Cuisine by Claudette is a counter-service place on 116th Street, and it’s a great spot to pick up some food to bring over to the beach. They have a huge menu with everything from falafel to a great turkey burger, and there are plenty of healthy and less-healthy options.
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Ample Hills Creamery
Ample Hills has some of our favorite ice cream in the city and they have a seasonal pop-up location in the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaway’s.
Rockaway Clam Bar
Rockaway Clam Bar is a stand in the Riis Park Beach Bazaar with really good seafood.
Rockaway Roasters is a coffee shop in the Rockaways with healthy bowls and not-so-healthy pastries.
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Kashkaval Garden is a neighborhood spot in Hell’s Kitchen with Mediterranean food that’s good for sharing and a nice back room for dates.
Pomp & Circumstance
Pomp & Circumstance is a small Mediterranean spot in Williamsburg that’s a good place to get drinks and a light bite with a date.
If you want some decent Mediterranean small plates and an obscure glass of wine in Bushwick head to Petra. It’s great for a low-key date night.
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What was once called Rockaway Taco is now called Tacoway Beach. The good news? The fish tacos are still the best in town.
High 97 is a concession stand with burgers and fried fish at Beach 97th Street in Rockaway Beach.
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