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Home/Made Hudson
119 Warren St., Hudson
After cutting their teeth for eleven years in Red Hook, Monica Byrne and Leisah Swenson of Home/Made decided to take their beloved café up north to the Hudson Valley. Smack dab in the center of the action on Warren Street, they're doubling down on the weekend brunch scene. Open on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the surprisingly exhaustive seasonal offerings hit all the high notes: brioche cinnamon toast, granola parfaits, egg scrambles served with potatoes provencal and grilled walnut toast. There's also a small selection of freshly baked pastries and espresso to go.
Tin Can Juicery
449 Warren St., Hudson
This souped-up 1950's trailer churns out made-to-order juices like the Mildred (beet, apple, lemon, ginger) and filling smoothies (we're partial to the Zenith, which includes peanut butter, almond milk, and bananas). There's grab-and-go cayenne pepper flavored popcorn, and for traditionalists who need straight-up caffeine in the morning, they've got cold brew, too. A note—in the winter months, their storefront is at 449 Warren Street, and when it gets warmer, they set up on the corner of Warren and Front, just next to the Chamber of Commerce. Follow their whereabouts on Instagram.
2 Note
255 Warren St., Hudson
The folks at 2 Note, a local apothecary that takes inspiration from both music and nature, will do everything from steer you in the direction of a hydrating face oil to help you choose one of their botanical fragrances. The small line of perfumes and bath and body care products are all crafted in small batches, meaning each one is mixed, bottled, and labeled by hand. (Test drive their goods in the rooms at Rivertown Lodge.) For kiddos, there's a line called Piccolo, which includes a gentle body wash, baby powder, and a do-everything balm that's packed with essential oils.
Variety Valley
705 Warren St., Hudson
After seventeen years in SF, Chuck Rosenthal fell in love with Hudson and decided to buy the building that now occupies Valley Variety. (He lives on the third floor.) Here, he curates a lifestyle shop, which features Arita porcelain, Normann Copenhagen pendants, Bensen seating, and much more. It's the kind of spot you'll wander into, think you don't need another thing, and wind up with, say, a set of Scandinavian spice grinders. A bonus: They host regular (and private) cooking demonstrations with local and visiting chefs, covering topics like family-centric cooking, Korean BBQ, and even a knish night.
Red Chair on Warren
606 Warren St., Hudson
Jocelyn Sinauer has a keen eye for sourcing antiques from around the globe. Her talent is evident in her store, located in an 1800's whaling house and packed with a mix of 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century finds, mostly from Scandinavia and the South of France. The entire store has somewhat of a New England farmhouse feel—i.e., perfectly faded French linens and vintage tablewares. There's a lovely garden in the back, where visitors can look through a collection of worn terra cotta pots and rustic outdoor furniture.
347 Warren St., Hudson
The guys behind Fish & Game have set up an open-air cocktail spot complete with picnic tables right on Hudson's main drag. This Tiki-ish bar in a former auto body shop bets big on Southeast Asian street food. (The name is a play on “ikan bakar,” which are basically roadside stops throughout Malaysia.) An unfussy lineup includes standouts like triple pepper fried chicken, vegetable ramen, and yellow chickpea curry with mango chutney. Don't miss the solid natural wines list. Photo: Christian Harder