Westchester Towns for Foodies

Aug 9, 2022

Discover the Westchester suburbs one bite and restaurant at a time.

Living in New York City means access to some of the world’s best restaurants. But moving to Westchester doesn’t mean you have to leave that behind. In fact, these seven Westchester towns are foodie favorites. With Michelin-recommended restaurants, chic bars and a sought-after restaurant week, Westchester has plenty to offer for food lovers.

#1. Hastings-on-Hudson

This small riverfront town about 20 miles north of Manhattan features some of the best dining options in Westchester. For water views, there’s Harvest on Hudson. This chic Italian eatery offers elevated menu items like a fig and prosciutto pizza and oysters. 

Don’t miss Boro6 in the heart of town if you’re looking to relax with a glass of wine. This Michelin Bib Gourmand spot was modeled after European tavernas and is the perfect place to sample seasonal small plates. 

#2. Larchmont

The charming small town of Larchmont is home to a variety of exceptional eateries. LaLa Taqueria is a standout and The Grange is perfect when you need a coffee or a satisfying lunch. Billy & Pete’s Social serves a little bit of everything, like grilled pizzas, mini donuts and craft cocktails. 

On select Saturdays, you can visit the Larchmont Farmers Market to pick up fresh ingredients for your at-home foodie feast.

#3. Port Chester

Port Chester is one of those places where you can eat your way around the world without leaving town. This larger suburb is filled with global eateries like Aqui Es Santa Fe for modern Colombian fare, Bartaco for elevated Mexican street food and Appetit Bistro for French dishes. 

Sonora Restaurant actually first opened in New York City and moved to Port Chester a few years later. This is one of the hottest tables in town for innovative Nuevo Latino cuisine and classic cocktails.

#4. Rye

The Barley Beach House is a newcomer to Rye but it’s quickly become a hit in the local food scene. It’s situated right on the Long Island Sound and, in addition to its fresh seafood-focused menu, it’s well-known for its events calendar. Residents can enjoy live music, fireworks and more here. Later this year, the eatery will host the Westchester Wine Walk featuring over 50 wineries and local food trucks.

#5. Tarrytown

Tarrytown has a reputation for being one of the top food hubs in the Hudson Valley. When you ask locals for recommendations, Goosefeather quickly comes up. Top Chef alum Chef Dale Talde opened this chic Chinese restaurant in a historic mansion. Come here for seasonal dishes, colorful cocktails and an expansive wine list.

In nearby Sleepy Hollow, the waterfront Farmer & The Fish is the place to go for a raw bar and other fresh seafood options.

#6. Eastchester

Eastchester foodies can enjoy housemade pasta or woodfired pizza from the Michelin-recommended Burrata. It’s hard to pass up the eatery’s namesake appetizer which changes seasonally. Polpettina is another hotspot in town known for its signature meatballs, eggplant chips and truffle fries. 

#7. Purchase

Purchase locals have access to many excellent Italian restaurants in town, including Tredici North. This chef-driven eatery serves creative versions of classic dishes. Brunch is especially popular here and you can enjoy faves like the “Holy Cannoli” buttermilk pancakes or tiramisu French toast. And if you’re in the mood for a brunch cocktail, browse the selection of Bloody Marys. Consider the Bloody Bulldog if you want something a bit different.

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