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Oceanside LI - Eats AND food related?

Have been reading about lots of places in the Oceanside vicinity to eat, but am also interested in any food-RELATED places (markets, bargain supply places, etc.) in the area. I'm going to be hanging out on the South Shore for a few hours this weekend with a friend, and we'll have a 9 year-old with us. Methinks she's used to being dragged around on these adventures... :-) Any/all ideas are greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Btw, Itgen's is already on our go-to list!

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  1. For excellent prepared healthy foods Jandi's in Oceanside is a great place to checkout.

    1. there's not a ton of places like that right in oceanside.rockville centre has over 100 restaurants though.there really isn't much in the way of interesting shopping in the area aside from regular supermarkets but trader joes has a location in oceanside if you like.

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      1. re: davmar77

        Thanks-that's the kind of info I was looking for. We're from NNJ so TJ's is readily available; just wanted to know if there was a great store, outlet, etc. that was worth checking out.

        Any good coffee houses in that area? We went to a great one recently (Coffee Labs in Tarrytown) thanks to Chow recs...

        1. re: Curlz

          unfortunately,we're down to mostly starbucks 'round here.i like their coffee but i doubt that's what you had in mind.we used to have a couple good places but they closed. :-(

          1. re: davmar77

            Definitely staying away from $tarbucks-but thanks for letting me know. We're game to drive within a 10-mile radius or so, though-so if you have any nearby suggestions, bring 'em on! Thanks.

      2. I know this is a reach, but if you like cheesecake, Whistle Stop is the best in the area. The only problem, is that it's a bakery, not a coffee shop (that's how they started!). I think they still have mini-cakes, so you don't have to buy a big one.

        I would get some cheese cake, swing over to Long Beach Rd to get your daughter Carvel, pick up something to drink, and find a hopefully sunny spot to enjoy your treats.

        1. Top Notch on Long Beach Road near Atlantic Ave. has great appetizing.

          1. Thanks for these recs! We're heading out there tomorrow, so if you have any more, keep 'em coming today, please. :-)

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            1. re: Curlz

              Someplace I have always wanted to try and never have is Bigelows Clam Bar, which although not in Oceanside, is not too far away. Any thoughts from those who know?