Chime in Chowhounds. Lets hear what *YOU* found to eat this past year.
Newsday has run their faves. Yelp advertises theirs. The chains take the lions share of the pie.
What have discerning individuals like us found to be some of our faves this past year?
No need to list "The Best", just what *YOU* like(d).
I'll give *my* partial list in no particular order.
I didn't get to every place on my list this year, but I tried.
I don't care much for "high end" on Long Island. Most of it falls flat for me. I'm not a steakhouse kinda guy either as I go for the "chefy" kinda places. So I'll stick to just the good stuff I've enjoyed throughout the year, mostly breakfast and lunch places:
Morning Rose Cafe - Bellmore
The entire menu is my favorite.
CJ's Coffee Shop - Rockville Centre
A solid old school luncheonette that isn't great, that makes it good.
V&T Supermarket - Hempstead
Baked Roast Pork Buns; LARGE Chinese lunch $5-$6.
Gino's of Elmont - Elmont
Pizza that is tasty and fully cooked ;-)
Hummus World - Roslyn
Hummus, 'nuf said.
MP Taverna - Roslyn
Greek food at its finest for Long Island.
Harbor Q - Port Washington
New Ownership and decent food.
Thomas's Ham & Eggery - Garden City/Carle Place/Westbury
Old School Diner.
Sabroso - East Meadow
Dominican food at reasonable prices.
Lazzat - North Bellmore
Lone Pakistani/Indian restaurant that needs your business.
Kaji Sushi **AND** Sushi Ya - Garden City
Sushi worth getting to *really know* these people...
Sweet Surrender Bake House - Levittown
Baked Goods done nicely.
All American - Massapequa
It's All American!
Zim Zari - Massapequa
Simple and cheap.
Cara Cara - Farmingdale
Mexican that has come to be some of the best on Long Island.
Victors Pizza & Pasta - Melville
Just a decent pizza.
Roast Sandwich House - Melville
The only one that does it like this on Long Island.
Greekrave - Deer Park
House made Gyro with fries INside.
Cook's Scratch Kitchen & Bakery - Fort Salonga
Great savory scones!
Maureen's Kitchen - Smithtown
Breakfast and Lunch like it oughta be.
The Cook Room - Middle Island
Greasy Spoon Breakfast.
Spicy's BBQ - Bellport
Fried Half Chicken Dinner!
Funcho's Fajita Grill - Riverhead
Roadside Taco Stand.
La Parmagiana - Southampton
Red Sauce Italian the way I like it.
A short Ice Cream List:
Marshall's - Massapequa
Krisch's - Massapequa
Itgen's - Valley Stream
Snowflake - Riverhead
Hildebrandt's - Williston Park