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.

Ollie's Brings New York-Quality Wood-Fired Pizza to High Falls

Ollie's Brings New York-Quality Wood-Fired Pizza to High Falls

Bringing together a team of hospitality industry veterans with local ties, Ollie's offers up wood-fired Neapolitan and al taglio pizzas under the direction of a seasoned Brooklyn pizza chef in a ‘Gram-worthy, rustic, small-town setting.

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Find your CBD sweet spot and get 25% off The Hemp Division line of products
Everyone has a CBD sweet spot—the perfect amount that suits you just right. Let us help you find yours! Take this quiz and get 25% off from The Hemp Division to celebrate National CBD Awareness Day on August 8.

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10 Artisanal Ice Cream Shops in the Hudson Valley

Nothing's better on a hot summer day than a scoop of ice cream, and these Hudson Valley creameries turn it up with their house-made, artisanal offerings, featuring seasonally changing flavors made with local dairy and fruit.

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The Tortilla Taco Bar Opens in Kingston

Ruben Lopez was all set to his farm-to-table tacqueria in mid-March. Then, well, you know. In late June, Tortilla Taco Bar opened its door in Rondout.

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Food Winners

The 2020 Chronogrammies winners in the Food category.

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Drink Winners

The 2020 Chronogrammies winners in the Drink category.

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Brunch Spotlight: Duo Bistro

A spotlight on Duo Bistro, Chronogrammies winner in the Food category.

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Falafel Spotlight: Aba's Falafel

A spotlight on Aba's Falafel, Chronogrammies winner in the Food category.

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Vegan-Friendly Spotlight: Garden Cafe

A spotlight on Garden Cafe, Chronogrammies winner in the Food category.

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Chicken Wings Spotlight: The Anchor

A spotlight on The Anchor, Chronogrammies winner in the Food.

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Wait Staff & Service Spotlight: The Red Onion

A spotlight on The Red Onion, Chronogrammies winner in the Food category.

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Local Wine Spotlight: Millbrook Vineyards and Winery

A spotlight on Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, Chronogrammies winner in the Drink category.

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Dive Bar Spotlight: Exchange Hotel

A spotlight on the Exchange Hotel, Chronogrammies winner in the Drink category.

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Bloody Mary Spotlight: Mill House Brewing Co.

A spotlight on Mill House Brewing Co., Chronogrammies winner in the Drink category.

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Bartender Spotlight: Erin O'Neill of Tavern 23

A spotlight on Erin O'Neill of Tavern 23, Chronogrammies winner in the Drink category.

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The Future of Food & Farms

Groups in the region are working on creating a more just and equitable food system.

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Farmers & Chefs Grows Greens in a Shipping Container in their Parking Lot
John Lekic of Farmers & Chefs is growing greens in a shipping container in his parking lot.

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Rebirth of a Landmark: City Winery Opens in Montgomery

Anticipation has been building for many months for the opening of City Winery Hudson Valley in Montgomery, experiential entrepreneur Michael Dorf's entry into the vibrant world of Hudson Valley food and wine. At long last, you can reserve yourself a table on the riverside patio — and get a peek inside the refurbished 130-year-old factory that's poised to become one of the area's premeire venues just as soon as live entertainment can return.

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Where to Get Your Lobster Roll Fix in the Hudson Valley

Along with the tropical smell of sunscreen and cold beer, lobster rolls are a staple of summer in the Northeast. While we may not be on the coast, there are plenty of places to gobble down a lobster roll or two here in the Hudson Valley.

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Brunette Wine Bar Slated to Reopen in July with New Owners

The Natural Wine Isn't Going Anywhere, But Expect a Fuller Food Menu from Brunette 2.0
At the height of the pandemic in late April, the sale of Brunette Wine Bar in Kingston finally went through, and Philadelphian couple Maxwell Botwick and Jessie Harris took over as owners. Natural wine will be the through-line for the next incarnation of Brunette, but expect a larger menu with local sourcing and seasonal specials.

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Deliver Us from Delivery: Hudson Valley Restaurants on Delivery Apps

Ay, There's the (g)Rub(hub)
Hudson Valley restaurateurs love nothing better than cooking for you. And while they're happy to serve you any way they can, long waits were not an ingredient they ever wanted to add. Here's the scoop on why picking up your own take-out food may be worth the drive.

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From a Poughkeepsie Barn to China: Plan Bee Brewery’s Resiliency

Thanks to good planning and good fortune, amidst the pandemic, Plan Bee Farm Brewery, a small 10-barrel operation in Poughkeepsie, not only held on but expanded its distribution to east Asia to establish presence on four continents.

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To Increase Outdoor Dining Areas, Hudson Valley Towns Use Public Space

Mid-Hudson Valley dining-destination towns are thinking creatively and moving toward the implementation of expanded outdoor dining to help their economies during the reopening process.

