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May 26, 2007 06:58 AM
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New Paltz: take out for hikers and dinner afterwards

Hi,

We're headed over to New Paltz tomorrow to hike in the Gunks. Looking for some ideas for spots we could get some picnic-y type food for the trail and then a casual place for dinner afterwards (where it's ok to be a little grungy...).

Thanks!

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  1. The Village Tea Room in New Paltz has great Lamb Pies - a bit like Cornish Pasties. Their salad plate is great picnic food also. I love the quinoa salad and spicy sweet potato sald with cilantro.
    Their patio is the best kept secret in New Paltz - surrounded by tall trees, private yet smack in the middle of town - try them for dinner too. Best Roast Chicken around.
    Kharma Road is new & has delicious soups and other all vegetarian options as well as smoothies. I really like the Mango Ginger Smoothie made with organic apple juice.
    Hokkaido is a lovely japanese restaurant.
    I hear good things about Oscar's in Kerhonkson (other side of the mountain)

    1. Second all of serveitforth's selections. One to add: The Cheese Plate in the Water Street Market makes an excellent picnic basket of cheeses, cured meats, bread, fruit, nuts and candies, smartly packaged for a hike up the Gunks or a walk down Huguenot St. Superb quality exotic cheeses served at the proper temperature. Local organic dairy products as well: milk, butter, ice cream... Shop is run by a passionate young foodie chick who really knows her stuff.