Traditionally, visitors to Tannersville have been attracted to the town because of the natural beauty of destinations such as Kaaterskill Falls and Hunter Mountain. But recently, the town has also developed a reputation for its food choices, as well — ranging from elevated farm-to-table dining to hot, made-to-order donuts and cheesy delights.
Sean Mahoney, executive director of the Hunter Foundation, which promotes economic development and tourism in the area, says Tannersville is attracting young professionals for its cost of living and quality of life. That in turn has attracted restaurants. “The bar has been raised for dining here,” says Mahoney. We can’t help but agree. Here are just a few spots for your Tannersville food wish list:
Hot donuts made fresh to order, house-roasted coffee, plus a plethora of breakfast sandwiches that includes donut sliders. Please and thank you!
Jessie’s Harvest House / Photo by Phil Mansfield
A farm-to-table ethos and “elevated comfort food” is found here — so you can enjoy such dishes as Grandma Jessie’s Meatballs or a cauliflower steak with forbidden rice.
Mama’s Boy Burgers / Photo by Andrea Cabane
An ode to drive-ins of days past, there’s both a retro vibe and food here. The twist – the beef is grass-fed and grain-finished, and the dairy products are organic.
This town fixture serves plenty of cheesy delights and other comfort food, as well as a great selection of beer. There’s also a country store with local goods and old-fashioned candies.
Fromer Market Gardens / Photo by Rebecca Kempter
Stop at the farm market on a Saturday for some pre- or post-hike fruits, to get vegetables to bring home, or for some delectable baked goods. If the farmers aren’t busy, ask for a tour of their innovative operation.
An outpost of the popular winery across the river in Ghent, this tasting room lets visitors try many of their award-winning products.
Helmed by Michelin star Chef Ryan Tate, the dining room offers either an à la carte or a tasting menu with seasonal specialties and innovative touches. Sip a craft cocktail while enjoying the sweeping vistas.