Dining & Drinking in the Hudson Valley

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.


Hudson Valley Businesses Make Good Food Awards Shortlist

Announcing five upstate food makers that made the 2020 Good Food Awards shortlist.

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Food as Self Care: Oliver Weston Cooks the Healing Foods You Don't Have Time to Make

A woman-owned startup begun by an entrepreneurial homeschooler, the Oliver Weston Company now brews its Booklyn-born bone broth—along with a range of five-star Paleo-licious, probiotic and obsessively organic goodies on South Broadway in Red Hook. You can text the chef and arrange to stop in and pick some up or set up a delivery; devoted customers say this is just what the doctor ordered.

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Red Line Diner Serves up a Heaping Helping of the Holidays

Owned by the Vanikiotis family, the Red Line Diner in Fishkill serves holiday specials on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years' Eve, and New Years' Day.

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Burning Down the House: 5 Hudson Valley Hot Sauce Brands

Ohhh, I'm on fire. OK, so Bruce Springsteen wasn't singing about hot sauce—but we are. We love when Hudson Valley makers and artisan food producers set their sights on creating a local version of a classic. Here we've rounded up five Hudson Valley hot sauce producers to bring the heat to the table.

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Follow that Spark: Brooklyn Designer Turns Farm Visit into Book that Gives Back

In August, Brooklyn-based digital designer Michelle Layne Lawson read an article on Chronogram's website about Tomorrow, Tomorrow, a 150-acre farm animal sanctuary in Columbia County that was struggling to raise funds to stay afloat. Within a few days, Lawson was on her way up to Hudson to visit the farm. And what began as casual cute animal pics turned into a coffee table book that is being sold to raise funds for the sanctuary and a renewed sense of creative vocation. Don't mind us, we're just sobbing over here.

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Fine Dining at its Best: 8 Ulster County Restaurants Worth Their Salt

If you're on the hunt for that perfect spot for a fancy meal out, look no further. We've eaten our way through Ulster County and rounded up the tried-and-true best fine dining restaurants for your gustatory pleasure.

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Sloop Brewing x Tuthilltown Spirits: Cocktails on Tap at The Factory

The New Draft Cocktail Program Launches 11/8
Tuthilltown Spirits and Sloop Brewing Co. team up to bring you cocktails on tap, launching tonight at The Factory at Sloop Brewing Co. in East Fishkill.

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Sound-to-Table: Sustainably Grown Oysters Delivered to Your Doorstep

For going on 40 years, the family-run business Fishers Island Oysters has been sustainably growing oysters for restaurants using suspension culture, a non-invasive form of aquaculture. They are now delivering their delicious salt water-grown briny bivalves directly to your doorstep with online ordering.

Tags: Farms & CSA

Taste a Legend: Coppersea's 3rd Annual Big Angus Green Malt Party Returns

Raise a Glass to Coppersea's Late Cofounder and Pioneering Distiller November 9
Every fall, Coppersea Distillery in New Paltz honors the legacy of its co-founder and OG distiller Angus MacDonald by hosting a Big Angus Green Malt Party, where the public is invited to sip a nip of Coppersea's rare green malt whisky, which employs an obscure historic method that MacDonald unearthed through reading.

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Hempire State Growers Hudson Valley Pioneer a Cooperative Model

Hempire State Growers Hudson Valley, a new co-op of hemp farmers, allows members to pool their resources and see larger profits.

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Hosting a Holiday Party? Head to Heritage Food & Drink

With three different event spaces to choose from, at Heritage Food and Drink in Wappingers Falls you can find the setting that best fits your next private shindig. Whether it's a corporate event, office holiday party, or bridal shower, count on a locally sourced eats and warm hospitality in an elegant setting.

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The Booch Belt: Hudson Valley Kombucha Brewers

In the last decade, Kombucha has become the holy grail of the health world available everywhere from gas stations to chain supermarkets. Here is a look at 5 of the Hudson Valley's own artisanal booch brewers.

