Food & Drink in West Hill

$22 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Indian Food at LaZeez Restaurant ($40 Total Value)

LaZeez Restaurant

Central Avenue

$20 $11

Oven-baked tandoori chicken, salmon curry, and vegetarian samosa appetizers

Indian Food at Gandhi Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Gandhi Restaurant

Gandhi Indian Restaurant

$20 $11

Chefs whip up Indian specialties such as samosas and curries, tailoring each dish's spice level to customers' personal preferences

$22 for Two $20 Groupons Good for Indian Cuisine at Jewel of India on Lark ($40 Total Value)

Jewel of India on Lark

Central Avenue

$20 $11

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Tandoori meats, curries & wide array of vegetarian Bangladeshi & Indian dishes served in rich red & gold dining room; all 100% halal

$13 for a Five-Drink Punchcard for Coffee, Tea, and Lattes at The Daily Grind (Up to 47% Off)

The Daily Grind

Multiple Locations

$24.75 $13

Coffee drinks made from organic and fair-trade beans from around the world alongside tea

$21 for $40 Worth of Modern Italian-Asian Fusion Cuisine at LAX on Lark

LAX on Lark

Albany

$40 $21

Italian dishes alongside Asian-fusion cuisine, including parmesan-breaded chicken breast and vegetables in a sweet-and-sour tamarind sauce

Contemporary American Cuisine for Dinner at McGuire's (Up to 42% Off)

McGuire's

Center Square

$50 $29

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Prosciutto-wrapped shrimp or a cheese plate with truffle honey precedes lobster risotto, a veal chop, or vodka pasta with free-range chicken

Five-Course Farm-to-Table Tasting Menu with Wine Flight for Two or Four at From the Garden (Up to 51% Off)

From the Garden

From the Garden

$80 $40

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Tasting menu of gourmet, farm-to-table comfort food includes entrees such as pork tenderloin or roasted spiced mushrooms, dessert, and wine

Indonesian and Modern American Cuisine for Two or Four at Yono's Restaurant (48% Off)

Yono's Restaurant

Downtown Albany

$50 $28

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Indonesian dishes with French-inspired presentation served alongside modern American dishes in and elegant 19th-century townhouse ambience

Contemporary American Cuisine for Two or Four at taste (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

taste

Downtown

$60 $30

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Lauded chef Mark D. Graham plates fresh and seasonal dishes

Dinner and Wine for Two or Four, or Lunch and Dessert for Two at La Serre (Up to 55% Off)

La Serre

Downtown

$75.90 $35

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Lobster ravioli, rack of lamb, filet mignon, and veal oscar served in wood-paneled dining room or out on patio of building built in 1829

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four on Monday-Friday or Saturday-Sunday at Hokkaido Asian Bistro (40% Off)

Hokkaido Asian Bistro

Upper Washington Avenue

$30 $18

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Hibachi dinners and seafood entrees include chilean sea bass, grilled filet mignon, and hand-rolled maki

$10 for $20 or $20 for $40 Worth of Pub and Italian Cuisine at Maggie's Sports Bar & Café

Maggie's Sports Bar & Café

Campus Area

$20 $10

Friendly sports-bar atmosphere quells hunger with hearty burgers and saucy Italian pastas served alongside beer, karaoke, and live bands

$15 for $30 Worth of Fresh Seafood at Sea Fish Market and Grill

Sea Fish Market and Grill

Latham

$30 $15

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Eatery offers fresh seafood such as fish and chips, steamed lobster, and clam strips, and sides like sweet potato fries and seaweed salad

Hibachi Entrees for Two or Four at Samurai Japanese Restaurant (Up to 44% Off)

Samurai Japanese Restaurant

Colonie

$47.90 $30

Scallops, steak, chicken, and fish hibachi entrees come with soup or salad, two pieces of shrimp, vegetables, fried rice, and noodles

$18 for $30 Worth of Baked Goods — Saratoga Cheesecake Company

Saratoga Cheesecake Co

Albany

$30 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four at The Lager House (Up to 47% Off)

The Lager House

Colonie

$30 $17

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Craft beers flow from taps, cans, and bottles—and are even infused into menu items such as sausage and cheesesteaks

