Eat & Drink


Beer lovers have it good in the Hudson Valley. From crisp IPAs to full-bodied lagers and fruited sours, there's a beer for ever sort of craft brew aficionado in the region. Whether you venture to a farm brewery for hyperlocal beers or swing by the abundance of breweries with top-notch dining offerings to match the quality of whatever is on draft, you have a wealth of opportunities from which to choose when it comes to great pours along the Hudson River.


With so many talented chefs and must-visit restaurants in the Hudson Valley, it's hardly a surprise that there are more than a few recipes ready to be shared among them. Luckily, local food artisans have proffered up a number of delectable recipes for Hudson Valley readers over the years. So, the next time you're looking for a showstopping centerpiece for your holiday table or just want a sweet treat to satisfy, you're sure to find a scrumptious recipe with local ties right here.


The Hudson Valley is a true paradise when it comes to finding great restaurants. With the Culinary Institute of America in our midst and close proximity to New York City, the region has become a veritable hub for top-tier dining of every sort. Locals and visitors alike can tempt their palates with culinary creations by James Beard nominees, up-and-coming chefs, or neighborhood standbys. Plus, with so many restaurants spread across our 10 counties, finding that next unforgettable meal is only ever a short drive away.

Wine & Spirits

Love trying out new wines and spirits? If so, you'll adore the fact that the Hudson Valley is packed to the brim with award-winning distilleries and wineries. Spirits producers in the region do it all, from crafting beautifully botanical gins to rich and bold bourbons that are just as wonderful on their own as they are when shaken or stirred into cocktails. And did we mention the wines? Hudson Valley vineyards do wine lovers right with pours that run the gamut from crisp whites to full-bodied reds and everything in between.

Where to Grab a Bite After Hiking in the Hudson Valley

After spending a day on the trails, fuel up at one of these nearby restaurants for delicious pub fare and refreshing beverage options.

This Rigor Hill Farm Dinner Features Award-Winning Chefs

In Columbia County, the chefs behind Michelin-starred restaurant Frenchie come together to present a special dinner at Rigor Hill Farm.

14 Frozen Hudson Valley Treats That Go Beyond Ice Cream

Not a fan of the dairy stuff? Try these pops, sorbets, and non-dairy ice creams the next time you crave frozen treats.

This Kingston Bar Is One of the Best in America

In its 2024 lineup of the best bars in America, Esquire included a Spanish tapas bar in Ulster County on the list. Can you guess which it is?

These Hudson Valley Restaurants Are a Sushi Lover’s Dream  

When those sushi cravings hit, head to these Hudson Valley eateries for rolls and sashimi galore. 
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Dine With Dad at These Hudson Valley Restaurants on Father’s Day

Make this Father's Day memorable with a delectable meal that dad will love from one of these Hudson Valley restaurants.

Your Guide to the Sweetest Carrot Cake in the Hudson Valley

Carrot cake is a classic, and for good reason. Here's where to get your fix around the Hudson Valley.

12 Smokin’ Hot Barbecue Joints in the Hudson Valley

Barbecue lovers have it good in the Hudson Valley, with everything from saucy, smoky ribs to utterly scrumptious burgers.

Where to Find Mouthwatering Tacos in the Hudson Valley

From hard shell to soft shell and meat lover to veggie-friendly, there's a taco in the Hudson Valley for you. Ready to dig into deliciousness?

Where to Find Gourmet Donuts in the Hudson Valley

Savor the unique creations of these Hudson Valley donut shops, with flavors ranging from maple pecan to raspberry mint and beyond.
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