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Nov 13, 2009 05:12 AM

Dining and food shopping in Woodstock

Hi Everyone,

Some friends and I will be staying in Woodstock over thanksgiving. We'll be porting in some food to cook but would like to shop locally if possible. Are there good stores, farmers markets, butchers, bakeries, wine shops, etc that you can recommend?

We'll also want to dine out (group of 5), nothing super fancy but happy to pay a bit more for good food. Any recs?

Many thanks!

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  1. The Bear Cafe is hands down, the BEST restaurant in Woodstock. Foodies trek from all over to go there. It will not be cheap, but it is well worth it as the food is delicious and the ambiance is unrivaled. Ask for a table with a view of the creek at sunset/dusk. It is also casual. If you do not want to spend as much and want good Middle Eastern food, try Joshua's in the town of Woodstock on the main strip/drag.

    The best bakery is clearly Bread Alone which has a store on the corner in the town of Woodstock. Get there early to try their famous "Morning Glory" muffins as they sell out quickly. Pricey but high quality...

    Bread Alone
    22 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498

    Bear Cafe
    RR 212, Bearsville, NY 12409

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    1. re: citygirl

      bear is the best. the little bear, next door has excellent chinese (great sesame noodles and a fantastic pork/shrimp soup with rice cakes)

      joshuas has a great looking menu with food that never lives up to its potential.

    2. the bear cafe i totally agree is a great restaurant
      prices can make it really expensive but if you pick carefully wont be too bad
      view is nice next to the windows
      havent found any other restaurant that is top notch