Catskills Food Guide

Food news from around the Catskills

If you're a regular at Dahlia's Delights, a White Sulphur Springs ice-cream-and-sandwich stand, you may hear yourself on National Public Radio this weekend. NPR's Weekend Edition is profiling snack stands across the country, and is working with local...
Above: Clams casino at Maplehurst, a new Italian restaurant in Roxbury. Photo by Rebecca Andre. New eateries are popping up across the Catskills -- so many, in fact, that we can't list them all in one story. In Delaware County alone, in the central and...
Nina Berger's bright yellow, black and red food truck has tourists and locals alike lining up in the Greene County town of Lexington for her made-to-order eats. In the year that Nina’s Home Cooking has been in business, her custom-made food truck –...
Above: The first strawberries of the season at Dressel Farms on June 6. Photo via Facebook.  It's strawberry season, that momentarily magical time of year when you can eat fat, juicy, locally-grown berries by the bucketfull at U-Pick farms around the...
Love and marriage. Horse and carriage. Coffee and beer. Yes, in a small Sullivan County café coffee and beer go together like a marriage made in marketing heaven. Brew, just off Route 17 at exit 109, has lived up to its motto – coffee by day, beer by...
Above: Lazy Crazy Acres gelato. Karen and Jake Fairbairn, the owners of the Arkville-based "cow-to-cone" gelato maker Lazy Crazy Acres, announced in a blog post on Tuesday, June 16 that they are shuttering their gelato business.  The Fairbairns have...
Joanna Murphy, an artist and muralist based in the Catskills, is putting the finishing touches on a mural at the eastern edge of the Delaware County village of Margaretville that depicts a vintage cauliflower label featuring Rip Van Winkle. ...
A vacant ice cream parlor in the Greene County village of Tannersville has reopened as Mama’s Boy Burgers, a roadside grab-and-go eatery serving 26 flavors of custard and local grassfed hamburgers. The restaurant, which has indoor and outdoor seating and...
Greg Wilhelm, who just completed his last semester at SUNY Cobleskill, is not your typical recent college grad. As he finishes his bachelor’s degree in business administration, he is starting a real business: Royal Meadery, which is on track to open in...
Above: Cupcakes at the Gardiner Cupcake Festival. Photo via the Gardiner Cupcake Festival website.  Ever since 2009, lovers of cupcakes have gathered in Ulster County for the annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival. Now in its sixth year, the festival...
The first thing that catches your eye when you walk into the Roscoe Beer Company’s brand new tasting room in the Sullivan County town of Roscoe is a large aquarium full of trout. It’s not what you expect to find in a local brewery — usually the malt and...
If you’re planning to eat out today — Friday, May 1 — think of dining at one of the 23 Catskills restaurants in Delaware and Ulster counties that are participating in Fighting Hunger Friday, a fundraiser for the Margaretville’s Community Food Pantry,...
A new outpost of the National Young Farmers’ Coalition is launching in the Catskills, and this Friday they’re throwing a big party and dance at the American Legion Hall in Delhi. Even if you’re not a farmer, you’re invited. Morgan O’Kane and DJ...
The Catskills beer boom shows no signs of slowing down in 2015. New breweries continue to open: the Hunter Mountain Brewery (7261 Route 23A Hunter, 518-263-5231) announced its launch on April 1, and the Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company is now operating on...
Irene Hussey and Alex Wilson, the co-owners of Wayside Cider (waysidecider.com), a brand-new cidery based on a farm in the Delaware County town of Delhi, just delivered their first batch of hard apple cider to shops, bars, and restaurants in the Catskills...
Bryan Graham, the owner of Fruition Chocolate (3091 Route 28, Shokan, 845-657-6717, tastefruition.com) grinds his own cocoa beans, then turns them into simple, small-batch craft chocolate bars in flavors like brown butter milk chocolate and rustic crunch...
The Catskills region has plenty of culinary traditions — maple tapping, cider brewing, cheese making — but one thing the area has never been known for is pasta. Bob and Jen Eckert are out to change all that, using local ingredients to bring the...
New eateries serving fresh doughnuts, Vietnamese banh mi, baklava and cheesy grits have all opened in the mountains this past year or so. From the 2015 Catskills Food Guide, here are some of our favorites. The doughnuts at Twin Peaks Coffee & Donuts (...
New York state produces almost a fifth of the nation’s maple syrup, and much of that comes from the Catskills. The mountains are home to many sugarhouses, from large operations with state-of-the-art evaporators that use reverse osmosis to little shacks...
Lori Robin didn’t set out to start a vegan cheese company. A gilder and stone carver by trade, she had planned to teach restoration workshops for antiques lovers in a studio in the Delaware County village of Fleischmanns. “Take people out shopping, buy...
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