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Visit These New Businesses That Opened in Dutchess County

Date Published: November 30, 2022

What’s new in Dutchess County? Fall 2022 brought several new additions to the region's eclectic food scene, plus fresh sustainable shopping. Read on for can't-miss recent business openings!

Chakra Bowls Eastdale Village Poughkeepsie
Chakra Bowls at Eastdale Village, Poughkeepsie


Chakra Bowls, Eastdale Village

Craving lighter fare? Chakra Bowls brings its highly nutritious and very Instagrammable creations to Eastdale Village. Start the day off right with one of their delicious smoothie bowls. Options include the So Matcha Energy Bowl, with a base of almond milk, banana, peanut butter and matcha topped with granola, banana slices, chocolate chips, chia seeds and a matcha drizzle; the Soul Bowl, a classic acai bowl with coconut flakes, strawberries and blueberries; and the Mermaid Bowl, which blends frozen banana, mango and spirulina. For lunch, there are also plenty of superfood salads and loaded quinoa bowls to choose from. Avocado toasts, cold press juices, local coffee and tea plus other vegan and vegetarian options await at this cheery space, open since mid-October 2022.

Bartender pouring a drink at Goodnight Kenny in Poughkeepsie
Goodnight Kenny, Poughkeepsie; photo by Steven Howard (@stevenshphotos)

Goodnight Kenny

Poughkeepsie’s newest neighborhood bar is now open. Goodnight Kenny started welcoming its regulars in late October 2022. This building dates back to 1865; in fact, rumor has it that Eleanor Roosevelt patronized the bar, known as The Ritz at the time. (The “Good Enough for Eleanor” cocktail, a concoction of vodka, lemon, honey, grapefruit cordial, lillet blanc and sparkling wine, pays tribute to this.) Art Deco embellishments and a stunning green interior create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Be sure to stop by for an elegant cocktail after enjoying Detroit-style pizza at Hudson & Packard or a steamed bun at The Academy.

Canvas + Clothier 

This micro-department store opened inside a 19th century factory building in the heart of the Queen City. Canvas + Clothier is a collaboration between Utility Canvas and Hudson Clothier, bridging Hudson Valley character with New York City innovation. Shop modern, fashionable clothing, accessories and jewelry that were made sustainably. In addition, browse colorful home textiles, top-tier bed linens, pillows and more. Browsing this expansive space also comes complete with a cafe serving up sandwiches and caffeinated staples.

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French Toast cookie from Midnight Munchie Co.
French Toast cookie from Midnight Munchie Co.

Midnight Munchie Co. 

What’s better than giant, fresh-baked cookies? Giant fresh-baked cookies late at night! Midnight Munchie Co. delivers delicious melt-in-your-mouth delights to wherever you’re staying in Dutchess County. Whether you’re hanging out in your hotel room, lounging in a rental or just getting back from a night on the town, Midnight Munchie Co. has plenty of options for late-night cravings. Red velvet with white chocolate, dulce de leche, snickerdoodle, and brown butter chocolate chip are just a few choices. Their team filled one creation with cereal milk and rolled in cinnamon toast crunch, and a peanut butter cookie with grape compote. 

Little Loaf Bake Shop Café at The Underwear Factory

Poughkeepsie’s The Underwear Factory (PUF) launches small businesses, entrepreneurs and chefs through its Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen program. The building dates back to 1874, and sports a stunning brick exterior. Inside, find Little Loaf Bake Shop Café, a micro-bakery and the primary PUF vendor. This queer-owned and operated bakery focuses on delicious pastries that showcase Hudson Valley ingredients. Many of these items are vegetarian and some are vegan! Seasonal flavors inspire delicious creations, including twice-baked maple pecan croissants, wild mushroom bechamel tarts, poached pear danishes and more. Starting early November, Little Loaf Bake Shop welcomes visitors Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 

Pizzas from The Dutch Crown in Poughkeepsie
 The Dutch Crown, Poughkeepsie

The Dutch Crown

Pizza is a specialty in this region, and yet another classic spot started slinging pies in The Queen City of Poughkeepsie. Reborn from a popular neighborhood spot—Spanky’s Bar and Eatery, which closed back in 2009—The Dutch Crown fires up eclectic sourdough pizzas. Visitors can build their own beautiful pie from scratch, picking their own combination of sauce, cheese and toppings. Of course, house menus feature a range of tasty blends and specials that utilize local Hudson Valley ingredients. Add a slew of local craft beverage options and wings, and you’ve got the perfect spot for comfort food.

Employee serving barbecue at Beast in Fishkill
Beast, Fishkill



In the final days of October 2022, Beast unleashed a bevy of barbecue specialties in downtown Fishkill. The team at The Dutchess Biercafe launched this passion project. St. Louis cut ribs, smoked pernil, Texas style brisket and pork banh mi are just a few of their marvelous mains. A bourbon and beer-centric craft beverage program pairs perfectly with such hearty soul food.

Oda Restaurant

From the Albanian tradition, ODA refers to an expansive space used to feed and entertain guests. This new restaurant strives to welcome visitors into the fold, serving new-American fare with European influences. BBQ jerk pork belly, Portuguese mussels and branzino are just a few of their mouthwatering options.

Crowd of employees outside the new Ready Coffee in Lagrangeville
Ready Coffee, Lagrangeville


Ready Coffee

Ready Coffee's original drive-thru spot won over a loyal fanbase through hand-crafted, small batch-roasted coffee, and  unique signature lattes like the ‘Mac Daddy’ (chocolate macadamia nut) or the ‘Trail Mix’ (nutty raspberry mocha).  In September 2022, Ready Coffee launched their second Dutchess County location—and first walk-in coffee shop! Including the typical espresso-fueled lineup, the new Lagrangeville spot offers fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, croissants and vegan treats, plus canned energy drinks and fresh Ready Coffee merch. It’s also a great photo op, as fun neon signs light up the cheery space.

Related: Top 10 Coffee Shops in Dutchess 

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