Food & Drink

The Hudson Valley is one of the most important and dynamic culinary regions in the country. Once considered the breadbasket of America during the Revolutionary War, the Hudson Valley’s deep agricultural roots and distinctive tenor contribute to the region’s locally sourced food ethos. Hudson Valley restaurants offer local ingredients, like fresh produce and grass-fed beef, and farms provide sustainable food throughout the region through farmers’ markets and CSA’s.

A Little Shellfish

A Little Shellfish

Eco Shrimp Garden
Jean Claude Frajmund's startup in Newburgh is of the jumbo variety. Early last month, he opened the doors to Eco Shrimp Garden—New York's first indoor shrimp farm.

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General Food & Drink

Chili, Cheese, & Cider Fest

The Hudson Valley's best chili chefs, cheesemakers, and cider producers collide in gastronomic harmony at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson on October 10 from 12-4pm.

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Sponsored Post: 14th Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest AND Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest!

The annual Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival, sponsored by, features tastings of hundreds of wines from all over the world with vineyard owners, Certified Wine Specialists, and sommeliers. Taste while you sample food from regional restaurants and caterers. Browse home goods, arts, crafts, and gourmet specialty food vendors and even start your holiday shopping!

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Second Time Around: Rough Cut Brewing Co.

With its cedar shingles and red trim, Rough Cut is a cheerful presence on Route 44/55 and one of just a handful of eateries, including the Mountain Brauhaus and Gander Inn, along a 10-mile stretch of rural roadway. The brewpub is strategically located four miles southeast of Minnewaska State Park and its stream of hungry, thirsty hikers.

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Culinary Adventures

Taste of New Paltz on September 19

The 25th annual Taste of New Paltz festival at the Ulster County Fairgrounds on September 19 gives attendees the chance to experience restaurants that have evaded their taste buds for too long.

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In (The Belly) With the New Recent Restaurant Openings

Along with the Hudson Valley's growing fame as a food producer, it has become a magnet for restaurateurs eager to put their personal stamp on the farm-to-table movement. From Southern comfort to rustic charm, we break down some of the most interesting newcomers to the Hudson Valley dining scene.

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Locally Grown

Three Wild Edibles to Forage for This Month

Whether you live in a town or out in the woods, food is never far in the Hudson Valley—if you know where to look.

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Monastery Vinegar Festival (July 11 and 12)

Monks, with their rigid daily routines and stringent discipline, are known for making some of the most celebrated beers and wines in the word. But, at Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery (246 Barmore Road in Lagrangeville), the monks craft vinegar.

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Energy Harvest

Out With the Old, In With Renewable
By switching to renewable energy sources, Hudson Valley farmers can not only minimize the amount of greenhouse gases emitted, but also save on costs. With financing programs like PACE in place, alternative energy sources are more feasible than ever.

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Hudson Valley Events

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Pivotal, Faces of Change: Newburgh

Sept. 25-Oct. 25 — A large scale exhibit of black and white still and portraits, and...
River Crossings @ Olana State Historic Site

River Crossings

May 3-Nov. 1 — Thirty artists including Chuck Close, Maya Lin, Martin Puryear, Cindy Sherman, and...

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Hudson Valley Food

Focus on locally sourced food at restaurants in the Hudson Valley allows for fresh, seasonal, and diverse farm-to-table offerings year-round. A dining experience in the Hudson Valley gives you a taste of the region itself—what fruits and vegetables are in season and what artisanal products are made in the area. The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park is one of the top cooking schools in the world, and many Hudson Valley restaurants are staffed with CIA graduates. From modern gastropubs to old-world cafés, Hudson Valley restaurants include a wide variety of culinary styles, applying innovative techniques to the local palette.

Hudson Valley Drink

From wineries to breweries to distilleries, the Hudson Valley is home to a thriving craft-beverage industry. Historically, the Hudson Valley is an important place for wine and spirits, home to places like Tuthilltown—the first microdistillery to open in New York since Prohibition. The Hudson Valley offers a vibrant scene for locally made artisanal wine, beer, hard cider, and spirits, and many facilities offer tours and tastings for a behind-the-scenes look into the handcrafted process. Hudson Valley restaurants and bars also offer regional beer and wine and artisanal cocktails made with local spirits.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

During Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, the region's finest culinary creations are available at bargain prices. The region-wide food event includes more than 190 participating restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe dinners and lunches. These restaurants are located in seven counties along the Hudson River from north of New York City to just south of Albany. Restaurants, the farmers who supply them, and the surrounding businesses all benefit from increased neighborhood traffic during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, making it an important event for the local economy.