10 Places to Get Ridiculously Good Ramen in the Hudson Valley

Put down the packaged stuff and slurp up a soul-soothing bowl of real ramen this season.


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The Roundhouse, Beacon

If you consider The Roundhouse one of the most romantic (dare we say, ramen-tic?) restaurants in the Hudson Valley, you wouldn’t be wrong. After all, we do love a good Roundhouse wedding. But during the chillier months, its famed outdoor waterfall isn’t the only thing that’s flowing. This hot date spot combines heritage pork, tonkotsu broth, chili oil, and an oozy soft-boiled egg for a canoodle-inducing nose-to-tail feast that’s guaranteed to make you fall in love.

 

Mill House Brewing, Poughkeepsie

 

We don’t call it winter. We call it RAMEN SEASON.

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You may not think of a brewery as the best place to find killer ramen, but trust us, Mill House is brewing up a bowl to ramen-ber. Its pork belly ramen combines unexpected elements like fried garlic chips and a beer-infused bone broth with classics like kimchi, mushrooms, and a silky, soft-cooked egg. Get yourself a tall glass of their Imperial IPA to go with it, and you’ll relinquish all doubts.

 

Hudson Food Studio, Hudson

Given Hudson Food Studio’s tiny interior, its self-dubbed “big bowl of noodles” is unexpectedly sizable. Dive into a hearty serving of pork bone broth, alkaline noodles, pork shoulder, and roasted mushrooms, and don’t be shy about slurping up that last drop. For those looking for a lighter option, their spiced chicken pho bowl doesn’t fake out on serious flavor.

 

Commissary!, New Paltz

Commissary! in New Paltz is making the impossible possible by churning out vegan molecular eggs with a look, feel, and flavor that’s ramen-icent of a real one. Soy milk, Genutine, and black salt combine to create the egg white, while a poppable center “yolk” is made from turmeric and beta-carotene-colored gel. If you’re curious, get one atop a healthy and hearty bowl of vegan ramen on the restaurant’s weekly “Rammissary” nights, every Tuesday.

 

TanPoPo Ramen, Albany

 

Brunch! #🍜

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Trust TanPoPo’s talented chefs with their carefully curated selections (think tonkotsu ramen with bone marrow broth and chashu pork, or roast duck ramen with seasoned greens and scallion), or take control of your dish by customizing it with tempting toppings like corn and kikurage mushrooms. Their Tokyo wave ramen noodles make for the ultimate bite, but if you’re gluten-free, their thin rice noodles are also a solid option.

 

UNoodles Snack Bar, Haverstraw

 

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At first glance, the fusion of Asian and Italian dishes at this Rockland County restaurant may confuse you, but its premise is actually fairly simple -- all types of noodles, all the time. So if you don’t discriminate, head to Haverstraw for a cheesy plate of pasta or one of three steamy bowls of broth-soaked ramen. Whatever you order, don’t leave without sending some seriously delicious noods.

 

Quinn’s, Beacon

Move over, gazpacho. At Quinn’s, ramen isn’t just a one-season staple. Here, two types of chilled ramen are both meat-free and seriously scrumptious. Vegetarian friends should consider the chilled ginger, garlic, and sesame-infused broth with seaweed, egg, and veggies, while a chilled “nomen” bowl is available sans egg for vegans. But if the thought of cold ramen gives you the chills, Quinn’s does offer the classic warm-your-soul variety.

 

Rhinebeck Bagels, Rhinebeck

A bagel shop in Rhinebeck is probably the last place you’d expect to get an authentic Japanese meal, but if you follow owner Jeremy Monaco on Instagram, you know that this is anything but your average corner eatery. All month long, Rhinebeck Bagels is giving thirsty Thursday new meaning with a weekly special that’s too delicious to pass up. Get your hands on this veggie-filled ramen bowl with dumplings, a poached, locally sourced egg, and not one, but two kinds of pork.  

 

RameNesque, Peekskill & Thornwood

 

Nin'niku Ramen

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Before you go, get two things straight about this popular local spot: Yes, RameNesque is a real word, and no, the trek to Westchester will not disappoint. While the Thornwood location does offer slightly more ramen options (and a sushi menu for those who’d rather start off their meal with a roll), luckily, you can get our favorite varieties, dan dan and kimchi, at both spots.

 

YumYum Noodle Bar, Woodstock, Kingston, Red Hook

Three Hudson Valley locations give you free reign to build your own ramen bowl with five noodle varieties, a range of hearty broths, and ridiculously good protein add-ons like salmon, pork belly, and shrimp. If you happen to be dining with a little one, the kid noodle bowl is a crowd-pleasing favorite among those 8 and under.  

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