completely different worlds of indian food in hudson

Saffron 

This summer a new food option came to town: Saffron at Taste within the Hudson Supermarket.  How yummy.  Available for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this is fresh Indian food made with organic and sometimes local ingredients.  There is a long table at the back of the store where you can eat or you can take it to go. Drinks include mango lassi and fruity iced tea as well as Harney & Sons iced tea.  The daily desserts the day I was there included coconut cupcakes and a fruit tart.  I love how they wrap the organic naan in paper and tie it with brown string. 

saffron 2 

The very dangerous part is that while you wait for your food you wander around Hudson Supermarket which is filled with all sorts of gorgeous things that would look really great in your home… 

Just around the corner from Saffron is Sohan American Indian Food Market located at North 3rd and State Street. 

Sohan Food MarketWhile I have driven past this deli for years, I decided to try it when I heard about the wares in the back from a neighbor who bought bulk cayenne powder to sprinkle all over her garden in her anti-woodchuck efforts.  Walk past the normal deli fare, past the ready to heat individually packaged hamburgers and the freezer filled with whole fish (giant and small) to the very back and a little to the right.  There you will find an eclectic mix of bulk spices, rice flour, ghee, mango pulp, etc.  It’s an odd mix to say the least but potentially useful.  I walked out with this: 

FRESH TASTY & CRISPY

FRESH TASTY & CRISPY

 

  • Saffron at Taste – inside Hudson Supermarket at 310-312 Warren Street
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • 11am –  5pm
  • UPDATE June 2010 – Saffron is no longer at Hudson Supermarket but she is still catering.  And facing off with Bobby Flay!!!

  

  • Sohan Food Market – North 3rd Street & State
  • daily
  • 6am – midnight
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3 responses to this post.

  1. How was the food at saffron? Was it worth the dollar amount? Still looking for somewhere to go that has good quality to price ratio!

    Reply

    • Posted by hungryinhudsonny on July 25, 2009 at 6:48 am

      The food was very tasty – and probably the first quality organic Indian food that I’ve had. It’s not cheap though – but I also realize that I’ve been ruined by NYC East 6th Street/Curry Hill prices. I haven’t tried the Indian restaurant in Germantown (on 9G, near a nursery) but I’ve heard the prices are decent. But is it good? Let me know!

      Reply

      • Ugh, we REALLY wanted the food to be good there but it was pretty bad. They have an aviary in the back where they have pretty peacocks and pheasants…….
        The only place I’ve liked so far is Red Hook Curry House – much more expensive than 6th street stuff but much tastier too.

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