And the Local Hero Award Goes to…

Unlike the Oscars where the winners are selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, our Local Hero awards are selected by you, the readers of Edible Long Island. After nearly two weeks of very active voting, Long Islanders have spoken and Local Heroes have been selected in the following categories:

Gabila’s Knishes—No Cutting Corners

A culinary cousin to dumplings, raviolis, empanadas and pierogis, the knish was brought by Jewish immigrants the United States in the early 20th century. It’s a pocket of carbohydrate heaven, a pillow of whipped potato wrapped in a flaky golden crust.

Ms. Michelle’s Cranberry Muffins

Voted best gluten-free menu and organic eatery on Long Island by the readers of the Long Island Press and rated by Delight Gluten-Free Magazine as one of the best gluten-free bakeries in America, Ms. Michelle’s serves an array of organic, gluten-free treats.