Loved by its locals for its magical small-town feel and breathtaking scenic surroundings, Ellenville has no shortage of dining options in which your eating experience is more than a meal. The town is seasoned with a communal touch, historic flare and a taste of the great outdoors. Nestled in the Hudson Valley against the Shawangunk mountains, you’ll find a draw to disconnect that’s as irresistible as the food you’ll sink your teeth into.
Whether you’re a diehard vegan or a steak enthusiast, a picky six-year-old or a knowledgable whiskey officianato, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. With chefs coming from as far as London and restaurant owners utilizing fresh local produce, diverse meets native when you eat in Ellenville. Italian, Mexican, Greek, German, Korean and Japanese are just a few cuisines that are represented!
Not sure where to start? Try Cohen Bakery’s famous raisin pumpernickel, or Aroma Thyme’s legendary sweet potato soup. The first certified Green Restaurant in New York, Aroma Thyme also has delectable gluten-free, meat-free and dairy-free options so those with food allergies or dietary preferences can have a trouble-free eating experience. With numerous specials every night at multiple different restaurants, you’re sure to find your fit.
Ellenville’s eclectic selection of food extends past lunch and dinner, with plenty of local coffee shops, bakeries and pubs. Rather be outside amid the copper-colored trees? A sit-down restaurant isn’t your only option, either. Just minutes away, you’ll find the Shawangunk Wine Trail, an 80-mile stretch featuring 15 family-owned wineries.
Enjoy not only superb and varying cuisine, but Ellenville’s atmosphere-enhancing entertainment opportunities. Color your special event at Gaby’s Café with a Mariachi band, or catch some live music at Aroma Thyme on Thursday nights. Come on a Friday or a Saturday and you can listen at The Publik House. The rest of the week, keep an eye out for music events at Cattleman’s Grill or Tony & Nick’s.
Then, when you’re too stuffed for more, drive home through some of the most beautiful windy mountain roads, perfectly painted with fall at its finest. Ellenville will be waiting to welcome you back again soon.
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