Where to Get Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes in the Hudson Valley

The annual Chinese celebration is symbolized by this delectable, expressionist pastry


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It's OK if you can only eat one half of a whole mooncake at a time.

Photos Courtesy of Hong Kong Bakery & Bistro

Today marks this year's Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, which occurs every year when the moon is biggest, fullest, and brightest, symbolizing familial prosperity and togetherness. Perhaps the most renowned representation of this annual celebration is the mooncake, believed to be an ancient offering that dates back to the 13th century. Typically filled with a sweet, dense bean paste or fruit mix, the pastry topped with intricate designs and Chinese characters.

Here, we tell you where you can find them over these next few days (while the fest is officially today, many celebrants will treat it as an extended holiday weekend, a la our Thanksgiving), whether you formally acknowledge the lunar occasion or want to feel connected to its spirit of love and unity.

Welcome Oriental Grocery, Poughkeepsie
Are The Mooncakes Ready? Yes!
How Much Are They? Cakes come in packs of four, six, and eight, starting at $17.
What's Inside? An expansive selection of traditional fillings like egg yolk, mixed nuts, lotus seed paste, red bean, and mung bean.
Sold Only For Mid-Autumn Fest? Yes, while supplies last. (And hurry, as there are only a handful of boxes left.)

 

H-mart, Hartsdale
Are The Mooncakes Ready? Yes!
How Much Are They? Cakes come in packs of different sizes, starting at $18.
What's Inside? Fillings include everything from mung bean to mixed fruit.
Sold Only For Mid-Autumn Fest? Yes, while supplies last.

 

New Golden Village Oriental Supermarket, Scarsdale
Are The Mooncakes Ready? Yes!
How Much Are They? Individual cakes start at $4.
What's Inside? Traditional flavors are offered, including mixed nut, red bean, lotus seed.
Sold Only For Mid-Autumn Fest? While larger cakes are only sold for the festival period, smaller ones can be purchased year-round.

 

Hong Kong Bakery & Bistro, Albany
Are The Mooncakes Ready? Yes!
How Much Are They? Individual cakes start at $4.79.
What's Inside? Flavors include red bean, green bean, red lotus paste, and white lotus paste, all with the option to add up to four egg yolks. Mini red lotus paste mooncakes can be purchased in boxes of two or six.
Sold Only For Mid-Autumn Fest? Yes, while supplies last.

 

Kam Sen Asian Market, White Plains
Are The Mooncakes Ready? Yes!
How Much Are They? Cakes come in packs of different sizes, starting at $26.
What's Inside? Flavors include egg yolk, pineapple, and lotus seed.
Sold Only For Mid-Autumn Fest? September 15 (today!) only.

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