Find Your Sweet Spot
Few things can transform a difficult day into a joyful one faster than the delightful enjoyment of a 3-scoop waffle cone of handcrafted gelato, or kicking back with a box of exquisite silky ganache confections. Lucky for us, our Hudson Valley has a generous selection of world-class sweet shops, so next time you’re in need of a feel-good reset, here’s your go-to list:
Del’s Roadside | Rhinebeck
From our Local Farm to your Cone
ICE CREAM FLAVORS: Vanilla * Double Dutch Chocolate * Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate * Strawberry * Cookies & Cream * Maple Snickerdoodle * Lavender Honey * Banana Oat Nut * Mint Brownie * Columbian Coffee * Chocolate Hazelnut * Raspberry * Filthy Dark Chocolate Fudge Chunk * Cake Batter *Salted Caramel * Chocolate Smores * Blood Orange Basil Sorbet
Samuel’s Sweet Shop | Rhinebeck
Celebrating 25 Years!
Samuel’s nearly closed its doors when original owner Ira Gutner died in 2014. Thankfully, avid fans of their candies, desserts, coffee and pastries, actors Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Morgan stepped in to save the shop from closing. Sweet!
Alleyway | Saugerties
FLAVORS: Madagascar Vanilla * Belgian Chocolate * Buttermilk Strawberry * Ube Heath Bar Crunch 8 Thai Tea Cookies & Cream * Lemon Poppy Seed * Cranberry Streusel * Fresh Mint Chip * Earl Grey * Ovaltine Brownie * Chocolate Sorbet (vegan)
The Candy Bar | Kingston
An old-fashioned candy store with ice cream and homemade treats.
Nostalgic “penny” candy * Jane’sHomemade Ice Cream * Fruition Chocolate * Cashewtopia Vegan Gelato * small batch pastries * Fudge * Cookies * Cupcakes and more.
Fortunes Ice Cream | Tivoli
Seasonal, homemade made ice cream
FLAVORS: Vanilla * Chocolate * Mint Chip * Coffee Chip * Labne Sour Cherry * Rosemary Caramel Brittle * Burnt Honey & Sage * Cider Donut * Chestnut * Malted Milk Chocolate Pretzel * Darkest Chocolate * Hibiscus Coconut * Olive Oil Satsuma * Halva Honeycomb * Pomegranate
EJ Bonbons and Confections | Woodstock
Art never tasted so good
Talented chefs Emily Kellogg and Pierre Pouplard met while working at Per Se, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City. After several years, Emily and Pierre decided to embark on a new journey. They moved upstate to Emily’s hometown of Woodstock to open their first boutique and share their unique creations with the world.
Nancy’s Artisanal Creamery | Woodstock
Homemade ice cream, donuts and pastries
FLAVORS: Tahitian Vanilla * Peruvian Chocolate * Sour Cream Cherry * Bananas Foster * Coffee * Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream * Sweet Cream Crunch * Peppermint Patty * Salted Caramel * Cream Cheese Carrot Cake * Pistachio * Hazelnut * Chocolate/Banana * Cream Cheese * Peanut Butter and Blackberry Swirl * Popcorn * Lemon * Stout * Strawberry * Blackberry Basil Sorbet * Mango Sorbet
Whether you’re on the hunt for artisanal ice cream, boozy milkshakes, artistic confections or good old-fashioned candy all you have to do is search our directory and you’ll find the best sweet spots in the area. As we grow our directory and add new locations, the lists will expand as well.
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