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Best of Hudson Valley: Food and Drink in 2022

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Courtesy of Alleyway Ice Cream

Our Best of Hudson Valley winners offer top-tier food, drinks, and dining experiences throughout the region.

Ice Cream Flavors

Alleyway Ice Cream, Saugerties

Some of the most unique and delicious ice cream flavors are found in—you guessed it—an unassuming alley in Saugerties. We highly recommend a triple-scoop cone of honeycomb chocolate swirl, ube Heath bar crunch, and Thai tea cookies and cream.

Alleyway Ice Cream Flavors

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Related: How to Be an Ice Cream Maker in the Hudson Valley

Artisan Bakery

Breadfolks, Hudson

Artisan Coffeeshop

Jacob Alejandro, Troy

Asian Fusion Food Truck

Eat Church Food Truck, Dutchess County

Asian Grocery

Harana Market, Woodstock

Book & Bar

Rough Draft Bar & Books, Kingston

Café Workspace

Little Pecks, Troy

Chicest Coffeeshop

Black Dot, Stone Ridge

Cider House

Twin Star Orchards, New Paltz

Cream Cheese Selection

David’s Bagels, Haverstraw

Distillery with a View

Hudson House, West Park

Food, Drink & A Show

City Winery, Montgomery

Glögg

HETTA, Kingston

Grilled Cheese

Fannie’s, Warwick

Hot Pot

Superbowl, Kingston

HV-made Cheese

Chaseholm Farm, Pine Plains

HV-made Kombucha

Seek North

Lavender Latte

Supernatural Coffee + Bakery, Hudson

Momo Valley Beacon

By Meghan Spiro Photography

Momos

Momo Valley, Beacon

Find flavors of Nepal right in the heart of Beacon. Previously housed in the Hudson Valley Food Hall, Momo Valley moved to its own storefront and is cranking out dough-y, delicious Nepalese dumplings. Don’t miss the exceptional spinach and cheese version.

veggie burger

By Ross Thomas

Veggie Burger

Moonburger, Kingston

Layered with dill pickle, fresh lettuce, onions (both raw and fried), and tangy house special sauce on a potato roll, this delicious Impossible patty just may become your new favorite fast food. Take our readers’ advice—the line of cars that often stretches down the road to get a drive-thru Moonburger is well worth the wait.

Tweefontein Herb Farm

Courtesy of Tweefontein Herb Farm

Herb Farm

Tweefontein Herb Farm, New Paltz

Run from a small homestead, this farm has been growing organic herbs to produce high quality products with medicinal benefits since the ‘80s. We particularly love their tinctures, the Hippie Lemonade, and their tea blends—Calendula Sunrise and Mint Rose Dream in particular are earthy and very soothing.

Greek appetizers

By Kate Schlientz

Greek Meze

The Greekish, Harrison and Nyack

You know how at some restaurants the apps are better and more fun than the main courses? Well that’s not true at The Greekish—everything is amazing—but the apps are exceptional and perfect for sharing. We love the Greek meatballs, the calamari, the salads, and all the dips.

Fruition Chocolate

By Nicole Mayone

Small Batch Craft Chocolate

Fruition Chocolate Works, Shokan

Many foodies say that you eat with your eyes first, and lucky for all of us, these beautifully wrapped chocolate bars and painted caramels taste as good as they look. The Brown Butter Milk and Hudson Bourbon Dark Milk bars have layers of flavor, and the chocolate-covered nuts are borderline addictive.

Charcuterie

Courtesy of Tout Le Fromage

Charcuterie

Tout Le Fromage, Westchester County

In our humble opinion, Sydney Thibault makes some of the most gorgeous charcuterie boards around. Next time you’re hosting a party or need to bring something special for the holidays, we can’t think of a better or prettier presentation than an array of her cheeses, cured meats, fruit, and nuts. (All orders can be picked up at Salinger’s Orchard in Brewster.)

laska mee kari noodle bowl

By Francesca Furey

Asian Comfort Food

Grub Asian Fusion Cuisine, West Nyack

In the corner of a Nyack strip mall, Waree Dinsay takes classic Asian-fusion flavors—we’re talking Japanese, Thai, Indian, Indonesian—and makes magic. Order the smak chicken buns or the outrageous laksa mee kari noodle bowl.

hudson valley marshmallow company

By Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company

Marshmallows

Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company, Beacon

Feel like a kid again and grab a made-to-order s’more with melty chocolate and house-made marshmallows. Or buy a bag—or two, or three—of vanilla, salted caramel, and French toast to take home. (Make sure to hide them, you won’t want to share).

Maple Syrup

Laurel & Ash, Holmes

Matcha

Matcha Thomas, Beacon

Meatball Heroes

B-Balls Meatballs, Suffern

Mocha Latte

Bunbury’s Coffee Shop, Piermont

Neapolitan Pizza

Oak, Hudson

Neighborhood Brewery

Subversive Brewing, Catskill

Noodles

Fatt Root, Pleasantville

Pasta

Sfoglini, West Coxsackie

Pastrami

Smoky Rock BBQ, Rhinebeck

Restaurant Concept

Underground Coffee & Ales, Highland

Selection of NYS Wine

Flowercup Wine, Cold Spring

Sourdough Donuts

Rabble Rise Doughnuts, New Paltz

Specialty Grocer

Tivoli General, Tivoli

Stuffed Bagels

Moonrise Bagels, Woodstock

Tasting Menu

DVine Bar, Sparkill

Tea & Spice Shop

The Ridge Tea & Spice, New Paltz

Tuscan Restaurant

Feast & Floret, Hudson

Unique Chocolates

HÅKAN Chocolatier, Beacon

Upscale Food Truck

ROAM Food Truck, Warwick

Vegan Chocolate

Primo Botanica, Troy

Wine & Cheese Tasting

Simard & Co, Nyack

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