Eating Organic and Loving Every Bite at Joni's in Montauk, New York
The easternmost point in New York State, Montauk is a certain kind of paradise. The waves kick up each morning while fishermen unload their boats each afternoon. It’s also the home of Joni’s, a comfy organic food joint two blocks off the beach. Throughout the day, hungry bellies can be found gathered around the wooden community dining table reading local newspapers and magazines. The breakfast wraps are all the rage, while smoothies, lattes, muffins, salads, stir-fries like the Grateful Veg, and monster sandwiches like the Smokin’ Jack, round out the chalkboard-scrawled menu. Vintage black and white surfing photos line the colorful blue walls, a collage of local canines hangs next to the register, and surf maps of Hawaii and California add to the hippie feel, while the understated yet beautiful Joni—behind the counter in an apron—makes the place a surefire Montauk staple.