Riis Park and Rockaway Beach 2016 summer concessions guide


Fletcher's, Riis Park Beach Bazaar

Rockaway’s beach concessions have become a major attraction for visitors over the past few years. Serving up tasty food and drink, as well beach gear, the concessions have covered seating areas, restrooms, and typically feature live music and entertainment on the weekends.

Some concessions will have a soft opening on May 20th, and most will be fully up and running in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Riis Park Beach Bazaar is back for a second year, housing a wide variety of dining choices:

Returning food vendors include Wild Feast Foods, Fletcher’s BBQ, Ample Hills Creamery, Bolivian Llama Party, By the Beach Cocos and Oaxaca Taqueria.

Max and Eli Sussman, the brother-chef duo will be running Ed & Bev’s (serving up Detroit-style burgers and hot dogs) as well as

Samesa (featuring Middle Eastern shawarma).

Whitney Aycock, the famed Pizza Nazi of Rockaway, will be serving up his delicious fare (just don’t order by the slice).

Coney Shack will be serving up Asian tacos.

Sweets and cold drinks will be served by pop-up vendors including: Lizzmonade, Trop Pop, Mighty Edible, East Coast Roast, La Newyorkina, The Paleo Factory and Clean Shave Ice.

The beloved local eatery Cuisine by Claudette (of Beach 116th Street) will also be serving up delicious French and Moroccan inspired fare.

Beach 17th Street is the home of DredSurfer Grill. In addition to the standard beach fare of burgers and hot dogs, this eatery also features Caribbean specialties such as jerk chicken.

Beach 67th Street, the original surfing beach, has lacked a concession stand in past years. However, it will now be home to a number of food and beverage vendors as a pop-up location.

Rockaway Brewing Company will be selling beer, seven days a week. Look for rotating food vendors as well.

Boarders Surf Shop will be renting surf boards.

Also look for By the Beach Cocos, MooSkyBlue and Top Pops.

Ripper's, Rockaway Beach

Beach 86th Street is the home of Rippers, a casual burgers-and-fries place that takes pride in choosing good ingredients. They also have a good selection of beers on hand.

Low Tide Bar, Rockaway Beach

Beach 97th Street is the main access point to Rockaway Beach. Directly after the Cross Bay Bridge, this concession has a large variety of food, drinks. Here are the food options:

Low Tide Bar: serving beer and wine

La Fruteria: coffee, smoothies and sandwiches

The Bolivian Llama Party: serving homemade sodas and the now-famous saltenas, a savory Bolivian baked empanada

La Cevicheria: Peruvian ceviche

CitySticks: serving natural ice pops and old-fashioned ice cream treats

El Palenque: Colombian arepas

Uma’s: the outpost of Rockaway’s first Michelin-rated restaurant, serving central Asian cuisine

Breezy’s BBQ: smoked brisket and pulled pork sandwiches

Boarders Surf Shop will also be selling beach sundries and renting bicycles and beach chairs.

Beach 106th Street is the home of Caracas Rockaway. This local outpost of the East Village mainstay serves Venezuelan arepas, empanadas, and tasty frozen sangrias.

Newcomer Brothers makes its debut in 2016. They will be serving juices, toasts and grain bowls for both breakfast and lunch.