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7 Places to Get Your Wood-Fired Pizza Fix in the Hudson Valley

Unless you're a professional chef or an amateur stone mason, the chances are you don't have the capacity to DIY your own wood-fired pizza at home. We rounded up the Hudson Valley eateries that are still serving up their wood-fired pies to go during quarantine so you can get your perfect, gooey, cheesy delicious fix.

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Praise Be We're in Phase 2! 17 Places to Eat Outside in the Hudson Valley

With restaurants opening throughout the Hudson Valley under Phase Two, here is a list of some of our favorite restaurants that have prepared for outdoor dining.

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These Hudson Craft Breweries are Open for Outdoor Drinking

8 Places to Sip in the Sunshine this Weekend
The Hudson Valley has officially entered Phase 2 of reopening, which includes outdoor dining...AND drinking! Here's a list of some of our favorite breweries in the region that are offering their craft draft beer for onsite outdoor drinking.

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How The Pandemic Transformed This Hudson Valley Food Company

Athens-Based Field Goods Launched Home Delivery in Less Than Two Weeks
When non-essential businesses closed in droves in late March, the team at Athens-based Field Goods knew they had a big problem. Their network of over 700 community pickup sites like libraries, coffee shops, and gyms where the team delivered weekly orders of local produce and other artisanal products to their customers was about to disappear. So in just two weeks, they completely changed how they did business.

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Black-Owned Restaurants in the Hudson Valley

The next time you're planning to eat out or takeout, consider supporting these 40+ Black-owned restaurants in the Hudson Valley.

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Farmers & Chefs Takes Farm-Fresh to New Heights with Vertical Gardens

Amid the pandemic, Poughkeepsie restaurateur John Lekic of Farmers & Chefs invested in a shipping container vertical growing system that will allow him to grow all his herbs and greens for the year, while having control over his supply chain.

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Hudson Valley Restaurateurs Are Chomping at the Bit to Reopen

Restaurateurs are working to put protocols in place for dining in, in the COVID environment.

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The Sow Must Go On

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Hudson Valley Farms
The impact of COVID-19 on farmers varies according to operation size and product, but one thing is clear: with grocery store and germ anxiety at an all-time high, consumers want farm-fresh food now more than ever.

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Sleeping Stages: The Hudson Valley's Entertainment Venues Await Next Steps

Area venues serve food, some, like Daryl’s House in Pawling and Tubby’s in Kingston,are partially open to offer curbside pickup service for select menu items and beverages, in accordance with New York State guidelines for restaurants.

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What to Expect from Craft Beverage Festivals this Summer

Even as things begin to return to normal post pandemic peak, this summer's craft beverage festivals in the Hudson Valley will look very different than past years, if they are event happening at all. While the most conservative organizers have straight up cancelled their events, some are taking their festivals online, and yet others are hoping increased safety precautions will make an in-person event viable.

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Hot Hudson Valley Takeout Items

Best Selling To-Go Menu Items for Your Weekend Takeout Splurge
From a Maine lobster roll to 24-hour marinated lamb rack to buttermilk chicken, here are the top-selling takeout dishes from some of our favorite Hudson Valley restaurants. Now, step AWAY from the TV dinner and pick up the phone.

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Mais Oui, Bien Sure! 5 Spots for French Take Out to Brighten Your Week

Inject your week with a little joie de vivre when you order French takeout from one of these fine Hudson Valley eateries.

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Lunch Nightly Open for Service At Last

Against the Odds, Kingston Newest Restaurant Celebrates its Opening Tonight
When Kingston's soon-coming eatery/watering hole Lunch Nightly got stuck in a holding pattern amidst COVID-19 madness, it seemed like they might never be able to open. But the deli-by-day, glam dive bar-by-night has finally received the go-ahead from the Department of Health and is launching weekend dinner service starting tonight, May 1.

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Hudson Valley Restaurants Transform Into Bodegas

In a time of uncertainty for the restaurant industry, some businesses have taken on a bodega approach, selling groceries and other necessaries as well as prepared foods.

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Hudson Valley Farmers’ Markets in the Era of Coronavirus

For the 2020 season, COVID-19 changes are afoot.

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Feeding the Front Line

Despite Taking a Hard Economic Hit, Hudson Valley Eateries Take the Lead to Feed Health Care Workers
Even as restaurants in the Hudson Valley struggle to stay afloat, subsisting on pick up and delivery service alone, they are taking the lead in feeding the front line, delivering meals to health care workers and hospital throughout the region.

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Local Chefs Share their Cookbook Recommendations

8 Cookbooks to Broaden Your Culinary Horizons and Inspire Your #QuarantineCuisine
With everyone on lockdown, Americans are cooking and baking more than ever. Before you tire yourself out on the same old recipes, why not use this time to expand your culinary repertoire. We asked Hudson Valley chefs for their top cookbook recommendations, and threw in a couple of our own too.

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Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles with Dina Falconi

Supplement Your Farmed Veggies with These Wild Edibles You Can Forage in Spring
Clinical herbalist and author of Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Cookbook, Dina Falconi shares some great wild edibles to find in April.

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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.