10 Things to Eat on Long Island This April

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Go ahead and do a happy dance. Spring is here and with it, new eateries are opening, old favorites are readying their outdoor patios and seasonal spots are popping back up. With so many things to do and only so many days in the month, we’ve got your guide to everything you need to eat (and drink) on Long Island this April. This is the only to-do list you’ll need this month.

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Kale Grain Salad at Navy Beach

Navy Beach reopens for its 10th season on Friday, April 26, and their new menu features a Kale Grain Salad with wheat berries, red quinoa, croutons and eggless Caesar dressing that we’ll be eating all spring and summer long. Did we mention the wine list now includes more than 25 rosé selections?  

Lobster Roll at The Clam Bar

Nothing says warm weather like a lobster roll. Get one at The Clam Bar at Napeague, which is back open for the season.

Related: The 5 Lobster Rolls on the South Fork You Should Be Eating

A Margarita at Coche Comedor

Toast spring with a margarita at the East End’s most anticipated new restaurant: Coche Comedor. Opening this April in Amagansett, Coche Comedor is the latest project from The Honest Man Restaurant Group (the group behind Townline BBQ, Nick & Toni’s, Rowdy Hall, and La Fondita).

Preston House & Hotel • Photo by Doug Young

Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownie at The Preston House & Hotel

Name something better than a bite of gooey, chocolatey brownie. Can’t do it? Us neither. Get yourself to Riverhead’s Preston House & Hotel stat. (Pro Tip: Their participating in East End Restaurant Week now through April 7).

Related: 5 Restaurants You Need to Try During East End Restaurant Week

El Sueno Mexican Grill makes their tortillas in-house.

Tacos at El Sueno Mexican Grill

We found your new lunch spot on the North Shore. El Sueno Mexican Grill, recently opened in Huntington Station dishing up a variety of tacos including a slow cooked brisket in red wine reduction that is a must-try.

Brunch at Hatch

If you’re looking for the Edible Long Island team this month, chances are you’ll find us at Huntington’s Hatch. Why? Pancake flights, runny eggs, smashed avocados, and “drinks for days.” Enough said.

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Gnocchi at We Love Italy

Fast-casual restaurant group, We Love Italy’s first U.S. location is open in Commack. Order up the potato gnocchi and sauce it with one of the more than 10 choices.

House Made Peeps at Carissa’s Bakery

Cakes topped with edible flowers, rhubarb meringues, onion breads: it’s looking a lot like spring at Carissa’s Bakery. We can’t resist the throwback to our childhoods with the house made peeps, though. 

Photo by Doug Young at RUMBA

Rocket Fuel at Rumba

Escape to the Caribbean (aka Shinnecock Bay) at Rumba. One of our favorite warm-weather dining destinations has reinvented Fire Island’s iconic cocktail, the Rocket Fuel, for the better. Read all about in our Drinks Issue, out now, and then get yourself to Rumba. 

Fresh Fruits + Vegetables From Your Long Island Farmer

PSA: If you haven’t already committed to a seasonal Community Share Agriculture plan (in other words, a CSA box), now’s the time. Here’s our guide to help you find your perfect match. But better get a move on, some of them sell out fast.