Foodie Fun for Any Season

February 26, 2020

Our Adirondack Coast attracts thousands of visitors each year as they seek out opportunities to explore our stunning region and participate in some of their favorite activities.

And who doesn’t list “eating” among favorite activities?

While the entire Adirondack Coast offers fun and fresh foodie stops along your journey, it’s no secret that the greater Plattsburgh area is home to our largest collection of eateries. At the center of it all, visitors will find a wide range of options.

Here are some ideas for where to explore our year-round restaurant and agriculture delicacies.

Downtown Plattsburgh

In eclectic downtown Plattsburgh, visitors explore unique local restaurants amidst micro-city charm. From upscale American cuisine staples like Irises Cafe & Wine Bar to more recent innovative additions like the Twisted Carrot, this downtown is ripe with choices to pick from, including Italian, Mexican, Greek, Himalayan, Asian and other delicious cuisines.

Valcour Brewing Company, known for its high-end pub food and growing tap list, draws visitors and locals to Plattsburgh’s U.S. Oval, where food and brew cravings can be explored along with sides of history and intrigue. Not to mention, less than a half a mile’s walking distance from Valcour is Oval Craft Brewing—another brewery, this one located in the base’s repurposed fire house, with its parking lot home to some of the area’s favorite food trucks during warmer months. And keep an eye out for trucks like Twisted Pita and The Dogfather Food Cart parked during summers in downtown Plattsburgh! 

Other restaurants in Downtown Plattsburgh:


Home to a mix of local and affordable chain options, both dine-in and takeout, eateries are particularly convenient for visitors spending time at our many hotels. From fast-food to iconic local diners and our epic Michigan hot dog, the whole family is sure to find something to devour in Uptown Plattsburgh.

Like our downtown breweries, family-friendly Plattsburgh Brewing Company, located adjacent to Comfort Inn & Suites, also embraces the area’s rich history, with a hearty pub menu and themed beers like “Plucky Rooster Ale” and “Angry Musket IPA”.

Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro provides an upscale dining experience, while Butcher Block Restaurant is another option for the whole clan, with tasty weekly specials to match any appetite or price range.

Other restaurants in Plattsburgh:


Known as the Adirondack Coast’s “Apple Country”, Peru boasts home-grown restaurants and culinary experiences.

Learn to make your own bread, pizza, sushi, potstickers, soups and more when you try a class at the Carriage House Cooking School. Visit Livingood’s Restaurant and Brewery for a local beer and a menu featuring some of the area’s best locally-sourced ingredients. And Rulfs Orchard is the perfect stop for ready-made bakery treats and sandwiches, as well as fresh produce.

Other restaurants in Peru:

Chazy and West Chazy

Head north in the direction of Chazy, home to Miner Institute and a number of dairy farms. This area is known for its strong agricultural ties, including some of our most talented vintners. Here, you’ll find places like D&D Meats, offering custom butchering, catering and a delicatessen in their general store.

Rouses Point

Rouses Point, just along the Canadian border, is home to charming coastal views overlooking Lake Champlain, as well as some of the most stunning sunrises and sunsets you’ll find in the area. Stop in at Lakeside Coffee, a proud, community-minded cafe for those seeking renewed energy in liquid (or lunch) form!

Other restaurants near Rouses Point:


Photo by: Farmhouse Pantry

With baked goods made from scratch and freshly ground coffee, Farmhouse Pantry in Saranac is the delicious, anytime-of-day pick-me-up you’ve been craving. Paying special attention to local and sustainably-sourced ingredients, this bakery, cafe and natural food store offers flavorful treats and hometown service sure to send you off on your next adventure with a sunny disposition.


From apple orchards and pumpkin patches to maple farms and farmers’ markets, our coastal area boasts some of the most delicious farm-to-table resources for local eateries. You can always get a taste of our agricultural way of life—even when the outdoors are blanketed in snow. 

Plan your next foodie visit today and browse through the delicious eats on the Adirondack Cuisine Trail.

Alina Walentowicz

Alina Walentowicz is "The Write Stuff", an award-winning writer and content creator ready to bring your web presence to the next level. A storyteller at heart, Alina combines a range of writing tools and collaborative experiences to help small businesses embrace their growth potential online. With a B.A. in English Writing Arts and Literature from SUNY Plattsburgh (2015) and 4+ years of experience in blogging and digital content creation, she provides writing, editing, and visual content services including blogs, web pages, social media posts, and more. When she's not clicking away at her keyboard, she's living life (and so should you!). Some of her favorite things to do on the Adirondack Coast include: catching a show at The Strand Theatre, overindulging in Wing Night at Monopole, and challenging herself just enough each summer on a few friendly hikes and paddles with pretty spectacular views. Know a good story that needs telling online? Hit her up at

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