3 New Restaurants To Try on Long Island This Weekend

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Chen’s Poke serves up customizable poke bowls.


Serving up traditional native Hawaiian dishes in Mineola, Chen’s Poke invites diners to customize their meals.

Chen’s offers the delicious yet healthy poke bowls at this spot where patrons can tweak their bowl with various bases, proteins, and toppings, or choose from a diverse selection of the restaurant’s own creations.

Featuring several rice, salad, and zucchini bases as well as raw fish options such as salmon and ahi tuna, there is a bowl for everyone at Chen’s.

The eatery opened in April and the owners are looking to expand across the island with a few new locations within the coming year.

106 Old Country Road, Mineola, chenspokenj.com


The popular Philadelphia-born chain Philly Pretzel Factory that has been expanding on Long Island finally makes its way to Babylon.

Devoted to knotted bread and a wide variety of accompanying dips, Philly pretzels are twisted and fired on site into all sorts of shapes and sizes. Dips include everything from nacho cheese to tangy sriracha, brownie batter, and butter cream for the bold.

For those with even more of a sweet tooth, cinnamon twists and frozen lemonade are mainstays of the menu.

Franchisee Joe Russo, who has opened a prior location in Massapequa Park, will open the store in October. The chain also has locations in Syosset, Bellmore, Franklin Square, and Smithtown.

1150 Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon, phillypretzelfactory.com


Greek, Spanish, and Italian food come together to form a delicious dining experience unlike any other on Long Island at Herb and Olive Marketa.

Specializing in tapas, or small plates, this market sets itself apart from other eateries by selling everything they make fresh in the attached market.

Any Feta, prosciutto, and other regional specialties are both served and sold, with all ingredients sourced from their respective homeland.

Set to open soon, Herb and Olive Marketa looks to be a unique staple of Mediterranean cuisine.

172 Plandome Road, Manhasset, herbandolive.com

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