Why not spice up your Hudson Valley experience with a little mulled wine from Hetta Glogg in Kingston, a Moroccan spirit distilled from figs in Yonkers, or a Cannoli Chip & Dip concoction in Cold Spring? Local food and drink purveyors aren’t shy about creating really extraordinary culinary creations for you to enjoy.
Lower Hudson Valley
Homestyle Desserts Bakery, Cold Spring
Sweet tooth anyone? This beloved Peekskill establishment recently opened a storefront in Cold Spring (with an ice cream shop next door!) to offer its award-winning assortment of Italian pastries, cookies, cakes and fresh breads, including their signature apple cider donuts and cannoli. Gluten-free and vegan options are available.
Sourced from bee hives located throughout the county, Rockland Honey comes in many unique flavors and varieties including chunk, creamed and comb honey. Discover naturally occurring notes of Avocado, Blueberry, Clover, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Orange Blossom, Goldenrod and more. They don’t add any extra flavors to the honey, just simply let the bees work their magic.
Nahmias et Fils, Yonkers
Nahmias et Fils—Yonker’s first micro-distillery—produces award-winning artisanal spirits. Based on an heirloom family recipe dating back to 1900, its Mahia is a traditional Moroccan spirit distilled from figs. Enjoy it, or one of their exceptional whiskies, in their Moroccan-styled tasting room while learning more about the distillery process.
Mid Hudson Valley
Hetta Glogg, Kingston
Stop by this Scandinavian tap room for small bites, craft beers and a swig of the famous Hetta Glögg—a drink of rich spices best enjoyed with friends. The beverage has been credited with clearing head colds, easing tensions and inspiring much merriment!
Quaker Creek Store
Take a trip to Orange County’s scenic “Black Dirt Growing Region” where Bobby Mateszewski is renowned for making sausages, and smoked and cured meats—just like his Polish grandfather did, with the finest locally sourced ingredients and home-mixed herbs and spices. Knackwurst, Weisswurst, and Bratwurst are available year-round, with seasonal variations for summer grilling and Oktoberfest celebrations.
Harney & Sons: The Millerton Shop
Time for tea? Choose from over 250 varieties at the Tasting Bar and Lounge where you can also treat yourself to a delicious lunch or nibble on the highly recommended Tea Cheese Sampler. Pick up a few unique gifts from the boutique store like intriguing tea chests, teacups and treats for tea-loving family and friends.
Upper Hudson Valley
Subversive Malting & Brewing, Catskill
In addition to making beer with 100 percent local ingredients, these guys malt all of their own grains and are passionate about supporting New York farmers. Check out their Beer Café on Main Street in Catskill where you’ll find a small menu of finger-foods to complement a rotating offering of beers.
A perfect accompaniment to a favorite spirit, on its own, mixed with seltzer water, on top of ice cream or as a salad dressing—Jill Malouf’s Hedonic Tonic is made locally in small batches by hand using quality and organic ingredients. Sample for yourself at fine establishments like Albany Distilling Company and Capital City Gastropub.
Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions, Hudson
Say “cheese!” Seasonal, healthy menus inspired by local farms offer a carefully curated selection of delicious farmhouse cheeses, house-made salads, sandwiches, pastries, and snacks.
Brown’s Brewing Company, Troy
Set inside a beautifully restored 150 year old warehouse on the Hudson River, Brown’s Troy taproom and brewhouse offers an award-winning menu along with a dozen of Brown’s own beers on tap. Consistently voted Best Brewpub in the Capital Region since 2008 by Metroland readers.