East End Sweets: Pastry Nirvana at Loaves & Fishes
June 26, 2012 | East End Eats
Home to the legendary $75 per pound lobster salad (light, barely dressed, and tossed with capers and dill), Loaves & Fishes Gourmet Takeout is an East End institution. In addition to deli cases stocked with ripe cheeses, tuna niçoise, gorgeous deviled eggs, and an array of picnic perfect prepared dishes, the small shop brims with just-baked pastries, pies, and breads.
Follow your nose and look to the right as you enter. There you'll find fresh croissants cooling off in the open window separating kitchen and storefront. Buttery and golden, with countless flaky layers, these croissants demand to be devoured on the spot. Next, focus your attention on shelves of fresh bread and the cake counter, where there’s usually a fragrant fresh strawberry and buttercream cake. There are also moist, dark chocolate cakes, if strawberry isn’t your thing. And behind the register there’s a frozen Key lime pie that’ll knock your socks off.
Headed to a party? Pick up the best summer hostess gift of all: A trio of glossy apricot, plum, and peach tartlets. For your upcoming Fourth of July festivities, go for the patriotic blueberry-strawberry fruit crumble. Top with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have red, white, and blue dessert perfection. 50 Sagg Main Road, Sagaponack, 537-0555
—KATHY YL CHAN