Just two and half hours north of New York City, Hudson blurs the line between urban and rural. Long known as an antiques mecca, it’s now becoming the new destination for accomplished chefs to open restaurants, so they can cook closer the source of the ingredients they’re using. 


MORNING 

Grazin' Diner | Photo Credit: Doug Kerr [flickr]

Grazin' Diner | Photo Credit: Doug Kerr [flickr]

BREAKFAST | Grazin’ Diner

From the owners of Grazin' Angus Acres in Ghent, NY, they are serving organic and biodynamic (when possible) food, including their own grass-fed Black Angus beef.

“It is their take on a diner, but they grow their own food and it is really good. I come here for a burger.”
FED Pro  >  Chef Bjorn Somlo (Nudel)

“They have the freshest ingredients and humanely raised too. We use their ground beef at Local 111 for our burger.”
FED Pro  >  Chef Josephine Proul (Local 111)

Open for breakfast on the weekends
717 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.822.9323 | www.grazinburger.com

COFFEE | Moto Coffee/Machine

"This is our go-to spot for a coffee when we are running errands or enjoying a day off. They use a rotating selection of high quality coffee roasters, including Tandem Coffee Roasters from Portland Maine, who is also our supplier at Gaskins."
FED Pros > Chef Nick and Sarah Suarez (Gaskins)

357 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 
518.822.8232 | www.motocoffeemachine.com


FARMERS MARKET & STANDS

Photograph courtesy of Sparrowbush Farm

Photograph courtesy of Sparrowbush Farm

POLENTA | Hudson Farmers Market

"We come here to buy Sparrowbush Farm’s polenta, cornmeal or popcorn. It's is an ideal edible souvenir. They grow the corn and freshly mill the polenta and cornmeal, making it the most perfect version you’ve ever tried. We use their polenta from our lemon polenta cake and the cornmeal in our fried chicken. They are at the Hudson Farmer’s Market every Saturday."
FED Pros  >  Chef Nick and Sarah Suarez (Gaskins)

April - November
6th Street & Columbia, Hudson, NY 12534

www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com

Green Acres

Roadside stand with fresh baked goods, breads, pies, jams, pickles, vinegars, mustards, produce and seasonal fruits.

“The farm stands that dot Columbia County are my main source for fruits and vegetables in the spring, summer, and fall. This is one of my favorites and they have great baked goods, especially pie.”
FED Pro  >  Chef David Wurth (CrossRoads Food Shop)

Open July to Thanksgiving
226 Route 82, Hudson, NY 12534

T: 518.851.7460 | www.greenacreshudson.com

Eger Brothers

Locally-grown apples and apple cider.

“One of my favorite local farm stands for fresh produce and their donuts.”
FED Pro  >  Chef David Wurth (CrossRoads Food Shop)

33 Eger Road, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.828.3510


LUNCH

Bonfiglio & Bread | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Bonfiglio & Bread | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

SANDWICHES | Bonfiglio & Bread

Specializing in hand-made hearth breads and Roman-style pizza.

“I really like their pork belly sandwich with pickled onions and nice greens. The chef really gets the whole acidity, mayo - balancing it out. Simple, but well done.”
FED Pro  >  Chef Stephen Browning (Prairie Whale)

“The poached egg and crouton with avocado and lardons with lime zest is awesome.”
FED Pro  >  Chef Josephine Proul (Local 111)

“For a sunny morning, get this and sit on a bench in Hudson, this is a fine way to go.”
FED Pro  >  Chef David Wurth (CrossRoads Food Shop)

748 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.822.0077


AFTERNOON SHOPPING

Photograph courtesy of Hudson Supermarket

Photograph courtesy of Hudson Supermarket

ANTIQUES | Hudson Supermarket

A former 7,000 square foot supermarket now filled with antiques dealers.

“This is a compendium of different vendor stalls but really beautifully laid out, well curated and interesting and will not necessarily break the bank.”
FED Pro  >  Chef Scott Cole (Monterey General Store)

310 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.822.0028 | www.hudsonsupermarket.com

WINE | Hudson Wine Merchants

They pick what they carry based on their own vineyard visits, as well as tastings. Knowledgeable staff, including Kathleen Miller, who studied with the International Court of Sommeliers, and Erin Carr who worked at Eleven Madison and The Modern in NYC).

“A fantastic selection of wines and spirits with guidance available from owner Michael Albin, if needed.”
FED Pro  >  Chef David Wurth (CrossRoads Food Shop)

341 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.828.6411 | www.hudsonwinemerchants.com

Photograph courtesy of Talbott & Arding

Photograph courtesy of Talbott & Arding

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PROVISIONS & SNACKS | Talbott & Arding

This is a cheese and gourmet food shop and catering company. Executive chef Mona Talbott worked at Chez Panisse and has written two cookbooks.