Italian Cuisine for Two or for Four at Portofino's (Up to 47% Off)

Portofino's Italian Ristorante

Colonie

$25 $14

Linguine and sautéed meatballs made in-house according to recipes passed down over generations

Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four at The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar (Up to 52% Off)

The Epicurean Bistro and Wine Bar

Latham Farms Shopping Mall

$86 $42

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French executive chef Dominique Brialy prepares classic French dishes such as escargot, steak tartare, and steamed mussels

Food and Drink for Two or Four or $200 Towards Catering at Papa's Corner (Up to 58% Off)

Papa's Corner

Watervliet

$50 $25

Classic Italian dishes such as pizzas, baked pastas, and entrees like chicken parmesan and veal marsala

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Tomo Asian Bistro ($40 Total Value)

Tomo Asian Bistro

Bethlehem

$20 $10

Asian restaurant dishes out sushi, specialty rolls, pad thai, coconut shrimp, mongolian beef, and thai yellow curry with chicken

Irish-American Cuisine from O'Briens Public House (50% Off). Three Options Available.

O'Briens Public House

Troy

$40 $20

Menu features Irish-American comfort foods such as shepherd's pie, reuben sandwiches heaped with sauerkraut and stuffed portabella mushrooms

$15 for Three $10 Vouchers at Dante's Frozen Yogurt ($30 Value)

Dante's Frozen Yogurt

Troy

$10 $5

Roster of self-serve frozen yogurt changes regularly, with flavors that have included cookies and cream, tropical sorbet, and dark chocolate

$12 for 2 Groupons, Each Good for $12 of Frozen Yogurt - Plum Dandy Malta & Troy ($24 Total Value)

Plum Dandy

Multiple Locations

$12 $6

Pack on toppings such as sour worms, Fruity Pebbles, granola, seasonal fruit or cookie dough for a tasty fro-yo creation

Indian and South Asian Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Sitar Indian Restaurant (50% Off)

Sitar Indian Restaurant

Colonie

$30 $15

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Dishes such as shrimp curry, chicken jalfrezi, and vegetarian biryani cooked in a tandoor oven

Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Red & Blue (Up to Half Off). Four Options Available.

Red & Blue

Troy

$30 $15

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Wide variety of Asian dishes ranging from roast duck noodle soup to yellowtail-stuffed sushi rolls

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese and Chinese Food at Okinawa

Okinawa

Wynantskill

$30 $15

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Diners enjoy a variety of Japanese and Chinese dishes, including bento boxes and general tso’s chicken

$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza at I Love NY Pizza

I Love NY Pizza

Clifton Park

$20 $11

Freshly made, hand-tossed pizzas topped with ingredients such as meatballs, eggplant, and ricotta cheese

$22 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Italian-American Food at Whiskey River Tavern ($40 Value)

Whiskey River Tavern

Waterford

$20 $11

Pub serves up fried ravioli, fish 'n' chips, meatball subs, and a slate of pizzas

$11 for $20 Worth of Brick-Oven Pizza and Sicilian Fare at Home Style Pizza in Schenectady

Home Style Pizza

Schenectady

$20 $11

Chefs craft brick-oven pies with 20+ toppings, layer meat between fresh bread, and cook Sicilian-style fare in family eatery open since 1972

Hibachi Entrees at Sakura Japanese Restaurant (44% Off). Three Options Available.

Sakura Japanese Restaurant

Clifton Park

$40 $25

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Hibachi chefs entertain guests with tableside dinner preparation, and sushi chefs wrap shrimp, crab, and avocado into tasty rolls

Pizzeria Food and Drinks at Brickhouse Pizza & Grille (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Brickhouse Pizza & Grille

Clifton Park

$25 $13

Wood-fired pizza and housemade pasta are served at an eatery with trivia and live music on select nights

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine for Two or More at Petta's Italian Restaurant

Petta's Italian Restaurant

Schenectady

$30 $15

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Chefs make everything from the bread and soups to the lasagna and meatballs in-house and age their steaks and pound their own veal cutlets

Barbecue at Brunswick BBQ and Brew (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Brunswick BBQ and Brew

