Memorial Day is just around the corner, the official start to the summer season. New York might not have as many beaches as, say, Los Angeles or Miami, but they do have three that stand out: there’s the Rockaways and Jacob Riis out in Queens, and Coney Island out in Brooklyn. They might not be the best beaches in the country, yet they offer a unique experience that you really can’t get anywhere else in New York. This summer, all three of these beaches are offering new food stalls and storefronts to provide additional attractions. Here is a guide to what you can expect this summer, from an article that I found on Timeout New York:
Jacob Riis: The Riis Park Bazaar features some great standards, such as Ample Hills and Fletcher’s BBQ, but there will will be some other additions this summer. Brothers Max and Eli Sussman, the men behind Roberta’s Pizza and Mile End Deli, will be opening Ed & Bev’s coney-dog stand and Samesa shawarma. Other additions include Whit’s End Neapolitan pizzeria, fruit-popsicle Trop Pops, Lizzmonade, Mighty Edible jerk chicken and La Newyorkina.
Coney Island: Starting on May 27 and going until November 1, Dinosaur BBQ will be bringing their pulled pork and chicken wings to a location near Nathan’s Famous. If you aren’t in the mood for hot dogs or barbecue, then stop by the new IHOP location at 1019 Surf Avenue, which will be opening in July.
Rockaway: Tacoway Beach will be slinging their famous fish tacos at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club this summer, in addition to a weekly Family Meal series that spotlights goods from local fishermen and farms. Rockaway Brewing Company will be debuting two projects: a pop-up outdoor beach bar on Beach 67th and a temporary tasting room. Sharky’s will be opening at Beach 97th and selling four types of grilled cheese, Beach Bistro 96 will be offering French-Brazilian food and a new museum about Rockaway’s surf culture will feature a bakery. If you’re more into healthy options, Brothers will be debuting at the Beach 106th Street Concession stands with smoothies, toasts and grain bowls.