11 N. 7th St.
Hudson, NY 12534
The first certified kosher establishment to pop up in Hudson in 70 years. Try Doreen’s falafel, which is named for a local woman whose recipe calls for eggplant as the base. During fine weather customers can elect to sit outside — some even transport their meal to the park across the street. Indoors, the large windows afford an excellent view of the park and the passing trains.
Falafel Pozza: These bite-sized bean balls are packed with flavor and nutrients, so it seems only natural that eventually they would roll their way onto a pizza. “People at first said, ‘Falafel pizza, what’s that?’ says Justin Goldman, general manager of Park Falafel and Pizza. “But once they tried it, it became something we’re well known for.” The process for making this pizza is as follows: The falafel are baked, soaked in house-made hot sauce, placed on a 20-inch pizza crust, baked a second time, and finally covered in mozzarella, tomato slices, basil, cucumber, and cabbage. And for the health-savvy, the restaurant also has a vegan option.