Dr. Cindy Bressler and Edward Alva's all natural cookies for dogs
Out east, everyone seems to be a foodie, shopping for the freshest fruits and vegetables, dining on just-caught seafood, and nibbling on gourmet treats. The Hamptons canine population is keeping pace with its human companions: pet chefs are shopping the markets and whipping up feasts, and new treats resemble those of fancy patisseries. Even local restaurants are offering dog menus. Below, a few selections for our pampered pups:
The Hamptons Cookie Collection
Veterinarian Dr. Cindy Bressler and Edward Alava, owner of Manhattan’s The Dog Store, have teamed up to design a box of all natural cookies baked by Bosco and Roxy’s in Ontario. Each cookie is named after a hamlet, and designed accordingly. Launched Memorial Day, they are already available at Maison 24, C.Wonder, Dylan's Candy Bar, Topping Rose House, c/o The Maidstone, the Amagansett Farmers Market, Kelly B., and The Lobster Roll.
dog O dog Organics
Betsy Smith, wife of Nick & Toni’s owner Mark Smith, has a line of organic biscuits made with rolled oats, brown rice flour, oat bran, golden flaxseed meal, pumpkin, apple juice, and honey. And they appeal to human palates, too: “They are like crunchy, unsweetened granola bars. We eat them all the time,’’ says Smith.
The Hamptons Pet Chef
Bonnie Emmerich culls ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. She makes stocks without salt, onions, or garlic, and can prepare organic if requested. Emmerich also caters pet parties with fruit smoothies and hors d’oeuvres such as satés, Moroccan lamb meatballs, and turkey cheeseburgers with uncured turkey bacon and oats.
Pet Chef Karmen Almeida
Trained in Paris, Almeida has one canine client that will only eat lamb that’s been caramelized. Turkey meatloaf with quinoa is among her specialties, and she also cooks for dogs with special needs, preparing low protein dishes for the kidney-challenged and low salt for those with heart issues. She can prepare food for a week, or send a vacuum packed month's supply.
c/o The Maidstone
In addition to the Swedish-inspired hotel’s regular happy hour, they offer yappy hours for furry friends. The Maidstone also has a full dog menu with both meat and vegetarian options.
Spoil Me Rotten
The company brings its cart to Hamptons events and serves up rosemary- and apricot-flavored ice cream for dogs, as well as fruit pops sweetened with agave nectar.
You'll find these hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken strips marinated in organic chamomile tea, Vitamin A, and parsley in cookie jars from Southampton to Montauk.
Owner Ali Niroomand delivers his all natural homemade food for dogs, such as beef (bought from a butcher, of course) with brown rice, carrots, peas and parsley, to your door.