"They have a selection of charcuterie and items to go that I’m particularly enthusiastic about."
FED Pro  >  Chef Devon Gilroy (The Corner)

"This is the perfect place to stop for a snack or a sweet treat. They have prepared foods, sandwiches and the tastiest hand-pies. Their house-made cookies are also my favorite, especially the coconut macaroons. If they are serving chocolate cake make sure to get a big fat slice. Often I’ll get a cup of their bouillon instead of coffee."
FED Pros  >  Chef Nick and Sarah Suarez (Gaskins)

323 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.828.3558 | www.talbottandarding.com


ICE CREAM BREAK

Photographs courtesy of Lick Hudson

Photographs courtesy of Lick Hudson

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ICE CREAM | Lick Hudson

Artisanal small batch ice cream sold out of a tiny store front on Warren Street.

"Lick is a Hudson staple with very high quality ice cream. The salted caramel and pretzel gelato is a personal favorite."
FED Pro  >  Chef Devon Gilroy (The Corner)

253 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.828.7254 | www.lickhudson.com


EVENING DRINKS

Photograph courtesy of The Half Moon

Photograph courtesy of The Half Moon

COCKTAILS | The Half Moon

"For a late night drink, there is always energy there, especially on the late side, and they have a great draft beer selection."
FED Pros > Chef Nick and Sarah Suarez (Gaskins)

48 S Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.828.1562 | 
thehalfmoonhudson.com

COFFEE & COCKTAILS | Wm. Farmer & Sons

"They make a perfect cortado. Their beans are from Irving Farm Roasters in Millerton, NY. Their little cafe is attached to a beautiful new hotel, restaurant and bar. We also often find ourselves on nights off having dinner at the bar here, where we inevitably run into lots of other local business owners enjoying a cocktail."
FED Pros  >  Chef Nick and Sarah Suarez (Gaskins)

20 S Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.828.1635 | 
www.wmfarmerandsons.com


DINNER

Crimson Sparrow | Photograph courtesy of Crimson Sparrow (Photo Credit: Ashley Spears)

Crimson Sparrow | Photograph courtesy of Crimson Sparrow (Photo Credit: Ashley Spears)

MODERN | Crimson Sparrow

Located in the historic Keystone Buildings, the co-chefs worked at the Michelin-starred WD~50 on Manhattan's Lower East Side before opening up here. The dinner is a tasting menu and they also have an inventive cocktail list, plus sake, beer and wine.

“Their food is on the more modern end. They are using super interesting, great ingredients and drawing from a French technique cooking background, but kind of going crazy with it. They always change their menu, but I like what they do with pork bell and chorizo. Everything seems like it’s going to be a simple thing, but it is deconstructed and always interesting.”
FED Pro  >  Chef Stephen Browning (Prairie Whale)

746 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.671.6565 | thecrimsonsparrow.com

SOUTHERN | Helsinki Hudson

From Fried Green Tomatoes to Applewood Smoked Ribs to Fried Chicken, enjoy a Southern-inspired menu and stay for a music show. They have two performance spaces, a full service restaurant, outdoor dining, a gallery and a lounge.

“This is a huge conference space with a restaurant attached to it. It’s Southern based - New Orleans and Carolina influenced with large shareable plates. Chef Hugh Horner can just do no wrong. If you want to have a nice romantic evening or just have a couple of beers you’re set. The smoked brisket with kimchi is really quite nice and Aunt Theo’s Fried Chicken is a staple.”
FED Pro  >  Chefs Ben Freemole & John McCarthy (The Crimson Sparrow)

405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.828.4800 | helsinkihudson.com

ASIAN | Food Studio

Fresh Southeast Asian cuisine made with Hudson Valley ingredients from chef David Chicane who worked in Boston and New Hampshire.

"Food studio does a really good job accommodating to gluten free patrons, which is always a relief to my partner when she dines here. The menu is small, well-designed and supports many local farmers. The spicy chicken with rice noodles is a favorite."
FED Pro  >  Chef Devon Gilroy (The Corner)

610 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
T: 518.828.3459 | hudsonfoodstudio.com


SHORT DRIVE OUT OF TOWN

Photograph courtesy of Local 111

Photograph courtesy of Local 111

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AMERICAN | Local 111

Small 39-seat restaurant in a former garage with a hyper-local focus.

“They go out of their way to find the best locally-grown or raised products for highly seasonal menus.”
FED Pro>  Chef David Wurth (CrossRoads Food Shop)

“A unique space with a very compassionate chef who cares as much for her guests as she does for her ingredients. Chef Josephine Proul is doing the local thing like nobody’s business.”
FED Pro>  Chef Brian Alberg (The Red Lion Inn)

111 Main Street, Philmont, NY 12565
T: 518.672.7801 | www.local111.com

Cover Photo: Downtown Hudson | Photo Credit: Doug Kerr [flickr]