It might be the influence of the delicious programs on the Food Network. It could be because the Hudson Valley is home to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. It might be because we are more aware of all of our locally sourced ingredients thanks to local farming. Add to that our increased cultural diversity and you may have the reason why we have some amazing specialty food shops in our area.

The list of nine specialty food shops I have gathered together for this article is by no means a complete list of places you can shop for specialty foods in the Hudson Valley. Chances are, there is a place in your town or village that is offering some of these great local and imported items. If you discover one we should add to the list, please let us know! We want to spread the word.

Specialty Food Shops in the Hudson Valley

Places like Village Grocery and Refillery in Kingston, NY offer their community a place to enjoy the food they might not prepare for themselves or even know anything about. They are creating food discoveries for their customers. They are also giving all of us a chance to support local businesses which includes our local food producers and farms.

 The Epicurean in Rhinecliff, NY has breakfast pizza for the next time you have early guests or you want breakfast for dinner. The Grazery in New Paltz, NY will make sure you get plenty of cheese and a plant. Next time you get a chance to visit your favorite Hudson Valley town, be sure to see if they have a specialty food shop you should be checking out.

Hudson Valley Specialty Food Shops that Offer More Than Groceries

Hudson Valley Specialty Food Shops

The Hudson Valley has a number of specialty food shops. Some are styled like a grocery store others offer prepared foods you can eat in or take out. All of them are worth a visit. Here is a shortlist of a few that include shops in Beacon, Rhinebeck, New Paltz, and Hudson.

Candle Shops in the Hudson Vallley, NY

Hudson Valley Candle Shops

The Hudson Valley has some wonder candle shops. One of them has been making and burning candles since 1969. Candles never go out of style.

Hudson Valley, NY Book Stores

Hudson Valley Bookstores with More

Book stores are more than just books. Some offer coffee, some offer beer and others have thrift shop items on the shelves. Here are some great places to find books and more in the Hudson Valley