Brunswick

$20 $11

In a rustic restaurant with stone walls and exposed beams, diners enjoy barbecue favorites such as ribs, brisket, and pulled-pork sandwiches

Pizza Meal for Two or Four with Salads and Drinks at Ferretti's Restaurant (51% Off)

Ferretti's Restaurant

Clifton Park

$22.25 $11

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Pies emerge from the oven topped with bubbling mozzarella and toppings such as sausage and peppers

$12 for $20 Worth of American Breakfast and Lunch at Ugly Rooster Cafe

The Ugly Rooster Cafe

Mechanicville

$20 $12

Breakfast favorites such as pancakes and french toast with hints of vanilla and nutmeg; fresh burritos, burgers, and sandwiches such as BLTs

Wine Tasting with Fruit and Chocolate Platter for Two or Four at Altamont Vineyard & Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Altamont Vineyard & Winery

Guilderland

$30 $15

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At a vineyard that produces multiple grape varieties, a tasting room hosts sampling sessions of fine wines accompanied by fruit & chocolate

Golf with Cart Rental and Food for Two or Four at Pioneer Hills Golf Course and Duffers Pub (Up to 47% Off)

Pioneer Hills Golf Course and Duffers Pub

Ballston Spa

$74 $42

Pairs tackle par 70, 18-hole course that spans 5,371 yards of Saratoga County's lush landscape

Wine Tasting and Chocolate or Cheese Pairing for Two or Four at Halfmoon Cellars Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Halfmoon Cellars Winery

Saratoga Springs

$26 $13

Wine tastings are amplified with decadent chocolates or perfectly paired cheeses; souvenir wine glasses act as memorable keepsakes

Wine and Cheese Pairing for Two with Souvenir Wine Glasses at The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room (Up to 53% Off)

The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room

Saratoga Springs

$30 $14

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Sip on five handcrafted wines and snack on gourmet cheese at an Adirondack-style tasting bar

Gastropub Cuisine for Dinner at Wunderbar & Bistro (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Wunderbar & Bistro

Hudson

$40 $20

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Four kinds of schnitzel, pot roast, steak, and grilled chicken carbonara pair with local brews and apple pie

$19 for Two Hookah Sessions at Aladdin's Restaurant and Hookah Lounge ($38 Value)

Aladdin's Restaurant and Hookah Lounge

Amsterdam

$19 $9.50

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Patrons lounge on plush furniture as they puff smooth flavors of shisha from hookahs

Distillery Tour and Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Hudson Valley Distillers, LLC (Up to 53% Off)

Hudson Valley Distillers, LLC

Clermont

$20 $11

Come see the distilling operation and orchards, learning what makes the spirits here special

Wine-and-Cheese Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at Oliva Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Oliva Vineyards

Fort Edward

$32 $16

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Five wines are paired with five cheeses and accompanied by fruits, crackers, and souvenir wineglasses

Five-Punch Card for Sandwiches or Smoothies, or $15 for $30 Worth of Baked Goods at Sweetie Pies Bakery

Sweetie Pies Bakery

Fort Edward

$39.95 $21

Fruit smoothies, sandwiches, and treats such as huge cookies and Boston cream-filled cupcakes

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest for One, Two, or Four on September 6 or 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Dutchess County Fairgrounds

$40 $25

Festival features hundreds of local and international wines, gourmet food, a restaurant showcase, and live music

American Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at East Cove Restaurant (Up to 56% Off)

East Cove Restaurant

Lake George

$60.97 $29

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New york strip steaks, caramelized salmon with a smoky maple glaze, and wiener schnitzel in a log-cabin restaurant in the Adirondacks

American Meal with Wine for Two or Four at The Powderhorn Restaurant at Roaring Brook Ranch (Up to 48% Off)

Roaring Brook Ranch

Lake George

$67.40 $35

Charbroiled strip steak, deep-fried scallops, shrimp scampi, vegetarian ravioli, fried chicken, and BBQ ribs served with house wine

American Dinner for Two or Four at Four Main Street Bar and Grill (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Four Main St. Bar and Grill

Huntington

$138 $65

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Chef John Slattery crafts blackened steaks, fried calamari, and other upscale American favorites in a casual eatery nestled in Hidden Hills

Upscale American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Sweet Peas (Up to 48% Off)

