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Jan 7, 2009 07:37 AM

Dining and Carry-out near Vassar

We are traveling to Vassar with our daughter's college swim team and other parents for a weekend swim meet later in January. We are looking for good and interesting places to eat. Good take-out for the team. Great sandwiches to take out for lunch. Would also like some choices for Vegans. Would appreciate input from locals and others that frequent the area. Thanks.

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  1. Right near campus:

    Babycakes Cafe has excellent sandwiches and wraps, but the service is a little slow.
    Thai Golden is about two blocks away and is very nice.
    The Dutch Cabin has great nachos and pretty good Mexican Food.


    Lola's Cafe near St. Francis Hospital (about 10 minutes drive from Vassar) has delicious sandwiches for takeout. My husband's office gets wraps delivered from them whenever they can.

    Twisted Soul Food Concepts (about 10 minutes from campus) has really tasty empanadas, BBQ pork buns, noodle dishes, salads, and bubble tea. It looks like a total dive from the outside, but the owners are great and the food always hits the spot. It's very reasonable ($5.95 for three empanadas) and the food is fresh and delicious.

    Soul Dog is a fantastic hot dog place right near the Poughkeepsie train station. It's a great place to sit down and enjoy a variety of hot dogs and wursts. Their fries are delicious as well.

    Good luck with the swim meet and happy eating!

    1. Babycakes Cafe and Bakery, right across the street from Vassar on Collegeview, has very nice sandwiches, salads and soups, inccluding several vegan choices. I haven't been their since their recent expansion and they now are also serving dinner.I have enjoyed their breakfasts and lunch.
      Coyote Grill on Rte. 9/South Rd. has a varied menu. Not great, but a good choice for a group with varied interests. Salads, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, etc.
      Again, over by Vassar is Miss Saigon, for Vietmanese food. I have liked my meals there, but I am not an expert on Vietmanese food,