I am almost always hungry….

We’ve been coming upstate for a couple of years, and hearing about it for much longer.  We landed in Hudson and not knowing many people up here made it a little too difficult to find out where to buy good food, what’s going on, where there are like-minded people.  When we first got here, all we knew was Price Chopper and Red Dot.  Thank heavens for Baba Louie’s, Wasabi and Red Dot…

But we’re not here to go out to restaurants all the time.  I bake and cook.  Mostly I love to bake, but being in Columbia County as the local food movement grows has been fantastic!  My own little local food spot is my tiny heirloom tomato garden and fresh herbs that I keep in pots on the back porch.  Remind me sometime to tell you about Chuck the woodchuck. 

There are a lot of great (food) businesses that are either growing or moving into the area so I want to get the word out there.  I would love your input – who have I forgotten, or not discovered yet???

Let’s eat!  I’m…

Hungry in Hudson NY

Hudson, Columbia County, New York.

14 responses to this post.

  1. I love Indian food. I just received the following announcement and look forward to checking it out!
    Conversation: Saffron comes to Hudson
    Subject: Saffron @ hudson supermarket

    We are pleased to announce that Marianna of SAFFRON organic food & catering has joined us to run TASTE food & catering @ Hudson Supermarket.
    In addition to her current menu (of Indian classics) http://www.saffronathudson.com/menu.html
    she will be adding global infused inspirations daily.
    She will showcase her talent Fri, Sat, Sun 12-4 for lunch and we will be offering prepared foods to take away.
    A few of the delicious offerings will be:
    Samosas: Crispy turnovers with seasoned potatoes & peas w/ green chutney
    Saffron Chicken Tikka: Tender chicken cubes marinated in yogurt and mild spices
    Chana Pindi: Signature dish. Beautifully organic chickpeas cooked in coconut milk sauce
    Dal Makani: black lentil simmered overnight on a slow fire with onion, garlic & ginger
    Chicken Curry: Cubes of organic chicken simmered tenderly in a sauce of ripe hand picked tomatoes and a delicious blend of exotic spices
    Naan: 2 freshly baked indian bread
    Mango Lassi: Homemade yogurt shake w/Indian Mango. Very refreshing drink.
    She will also be available for delivery & catering for any occasion from a small intimate dinner to a grand fete.

    Hudson Supermarket
    310 Warren Street Hudson New York 518.822.8008
    —— End of Forwarded Message


  2. Hello,

    The “girls” at Coach Farm would love to see us added to the local producers list.


    1000 French Alpine Goats


    • Posted by hungryinhudsonny on June 16, 2009 at 12:46 pm

      I’ve heard a rumor that Coach operations might be moving closer to Hudson if not in Hudson – any truth to that??? I’m not sure that we could handle all the goats, but we would be happy to have another local cheese available in town. Let us know!


  3. Thanks for mentioning Vico and drawing attention to the many wonderful restaurants in Hudson!


  4. Look for the grand opening of Park Falafel & Pizza. E-mail us and we will let you know when the opening is and send you a discount certificate!


  5. Hey guys!! Where’s the Blue Plate on your extensive list? We’ve entered our 15th year in Chatham, have been quietly supporting local farms for all that time. Although we rarely blow our own horn, we feel we ought to share in kudos for raising the bar on the local culinary scene.

    Judy (of course I’m biased!)

    (No slight intended! It’s getting hard to keep track of all the great places to eat!)


  6. Posted by Peter Pehrson on June 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Acres Co-op Market is seeking volunteers, brains, commitment, passion, strategists, and energy! Come to an open committee meeting Saturday, June 25, 757 Columbia Street, from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm…contact Peter Pehrson @ 518-478-3660 or peter.pehrson@yahoo.com

    Second “Co-op Listening Meeting & Community Forum” is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall (downstairs), corner of Fourth and Warren Streets. Free admission, free refreshments from area businesses and vendors.

    Could someone from this delicious blog (Hungry in Hudson) please contact Peter?


  7. “Other People’s Food”
    Relish a Pot-luck Supper and the Hilarious Film “Ratatouille”
    Sunday February 12 in Hudson

    Hudson area neighbors can enjoy an evening of delicious fun at “Other People’s Food,” a family-friendly pot-luck dinner and screening of the animated feature “Ratatouille” on Sunday, February 12, beginning at 4 p.m. Funds raised will help Acres Co-op Market open its doors, while the evening builds community with the sharing of food. “Other People’s Food” takes place at Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street, Hudson, N.Y.. The space is fully handicapped-accessible. Parking is free on-street and in nearby municipal lots. The movie begins promptly at 4:15 p.m., and the potluck buffet begins at 5:45.
    In Disney Studios’ 2007 feature-length cartoon comedy “Ratatouille,” a French rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite the rodent-phobic nature of the profession. At “Other People’s Food,” everybody gets to be a culinary star. Please bring a dish, and contact Mona Coade-Wingate who is coordinating, in advance. Reach her at 774-722-0664 or Mona@acrescoop.com.

    The suggested donation is $10 per adult, with children under 12 free. But everyone is welcome, so attendees are simply asked to pay what they can, or bring a dish for the potluck if they wish. There will be a donation-basis wine bar, and participants may also BYOB. A raffle will be held for a co-op membership, normally $150, with tickets at $1.


  8. Posted by Karen Slade on February 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Any recommends for Sunday brunch in Hudson?


  9. Thanks for mentioning Spotty Dog and featuring beer & growlers! And I must say, I’m pretty much always hungry, too!

    Any chance of some love in your blog for Eat For Books? This is a fundraiser for the Hudson Area Library taking place Thursday, July 26th. Eat/drink at your favorite Hudson establishments (14 of ’em this year!) and a portion of what you spend goes right to the library to support their programs and collections.

    A list of participating eateries can be found at the library’s website: hudsonarealibrary.org or by contacting me. Thanks for your consideration!


  10. Posted by dsolin on November 28, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I LOVE this blog. In the past three days – brunch at Le Perche, lunch at Radio, coffee at Rev. Looking forward to the rest of the week, eating my way through Hudson.


  11. Posted by Susan Schultz on May 31, 2013 at 7:41 am

    You are a wonderful discovery.

    Just met Chuck the Woodchuck in the last few weeks. He’s a handsome fellow.

    Let’s acknowledge Billy at the Italian Market. Aside from his entertainment value, he’s a great cook and source of Italian deli meats.

    I bake cupcakes, but don’t want to be bothered with a “legal” kitchen. I know there are some other sources, but can we make room for one more?


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