Sweet Peas

Winsted

$25 $13

Chefs prepare ginger-soy-glazed salmon and oven-roasted lamb in Victorian homestead amid antiques

Seafood and Steak Dinner for Two or Four at The Tributary Restaurant in Winsted (Up to 45% Off)

The Tributary

Winsted

$68.80 $39

Amid wood-paneled walls & old-time photographs, waiters ferry fresh clam & mussel starters to tables along with veal, pasta & filet mignon

Pizza, Pasta, and Salads at Ninoss Pizzeria Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Ninoss Pizzeria Restaurant

Westfield

$20 $11

Pizza by the pie or slice served alongside salad, pasta, and gargantuan sandwiches not for the faint of appetite

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at S&S Sweet Treats ($20 Value)

S&S Sweet Treats

Torrington

$10 $5.50

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Sundaes feature ice-cream flavors such as cappuccino crunch, moose tracks, and oatmeal cookie, alongside a menu of soups and sandwiches

Wine Class with Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Haight-Brown Vineyard (Up to 54% Off)

Haight-Brown Vineyard

Litchfield

$70 $35

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Wine tasting matches gourmet chocolates with globally sourced cheese, and includes a keepsake glass

One-Dozen Bagels and Two Medium Tubs of Cream Cheese or $70 Toward Catering (Up to 44% Off)

The Bagel Shoppe

Fishkill

$18 $10

Start the morning right with bagels and cream cheese, or cater an event with everything from Party Hero's to Artistically Prepared Platters

American Cuisine at Post 22 Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Five Options Available

Post 22 Restaurant

Patterson

$76.50 $39.50

Crispy calamari, tuna tartare, and other small plates lead into entrees such as hangar steak, lobster papardelle, and spicy braised ribs

Strawberry, Chocolate & Wine Festival for Two or Four at Baldwin Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Baldwin Vineyards

Pine Bush

$24 $12

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Festival pairs 12 types of wine with chocolate-covered strawberries and desserts

$69 for Farm-to-Table Dinner for One at a Hudson Valley Working Farm on September 14 ($100 Value)

A Hudson Valley Dinner in The Field

Beaver Ridge

$100 $69

Team of farmers and chefs at Beaver Ridge farm cook up locally grown produce and pair it with local wine and beer

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Spanish Tapas for Dinner at Ibiza Tapas Wine Bar (50% Off)

Ibiza Tapas Wine Bar

Northampton

$30 $15

Award-winning traditional and modern Spanish tapas such as braised short ribs and lamb shank with chickpea puree in lounge-like restaurant

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Mulino’s Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Mulino's Restaurant

Northampton

$30 $15

Hearty portions of pasta, meat, and seafood served on the second story of the Bay State Hotel

Spanish and Latin American Food for Two or Four or More at Mina's Spanish Kitchen (50% Off)

Mina's Spanish Kitchen

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Seafood platters, hearty sandwiches, and other dishes that fuse culinary inspirations from Spain and Latin America

European-Inspired Cuisine for Two or Four at Cavalier Restaurant (47% Off)

Cavalier Restaurant

Chicopee

$30 $16

Fine steaks, seafood, and Portuguese and Italian specialties served on linen tablecloths in airy dining room

Italian Cuisine at Sinapi's Pizzeria (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Sinapi's Pizzeria

Brewster

$22 $11

Antipasto platters, specialty pizzas, and family-style portions of rigatoni or gnocchi sautéed with broccoli rabe and white clam sauce

Italian Comfort Food at Marco's Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Marco's Restaurant

Tariffville

$24 $12

Diners enjoy Italian specialties, such as lasagna, fettuccine primavera, and a variety of gourmet pizzas, in a cozy, minimalist dining room

Mexican Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers and Entrees at Arturos Cantina (Up to 51% Off)

Arturo's Cantina

Danbury

$48.85 $24

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Traditional Mexican tunes, decor, and dishes slathered in house-made mole, adobo, and ranchero sauces transport diners to Mexico

$18 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine for Two at River's Edge Bistro

River's Edge Bistro

Unionville

$30 $18

Eatery serves Mediterranean cuisine such as halal meat, kebob and lamb entrees, falafel, gyros, moussaka, and Mediterranean pies and salad

Hibachi Fare at Yume Hibachi Steak & Sushi in Unionville (Up to 45% Off)

Yume Hibachi Steak & Sushi

Farmington

$40 $22

Plumes of fire erupt as showboating hibachi chefs put on a sizzling spectacle, cooking filet mignon, shrimp, lobster & Teppanyaki veggies

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Maximum Capacity

Maximum Capacity

Chicopee

$20 $11

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Eight specialty sandwiches, eight signature pizzas, and five types of burgers

American Lunch and Dinner at The Collegian Court (45% Off). Three Options Available.

