Coffee, Breakfast, & Lunch
Relish: Right across from the train station. It's prices are extremely reasonable and the food is spectacular. Service is no-nonsense and quick–great flavors–only open Monday through Friday.
Le Perche: Kid-friendly. Great breakfast & fair prices. 300 block of Warren. Now serving dinner.
Bonfiglio & Bread: Great gravlax and incredible poached eggs & avocado. Open very early in the AM.
Verdigris : We love the hot chocolate, they have a fantastic variety of loose-leaf teas and a beautiful storefront.
Cascades: Our neighbor has wraps & sandwiches; our favorite is the Sante Fe wrap.
Bruno's: Our favorite hole-in-the-wall lunch spot. Great & interesting flavors and inexpensive. Located on the 200 block of Warren.
Patisserie Lenox: A delicious authentic french pastry shop at 504 Warren st.
Nolita Cafe: A cute little spot for a quick breakfast or lunch. The prices are very reasonable and they have tons of delicious baked goods. Located at 454 Warren st.
Fish & Game: On Union & 3rd. The hip place — great food & wine.
Food Studio: On the 600 block of Warren St. Clean & simple Thai/fusion menu. Inexpensive. We really liked it!
Swoon: Farm to table menu. Consistently great dishes & great wines. On the pricey side, but worth it.
Ca'Mea: Italian, great food & wines. Always consistent with great service.
Baba Louie's: Italian. Hearty salads, great pizzas, middle-of-the-road wine menu. Affordable, kid-friendly, and well populated with locals.
Lick: Ice cream & espresso only. Has great flavors and is well worth the pilgrimage. Located between 2nd and 3rd St. on Warren St. Open daily between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Red Dot Restaurant & Bar: Funky & tres local. The oldest continually operating restaurant in Hudson! Beautiful garden seating in the summer.
Crimson Sparrow: On the 700 block of Warren. Pricey tasting menu and great house wines. Our favorite dish: foie gras with Nutella. To die for!
Helsinki Hudson: Southern food in generous portions with good wines. Great to go to before a show.
ÖR: Sip great drinks at the horseshoe bar in this trés chic, industrial environment.
The Spotty Dog: a great book store & beer bar with live music & other great events. On the same block.
Helsinki Hudson: Wonderful live music venue with hearty, well done food & wines.
The Half Moon: The new "it" spot. An old bar taken over where you will meet locals.
Red Dot: A long standing local bar, funky vibe and delicious eats.
Back Bar: A hip little spot with spiffy cocktails & food till 1 am.
Spa, Yoga & Fitness
Bodhi: One block uphill, Bodhi is a yoga/spa space. They do massages, organic juices, yoga, hydrocolon therapy and more.
Sadahana: a yoga spot a few doors downhill.
Farmer's Markets, Food & Wine
Hudson Farmer's Market: Every Saturday morning at Columbia and 6th Street.
Hudson Wine Merchants : Knowledgable, helpful & kind, this is our go-to place for wines & spirits.
Olde Hudson : Just a few doors up on Warren Street, this is a great specialty food store with a selection of cured meats, cheese, and fruit. Great to nosh on with some wine from Hudson Wine Merchants...something we love to do!
Italian Market : For your italian specialty cheeses, meats, olives, fresh breads and others. Also serves sandwiches. At Columbia Street.
Theater, Live Music & Movies
Helsinki: great restaurant and live music venue, located at 4th and Columbia.
Basilica Hudson: a great wedding and live music venue right by the train station.
TSL: Time Space Limited, a community arts center, hosts opera, theater, film, exhibits and the occasional kids program.
Hudson Opera House: This is the oldest opera house in New York State. Pop in during the day to see this gorgeous space or visit for one of the many performances, exhibits, or workshops.
Shops, Antiques, Furniture & Art
It's hard not to find a great antique store in Hudson. They line the blocks of Warren Street and don't overlook the side streets! Here are some of our favorites: Regan & Smith, 3 FourtySeven, White Whale Limited.
While staying at the Hudson Milliner, if you should decide that you would like to buy a wonderful hat, Behida Dolic Millinery is a short walk up Warren Street at 715 Warren Street. She makes her hats on premises, and has a wonderful collection to choose from.
For more great things to do, see, and eat in "upstate's downtown", check out the "insider's guide to Hudson, New York" — ILoveHudson.us