Social media is aglow with raves about trendy Wappingers Falls takeout Veggie Go-Go, offering a greens-and-grains buffet with creative toppings, as well as signature bowls brimming with avocado, sprouts, roasted mushrooms, and other trimmings. Fresh juices, too! 845.218.9861
After your next Harriman hike, head to Seven Lakes Station, a craft beer taproom in Sloatsburg also serving light fare like warm pretzels and cheese-and-charcuterie. This off-the-beaten-path attraction just expanded to include an open-air beer garden complete with fire pit and picnic tables. 845.712.5586
Seven Lakes Station serves craft beer and light fare like the Cubano sandwich pictured above. Photo by Scott Ruel
On a warm day, we can’t decide between the refreshing Thai iced coffee and the single-origin Americano with sparkling water and an orange wedge at Big Mouth Coffee Roasters, a new Main Street Beacon coffee house with a hippo-centric logo and space enough to fit several of these hefty creatures.
For casual Asian fusion, head to West Nyack’s recent arrival Grub by Waree. Two to try and love: Coconut Chicken Soup followed by Korean Beef BBQ on steamed buns with pickled vegetables. 845.535.3580
Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival — featuring the Burger & Beer Blast, An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers, and the Grand Tasting Village, plus much more — takes place June 5 to 10 at Kensico Dam Plaza and various locations in Westchester.
Thom Kha Goong, a coconut shrimp soup, at Grub. Photo by Waree
Hop on your bicycle and push your pedal to the metal for this choose-your-own distance ride through some of Orange County’s most scenic landscapes. Cyclists will ride 10, 35, 50, or 80 miles with aid stations located at various farms throughout the course. Following the fondo, enjoy live music, a barbecue from Warwick Valley Winery’s Pané Cafe, and tastings of cider and spirits. First Class registration will get you a ticket to the Meet the Farmers dinner, a four-course, farm-to-table meal on the night before the race. Prices vary by distance. Register online. 6:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; 844.973.6342