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.

General Food & Drink

Art of Business: Zen of Cheese

"It's a tough haul getting a shop like this off the ground in a tiny town," says Ellen Waggett of Bimi's Cheese Shop in Chatham.

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Art of Business: Lovin' Cup

In opening All That Java, Samantha Sapienza took her inspiration from the West Coast.

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Bars

Art of Business: Savoring Memories, Making New Ones

Savoring Memories, Making New Ones

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Terrapin Craft Beer Experience

The Terrapin Craft Beer Experience puts NY State food and drink front and center.

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Cooking

Life of Pie

Quint & Bernstein's The Pizza Book
How two pizza nerds took their obsession to the next level via Kickstarter.

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Culinary Adventures

In the Neighborhood: The Beverly, Reynolds & Reynolds, Underground Coffee & Ales

Brian Mahoney takes us to a few new(ish) eateries around the Hudson Valley.

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Ruminant's Delight

An excerpt from Chatham-based writer Elaine Khosrova's Butter: A Rich History.

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Clarifying Agent

A Q&A with Butter: A Rich History author and culinary explorer Elaine Khosrova.

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Dining

Post Road Brew House

Foodies welcome here! Make sure you get to the CIA's new popup restaurant opening Feb 16.

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Cinnamon: Understated Authentic

Cinnamon comfortably sweeps aside American notions of what an Indian restaurant "should be," carving out its own identity.

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Art of Business: Osaka Sushi

Legacy of Sushi

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Farms & CSA

Bounty of the Valley

New Restaurant Roundup
A guide to some of the budding new restaurants throughout the region.

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Locally Grown

Art of Business: Rise and Root Farm

Crowdfunding Community Agriculture

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Mighty Mighty Micromakers

A New Wave of Artisanal Food
Small-batch producers that blend home grown and hand crafted with entrepreneurial innovation in the Hudson Valley.

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Market

Favorite New Place to Eat: Smorgasburg Upstate

The new food market runs every Saturday through October 29.

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Love From Brazil! @ Torne Valley Vineyards

Love From Brazil!

Fri., Feb. 24, 7:30-10:30 p.m. — International fingerstyle guitar champion Mark Sganga brings bassist Martin Pizzarelli and Brazilian...

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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.