Beautiful Hicksville, New York, is a small hamlet nestled in Nassau County that makes up part of the town of Oyster Bay, in Long Island. Home to a population of just over 40,000, Hicksville is characterized by cozy suburban homes built in the 50s, unique boutiques, and culinary delicacies galore. Before you start your day, here are a few of the top breakfast spots to enjoy.
Thomas’s Ham ‘N’ Eggery Diner
Lovers of all things retro will appreciate this classic diner. On its menu, you’ll find breakfast staples such as omelets and pancakes, as well as trademark items such as Grandma Seiden’s homemade cheese blintzes. The diner’s signature breakfast dish is its frittatas, which are open-faced omelets that resemble something more of a pizza, filled with your choice of goodies. If you are in the mood for something sweet, give the chocolate almond chip waffles or fruit-stuffed French toast a shot. Check out the diner’s Facebook page for full menus and reviews.
Tropical Smoothie Café
Are you looking for something besides a typical breakfast meal? Do you crave a healthy treat? Try Tropical Smoothie Café, voted the best smoothie on Long Island by the Long Island Press for three years in a row. Choose from a long list of flavors, from the strawberry banana Jetty punch to the acai berry boost. If you’re really adventurous, try the Avocolada, a superfood smoothie made from avocado, pineapple, spinach, kale, coconut, and lime. Want something more filling? Pick up one of the breakfast wraps or flatbreads, or come back in the afternoon for an assortment of sandwiches, bowls, and paninis.
If you are a breakfast-lover, this staple shop that’s been around for more than 50 years should satisfy your cravings. Bagel Boss has a wide variety of eats, from signature bagels, muffins, and breakfast wraps to all sorts of fresh baked goods with your toppings of choice. All omelets come with a bagel and coffee, so if you’re looking for a standard meal but want to give the boss’s famous bagel a shot, you’re covered.
Northern Canaan Bakery
This unassuming little Asian bakery has a unique selection of things you might have never heard of but will love. Korean pastries, anyone? One of the local favorites is the soboro pie, a Korean soboro bread injected with a sweet, creamy red bean filling. The combination is beautifully rich and gooey — and delicious. For a sweet treat, try the mochi balls or the patbingsu shaved ice. The reviews of the bakery’s iced coffee are out of this world, and there are plenty of other caffeinated options to get your day started right.
If you find yourself in Hicksville and hungry for a morning meal, see which one of these spots is located nearest to your hotel and give it a try. Whether you are feeling adventurous, have a hankering for one of the classics, or want something on the healthy side, Hicksville has a breakfast option to please.
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