A Taste of Hudson, New York

Hudson is a charming little town rooted in rich history. To have A Taste of Hudson, New York is only 120 miles north of New York City, along the east side of the Hudson River, Hudson is a perfect vacation land for a family road trip. The local economy is driven mostly by tourism, services, and retail. Hudson is known for the art scene, stylish hotels, hip restaurants, modern art galleries, thrift shops, and nightlife, much of which are clustered around the picturesque and walkable main drag, Warren Street.

The Second Show Thrift Shop
The Second Show is a Community Thrift Shop located at Warren Street, Hudson, New York

In fact, strolling along Warren Street is a lovely program. A window shopper’s paradise. This charming and trendy enclave is a sort of “Brooklyn North”, buzzing with food and drink establishments, mid-century antique shops, and an eclectic array of boutiques. The buildings are full of character, adding charm at every step.

Corn Holder Batterby House
You can find all kinds of vintage objects at Batterby House at Warren Street, Hudson, New York.
vintage measuring spoons
Vintage Measuring Spoons at Batterby House

The Peruse Art Gallery is a little wonder, given its history as an arts center dating back some two centuries when it attracted painters from the famed Hudson River School like Thomas Cole and Frederick Edwin Church, both of whom resided within a few miles of town and fills the area with history.

Mural Paint Warren Street
Mural Painting at Warren Street, Hudson, New York
Buildings Warren Street Hudson NY
One building is more interesting than another at Warren Street, Hudson NY

You can have A Taste of Hudson, New York at some really exciting restaurants serving exquisite food. Hudson Food Studio is a pleasant option for dinner serving excellent modern Southeast Asian foods. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the noodles and soup are exactly what you want to eat after a long day outside.

At Breadfolks, you’ll find some of the tastiest croissants, breakfast sandwiches, and sourdough bread.

I also bought Cheese and Charcuterie at the Olde Hudson Market Café.

Olde Hudson


The Fresh Sweet Pea Salad at Swoon Kitchen Bar is fantastic, along with the homemade Bucatini and Crispy Fried Artichokes, served with Black Garlic Aioli.

The Grass Fed Beef Tartare with Porcini Mushroom and Truffled Wontons at WM Farmer’s & Sons is probably one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life.

In the early 21st century, Hudson has become a destination for the LGBTQ community.

Pride Flag

Many have opened new businesses, moved here from larger urban areas, and have led the restoration of many of the city’s historic houses. The pride flag is all over town.

The community also features the Hudson Farmer’s Market, offering a variety of fresh organic vegetables and artisanal products from more than 30 local vendors.

Fresh Currants
Fresh Currants at the Hudson Farmer’s Market

Among the regional growers and producers, look out for a variety of stalls hocking veggies, fruits, herbs, eggs, meats, fish, nuts, mushrooms, baked goods, bread, honey, pickles, cut flowers, and more. During the warm seasons, the market is outdoors; in the wintertime, indoors. The market is open on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm from late April through mid-November at 6th Street and Columbia Street. It’s one of my favorite ways to get A Taste of Hudson, New York.

Watch a video of the Hudson Farmer’s Market HERE.

Just five minutes outside of town is the Olana State Historic Site.

Olana State Historic Site
Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, New York

Watch a video of the Olana State Historic Site HERE.

The beautiful piece of property was the home of Frederick Edwin Church, a great American art figure of the 19th century. In a way, this property is the crown jewel of Hudson. The Olana State sits along the Hudson River Skywalk and includes pedestrian viewing stations on the bridge that allow for stunning pictures of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. Nowadays, the property is owned by the New York State and managed by the non-profit organization, The Olana Preservation Inc. More than 150,000 visitors per year walk the grounds that had been designed and manicured by Church himself. These are the sights that inspired some of the most important paintings in American history.

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