Savor local flavors during your trip to Albany County! Dine on farm fresh eats from local restaurants to truly taste the destination. Many of Albany County's eateries partner with local farms and purveyors for the freshest ingredients. Keep reading for the details on where to get farm-to-table eats in Albany County.
The Century House
The Century House is a landmark hotel in Latham with a popular restaurant. The chefs place an emphasis on using local produce and ingredients through a partnership with New York State farms. Dine al fresco on the charming patio or enjoy your meal inside surrounded by the restaurant's historic charm.
Honest Weight Food Co-Op
Looking to grab some farm-fresh eats on the go? Swing by the Honest Weight Food Co-Op! The Kitchen at Honest Weight prepares all the food from scratch using only natural and organic ingredients including fruits and vegetables from local farms. Pick up lunch from the sandwich station, deli service case or hot bar, soup and salad bar. If you are really crunched for time, check out the "grab 'n' go" section with fresh, made-from-scratch salads, quesadillas, sandwiches, bowls, quiches, and more. Everything is fully organic, fresh and delicious!
Wellington's, housed in downtown Albany's stunning Renaissance Hotel, serves up high-end American fare. The menu boasts locally-grown and produced ingredients from local purveyors, dairys and farms in and surrounding the Capital Region. Wellington's philosophy is "that supporting area farmers and sustainable practices helps to secure a healthy landscape for future generations." Savor farm fresh eats such as Hudson Valley Duck Breast, Local Free-Range Chicken and Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib while soaking up unparalleled views of the New York State Capitol Building and downtown Albany.
Enjoy world-class fine dining (with a farm fresh twist!) at downtown Albany's Yono's. The menu, crafted by the restaurant's founder Chef Yono Purnomo, features dishes comprised of seasonal, farm fresh ingredients and packed with global flavors. Savor menu options such as Char Grilled Peaches, Slow Cooked Local Pork Belly, Pan Seared La Belle Farm Magret Duck Breast and Roasted Lovers Leap Farm Suckling Pig. Yono’s is the longest tenured Four Star restaurant in the Capital Region and boasts an impressive wine list.
Nestled in Stuyvesant Plaza, Josie’s Table serves up farm-to-table cuisine with a focus on local, organic and seasonal ingredients. Whenever possible, Josie's Table strives to work with local farms and purveyors including Albany County's Forts Ferry Farm, Adventure in Food Trading and Bread Butler. Order delicious menu items such as Mushroom Pappardelle, Kilcoyne Farms Beef Burger, Free-Range Half Chicken or Stuffed Bell Pepper. Plus, take advantage of the bar specializing in a variety of natural and organic wines and specialty cocktails with locally distilled spirits.
Jack's Oyster House
For over 100 years, Jack's Oyster House has served patrons in downtown Albany. The menu features upscale cuisine with an emphasis on ingredients from local farms and Capital Region purveyors. Dine on dishes created with ingredients from Forts Ferry Farm, Mariaville Mushroom Men, La Belle Farm and more. Jack's is a great date night spot serving up farm-to-table eats.
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
As a 4-star restaurant, popular craft beer bar and iconic live music venue, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is a triple threat. The seasonal menu features a variety of dishes created with farm-fresh ingredients. The Hollow also boasts a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. If you are searching for farm fresh eats in downtown Albany, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is your go-to spot!