Dining Guide: Salamander’s

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Salamander's owner Claudia Helinski, center, with staff members Tracy Kom, left, and Adriana Mello.

Owner: Claudia Helinski

Year established: 1999

Location: 414 First St., Greenport

Phone: 631-477-3711

Attire: Casual

Hours: Weekdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Salamander’s General Store “was opened to provide North Forkers access to made-from-scratch takeout food and world-class imported ingredients,” according to owner Claudia Helinski. She uses local ingredients whenever possible in preparing a broad selection of international soups and salads, legendary made-to-order fried chicken and light entrées, which can be eaten at tables outside on the patio.

Some of Claudia’s inventive and delicious soups include classic tomato gazpacho; corn, cheese and green chili chowder; spring pea and watercress bisque; and Japanese miso with tofu.
Salamander’s offers French jam, Spanish paella ingredients including pimento and special rice, Japanese sushi fixings and Satur Farms produce, local free range eggs, a wide variety of cheeses, loose tea and tea accessories.

Ready-to-go dinners include rich and creamy mac ‘n’ four cheeses, chicken pot pie and asparagus and gruyere quiche. Side dishes feature purple coleslaw and sweet potato fries.
The bakery produces mouthwatering freshly baked cakes and tarts made on the premises and fresh doughnuts, to go with a choice of fresh-ground coffees.
Full-service catering is available.

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