Eat local at Another Fork in the Road (1215 Route 199; 845-758-6676), a tavern that draws heavily from local ingredients. The burger is made with beef from North Wind Farms down the road.
Dine in at Main Course, the New Paltz takeout and catering staple that moved into a large, eat-in space this fall. The picture windows in the dining room look out onto Shawangunk Ridge.
Try one of the seafood specials at Aroi, the Thai restaurant located in a restored clapboard house in the village of Rhinebeck. Iron palates can risk ordering one of the intricately spiced panang curries “Thai hot.”