Find Unique Easter Treats at These Hudson Valley Sweet Shops

Between classic cream-filled eggs, big-eared bunnies, and jellybean baskets, Easter is the perfect time to indulge.

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Between classic cream-filled eggs, big-eared bunnies, and jellybean baskets, Easter is the perfect time to indulge on treats.

By Zarah Kavarana and Sabrina Sucato

Do you remember the sweet sensation of waking up on Easter knowing that a basket full of goodies awaited? This year, whether you’re making custom baskets for your children or in the mood to treat yourself, skip the grocery store options and head to Hudson Valley shops instead. With the utter abundance of chocolatiers and sweet shops in the region, there are so many ways to craft a one-of-a-kind Easter experience.


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Keep your Easter treats selection all about the classics with solid, floppy-eared bunnies, or think outside the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland-inspired shoe or even two hardcore bunnies on the back of a Harley. Whatever you choose, it’s guaranteed to be organic, fair trade, and most certainly good.

Lagusta’s Luscious

New Paltz

If you’ve permanently gone vegan (or ever tried to), you know that chocolate is by far one of the hardest things to give up. Luckily, Lagusta’s Luscious in New Paltz has you covered with fully vegan, fair trade, and organic Easter treats. Think strawberry marbled eggs, peanut butter-filled bunnies, and foil-wrapped peanut butter eggs. Pro tip: Whatever you get, be sure to pick up a few extras for yourself while you’re at it.

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Come Easter, this over 120-year-old Haverstraw sweet shop is known to have lines trail out the door and onto Main Street for a sample of its famous seasonal offerings. Here, chocolate bunnies come in a variety of sizes, and foil-wrapped eggs are available in dark, milk, and white chocolate variations. Looking for a one-and-done solution? Lucas Candies does pre-made baskets so pretty you *almost* won’t want to open them up and sample every single one of the Easter treats.

Commodore Chocolatier


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Since 1935, this Newburgh chocolatier has been using both locally and globally sourced ingredients to handcraft decadent sweets on-site. Hundreds of Easter-appropriate molds offer a wide selection from bunnies to cars, trains, and tigers. And if you’re looking for the perfect gift, the chocolate baskets (dark, milk, or white – the choice is yours) are party pleasers – filled with jellybeans, chocolate eggs, and a solid bunny.

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