I love finding local gems. Places that I happily wander upon and while I would love to keep them as my little secret instead I get so excited I tell everyone! My latest gem is Rudy’s Kitchen. I live in Nassau County on Long Island and we don’t have a lot of farm land. At least that’s what I thought until I heard buzz about a food truck called, Rudy’s Kitchen that is parked at East Meadow Farms. I’m probably 10 mins away from said farm, but I never knew it existed. I took a drive out a couple of weeks ago and invited my pal, Liz from Elizabeth Kristin Photography to document our ladies lunch! Both of us have kids in school for a good chunk of the day so, it’s lovely to get to meet for coffee, errands and the occasional lunch!
The East Meadow Farm is part of Cornell University and while it’s petite in size it was beautiful. It houses food gardens and has a farm stand where you can purchase corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash. They also have numerous flower gardens and my favorite one had to the rows upon rows of dahlias!
Aren’t they stunning? They had many different varieties and a rainbow selection of colors.
Next to the main building at the farm center is Rudy’s Kitchen, which is a food truck run by a mother daughter duo. The food is fresh, healthy, delicious and locally sourced!
They serve breakfast all day long, but they also have yummy panini and salad options.
Lots of cute seating areas so we saw many people here on their lunch break from work.
We had a delicious kale salad full of kale, roasted corn, quinoa, heirloom tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, parmesean cheese with a lemon dressing!
We also picked up a Rise & Shine breakfast sandwich, which I’m still dreaming about. It has a fried egg, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, colby cheese on a ciabatta bread.
A delicious lunch spot and I’m happy to report they also do events! It would be so amazing to have their pretty airstream pull up to your house for a party!
Photography by Elizabeth Kristin Photography. Liz is based out of Long Island and is currently shooting Fall mini’s in some beautiful locales on Long Island. She always does our family photos! Reach out if you are local and looking for someone for your photos.