Hudson Valley Sweet Shops

Top places to grab a sweet treat, birthday cake and more

Fridas Bakery cookie making sweet shop

Whether you’re looking for a delicious treat to celebrate a special occasion or just want a snack after school pickup, these Hudson Valley hot spots are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Dutchess County

Adams Fairacre Farms

Poughkeepsie: 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie NY 12603; 845-454-4330

Wappinger: 160 Old Post Road, Wappinger NY 12590; 845-632-9955

Kingston: 1560 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine NY 12449; 845-336-6300

Newburgh: 1240 Route 300, Newburgh NY 12550; 845-569-0303

Wallkill: 636 Route 211 East, Middletown NY 10941; 845-415-8500

Inside each of their four stores, there is a special shop that satisfies that craving for something sweet, something chocolatey, something a little decadent… Choose from our wide array of USA- and Hudson Valley-made chocolate bars and assortments. Take your pick of European and imported specialties, or make an individual selection of our case chocolates by the pound and placed in gift boxes.

Alps Sweet Shop

269 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508

(845) 831-8240

1054 Main St, Fishkill, NY 12524

(845) 896-8080

Alps Sweet Shop, makers of fine chocolates and confections, has been family owned and operated since 1922. Order classic, artisinal and seasonal chocolates and sweets handmade in the Alps factory on Main Street in Beacon, the heart of the Hudson Valley. 

Ella’s Bellas

418 Main St., Beacon

Ella’s Bellas is a dedicated gluten-free bakery, coffee and specialty shop, that strives to bring amazing food to the Hudson Valley that can be eaten by everyone, no matter their dietary restrictions or allergies. Enjoy from scratch breads, scones, muffins, cupcakes, cakes, and cookies as well as daily soup, salad and quiche specials.

4322 Albany Post RD, Hyde Park

Allergy-Friendly Dessert Shop & Cafe where everything is made WITHOUT the top major allergens. They are 100% vegan and have no artificial colors or preservatives. Donuts, cupcakes, truffles, cookies and more will delight the whole family.

Glazed Over Donuts
315 Main Street, Beacon

From simple chocolate glazes to out-there toppings like coconut Fruity Pebbles, pretzels, Oreo crumbs, and even bacon, this addition to Beacon’s Main Street is sure to satisfy whatever you’re in the mood for. You can order off the menu or make up your own combo of glaze, topping, and drizzle: the three key components of a delicious donut. Follow them on Facebook for the donut of the day.

Kitchen & Coffee 
420 Main St, Beacon
A café specializing in 100 percent gluten-free sweets using organic and local ingredients. They 
offer specialty cakes, cupcakes, and much more! 

Hudson Valley Marshmallow Co.
510 Main St, Beacon
Kick your 'smores up a notch with homemade, gourmet and seriously delicious marshmallow and graham crackers. Grab a chocolate chip, chocolate or cinnamon-sugar graham cracker, pick a "squishy" and with fun flavors such as strawberry, caramel and chocolate and candied almond you can't go wrong. You can add a fine chocolate and then get roasted!

Samuel's Sweet Shop
42 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-5312
Classic confections, decadent chocolates, delicious baked goods, and the best cup o’ Joe around.

Krause's Chocolates of Rhinebeck
6423 Montgomery St Suite 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-3909
Our stores in Saugerties, Rhinebeck, and New Paltz, New York offer over 50 varieties of hand-made chocolates and candy treats, including decadent truffles, luxurious caramels, melt-in-your-mouth peanut brittle, chocolate creams, chocolate-dipped fruit, chocolate peanut butter cups, chocolate nut clusters, and much more!

The Cakery
1004 Main St., Fishkill

The Cakery specializes in custom cakes, wedding cakes, cupcakes, hand decorated sugar cookies, cake balls and cake pops. Everything is custom and baked fresh and baked to order.

The Chocolate Studio
496 Main St., Beacon

A dessert shop with Vegan & Gluten-free options. They have Gourmetibles™, The Vegan Stuff™, chocolates, baked goods, candy & more...