The Collegian Court

Chicopee

$20 $11

American mainstays such as burgers, club sandwiches, steak, and seafood, served alongside Polish dishes such as kielbasa and pierogi

Nuevo Latino Cuisine with Optional Expiration Protection at Ramiro's 954 (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Ramiro's 954

Mahopac

$50 $30

Spanish and Latin-American influences unite in lobster-crowned risotto, tuna ceviche, and barbecue pork tacos

Eastern European Food, Crepes, and Tea for Two or Four at Crepes Tea House (Up to 44%% Off)

Crepes Tea House

West Springfield Town

$25 $14

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Crepes filled with fresh fruits and chocolates, or meats and cheeses served alongside European dumplings, potato pancakes, and seafood

Seafood Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers and Entrees at Masse's Bar & Grille (Up to 46% Off)

Masse's Bar & Grille

Chicopee

$64 $38.50

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Classic and inventive seafood and raw-bar dishes made from fresh-off-the-boat catches

Japanese Cuisine at Koo (Up to 50% Off). Seven Options Available.

KOO

Danbury

$27.90 $14

Chefs chop, flip, and grill veggies and meats for hibachi meals and craft noodle, sushi, and teriyaki dishes

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Carry-Out at The Original Antonio's

The Original Antonio's

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Thin-crust pies take center-stage dressed in pesto and chicken or clams; other options include house-made ravioli and Tuscan pork chop

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pub Food at The Tipping Cow Inside Moriarty's Pub & Grille ($20 Value)

The Tipping Cow Inside Moriarty's Pub & Grille

Springfield

$10 $5.50

Huge menu includes burgers smothered in toppings, fried seafood, Tex-Mex specialties, and chicken and steak wraps

$20 for $40 Worth of Mediterranean Dinner at Nadim’s Downtown Mediterranean Grill

Nadim's Downtown Mediterranean Grill

Metro Center

$40 $20

Skewered & charbroiled meats, pan-seared seafood, and Mediterranean pasta

New American Cuisine at Juniper's Restaurant (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Juniper's Restaurant

Middlebury

$45 $25

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Restaurant with live music dishes out penne ala vodka, barbecue pork ribs, fried seafood platters, Angus burgers, and fresh crab salads

New York-Style Bagels and Coffee Packages at Bruegger's Bagel (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Bruegger's Bagel

Danbury

$20 $10

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One dozen flavored and plain New York-style bagels with cream cheese with coffee for up to 12, or punch card for 10 medium cups of coffee

Three Italian Meals or Two Meatball and Pasta Specials at Mima’s Meatballs and More (Up to 50% Off)

Mima's Meatballs and More

Danbury

$10 $5

Dine on classic or veggie meatballs atop pasta with a choice of six sauces or fried pizza fritte in a casual Italian cafe

$6 for $10 Worth of Live Cooking — The Garden Breezes Cafe

The Garden Breezes Cafe

Agawam Town

$10 $6

Naan pizza rustico made from Indian bread layered with Italian seasoned tomatoes, veggies, meats and a 10-cheese blend.

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Simplicity. That's the most important ingredient in all food according to Honest Weight Food Co-op. So to understand what makes their products stand out, it's better to look at what's not on the nutrition label. No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. No antibiotics, hormones, or other non-food ingredients. The team at Honest Weight Food Co-op works with local farmers and producers to make sure their standards are met in every product.