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Home/Made Hudson: The Secret New Brunch Spot

Partners in life and party-planning, Leisah Swenson and Monica Byrne are building a devout following for their pocket-sized brunch hotspot Home/Made Hudson.

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Hudson Valley Foodie Guide: 5 Culinary Outings for November

Five foodie adventures for November.

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RUNA Bistro Dishes Up French Cuisine in New Paltz

Since opening earlier this month in the old location of the Village Tearoom, RUNA Bistro in New Paltz is attracting diners with its French culinary staples.

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Five Fall Festivities in the Hudson Valley

On the ticket in the coming weeks: modern dance, locally made artisan gifts, surreal puppetry, fine jazz, and one of the area’s longest-running food festivals.

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Taking the Plunge

The Sky-Diving Duo Behind Freefall Sangria Share Their Soaring Origin Story
Christine Kelley and Tom Falzone had accumulated nearly 20,000 skydives between them when they decided to take a very different kind of leap together—a leap into the sangria business. Using the homemade recipe they'd enjoy with other divers post-jump on a Gardiner sky dive ranch, they've built a bustling sangria business that delights jumpers and grounded folks alike.

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Coppersea Celebrates Rye Week with Sherry Cask-Finished Release, Flamenco Music

On Saturday October 19, from 12 to 7pm, Coppersea celebrates New York State Rye Week with the release of its Coppersea Distilling PX Sherry Cask-Finished Single Barrel Empire Rye. To further honor the roots of sherry, the release event will feature live flamenco duo Mario Rincon + Andreas Arnold.

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Autumnal Activities in the Hudson Valley

The leaves are turning brilliant hues of orange and red. The kids (and the kids at heart) are contemplating their costumes. And all of us are trying to figure out if we need a sweater under that light jacket. It can only mean one thing: Mid-October is upon us. Here’s some stuff to do.

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Where to Find a Classic Bar Trivia Night

Trivia nights are one of the best ways to relax, have a good time after a long day of work, and make use of the useless, niche knowledge you've acquired over the years in a low-stakes, chill way. Unsure where to find one with the right vibe near you? Read on to find your new favorite trivia haunt.

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What's the Buzz? 5 Boozy Festivals Coming to the Hudson Valley this Fall

Boozy festivals may seem hard to come by, but don’t stress. These five fall festivals are all perfect for you to relax and get a good buzz going while sampling trademark cider, beer, liquor, wine, and craft beverages from across the Hudson Valley.

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Five October Events in the Hudson Valley

An indie rock icon, some innovative abstract sculpture, a 1920s silent horror film, and chances to dig some blues while cruising the Hudson and sample some craft beer at the 1969 Woodstock Festival site. See all of these event picks below—and see our event listings for more fun fall fare.

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Go Wild Over These Seasonal Game Meals from The Culinary Institute of America

What better way to celebrate the fall season than by enjoying some impeccably prepared game meats? The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) will embrace the peak time for game cuisine at their upcoming Game Dinner with Burgundies at the Bocuse Restaurant and Game Lunch at American Bounty this November.

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This Weekend, Coppersea Celebrates Pork and Preservation

Saturday, October 5, is Pig Fest at Coppersea. You can stock up on bacon, sausage, roasts and chops for your freezer, perfect for chilly-day breakfasts and holiday feasting, while enjoying a lovely October drive down Springtown Road, one of the finest autumn landscapes on earth. Sunday, the distillery hosts Bikes, Bourbon and Brunch, a festive fundraiser for the Wallkill Valley Land Trust.

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A Spirited Craft: Understanding a Drink & Its Maker

Blending tradition and bold experimentation, these craft cocktail bars are elevating the art of drinking.

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Places to Dine and Drink in the Hudson Valley this October

Fall in the Hudson Valley means there's no shortage of food and beverage-themed festivities to keep you busy (and well-fed) while it's still warm enough to wander around outside, throw in some educational classes, and a few new restaurants and you'll have all the dining plans you could want until November.

