East Hampton is Getting a Sweet New Edition: Carissa's Bakery Opens Second Outpost


This summer, a Hamptons favorite Carissa’s The Bakery has opened a second location in East Hampton. The new, 3,500-square-foot location features an expansive production area, bakeshop and restaurant. As guests enter, the bakery’s work space is on full display, lined with racks of house-milled juniper baguettes, honey oat loaves, sweet potato brioche and Carissa’s signature pickled rye bread, served hot out of the oven. Pastries and viennoiseries ranging from apricot-almond snails and raspberry-rosewater croissants to polenta cakes and crispy palmiers are mixed, shaped, rolled, laminated and baked by a dedicated team led by head baker Aubrey Johnson. These, together with a menu of breakfast, lunch, and house-made gelato, are available either to go or to enjoy in the beautiful bakery, and outdoor patio. Later this season, the cafe will transform into a full-service restaurant for dinner, featuring a daily-changing menu and wine + cocktails!The first Carissa’s location at 68 Newtown Lane will continue to offer its signature items.Hours: Open 8am-5pm (every day except Tuesday). Note that they’re offering their morning menu until 2pm and wine, coffee, sandwiches and all bakery goods until close, 5pm.

Have some wine and delicious desserts for a special birthday, or just ’cause.

—by Willa O’Connor