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Local Restaurants

All of the following local restaurants offer vegan & vegetarian items regularly on their menus. 


High Falls Food Co-Op
1398 Route 213 (corner of Lucas Trnpk) High Falls, NY
(845) 687-7262
The High Falls Food Co-op is only about 2 miles from the sanctuary on Lucas Turnpike and is a convenient spot to pick up a vegan prepared snack or some specialty packaged foods. The co-op is open to the public and member-owned. A great place to “pic” up a picnic lunch to bring along with you to the sanctuary!

1219 Route 213, High Falls NY 12440
(845) 687-7464
A warm, cheerful cafe featuring some vegan sandwich and salad options, with many items on the menu that can be made vegan. Tables are all made from old doors and filled with architectural artifacts from upstate NY. Just minutes from the sanctuary!

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Rosendale Cafe
434 Main Street, Rosendale NY
(845) 658-9048
A staple for many years, the Rosendale Cafe offers vegetarian food and live music some nights.  The cafe is almost entirely (but not 100%) vegetarian, and has many vegan options and specials. The tempeh reuben is a classic.

The restaurant has a wheelchair ramp although the bathroom is not ADA compliant.

The Garden Cafe on the Green
6 Old Forge Rd (Tinker St right off the center green), Woodstock NY
(845) 679-3600
A must-visit for the hungry-but-healthy. A 100% vegan menu of offbeat, creative and seasonal dishes and reasonable prices ($12 – $20 entrees). Many gluten-free options. The desserts will knock your Crocs off. Great outdoor dining in warm weather, full juice bar. Card-carrying WFS members receive a 10% discount! Well worth the trip 30 min north to the town of Woodstock.

Woodstock Pizza Theater
132 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY
(845) 679-6608
Directly next to Upstate Films, Woodstock Pizza Theater has a great selection of vegan pizza, burgers and all around comfort food.

Karma Road Cafe
11 Main Street, New Paltz NY
(845) 255-1099
Fresh, organic food for the soul, Karma Road is a (nearly) all-vegan cafe in nearby New Paltz. They offer a 5% discount when you show your WFS membership card, they use organic ingredients, and work with several local farms, including as many in-season foods as possible. There is a small number of tables and two small counters, so count on takeout if they’re busy. Wheelchair ramp but no public restroom.


Vegan Chocolates from Lagusta’s Luscious

Lagusta’s Luscious
25 North Front Street, New Paltz NY
(845) 633-8615
After you scarf down a salad or sandwich at Karma Road, be sure to stop by Lagusta’s for some heartbreakingly delicious vegan, ethically-sourced chocolates painstakingly made by hand with truly artisanal ingredients. The shop offers a 15% discount to WFS members. Be sure to grab some Sweet Maresa’s macarons when you visit.

Wildflower Cafe
35 W Market St Suite 1, Red Hook, NY
(845) 779-0770
A completely vegan burger bar! Wildflower cafe is about a 40 minute drive from the sanctuary and worth the travel. Take a mini road trip and explore the area, then stop for a delicious burger and shake.

catcafeMorgan’s Cat Cafe
35 West Market St, Suite 1, Red Hook, NY 12571
(845) 250-2272
Hang out with rescued, adoptable kitties at the Hudson Valley’s first ALL-VEGAN Cat Cafe! Proceeds from the cafe help support their cat & kitten rescue and adoption efforts. All items on the menu are vegan, and they have gluten-free options!

Mexican Kitchen
5 1/2 North Front Street, New Paltz NY 12561
Small but charming place which has typical Mexican offerings, but has the option to substitute vegan cheese and vegan sour cream.

Aroma Thyme Bistro
165 Canal Street, Ellenville NY
(845) 647-3000
Aroma Thyme bistro opened in 2003 in Ellenville, NY, where the Catskills meet the Hudson Valley. Being green minded since day one, Aroma Thyme was the first Certified Green Restaurant© in upstate New York. Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars with 250 craft beers, 250 fine wines & 250 boutique spirits. They offer many vegan options, including vegan pizza and house-made seitan.

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314 Wall Street, Kingston NY
(845) 331-0030
A unique cafe featuring vegetarian and vegan breakfast and lunch options with in house bakery and organic coffees – card-carrying Woodstock Sanctuary members get 10% off  any purchase! Located in the historic stockade district of Kingston, NY. Shop for cute antiques and vintage clothes and housewares on the bottom floor of the shop.

New World Home Cooking Co.
1411 Saugerties-Woodstock Rd, Saugerties, NY
(845) 246-0900
About 35 minutes north of the sanctuary, New World has been owned and operated by Chef Ric Orlando and his wife and partner Liz Corrado since 1993, so it is a staple of the area. Many vegan options including a vegan prix fixe 3-course meal on Mondays. Large, lively restaurant has lots of seating, including outdoor, but gets very crowded on weekend nights in warmer weather. The seitan dishes are standouts.

Rail Trail Cafe
River Road Extension, Stone Mt. Farm, New Paltz. See website for directions.
(845) 399-4800
Tucked away in the woods just off a hiking/biking trail, it’s a bit hard to find but a real treat once you do. It’s outdoor dining in the true sense of the word — there is no interior space. On the small menu many dishes can be vegan-ized upon request. Many ingredients come from the adjacent farm.