Pickup or Order These 5 Great Things to Eat and Drink This March

Our food editor Steve Fowler reveals what to order in the Hudson Valley this month.

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Here’s what to eat and drink in the Hudson Valley right now.


Chocolate Chip Cookies at Local Artisan Bakery


If the overload of #stayathome baking snaps on Instagram has you feeling like a case of the Cookie Monster is coming on, do yourself a favor and get your order over to Kingston’s Local Artisan Bakery ASAP. With free delivery on minimum $30 orders within 15 miles of Kingston, these mouthwatering chocolate chippers can be yours the very next day.

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Pulled Pork Dinner at 82 BBQ


Is anyone else really craving comfort food during quarantine? When canned soup won’t cut it, call in an order to 82 BBQ for a family dinner package filled with down-home favorites. Our hearts are set on the pulled pork dinner, which packs in fall-apart tender meat and two sides (coleslaw, mac and cheese, rice and corn, or macaroni salad, the choice is yours). Throw in an order of banana pudding for dessert and embrace the stretchy pants for this one.


Chicken Pot Pies at Talbott & Arding


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Can you tell we’re on a comfort food kick? Luckily, Hudson’s go-to cheesemonger saves the day with housemade pot pies that check all the #shelterinplace boxes. Flaky crust? Of course. Juicy Northwind Farms chicken? You know it. Pick them up from Tuesday through Sunday during the week or, if you’re lucky enough to live within 10 miles of Hudson, get them delivered straight to your door.


Chamomile & Mint Kombucha From Laughing Gut Kombucha


Stocking up on orange juice and vitamins? Add a few cans of Hudson Valley kombucha to the grocery list, too. Brewed in Poughkeepsie, Laughing Gut delivers fermented goodness in herb-forward flavors like lavender or star anise and orange zest. Our pick? The chamomile and mint rendition is good-for-you and oh so calming when the COVID-19 nerves hit hard. Visit the brand’s Facebook page to see where to find it near you.


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Full Breakfast Pizza at DeFazio’s


Yes, you read that right. DeFazio’s takes OTT pizza to heart with its full-blown breakfast pie. Using its homemade pizza dough as a base, the Troy-based ‘za shop tops it with melty mozzarella, a perfectly fried egg, and American cheese. A garlic butter crust circles the perimeter, with a choice of homemade sausage, bacon, ham, or spinach on top. Hot sauce is optional (but not really). Order online and get it delivered (because you know you’re not changing out of those pajamas).

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