Downtown Shopping in Kings Park, it's About Good Eats

It seems "specialty" food" is the name of the game when it comes to local shopping.

Keeping your shopping experience local in Kings Parks means you are in for one of the region's more diverse Main Streets.

For starters, there's plenty of food and drink. Outfitted with a butcher, a baker and a few other specialty shops, Main Street in Kings Park can offer a shopper the opportunity to set the stage for a great party, an elegant dinner or a casual night in with friends.

At, a liquor store specializing in French wine, owner Jim Egan says vodka is the local drink.

"Kings Park is a vodka town. I drink bourbon but vodka is what Kings Park likes."

Standing rib roasts, fresh hams and crown roasts fill the refrigerated cases at the . And for the novice chef, the staff there is family and is likely to treat you in kind.

"We will give you cooking instructions and advice on how to prepare," says Chris Messina. He probably knows a thing or two; his Dad Fred owns the shop that Chris and his brother help run. They have been in business for almost 30 years.

A good dinner should be topped with a good dessert and the offerings are plenty at the .

"Most people are just looking for good finger foods, things like cookies and pastries that are easy to pick on with a drink," said bakery owner Lucy Shtanko. 

The shop also offers fancy cakes, party platters and other goodies that can be decorated for New Year celebrations. Pick up your order by New Year's Eve, the shop is closed on New Year's Day.

Need something a little sweeter? Take your sweet tooth on a nostalgic tour of candy at the where candy is sold by the pound and bazooka bubble gum can be found at the counter.

If your bunch prefers brunch or out of town guests need a bagel fix try which offers ten different types of bagels daily as well as some tasty spreads.


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