Looking to explore culinary delights beyond the Theater Tent before or after your show? Check out our recommendations for the best eats in the Hudson Valley!

We Recommend:

Cold Spring (1.5 miles, 3 minutes by car)

  • Cold Spring Cheese Shop: Our newest Cold Spring favorite is a gourmet cheese, charcuterie and provisions store with an emphasis on local and regional cheeses located in the heart of the village. Ask co-owner Tim about his background in operating haunted houses! Learn more.
  • Cold Spring Pizza: Family owned since 1972, this hometown pizza joint serves hot slices with a range of styles. No matter the slice, dough is hand-made fresh daily. Learn more.
  • Hudson Hil’s: An HVSF staff favorite in the heart of Cold Spring. Enjoy full breakfast and lunch menus featuring farm-fresh, local ingredients and heaps of historic charm. Learn more.
  • Hudson House River Inn: Enjoy breathtaking views of West Point, Storm King Mountain and the Hudson Valley at this historic inn on Cold Spring’s Hudson River waterfront. Learn more.
  • The Main Course: This top-notch gourmet deli, bakery, and catering shop is our provider of choice for HVSF’s pre-ordered picnic boxes, and they offer incredible take-out every day. Learn more.

Garrison & Philipstown (2.5 miles, 5 minutes by car)

  • B&L Deli: Comfort food and then some! This longtime HVSF Café provider has everything you need for the *perfect* picnic – from hearty sandwiches and gourmet salads to messy potato chips and cold beverages. They can even cater your next big event. Learn more.

Beacon (8.5 miles, 15 minutes by car)

  • Bank Square Coffeehouse: The HVSF Conservatory Company’s go-to spot for caffeinated beverages and good vibes at the head of Beacon’s booming Main Street. Learn more.
  • Industrial Arts Brewing: Experience modern brews that contrast tradition and innovation in their newest Beacon location on Route 52. Industrial originated in a sprawling, pre-Civil War industrial complex south of the Theater Tent, in Garnerville, and is one of our favorite local breweries supplying the HVSF Café with tasty brews. Learn more. 

Fishkill (10 miles, 15 minutes by car)

  • Red Line Diner: This retro-style counter-serve on Route 9 is a classic. Enjoy their all-day breakfast, delicious baked goods and desserts, and Americana favorites with a Greek twist! You may even run into an HVSF actor or two on their way from their seasonal accommodations in Fishkill to the Theater Tent. Learn more.
  • Boutique Wines, Spirits & Cider: Good friends of the Festival, Peter and Paige, run this divine wine shop – a favorite of HVSF’s actors. Stop in for a tasting or fresh cider pour on your way to the Tent! Learn more.
  • Go-Go Pops: Working closely with local farms and businesses, this Hudson Valley staple develops new pops and smoothies with the region’s harvest. Check out their selection of Shakespeare-specific pops at the HVSF Café! Learn more.

Peekskill (10 miles, 20 minutes by car)

  • Peekskill Coffee House: A gathering space for Peekskill’s emerging arts community, PCH has become a staple of the city and is often referred to as “Peekskill’s Living Room.” Learn more.

Newburgh (13 miles, 25 minutes by car)

  • Newburgh Brewing: Relax with a beer, some fried food, and a game of shuffleboard as you overlook the Hudson River in a gorgeously restored factory building! NB is one of our favorite local breweries supplying the HVSF Café with tasty beers this summer. Learn more.