Cavaniola’s Gourmet in Sag Harbor
I have parked myself out on the East End of Long Island for the month of August. A plus and a minus. As my friend stated, I am not so good at downtime. I think too much and although I am reading, relaxing, exercising and hanging there is the part of me that is analyzing way too much nonsense. Believe me, I know this is a total treat but nothing is never perfect and I am okay with that.
I really do try and stay close to home out here but yesterday we drove into Sag Harbor. Sag Harbor is starting to get a few small hipster stores that are all congregated near the coffee shop, in an alcove on Main street where the coffee shop is. But my favorite store in Sag Harbor, hands down, is Cavaniola's Gourmet. If I could take all my favorite stores out here and put them in one town, Cavaniola's would be top of the list. I wish it was in Amagansett.
Cavaniola's began as a single cheese shop with a variety of highly curated condiments. The products they carry are some of the products that Foodzie carries too so really top end artisinal products…such as Ricks Picks. I have probably tried about 5 of the products they carry through Foodzie and was thrilled to see each of the products on their shelves. In the cheese store, besides an incredibly assortment ( a little slice of Paris ), there are breads and pastries. They also carry this huge jar of tuna from Italy. There is nothing else like it and I picked it up to keep in the fridge. Had some yesterday with a salad and the tuna is delicious.
Cavaniola's has extended into 2 other stores, in the same location, just next to each other. I am surprised they have not knocked down the walls because each store has a separate entrance. Next to the cheese shop is the gourmet store. A small refrigerator with a couple of condiments in it and ready made food. Not a lot but everything in the case looked delicious. There is also a wine shop which we didn't get to go into but after drooling over the cheeses my guess is the wine selection is interesting and excellent.
A real gourmet oasis at 89B Division Street, just off the main strip in Sag Harbor.