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Boscobel's Heritage Applefest Celebrates the Famed Fruit's Past and Present

In addition to being a favorite symbol of fall fun in the region, apples are a strong piece of our history, especially for Boscobel House and Gardens. When Boscobel was being built in the 19th century, apples were the most important fruit in America. The apple orchard at Boscobel celebrates this with their annual Heritage Applefest.

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You Boba Believe It! 8 Spots to Get Your Bubble Tea Fix in the Hudson Valley

For those who don’t know, bubble tea (or boba tea) is an iced tea drink from Taiwan that gets its name from the boba— the traditional chewy tapioca balls or flavored pops—mixed in at the bottom of the cup.If you’re looking for a place to discover what the hype is about, or to find a new array of flavors, check out any of these cool spots serving bubble tea in the Hudson Valley.

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Midnight Munchies: Best Late-Night Food Spots in the Hudson Valley

Everyone needs to get a drunk food-fix.
You’re out late enjoying cocktails with friends and that midnight hunger is striking. You need something substantial to soak up all that liquid goodness and prevent a wicked hangover—but where can you grab a quick bite before you head home (or even possibly out again drink some more)? These restaurants serve middle-of-the-night eats worth trekking to and are some of the best late-night food spots in the Hudson Valley in all their beer-soaking, stomach-pleasing glory.

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Celebrate Wine, Food, and Craft Beverage at Bethel Woods' Upcoming Festivals

Join the folks at Bethel Woods for the return of the annual Wine Festival on Saturday, October 5 and the Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival on Saturday, October 12. For the annual events, the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival at Bethel Woods will offer complimentary tastings with every ticket purchase.

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5 Awesome Activities in the Hudson Valley

Once again, here’s your weekly curated tip sheet of great things to do in our region. Art, music, film, and wine are in the hopper this time around, so mark your datebook and enjoy!

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Five Essential Hudson Valley Events for Late September

Laughs, libations, and live music, what else do you need? How about some garlic on that? It's all here in this week’s grab bag of local goodness.

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Check Out Coppersea in Cocktail Mode at Springtown Tavern this Weekend

Most weekends, visitors to the Springtown Tavern at Coppersea Distilling are more than happy to enjoy Coppersea’s fine spirits neat, savoring the unique flavor notes and mouthfeel that result from grain-to-glass, hand-crafted heritage distilling techniques. This Saturday, the farm distillery will celebrate its wares in craft cocktail form.

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The 2019 Saratoga Wine and Food Festival Kicks Off Harvest Season With Sustainability Inspired Forest Magic

The Saratoga Wine and Food Festival returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) for its annual gourmet gala on October 4-5. The 2019 festival centers around the theme of “Forest Magic,” ushering in the harvest season with a feast of savory delights, live music and brilliant artistic design.

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Sunflower Natural Foods Market Blooming This Harvest Season

If you haven’t shopped at Sunflower Natural Foods Market in Woodstock lately, you’re in for a treat. They’re 90 percent done with the biggest expansion and renovation in company history, which means you’ll find an exceptional quantity and variety of goodies: local organic produce, groceries, bulk foods, meat and seafood, as well as a comprehensive selection of supplements, homeopathic remedies and handcrafted gifts.

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Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck Announces Executive Chef Thomas Burke

Looking for a relaxing way to ease back into the fall after these sun-soaked summer days? Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck has you covered. The French-inspired resort, set to open in late September, offers locals and tourists repose from the hustle of daily life, on 2.8 acres of lush countryside. Amenities include Himalayan salt saunas, hot-stone massage treatments and wellness activities.

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The Natural Wine Evolution at Wild Arc Farm

Winemakers at Wild Arc Farm embrace organic, low-intervention methods.

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Places to Dine and Drink in the Hudson Valley this September

Six events where you can grab a bite or dink this month.

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The Drink: Blueberry Cardamom Fizz

This spin on a classic fixx blends the rich nutty flavor of port with the tarness of berries.

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