I went to North Fork almost 3 years ago and had been meaning to go back since then. I love it there! It’s quite a long drive from Queens (2.5-3 hours), but worth it.
I love road trips (when I don’t have to drive)!
I’m responsible for feeding driver.
We found a campground in Suffolk to camp out the night before. Wildwood State Park! No grill at the campsites though, only in the designated picnic area.
No unicorns were harmed during the trip.
I liked this campground because it has clean & spacious bathrooms and is next to a beach. But mostly because of clean bathrooms.
The next morning:
Lavender by the Bay opens at 9am — go to their website for hours and facebook for updates on blooming. Due to my busy work schedule, we only had this one weekend to spare. The lavender field just had its first bloom of the summer, so some parts you’ll see are still bare. It usually lasts for a month depending on the weather, so there’s still time to see them!
Obligatory frolicking pic.
Some parts were not blooming yet.
They also sell them!
You can find SOME of these products at the Union Square market in Manhattan, but they have more here!
After that, we went to Wednesday’s Table for lunch. IT WAS AMAZING. Seriously, go there.
53345 Main Rd
Southold, NY 11971
Mushroom truffle grilled cheese – Truffle-scented mushrooms, caramelized onions, sharp gruyere and soft provolone cheese on sliced sourdough bread
Fried jumbo shrimp roll – Panko-crusted jumbo shrimp, pickled kale, daikon, & carrots drizzled with a wasabi-soy mayo nestled in a toasted long brioche roll
& Arnold Palmer (with green tea)!!!!!! So refreshing.
Next: wine time!
Southold, NY 11971
Mattebella for their sangria:
This sangria sure is unique — it’s made with triple sec. The mint and apples were so good.
They make amazing wine.
I liked that it’s a small family vineyard with comfy chairs and sofas outside (don’t worry, there’s shade!). I also really appreciated the music in the background.
After one drink each, we drove to the nearby Sannino Vineyard for flight tasting (now one of my FAVORITES).
1375 Peconic Ln
Peconic, NY 11958
The ladies there were so nice and friendly! Definitely felt the warmness from their staff.
They give you a blank sheet of 6 wine spaces where you fill in the number and they’ll give you the corresponding wine in each spot. Love that there were lots to choose from.
Took a stroll in the vineyard.
We quickly stopped by Harbes Family Farm for some fresh strawberries…
Harbes Family Farm
715 Sound Ave
Mattituck, NY 11952
Driving back to NYC, we had to eat again of course.
Lobster Roll Northside. Despite the mediocre Yelp reviews, I really liked it!!
If you go to Lobster Roll Northside, of course get a lobster roll.
Martha Clara white blend, $6 and SO GOOD.
Soft shell crab sandwich was real good.