A Berry Good Start to Summer

Oishii’s Omakase Berries will be available at Carissa's Bakery in East Hampton.

This Memorial Day, Oishii, the largest indoor vertical strawberry farm, is bringing its coveted Omakase Berries to the East End for the summer season. Hamptonites will now be able to order Omakase Berries through Eli’s for direct delivery or pre-order for pickup at Carissa’s Bakery in East Hampton. Carissa’s will also be offering special Omakase Berry gelato and other grab and go options throughout the season, as available.

Served by renowned chefs in New York, Oishii’s special Japanese strawberry variety is grown pesticide-free in a first-of-its-kind vertical farm located 20 minutes outside of Manhattan in Kearny, New Jersey. Harmoniously marrying nature with technology, Oishii has recreated the elements — rain, air, heat, light, and nourishment — to preserve and embrace nature’s finest for the perfect fruit every time, all year round. Meaning ‘delicious’ in Japanese, Oishii is known for its Omakase Berry, a variety marked by its otherworldly sweetness, creamy texture and aroma. Perfect for a summer soiree, dinner party, wedding party gift, or picnic, Oishii’s berries come in trays ranging from three to 11.

Oishii’s Omakase Berries have been featured on the menus of top New York Michelin-starred restaurants, including Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Atomix, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Masa, and Atera and used by famed pastry chef, Dominique Ansel. These special occasion berries will be available for delivery on the East End beginning this Memorial Day and are the perfect hostess gift, picnic accompaniment and party treat ideal for a summer by the shore. For direct delivery through Eli Zabar’s, visit elizabar.com. For more information on scheduling pre-order pickup at Carissa’s visit oishii.com/pickup.

Carissa’s Bakery is located at 221 Pantigo Road in East Hampton.