That's been Honest Weight Food Co-op's modus operandi since its founding in 1976, and the efforts of the members-owned organization have proved successful. The co-op has expanded into bigger and bigger spaces over the years, until they finally arrived at their current Watervliet Avenue location in 2013. The building brims with fresh meats and fish, in-season produce, natural groceries, and household items such as light bulbs and laundry soap (which also come from eco-friendly, responsible suppliers, naturally).

In addition to storing vast amounts of grocery items and prepared meals, this expansive space also makes it possible to host events ranging from juicing classes to reiki sessions. Honest Weight's outreach programs send educators to local schools to teach about healthy living, and the co-op partners with WAMC public radio to host Food For Thought evenings of food, film, and discussion, at least when attendees are done chewing.

484 Central Ave
Albany,
NY
US

Professor M. Barley’s bustles with activity every night of the week, from Wednesday night trivia contests to Saturday night DJ dance parties. Amidst the hullabaloo, servers divvy out plates of hearty sandwiches mounded with homemade meatballs, pulled pork, or buffalo chicken. They also transport cooked-to-order 8-ounce burgers, nestled beneath unique toppings such as fried ravioli, guacamole, blue cheese, and fried jalapeños. Beneath the dim glow of hanging lamps and the vibrant gleam of neon signs, bartenders dole out draft beers and mixed drinks. Nearby, rows of flat-screen TVs line the dining room walls, broadcasting the latest sports games and competitive quilting bees. Tabletops scatter on an indoor patio, where breezes drift in through wall-to-wall windows during the summer, and a fireplace blazes during colder months.

198 Quail St
Albany,
NY
US

For more than 16 years, Gandhi Restaurant's experienced chefs skillfully prepare Indian cuisine to order, tailoring spice levels to each diner's preferences. They pack potatoes and peas into succulent samosa pastries, simmer curries, and roast marinated meats and fresh breads in a clay tandoor. For dessert, customers can order the kulfi, a housemade Indian ice cream.

1 Central Ave
Albany,
NY
US

Filling barking bellies with authentic Indian and Bangladeshi dishes, chefs at Jewel of India on Lark present guests with a vast, award-winning menu of tasty fare. The many meat dishes are made exclusively with halal ingredients, while a bevy of savory vegetarian dishes, such as the cheesy paneer tikka masala, satisfies meat-free appetites. Lunchtime visitors find a buffet every day. Historically used for toasting s?mores and destroying old bank statements, the tandoor (a clay oven) is utilized for firing such specialties as the boti kebab that boasts marinated and seasoned leg of lamb and comes in a choice of spice levels. The restaurant's variety, authenticity, and deliciousness has earned it two consecutive awards from Metroland.

187 Lark St.
Albany,
NY
US

LAX on Lark specializes in two distinct cuisines. There's the Italian end of the spectrum, including options such as chicken-parmesan sliders, and then the Asian end, with choices such as chicken satay. LAX's culinary team doesn't keep these flavors separate for long. Besides classic Italian and Asian mains, cooks create their own fusion dishes, from coconut salmon and red-curry sauce tossed with linguine to pizzas crowned with chicken teriyaki and sesame seeds.The kitchen supplies such feasts until 1:30 a.m. nightly, while bartenders pour and craft myriad libations, including a lychee-flavored cocktail made with sake.

205 Lark St
Albany,
NY
US

Lee and Barrye Cohen have been roasting and brewing fresh beans into caffeinated elixirs since 1976, when they first began expanding horizons with then-unheard-of espresso and cappuccinos. Using the same trusty vintage coffee roaster they used back then, they continue to roast aromatic gourmet beans. They brighten mornings and afternoon slumps with traditional coffee or energize lattes, mochas, and chai with rich espresso. Chefs cook up a menu of updated classics daily with local farm-fresh eggs and housemade sauces, stacking egg sandwiches with andouille sausage and deli sandwiches with pit-baked ham.

On select evenings, melodies and spoken words can be heard emanating from the Troy location, which hosts an open-mic night where local artists play music or slam poetry books onto the floor as guests sip cocktails and wine. The Cohens are proud of their local roots, and give back the loyalty they've received by frequently donating to local charitable causes. Daily Grind also has an online store, which outfits kitchens with loose-leaf teas, cappuccino machines, and gelato machines from brands such as Baratza, Gaggia, and Nemox.

204 Lark St
Albany,
NY
US