6154 Summer only, Kid friendly Fri-Sun: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (May-October)  

Round Swamp Farm 97 School Street, Bridgehampton, NY Re-Opening May 2018  

Open Minded Organics farmstand , 720 Butter Lane in Bridgehampton. Grand reopening may 5th.. open 7 days 9 till 5  

SAG HARBOR

Serene Green Farm Stand * re-opening May 16th 2018 3980 Noyac Rd (Brick klin Rd) Sag Harbor Fresh local seafood
from Montauk & Shinnecock 

local fresh produce : fresh local dairy: 
mecox bay cheese
, fresh mozzarella, cheese
 catapano,dairy goat cheese
  Fresh baked goods,
 bread,
pies, 
cookies, 
pound cakes
, crumb cakes 

SHELTER ISLAND

Pete Sep’s Produce Farm stand87 N Ferry Rd, Route 114 (next to Bob’s Fish Market) Shelter Island –Thursday 10am-5pm *Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm *Sunday 10am-2p- Late June-Labor Day Weekend 

EAST HAMPTON

Little Farm Stand / Spring Close Farms 92 Spring Close Hwy. East Hampton or 631-267-6150. Vegetables, fruit, ostrich and chicken eggs, baked goods, flowers. Pony rides Sat.

Regina’s Farm Stand 42 Oak View Hwy. East Hampton Organic and conventionally grown vegetables, fruit and flowers  

Round Swamp Farm 184 Three Mile Harbor Road East Hampton Re-Opening May 2018 http://roundswampfarm.com        

AMAGANSETT

Amber Waves Farmers market367 Main Street, Amagansett, NY Open daily 7a-7pm 

SAGAPONACK

Pike Farms Farm stand 82 Sagg Main Sagaponack 9am-6pm daily June-October Vegetables, fruits, baked goods, cut flowers 

MONTAUK

The Sea Bean Farmstand- Montauk’s First Organic Farm 

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 (Sag Harbor, NY) Secrets to keeping your fruits and Veggies fresh longer: Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece Readers...Lets talk Food….Average American family waste $1000-$2000 worth of food every year and mostly produce. It makes me so sad because there are so many starving people right here in this country. Here are some tips on how can you save yourself some money. The 2 biggest enemies in the refrigerator are moisture and air. The temperature in your refrigerator should be 40 degrees and your freezer should be 0 degrees.Baby greens and tomatoes

Have you ever bought fresh fruit and vegetables and they go bad on you before you have an opportunity to use them? Makes you crazy right? I recently watched a Rachael Ray show and she shared some tips to help us keep our produce longer and save money…

  1. Label and list things in your freezer
  2. Store liquids in freezer bags and lay flat…label & date
  3. Keep freezer well stocked…an empty freezer works too hard when it is not as cold as it should be…keep it crowded
  4. Keep fruits in one side of the refrigerator and vegetables on another side…all fruits and veggies should be refrigerated
  5. Treat your fresh herbs like flowers…put them in water..even your asparagus
  6. When you bring your lettuce or greens home…wash them and air dry them, then bag them, include a paper towel and refrigerate. If you are like me, and after grocery shopping the last thing on your mind is to wash your greens. Put them in the refrigerator in the bag you brought them home in, then wash before you are ready to eat.

Tip: Lettuce is the #1 cause of food born illness…make sure you wash them twice….

  • Fruits….if you have one bad berry in the container, remove it immediately because one bad berry can spoil the entire bunch. Take them out of the container you brought them home in. Put the berries in a bowl, lightly wrap,  allowing for a bit of  air and refrigerate. Don’t wash until you are ready to eat. Berries are perishable and you don’t want them to be wet.
  • Tip: To prevent guacamole and avocado from turning brown spray with vegetable spray and cover…

Foods that do not go in the refrigerator

  • tomatoes
  • onions…keep them in a basket with plenty of air (make sure you keep them separate from your potatoes)
  • Bananas (tip….bananas are great frozen to add to smoothies)
  • avocado’s (tip: you can put avocado in the refrigerator to prolong the ripeness)
  • Potatoes and Yams (store in a dark cool place)

Tipif you want to speed up the avocado that is not ripe…put it in a brown paper bag…and if you really want to speed up the process add a banana to the bag…bananas give off a gas called Ethylene. . Ethylene is A colorless flammable gas, C2H4, derived from natural gas and petroleum and used as a source of many organic compounds, in welding and cutting metals, to coloring citrus fruits and as an anesthetic.  Bananas really should be stored in a basket by themselves.

Secrets to keeping your Fruits and Veggies fresh longer will save you money during the year. Please share any secrets you may have.

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Hamptons Wellness: The Benefits of Ginger: Ginger is widely used throughout the world for treating loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting after surgery, nausea resulting from cancer treatment, flatulence,stomach upsetcolicmorning sickness and motion sickness.

Some people find ginger helps them with the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, cough, menstrual cramps, arthritis and muscle pain.

In some parts of the world, ginger juice is applied to the skin to treat burns

GINGER: Nausea, upset stomach…When I was pregnant with both of my daughters I have really bad morning sickness and I was nauseous all the time, literally until they were born. This is why they are 6 1/2 years apart and why I only have 2.

Some say drink Ginerale & Saltine Crackers but the sugar from the gingerale made me feel sicker…Ginger Tea is the Best..Treat yourself to a cup of piping hot ginger tea, a healthy drink that’s great for digestion. Why go out and buy old tea bags when you can easily make your own homemade ginger tea at home using fresh ginger? Here’s how to make the tastiest ginger tea you’ve ever had!

Home-made Ginger Tea
Recipe Type: Tea
Cuisine: Liquid
Author: Vanessa Leggard
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Home-made ginger Tea…piping hot ginger tea, a healthy drink that’s great for digestion
Ingredients
  • 4-6 thin slices raw ginger
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups water
  • juice from 1/2 lime, or to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp honey or agave nectar, or to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel the ginger and slice thinly to maximize the surface area. This will help you make a very flavorful ginger tea.
  2. Boil the ginger in water for at least 10 minutes. For a stronger and tangier tea, allow to boil for 20 minutes or more, and use more slices of ginger.
  3. Remove from heat and add lime juice and honey (or agave nectar) to taste.

9 Terrific Benefits of Ginger

  •  Eat fresh ginger just before lunch to stoke a dull appetite and fire up the digestive juices.
  • Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
  • Ginger clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including the pesky sinuses that tend to flare up from time to time.
  • Feeling airsick or nauseous? Chew on ginger, preferably tossed in a little honey.
  • Ginger helps reduce flatulence!
  • Ginger helps with Tummy moaning and groaning under cramps? 
  •  Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory properties—can bring relief. Float some ginger essential oil into your bath to help aching muscles and joints.
  •  Chewing ginger post-operation can help overcome nausea.
  • Stir up some ginger tea to get rid of throat and nose congestion. And when there’s a nip in the air, the warming benefits of this tasty tea are even greater

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