Since moving to the North Shore of Long Island my wife & I have ventured into damn near every restaurant in Huntington Village, Northport Village, & Greenlawn. Some are good, some are baaaaaaad but The Purple Elephant in Northport is one of the good ones.
Their menu is somewhat immense with a lot of great options but my lunch food of choice is the “Northporter”… Chicken Cutlet, Bacon, Cheddar, and Avacado on a Ciabatta roll. Can’t beat that. They also have alot of fresh pressed juice. Just make sure you get there eewarly enough or call ahead of time to see if they have them because it goes FAST.
As far as the ambience, that’s my favorite part. You walk in and are usually welcomed with Reggae or surfer music, extra kudos to them for playing The Endless Summer on the big tv. If its a nice day you can sit outside and enjoy the view if Northport Harbor too.
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The Famous Northporter – crispy panko breaded all natural chicken cutlet, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, avocado on your choice of bread
The Cocky Thai – grilled chicken breast (or vegan chicken), scallion, jalapeño, avocado, basil, julienned apple “snap” tomato, sprouts, Thai ginger mayo, choice of wrap
The North Shore of Long Island has ALOT of history attached to it so I figured what better way to view it than as if you were living in the past? …well to be fairly honest the true story is I just got a new phone and the camera is AMAZING so I’ve been snapping too many pictures and posting on instagram.
Check out my latest ventures in Northport Village, Huntington Village, and Centerport… I threw a few of Hurricane and Lulu, just because they love the cam. Below are my latest photos so it will continuously cycle. Locations I’ve posted include Munday’s in Huntington – GREAT for grabbing some breakfast food, Ruvo in Greenlawn – for my fellow gnocchi lovers, Gunther’s Tap Room where Jack Kerouac used to hang out alot in Northport, the Trolley tracks that run through Northport Village, Bru Na Bo – an interior decorators vintage dream in Northport, the Centerport Bridge on Centerport Harbor, a rastafarian charlie brown I came across at Kashi in Huntington Village, among others…