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Ellenville NY lunch recommendations?

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Would appreciate any info on places for lunch -- wer're arriving by bus from Manhattan and don't have a car. Nothing super fancy, but all other recommendations appreciated!


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  1. That European deli about 2 blocks or so from the middle of town on the right on 209 going east looks like fun and walkable. Every time I drive by there it's 7AM, so I haven't tried it yet.

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    1. aroma thyme bistro on canal street is open for lunch, but fridays only.


      1. don't know what happened to my post, but...

        cohen's bakery.
        the european deli, across from mcdonald's on route 209, has great blintzes, pierogies, etc.
        and aroma thyme.

        1. I can heartily recommend Lock 31 on Center St, less than a block east of Rte 209 and south of Canal St. Prices are reasonable, quantities are enormous, food is fresh and made to order, using quality ingredients, service is friendly, great desserts (including some sugar-free, and you can buy whole pies!). Lunch and dinner most days from 11:30 am, except closed Monday, and lunch only on Sunday, to take advantage of the new Farmers Market across the street. Fish FRYday for lunch or dinner Friday is a specialty. Also stirfry dish, enchiladas, wraps, salads and soups. I try to eat there at least once a week.

          Also on the block, Eastern World Market for fresh spicy Korean sushi and veggie items, and plenty of natural and organic cheeses, spreads, drinks, nuts, chips, soups, and more, if you want to shop and go, or you can sit at the two little tables.

          Litehouse Deli on Canal is OK if all you want is a basic deli sandwich and side order.

          La Bella Pizza on Canal next to the Shadowland Theatre has great veggie pizzas; one slice is a whole meal.

          Aroma Thyme is now also open on Sundays for lunch.

          And the newly opened Papa Tony's on Canal and Market has takeout and sit-down meals; the small canoli is bigger than most big canolis I've had elsewhere.

          1. Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll report back next week!

            1. A belated report - thanks for all the suggestions. Lock 31 was closed so we went to Aroma Thyme and had a great assortment of appetizers - the tuna, kobe cocktail franks, and a pizza - goat cheese, potato and truffle, if I remember correctly. (Odd combo of dishes, I know!) Tuna was the highlight, with a great seaweed salad on the side. Pizza was a bit too cheesy, but still delicious. Franks were snappy, if not particularly kobe-y tasting -- a huge portion.

              We caught the tail end of the farmers' market - sweet tiny strawberries, and hit Cohen's for rugelach and a horn. Was amazed to see the bow tie cookies I hadn't seen since the 1970s in Jamaica Queens.

              Looking forward to trying the European Deli next time!