The Tastiest Food Updates in the Hudson Valley This September

From cafes to cocktail bars and pizza to vegan food, here’s what’s new and what’s next in the food scene across the region.


Main Street welcomed authentic Mexican restaurant La Barbirria and Pillow & Oats Brewing. On Eliza Street, Beacon Coffee Co. & Mercantile is serving up java, espresso drinks, and iced teas, plus sweet and savory pastries.

La Barbirria.
La Barbirria. Photo by Francesca Furey.


Sip on classic cocktails and mocktails at Hemlock Cocktail Bar on Church Street. There’s also an upscale bar menu with Wagyu smash burgers and vegan chopped cheese (a NYC-style sandwich usually with beef, cheese, and vegetables).


Shop for fresh pasta and heavenly babkas at Flours Pasta & Bakeshop on New Main Street. (Enjoy café bites, espresso drinks, and provisions, too.) Cooking classes are in the works.

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Valley favorite Big Mouth Coffee Roasters opened a second café on Lander Street.

New Paltz

Pet a kitten with one hand and hold a cold drink in the other at Beans Cat Café’s newest location on Church Street. All cats are up for adoption!

North Salem

Enjoy a taste of Marseille at Cenadou (Titicus Road), an upscale, authentic French bistro with 45 seats and an open kitchen. We’ve heard great things about the baked black sea bass for two with saffron potatoes and grilled fennel, and the organic lemon tarte meringuée.


Farm-to-table dining comes alive at Pretty To Think So on Montgomery Street. Standouts include the oysters à la carte, an endive Caesar with crumbled goat cheese, scallop crudo, and nettle risotto—but we can’t get enough of the addictive caviar frites.

Pretty To Think So.
Courtesy of Pretty To Think So.


Next to boutique retreat Hotel Lilien, elevated comfort food wows at Nat’s Mountain House (a sister restaurant to Manhattan-based Nat’s on Bank and Bleeker).

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Nat’s Mountain House in Tannersville
Courtesy of Nat’s Mountain House.


Something’s cooking at the Takk House in Troy. On select weeknights and weekend mornings, you’ll find plant-based caterer Meadowlark serving up more than just seasonal salad. Their creative dinner and brunch dishes have featured unusual flavor combinations like furikake miso butter ahi watermelon with Brussels sprouts kimchi, kettle chip nachos topped with pastrami lox-style smoked beets and kale “caviar,” and a chickpea “egg” sandwich with yucca bacon, hashbrowns, and Bloody Mary ketchup. Make reservations (or walk in) for sit-down dinner or brunch experiences in the dining room or at the communal table—if you’re in the mood to mingle. They can currently seat 24 people at a time. Check out their pop-up calendar for dates at – Megan Wilson

Meadowlark in Troy
Courtesy of Meadowlark


Sisters Leslie-Ann Sandford and Velene Nixon-Lawrence are whipping up juicy jerk chicken, oxtail, and festival (a light-but-crispy fritter) at Jamaican spot Yeah Mon on Main Street.

Coming Soon


A high-end Edomae sushi restaurant, Nama Omakase, is anticipated to open in the old Etsy building on Warren Street.


High Falls’ beloved Ollie’s Pizza is preparing to open a slice shop on Broadway. Expect new menu items and pizza styles, plus a retail market and a variety of prepared foods.


Hudson’s vegan juice café and wellness bodega Little Rico is coming to Tinker Street this fall; expect a similar menu but more space to chill out. The popular Indian restaurant Cinnamon (Rhinebeck) will debut a second location on Deming Street.

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