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6 Allergy-Friendly Dining Spots in the Hudson Valley 


These Hudson Valley eateries offer allergy-friendly menus so you can enjoy dining out with family and friends.

When it comes to allergy-friendly dining, it can be a challenge to navigate menus while dining out, especially when ingredients aren’t clearly listed. Fortunately, these restaurants, cafes, and dessert spots in the Hudson Valley take out all the guesswork with clear menus organized by allergen-free offerings galore. Whether you seek dishes without gluten, dairy, nuts, or other top allergens, these fan-favorite locales have you covered.

Emy Delights & Bites

Hyde Park 

No soy, wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, seafood, or sesame 

This takeout-only spot offers scrumptious café treats as well as desserts. With everything being vegan, gluten-free, and top nine allergy-friendly, most everyone can enjoy something from the menu. At the café, enjoy smoothies such as the acai blast or mango madness. Savory toast is also on the menu with garlic hummus or avocado spread and your choice of toppings (like southwestern-inspired ingredients or veggie overload). Craft your own bowls or waffles by selecting a base, toppings, fruit, and drizzle. Salads include the garden overload salad, sunshine apple salad, and tropical surprise salad.



Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free options 

There are so many allergy-friendly bites at this Germantown eatery, and with a menu that is updated daily, there is always something new to savor. For starters, the marinated olives, beer-battered shrimp tacos, citrus and chicories, and spiced squash soup are all gluten-, nut-, and dairy-free. For entrees, gluten-free and nut-free plates include the black sea bass, duck breast, and wood-roasted half chicken. Dairy-free entrees like mushroom paprikash and wood-roasted half chicken make for unforgettable meals, while sides and starters such as “The Big Salad” and charred beets are all gluten-, nut-, and dairy-free. All dessert options are gluten-free, the house-made sorbet is dairy-free, and the chocolate budino is nut-free. The options noted here were available on the menu as of press time.

Hudson’s Ice Cream Café

Central Valley 

Dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free options 

Many ice creams spots have just a few options (or no options) for allergy-friendly dining. That is not the case at Hudson’s Ice Cream Café, which features an inclusive menu of flavors for those hoping for a sweet treat. Dairy-free options made with oat milk include vanilla and chocolate soft-serve, pink vanilla, and oat latte. Visitors can also enjoy sorbet options such as mango, raspberry, and more. Gluten-free flavors include vanilla and chocolate soft-serve, vanilla, chocolate, cotton candy, black cherry, and more. Last but not least, nut-free choices range from Wired (coffee and chocolate chips) to Partly Cloudy (cotton candy flavor with marshmallows), sea salt caramel, pumpkin spice, and more.

The Lemon Squeeze

New Paltz 

Gluten-free menu options 

If you are looking for an elevated menu without gluten, check out The Lemon Squeeze. Salad options include the beetroot terrine with whipped lemon ricotta and goat cheese mousse, Caesar salad, Asian chicken salad, and peach and feta salad. For entrees, dine on the spatchcock chicken, potato gnocchi with blistered cherry tomatoes, king salmon, and short rib. Sides include the tempura curry cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. You can also substitute gluten-free bread or pasta for no additional charge.  


Kingston, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie 

Dairy-free, gluten-free, meat-free options

The popular Moonburger offers vegan options for those looking for a burger. There are also substitutions to make menu items dairy- and gluten-free. Gluten-free buns and dairy-free cheese are available for the classic burger and classic cheeseburger. The brownie batter and maple cinnamon bun shakes are both dairy- and gluten-free and made with oat milk from Oatly. Moonburger is also happy to try and accommodate for other allergens when possible, so be sure to mention your allergy when placing an order.

Sweet Grass Grill


Gluten-free, gluten-free possible, and vegan options, nut-containing dishes noted on menu

At Sweet Grass Grill, the menu notes potential allergens to help you pick the perfect plate. Be sure to alert your server of any food allergies when placing your order. Gluten-free entrees on the dinner menu include steak frites, Islands salmon, and Joyce Farms half chicken. Also look forward to sandwiches such as the chicken sandwich and grass-fed cheeseburger, both of which are nut-free and gluten-free possible. Vegan cheese is available for sandwiches as well.

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