Hudson is a cozy town known for its local charm, over 50 antique shops, and creative people. It's considered to have some of the most historic homes in NY state and is a great place to wander (particularly Warren Street, which is its main street).
Hudson has a ton of acclaimed restaurants, from Asian fusion to farm-to-table to BBQ. Here are the ones we would recommend.
Swoon Kitchenbar - Local, sustainable and fresh sophisticated food, beautifully presented in a great flower-filled space. Delicious cocktails, as well. This is a must-visit. We've had both lunch and dinner here - go for either!
Daba - A Scandinavian -inspired gastropub with excellent food and wine. We particularly liked their burgers.
Hudson Food Studio - Vietnamese fusion food in ginormous portions (think they pivoted after originally serving smaller portions). We came here for Valentine's day this year and were surprised by how good everything was (and Helen is picky with her Asian food).
Bonfiglio and Bread - Tiny place, but amazing food. We came here for breakfast and found their menu extremely creative and very tasty. Lots of egg options and the baked goods looked enticing too. Also - iced coffee in mason jars! :)
Cafe Le Perche — French café bakery with a rustic atmosphere. Go for the chocolate croissant with a coffee.
Baba Louie’s — We haven't been here yet, but have heard stellar things about their pizza. Super thin crust baked in a brick oven and topped with many gourmet goodies including figs, apricots, fennel and huge salads to round out the meal.
|Our eggy breakfast at Bonfiglio and Bread!|
Too many antique stores to mention, with some of them on the pricier side. Since we love a good deal, our favorite antique store is the White Whale Limited. Go to their back room and be prepared for treasures for only a buck or two!
Red Chair — French and Belgian antiques.
Spotty Dog — Independent bookstore and café with art supplies.
Hudson City Books — Used books, including lots of art books.
Carrie Haddad Gallery — Two locations, one for paintings and the other for photography. Consistently some of the best work around.
Bernabach — Jewelry and handbags.
Culture and Commerce — A shop dedicated to emerging designers from NYC and the local area. Furniture, lighting, art and jewelry.
Lili & Loo — Two floors of elegant jewelry, furniture and housewares.
De Marchin — Local and European men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing.
Hedstom and Judd — Swedish-influenced pottery, decorative accessories, botanical prints and books.
|Antiques -- everywhere!|
See and Do
Olana — Painter Frederic Church’s Persian-style house and studio with a picturesque landscape, outstanding views and hikes. This is high on our Hudson to-do list, and we've heard it's a must-see in the Hudson area. Just make sure you have at least 2 hours to explore.