With fresh ingredients from nearby farms that change with every season it’s no wonder why the Catskills are home to some of the best farm-to-table restaurants. Locally sourced produce, fruit, and meats are featured in carefully crafted seasonal dishes by some of the best dining establishments in the Catskills. Which spot will you try first?
Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room
Whether you’re celebrating with friends, enjoying a night out with your special someone, or gathering with family, Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room in Big Indian offers a vibrant atmosphere with delicious food. Choose from starters, such as caramelized Vidalia onion tart and cucumber and almond gazpacho, and main dishes, such as pan-roasted rainbow trout and Catskill farmers vegetable plate. All dishes are made using ingredients from local farmers and producers Peekamoose Restaurant has developed strong relationships with.
Jessie’s Harvest House
If you’re looking for a beautiful dish made with carefully chosen and locally sourced ingredients, head to Jessie’s Harvest House in Tannersville. Try some of their “share plates,” such as crispy brussels sprouts with banana vinegar and local clover honey or the intriguing duck liver mousse cannolis with pistachio, cranberry chutney, and chive. For a large plate, choose from items, like house-made squid ink spaghetti with sautéed shrimp or 14-ounce Highland Hollow ribeye with crispy Yukon potatoes.
Henning’s Local in Cochecton Center takes their motto “local comfort, crafted locally” to a new level. Norwegian chef Henning Nordanger works with local farms, wineries, bakeries, and other producers to craft flavor-packed dishes. Have you ever had mocha seared trout or fried quinoa cake? You can try them both at Henning’s Local! Don’t leave without dessert—chocolate ganache tart, pineapple and coconut tart, and lemon sorbet are a few of their sweet options.
The Restaurant at Greenane Farms
Enjoy fresh food right at the farm while dining at The Restaurant at Greenane Farms in Meridale. Located in a historic dairy barn, The Restaurant at Greenane Farms offers the perfect setting for farm-to-table cuisine. Although the menu changes with the seasons, the restaurant features authentic Mexican dishes made with ingredients from their farm. Traditional enchiladas, grilled angus ribeye, and fajitas are a few of their offerings!
Main Course Catering and Marketplace in New Paltz is the place to go for exceptional dine-in or grab and go locally sourced meals and snacks. Whether you’re in the mood for a smoothie, salad, sandwich, or larger dish, there is something for everyone! Cedar smoked salmon salad, crisp eggplant panini, grilled Greek chicken, and herb roasted tofu are a sampling of their menu items. Some of the local producers Main Course works with are Hudson Valley Cattle Co., Jenkins-Lueken Orchard, Campanelli’s Poultry Farm, and Dressel Farms.
Hamden Inn and Lounge
Find creative dishes made with seasonal ingredients from surrounding farms and businesses at Hamden Inn and Lounge in Hamden. Open since spring of 2021, Hamden Inn offers a mix of outdoor and indoor seating in a modern, yet historic setting. Chef Joe Aponte stops by the farmers market each week to pick up the freshest ingredients for daily specials, and uses Bakers Grimm bread baked at the Hamden General Store, vegetables from Berry Brook Farm in Delancey, and beef from Fieldstone Farm in Delhi.
The Farmhouse Project
Have the ultimate celebration of locally grown food at The Farmhouse Project. Their “terrain and table” offering is a monthly outdoor dining experience that features dishes made by talented chefs and includes seasonal and local ingredients. Each dinner is held outdoors—on a farm, orchard, or vineyard—located throughout the Catskills. Dinners are held from the spring season to fall—the ideal seasons to gather outside with friends and family over a meal.
The Windham Local Public House
Venture to Windham for fresh food and drinks at The Windham Local Public House. With breakfast served all day, you can try their breakfast burrito or enjoy the staple bagel with cream cheese and a coffee until close. Lunch options, such as truffle grilled cheese, Catskills Cuban, and Thai red curry will keep your taste buds satisfied. Stop by for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights to try their latest creations!
Located in charming Narrowsburg, The Laundrette offers wood-fired pizzas and a wide variety of salads—made using local and organic ingredients—in a beautiful setting overlooking the Delaware River. Arugula and parmesan, pesto, and bacon cheeseburger are three of the unique pizzas they have. Indulge in one (or more!) of their everchanging homemade desserts, such as lemon cupcakes or chocolate and raspberry goddess cake.
From traditional Mexican cuisine to decadent desserts, find your favorite locally sourced dishes in the Catskills—these are just some of the spectacular farm-to-table offerings in the region! Consider visiting a local farm or doing a farm stay to have an authentic agritourism experience in the Catskills.