Beaches for miles and breathtaking sunsets are memorable on Long Island along with these 10 popular foods:
Chinese food: There are several restaurants to choose from in most towns with cuisine ranging from Classic Chinese to Chinese-American and often higher priced Asian fusion.
Baked ziti: You'll find this on most Italian menus and virtually every party, high-end or backyard barbecue.
Sausage and peppers: The one-pan sizzle of sausage, peppers, and onions is an Italian dish with widespread appeal.
Rolls: Typically it's crusty round bread or a "Kaiser roll" few restaurants won't give you for free while you wait for your order.
Stacey KrpDiem on Long Island Food & Drink said, "Kaiser rolls. Only available in the Northeast for some weird reason. I asked for a buttered roll in Virginia and they gave me a funny look not knowing what I was talking about. LOL."
Garlic knots: These savory pillows of pizza dough rolled in fresh garlic, herbs and oil are a hallmark of many pizza places and Italian restaurants.
Ralph's Italian Ice/Ice Cream: with multiple locations on Long Island this chain founded in Staten Island in 1928 sells Italian ices and ice cream in 100 flavors.
Big sandwiches/heroes: Whether it's wafer-thin cold cuts piled high or mounds of saucy meatballs, Long Islanders love their big sandwiches.
Brian Paul on Long Island Food & Drink described an Italian combo. "Capicola, hot soppressata, smoked mozzarella, roasted peppers, fresh basil on a hero roll. It a heart attack sandwich but so good."
Calzone: Napolitan oven-baked folded pizza often stuffed with salami, ricotta, and ham.
Wedding food: Long Island weddings are the third most expensive ones in the county according to The Knot. They are moving feasts with an abundance of food from sushi to prime rib, and every imaginable cuisine in the mix.
Chryse Ciresi Sacco on Long Island Foodies mentioned weddings in her post. "Bagels, pizza, avocado toast, Italian hero, half apps, sushi, over the top weddings."
Long Island sweet corn: This summer treat popular for the barbecue is a star on-farm stands across the island.
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