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Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Tivoli

  |   May 4, 2018  |  Comment Samuel’s Sweet Shop, Rhinebeck

There’s plenty of little wonders in Rhinebeck and its neighboring towns. From a celebrity sweet shop to a grand wedding venue, here are six hot spots to drop by on your visit.

The Local has been closed for renovation for a few months now, but they’ll soon “launch an exciting new concept,” as per their website and social media. There will be a grand reopening this spring, so keep an eye out for it. The American bar and restaurant has long been locals’ and visitors’ “go-to” for its award-winning drink selection. Last year, the bar won Best of the Hudson Valley for its cocktails.

Head down to the mid-Hudson Valley’s largest independent book and music store, Oblong Books and Music. They have a large and varied selection of books for a bargain, plus a children’s book and toy section. The shop hosts frequent book-signing events with local authors in-house, so look out for those.

Check out Samuel’s Sweet Shop for its tasty treats and claim to fame. Hollywood actors Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Morgan own this candy store. Once, the shop put the celebrities’ faces on Rice Crispy Treats—they’re fun like that. Stop by their location on East Market Street’s prime shopping promenade, to experience their delectable candy, coffee, chocolate, baked goods, and sandwiches.

Hammertown is your one-stop shop for furnishing and decorating your house. It sells furniture, lighting fixtures, rugs, bedding, towels, kitchen and tableware, and a whole lot more. The brand has expanded into a “lifestyle store,” selling products like toys, books, fashion accessories, and other things you’d find around the home.

Yum Yum Noodle Bar’s hip atmosphere and delicious noodle selection is great for the whole family. The noodle bowls give you a choice of noodle, broth, and protein, so the possibilities are endless. They also serve Japanese plates, small plates, a kids’ menu, and, vegetarian menu at their Red Hook location.

Murray’s restaurant in Tivoli is a two-floor café and event space. Downstairs, enjoy comforting brunch options like coffee, breakfast biscuits, savory oat bowl, chicken pot pie, or “the burger classic” in a sleek, modern café. Upstairs, plan your private event in The Sanctuary, Murray’s church-turned-reception hall. Built in 1892 and restored in 2015, its stained-glass windows are the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies.



Pictured above: Samuel’s Sweet Shop, Rhinebeck

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