The Pastry Garden
2586-2600 South Rd #5, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 473-5220
Serving gourmet cakes, fancy Italian-style cookies, precious pastries, and more.

La Deliziosa
10 Mt Carmel Pl, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-3636
Authentic, delicious Italian pastries and cakes. All of our cookies and pastries are baked and hand dipped or filled right on the premises.

546 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-8490
A family run business with only the most authentic and freshly made Mexican & Latin American bread and pastries in the Hudson Valley.

Orange County

Commodore Chocolatier
480-482 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550

Commodore Chocolatier has been providing delectable sweets for over 80 years. No matter the season, you’ll always find mouthwatering freshly made chocolate at Commodore.

Cornwall Sweets
297 Main St, Cornwall, NY 12518
(845) 372-2822
Fresh cakes and pies, Fruition chocolate, cookies, and Jane’s ice cream. 

Fizzy Lifting Soda Pop Candy Shop
17 Main St., Warwick, NY 10990
Located in the heart of Warwick, Fizzy Lifting Soda Pop Candy Shop is Orange County’s best candy store offering a variety of sodas, bulk candy, old fashioned candies and novelty items. Newly opened craft room open daily for crafters to come in and create masterpieces. We provide gifts, fun, sugar and magic all under one roof.  

Foundry 42
42 Front St., Port Jervis, NY 12771
Our core mission is to foster positivity and connection—from serving blue ribbon pies and coffees, to kids cooking classes, to kids yoga, to inspirational workshops, to music and beyond. Our free story time and craft on Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10:30am is a major hit. Imagine coffee bar meets retail meets events.

2 Lake St Suite 4, Monroe, NY 10950
(845) 238-5511
Gourmet Chocolates, Ice Cream and Decadent Treats. From Jellybeans and Mints to Gummy Candies. Waffle Cone's and Sundae's to Gourmet Shakes & Various Baked Goods.

Rockland Bakery of Newburgh
354 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550
This active, fresh-made daily bakery is a favorite among Hudson Valley locals. With everything from pastries to bagels, this bakery dishes out delicious treats, breads and more. 

Ulster County

Fruition Chocolate Works
3091 State Route 28, Shokan, NY 12481
(845) 657-6717

A small batch, craft chocolate shop. Using traditional and modern techniques, they handcraft their award-winning line of chocolates and confections with an eye to detail.

Kingston Candy Bar
319 Wall St, Kingston, NY 12401
An old-fashioned candy store with a new-fashioned twist, the shop carries all your old-time candy favorites as well as goods like cookies, fudge, and ice cream. 

Lagusta's Luscious
25 N Front St, New Paltz, NY 12561
Heartbreakingly delicious confections painstakingly made by hand with truly artisanal ingredients. Everything made is truly ethical, small-batch, and vegan.

Lucky Chocolates
113 A Partition St., Saugerties, NY 12477

A small town Chocolate Shop with Organic Handmade Chocolates situated in the Village of Saugerties, New York. From their easy and delicious marshmallows to decadent dessert worthy truffles, Lucky Chocolates has it all!

Mad Batters Pastries & Café
578 State Rte 55 Unit B, Highland, NY 12528
(845) 834-2092
Mad Batters Pastries offers the freshest and most delectable food and baked goods. This Alice in Wonderland themed establishment offers everything from crème brulee French toast with Grand Marnier marinated strawberries to cheeseburger wraps and daily specials – all prepared in a gluten free kitchen. Mad Batters offers breakfast, lunch, pastries, baked goods and vegan options.

Sullivan County

506 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701
(845) 791-4103
You will find all your good, old-fashioned traditions from breads to pastry, donuts, cookies, bagels, and danish to pies and specialty cakes. Try their Hot Dipity Donuts, their puffy fresh version of the delicious sweet.

4906 St. Rte. 52, Jeffersonville, NY 12748
It's worth the drive to Jeffersonville to try delicious homemade breads, baguettes, muffins, cookies, coffee, drinks and so much more. Bring friends and grab a booth or cozy up by the fire with your favorite book in the library. 

Updated 1/28/2024


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