The Catskills are one of the top culinary escapes in the nation. While the region has always had a legacy of excellent cuisine, the recent surge of new farms alongside a yearning to understand where food sources originate have prompted local restaurateurs to incorporate locally sourced products into their menus in unexpected ways.
The result? One-of-a-kind, farm-to-table – and even forest-to-table – dining experiences that offer travelers just like you the opportunity to truly taste the Catskills.
Farm-to-Table Best Bets
While exploring the beautiful Catskills region on your own and discovering new sights, smells, tastes, and sounds is always recommended, there are a few farm-to-table hotspots that are not to be missed during a visit to the Catskills.
Give these recommendations a try and a taste, but remember – there are boundless opportunities to explore other cafés, restaurants, and other hidden gems throughout the Catskills:
- The Heron in Narrowsburg is open for brunch and dinner, and incorporates the agricultural bounty of the region into its food and drink menus as much as possible.
- Table on Ten in Bloomville might have a simplistic façade, but step inside and you'll discover that they serve up anything but ordinary, complex cuisine that magically fuses together the flavors of the region.
- Phoenicia Diner in Phoenicia serves as the Catskills' ultimate take on a modern diner, one that uses locally sourced ingredients from right down the road, but still at affordable diner prices.
- Deer Mountain Inn in Tannersville offers rustic and luxurious lodging, as well as an excellent menu with a variety of simple and small plates that allow locally sourced ingredients to really shine.
- Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room in Big Indian is the founding establishment of farm-to-table dining in the Catskills. Serving up locally sourced dishes since 2004, they've inspired countless others to do the same.
- The Tavern at The Arnold House in Livingston Manor has a cozy pub-like atmosphere and a standout menu that utilizes local ingredients including local trout straight from the Beaverkill River.
- Lucky Dog Farm & Café in Hamden utilizes fresh, local and organic ingredients whenever possible, many of which come from the Lucky Dog Farm. Eat in or grab a meal to go, and peruse the adjoining Lucky Dog Farm Store's selection of local products and wares.
- Catskill Lodge in Windham offers comfy and classic country accommodations with breakfast served daily and cooked by your hosts with love and local ingredients from right down the road.
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