- Guide to BNL
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 each calendar entry.
+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.
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 email@example.com 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
|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|
|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|
|Joy Luck Club||631.345.2111||1660 Middle Country Rd., Ridge|
|Benten||631.209.2414||971 NY-25A, Miller Place|
|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|
|Tend Coffee||631.772.4707||924 Montauk Highway, Shirley|
|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
|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|
Please contact Food Services at (631) 344-8436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues, comments, or suggestions.