LONG ISLAND, New York – When you get out to Long Island’s East End, take the fork less traveled.
The North Fork Table & Inn
57225 Main Rd., Southold; +1-631-765-0177
The only thing better than rolling around in Frette linens on a gorgeous summer morning at this tiny farmhouse-chic hotel, is knowing that there’s a delicious restaurant (and vintage Ford lunch truck) waiting right downstairs.
The Frisky Oyster
27 Front St., Greenport; +1-631-477-4265
Order like a native: corn soup, squash blossoms, duck breast, and the garlic-scented oysters friskafella.
Beall & Bell
430 Main St., Greenport; +1-631-477-8239
The mid-century, rustic, and rare inventory moves fast at this secret source for designers and decorators.
825 North Rd., Greenport; +1-631-477-6977
A brand new waterfront winery on a gorgeous bluff.
1450 S. Harbor Rd., Southold; +1-631-765-6099
Sit at your own little table for tastings under the cedar tree.
Shinn Estate Vineyards
2000 Oregon Rd., Mattituck; +1-631-804-0367
Cozy farmhouse tasting room; self-guided tours of organic vines.
North Found & Co.
2845 Peconic Ln., Peconic; +1-631-765-8701
Score Spanish espadrilles, Nicaraguan surf stripe blankets, and other eclectic, vintage, and reclaimed pieces for home and closet.
1115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold; +1-631-765-2626
Every Saturday evening, from dusk to midnight, you can get a tour of the universe through the institute’s huge telescope.
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Inset photos (from top): courtesy of The North Fork Table & Inn; courtesy of Beall & Bell; courtesy of North Found & Co.