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Food Services

All food services associated with the cafeteria at Berkner Hall (Building 488) are closed. However, micro-marts in the lobbies of Building 400 and 740 are open 24-hours with ready-to-eat food and beverage options.

While long-term solutions for on-site food service are being evaluated and will be shared with staff, below are some alternatives for individual food service on site.

If you would like catering for a meeting/event, please contact Food Services (x3545) to place an outside food order using your BSA account.

Mobile Food Vendors

The Laboratory is operating a pilot program to bring food trucks on site for lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Berkner (Bldg. 488), with a variety of cuisine throughout the month. Below you can find the schedule. Please note variations weekly due to holiday and weather considerations.

Click here to be added to the email group to receive information regarding mobile food vendors on site. Information you may be sent includes the weekly food truck schedule, special food truck preorder specials, and special mobile food vendor events.

*Schedule and menu subject to change. Preorder available online and/or by phone; check menu link in a calendar entry by clicking “more details.”

+Recipients of a “Thanks” Program meal voucher can redeem it at any food truck operating on site. Contact Food Services (x3545) if you have questions or concerns.

Customers should adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear face coverings while waiting in line, ordering and picking up food. Please be sure to stay out of traffic lanes and do not pass any closed off roadways. Those driving to the location should park in the adjacent parking lot. Note that the cafeteria seating area is open for a place to sit down and eat.

Vending Services

Note: At this time, vending machines are filled according to building population reporting to site. Only once building population is over 50% will machines in that building be serviced – even then, the machines will be carrying limited stock due to continued high telecommuting and supply chain issues.

Vending service machines are located in high population areas throughout the site. Available items include snacks and beverages.

Vending Services are provided to the Laboratory through the New York State Commission for the Blind. It is very important that the level of service and the products, meet or exceed customer expectations. Please contact Food Services at (631) 344-8436 or email knoren@bnl.gov with any issues, comments, or suggestions.

Off Site Food

We have gathered a list of local businesses offering delivery and/or pick-up services. Please see the list below and call Food Services to place an order for an event. Individuals or groups can order food to be delivered by external businesses or through apps like GrubHub or DoorDash.

Here's how this will work:

  • Individuals place an order through apps or directly from local restaurants.
  • If ordering in advance, please submit a Visitor Notification Form for further ease in entering the Lab. This will enable much easier/quicker access into the site.
  • Only delivery personnel that are U.S. Citizens and have a gate pass will be allowed to make the delivery as follows:
     
    • Upon arrival at the Main Gate, the delivery person will be directed to the trailer and asked to present a valid driver's license.
    • The driver will get a gate and map.
    • The pass will note the destination building, date/time, and person ordering the delivery.
    • The driver will be instructed to make the delivery and then leave the site.
    • They will be asked to stop at the security booth as they exit and return the pass.
       
  • Those delivery personnel that are NOT U.S. Citizens will be instructed to remain at the main gate area until you can go to the main gate to pick-up your delivery. Delivery personnel that are NOT U.S. Citizens will not be allowed past the main gate area into the BNL site.
  • Food Services does not provide delivery service of your food order from the main gate to your location.

Local Businesses Offering Delivery and/or Order/Pick-up Options

Grocery/Food Store/Supermarket

Name Location Telephone
ALDI 614 Middle Country Rd, Selden, NY 11784 855-955-2534
Best Market 1088 Old Country Road, Riverhead 631-208-9170
Fine Fare Route 25, Middle Island 631-924-3747
King Kullen 1235 Route 25, Middle Island 631-924-0402
King Kullen Route 25A, Wading River 631-929-1328
Stop & Shop Route 25A, Miller Place 631-474-9846
Stop & Shop 999 812 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-281-3610
Stop & Shop delivers w/$60 minimum order - www.peapod.com (Grocery/Supermarket)

Restaurants that will deliver to BNL

Business Name Phone Number Address
Italian
Alfredo's Pizza 631.924.7713 1679 Middle Country Rd., Ridge
Cappio’s 631.345.5454 1259 Middle Country Rd., Middle Island
Crust Around the Corner 631.400.9955 345 Montauk Highway, East Moriches
Tuscany Gourmet Market 631.476.6100 691 Route 25A, Miller Place
Mama Lisa's 631.395.4600 1226 Montauk Highway, Mastic
Chinese
Joy Luck Club 631.345.2111 1660 Middle Country Rd., Ridge
Japanese
Benten 631.209.2414 971 NY-25A, Miller Place
Sandwiches/Heroes
Cow Palace 631.732.1778 36 Middle Country Rd., Middle Island
The Bean and Bagel Cafe 631.237.8979 4426 Middle Country Rd., Calverton
Long Island Bagel Cafe 631.364.9200 2310 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook
Sassy Salad/Bagel Lady Cafe 631.744.0071 Shoreham Plaza, Rte. 25A, Shoreham
Hero Haven 631.399.3802 478 A Neighborhood Rd., Shirley
Ridge Deli 631.924.0338 1630 Middle Country Rd., Ridge
Prisco's Gourmet 631.395.5333 1355 Montauk Highway, Mastic
TJ's Hero 631.205.0076 291 Middle Country Rd., Middle Island
Joe's Campus Heroes 631.846.8898 810 Middle Country Rd., Selden
Town and Country Market 631.403.4383 85 North Country Road, Miller Place
Coffee
Tend Coffee 631.772.4707 924 Montauk Highway, Shirley
Mexican
Golden Jalapeno Cafe 631.740.9500 4486 Middle Country Rd., Calverton

Long Island is home to some of the best restaurants. The following websites are helpful in locating them:

Local Fast Food

Name Location Telephone
Alfredo's Pizzeria 1679 Middle Country Rd, Ridge 631-924-7713
Boston Market 803 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-395-5015
Burger King 862 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-399-2226
Carlo's Pizzeria 451 Glen Drive, Shirley 631-924-8760
Checkers 550 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley 631-281-1060
Country Rotisserie 99 Route 25A, Shoreham 631-821-2020
Dunkin Donuts 1780 Middle Country Rd, Ridge 631-448-7046
Dunkin Donuts 1495 William Floyd Pkwy, Mastic 631-395-4887
Friendly's Route 58, Riverhead 631-727-5139
Gyro Palace Cafe Route 25A, Rocky Point 631-821-3322
Hero Haven 478A Neighborhood Road, Shirley 631-399-3802
Joy Luck Club 1660 Middle Country Road, Ridge 631-345-2111
Kentucky Fried Chicken 800 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-281-8828
Mama Lisa 1226 Montauk Highway, Mastic 631-395-4600
McDonald's 1175 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island 631-448-8019
McDonald's 971 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-399-6404
Meltology 848 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island 631-504-6285
Panera Bread Route 58, Riverhead 631-727-0277
Pudgie's Famous Chicken William Floyd Parkway, Shirley 631-281-1338
Taco Bell 1750 Middle Country Road, Ridge 631-924-6990
Taco Bell William Floyd Parkway, Shirley 631-395-3582
Wendy's 555 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley 631-399-1136
RG Wing Stop 630 Mastic Road, Mastic Beach 631-395-9464
Zona Out East Route 25A, Rocky Point 631-821-1496

Farm Stands

Please contact Food Services at (631) 344-8436 or email knoren@bnl.gov with any issues, comments, or suggestions.