Mix and Match Your Meal at These New Hudson Valley Restaurants
A build-your-own ramen shop in Poughkeepsie, a community cereal bar in New Paltz, and an upscale takeout spot in Bardonia spice up the region.
Grinds & Grains in New Paltz
Photo by Carol's Candids
Well-known Rockland chef Jose Sazone brings his talents to Bardonia with One10 Gourmet, an upscale takeout spot catering to people on the go. Order ahead and pick up a tray for the whole family: Selections have included lemon chicken, taco combos, or pulled pork sliders; there are single-serve options, too. 845.501.7955
Modeled after frozen yogurt shops where you can build your own concoctions, Grinds & Grains in New Paltz tempts with mix-and-match granolas, classic cereals, and fresh fruit and nut toppings. Add a splash of the milk of your choice — almond, oat, traditional — and you’re ready to face the day. 845.633.8177
Order the “basic set” ramen, a potpourri of classic ingredients like pork and seaweed, or build your own bowl at Baka Americana, just across the street from Marist in Poughkeepsie. Grab a bun — pork, red bean, or veggie — to round out your meal, plus sweet or savory bubble teas.
Dine in or pick up at Brewster newcomer Aji Sushi. We’re partial to the lunch bento box beef-and-scallion negimaki rolls. For dinner, splurge on a sushi bar entree: The spicy maki combo with crunchy salmon and yellowtail rolls is highly recommended. 845.278.6333
Our Pick: Warwick Applefest
October 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
With 30,000 visitors flocking to Warwick for this event annually, Applefest is a can’t-miss fall festival. More than 250 craft and food vendors line the streets to sell their wares, while throughout the day there are other quintessential activities like an apple pie baking contest (junior and adult competitions), an apple pie eating contest, a carnival, and live music. Parking is limited in town, so drop the car at one of the satellite lots and hop on a complimentary shuttle to the festivities.