“Great Find” Food Experiences Foodies Know In Dutchess County, NY
As a person who loves food, people often ask me, if there are any hidden gems of places to grab a bite in the Hudson Valley. This time around, I am just going to focus on a few spots inside Dutchess County New York.
I will occasionally update this list, and as always, if you have a place that you love and think we should check out, let us know! That is where the best recommendations come from! Here are a few:
Where to go if you like dumplings in Dutchess County New York?
If you love dumplings, Asian Style dumplings, there is a great place in Wappingers Falls NY. Don't let the strip mall fool you. The food is amazing. I will caution you, that I never have the same experience twice, with the ordering or the staff, I see it as part of the entertainment factor.
What to order? Work your way around the menu, each time you visit, order something different. Palace Dumplings, Lafayette Plaza, 1671 US-9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
Craving falafel in Dutchess County New York? Where should you go?
I love falafel and think that there are a lot of people who just plain get it wrong. A place that gets it right is Aba's Falafel in Rhinebeck, on East Market Street. This little place started out as a stand inside the weekly Rhinebeck Farmers Market. I used to stand in line (a very long line) to get one of these at the Farmers Market, and was thrilled when I saw that they finally went ahead and got a little shop across the street from the farmers market.
What to order? The original falafel is a good place to start, or the "little bit of everything,' or for the slightly more adventurous the "Sabich."
Where to go for a slice of pizza and a show? Wait, did you say Salad Pizza in Dutchess County, New York?
Yes, there are a ton of pizza places all over the State of New York, but what makes this one special? The pizza, and the people who run it. There is a cute family dynamic, that I am not sure if they are arguing for show or if it is just done in jest, but it is like a bit of a show to go with your slice.
Love their salad pizza, no other place can match it. Also, order the "Big Slice" and grab a slice of the Joe's. Eggplant parm pizza slice is good too. Touch of Naples Pizza 417 Violet Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. They have limited hours and never open on a Sunday.
What about homemade tortillas and Mexican food in Dutchess County New York?
Here is a great find. Tortilleria Allison 296 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The menu does change a little, but everything is fresh, they make the tortillas there! If you have never had a just off the griddle warm tortilla, you have never made your mouth truly happy.
Try the Al Pastor, slow-smoked pork that has been marinated in pineapple juice. I am also a huge fan of their tamales. See what's on the chalkboard and order order order.
Is there a place that isn't listed that we should check out? Let us know!
There are foods that have made it into the New York State Food Hall of Fame! Do you agree with these choices?