Hudson Valley visitors will find fresh, well-prepared food—and a helping of small-town charm—at Gardiner’s Village Market and Bakery. Breakfast and lunch fare, much of it made from local produce, includes omelets, sandwiches, salads, soups, and a buffet spread that leans toward comfort food: roast pork, macaroni and cheese, sweet chile-glazed chicken, and more. Look for first-rate Italian standards—lasagne, sausage and peppers, and the like. “[P]leasant surprises every day,” notes markp.

bob gaj, longtime devotee of co-owner Kristin Dietrich’s baked goods, singles out her cream cheese cakes, especially apple and blueberry, and Chocolate Nightmare (chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache and frosted with chocolate buttercream). And his five-year-old daughter loves the pig cookie, though this may be less about the cookie and more about its pinkness and pigginess.

Village Market and Bakery [Ulster County]
125 Main Street (at Arch), Gardiner, NY

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