At Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go we want to inspire your cooking at home. Our shelves are bursting with grocery products from around the Mediterranean: beautiful unique Greek olive oil; vinegars from France, Italy, Spain and Greece; risotto, polenta, and couscous; gourmet and sea salts; jams and jellies; local and imported artisanal cheeses; olives and local pickles; Spanish chorizo, prosciutto, Sopressata and other delicacies. These items are loved and used by our kitchen and staff. Ask our staff about our products and our food, see what they recommend! We love to share our favorite dishes and delicacies with our customers.
Our cases are always bursting with a variety of vegetable dishes, salads, vegetarian options and traditional preparations. Case selections are based on seasonal availability, daily inspiration and customer requests. If you want or remember something we've made before, call or ask us, we can accommodate most requests given enough time.
At Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go, we are proud to offer a variety of fine local and imported cheese. We feature handcrafted extraordinary cheese, from traditional
chevre to unique farmstead blends. While no cheese selection would be complete without some of the classics, like our imported Spanish Manchego, we
try to highlight our kitchen's favorite cheeses from local producers. Here are just a few of the farms and cheesemakers we are proud to feature and
- Harpersfield Cheese, Jefferson NY
- Nettle Meadow Farm and Cheese, Warrensburg NY
- Old Chatham Sheepherding (Black Sheep Cheese), Old Chatham NY
- Chaseholm Farm, Pine Plains NY
- Adirondack Cheese Company, Barnevenld NY
- R&G Cheesemakers, Cohoes NY
- Cooperstown Cheese Company, Cooperstown NY
The legend of how coffee was discovered is often told in three different variations. The first says that a man in Ethiopia saw birds that seemed more energetic than the norm. When he tried the berries the birds had been feasting on, he experienced heightened energy levels. Hmmmm, what do you think?
The second legend is of a man starving in the desert who discovered berries, but found them to be too bitter for consumption, and boiled them instead and then drank the brown liquid. When he brought the berries to a holy man, the holy man disapproved and threw them onto the fire, inadvertently roasting the beans. These beans were raked from the embers, ground and dissolved in hot water, making the first cup of coffee.
How do you take your coffee? Black? Light and sweet? Sugar? Cream? No matter how you take it, we can offer you all the ingredients for the perfect cup of joe. We now proudly sell and serve coffee from No. Six Depot Roastery and Café, a Massachusetts based company with a variety of delicious specialty blends. All their coffee beans are sourced from 100% certified organic premium lots of heirloom Arabica cultivars from master growers who practice responsible land stewardship. All of their coffees come from small farms and cooperative unions where the workers are valued, empowered and rewarded. They guarantee clear traceability, sustainability and responsibility in their supply chain.
Visit their small-batch coffee roastery, café, art gallery & event space in the oldest train station in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in the Berkshires.
No matter what’s in your cup, you’re sure to be energized by our selection of fine teas. Regular, decaf, green, black, white, herbal, we offer a wide variety for every drinker – and maybe you’ll want to pair it up with one of our scrumptious desserts!
In our gourmet food store you’ll find these Harney & Sons flavored teas and more:
In our shop, we sell what we brew, so if you like a flavor that was brewed for you here - be sure to try it out at home! We feature a variety of natural
sweeteners as well! Honey and maple syrup from a variety of local beekeepers and syrup makers; agave and palm syrup from Organic Nectars; Sugar in
the Raw and much more! Don't like milk in your coffee and tea? We also carry dairy alternatives, such as almond and soy milk.
Cookbooks hold a special place in people’s hearts, because we all love to eat, and many of us love to cook. We have fun selecting books we think will offer you something slightly different and of course they reflect our taste and what we like.
We’ve featured cookbooks by veterans like Julia Child and Alice Waters, and sprinkle in other popular topics like gluten free baking and cooking. We’re also proud to be host to Joanne Michaels’ guides to the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains, which are great if you’re visiting the Hudson Valley on vacation and want to discover some fun adventures. Her “Let’s Take The Kids” is an ever popular book many parents have enjoyed.
We select cook books that turn us on. Is there a new cook book you think we should feature? Let us know! We’re always looking to find the best new cookbooks!
Just a few of the cook books you may find at our Blue Mountain Bistro Gourmet Food Store:
In addition to these cook books, you will also find a whole line of handmade specialty greeting cards from local artists, so any of your gifts can be paired with a perfect note for the occasion.
At Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go we work extra hard to make something to please everyone. Our bakers cook up new desserts every day, as well as lots of our regular treats. We have a large selection of cookies, brownies, lemon bars, gluten-free desserts, cakes, pies, cheesecakes, and tortes. Our dessert case is constantly being filled with fresh baked goods made on premises by our fabulous bakers Melinda, Vanessa and Rebecca!
Create a gift that is perfectly tailored for a special friend or family member here at Bistro-to-Go. We have a great selection of baskets to choose from,
then pick what you like to fill it up. No matter what the occasion, a gift basket makes the perfect gift!
A custom gift basket could feature a wonderful assortment of products including chocolate, coffee, olive oil, pasta, jams, local maple syrup, and more! Every basket is beautifully wrapped and ready to share.
If you can’t make it in to the store, call us with the direction you would like to go and we’ll be happy to assist you in making one! Or if you’d like
to leave it up to us, we’ll put a beautiful basket together for you that will be a highly appreciated gift!
Olive Oil: “Liquid Gold”
The origin of olive oil is found in the rich history of the Mediterranean. The ancient poet Homer is said to have referred to olive oil as “liquid gold.”
Valued for over 5000 years, this juice pressed from the fruit of the olive tree is full of vitamins E and K, and cultures that cook with this oil have
lower incidences of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Olive oil is much like wine; the different oils have various flavor nuances depending on the
region they are from, and when and how they have been “pressed”.
We are thrilled here at Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go to feature Oil Ladi Extra Virgin Olive Oil from a small family farm in Greece. Here is the story of the property from Dina Fleishman, daughter of the owner:
"The Tourloukis family received the groves shortly following Greece's independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1821. At that time, the government distributed,
to the various families in the area, those properties that had been seized by the Ottomans and held for centuries. Our immediate family owns about
600 trees which produce just over 2 tons of olive oil annually, sometimes more depending on the harvest. That translates to either 5,000 small (500ml)
bottles or 3,300 large (750ml). All of the farmers in the area that use the same mill we do are of a similar size, very small. Like my father, they
bring their harvest to the mills, keep what they need for the year and sell the rest mainly to large Italian wholesalers or to the mills themselves.
Want to cook with the same products we use in all of our dishes here at Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go? Everything we use in our kitchen is available to use in your home kitchen!
Of course, we have more of it than you may need, but we’ve been known to go out to the store shelves for a product when we’re running low. The only products you’ll find that we don’t use in our kitchen are the pasta sauces we sell. We understand that you may not have the time to make your own like we do, but that’s why we’ve chosen these Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go favorite sauces for your home cooking.
Stop into the Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go Gourmet Food Store for delicious pastas,
couscous, quinoa, rice and polenta! With many varieties to choose from, we have one to suit all food lovers! From penne to rigatoni to fusilli to farfalle,
you won’t be able to choose just one!
Looking for the perfect snack? Whether you’re at home watching a movie, taking a hike on one of the many trails here in the Hudson Valley or going on a road trip, we have crackers, chips, granola, nuts and a wide variety of other snacks to satisfy any craving!
Try our house-made granola on local Ronnybrook yogurt with honey, strawberries, bananas, or enjoy with milk as a cereal. You will LOVE it!
Products you may find:
Other snacks you may enjoy:
Looking for something to dip your chips in or spread on your crackers?
Check out some of our favorite dips, aiolis, hot sauces and other delicious condiments.
Pick up some local cheese from our grab-and-go to complete the snack.
There are so many different ways to dress up a dish! In our Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go kitchen, we always use syrup, preserves, mustard or honey mixed in a homemade meat marinade or added to a salad dressing. Quality jams and jellies are also a delicious addition to any baking recipe whether mixed into icing or used as a cake filler. There is nothing like a country breakfast with a rich selection of fruit spreads, marmalade, honey and maple syrup spread on toast, bagels, pancakes or waffles.
Here's a list of what we're currently selling:
From Stonewall Kitchen:
Lemon pear marmalade
Strawberry apple rhubarb jam
Fig and ginger jam
Roasted garlic and onion jam
Red pepper jelly
From Bonne Maman:
Mixed berry preserves
Apricot raspberry preserves
Mango peach preserves
Red raspberry jam
Black cherry jam
From Hudson Valley Harvest (local producers):
"Dalmatia" Fig Spread
"Nicciolata" Organic chocolate hazelnut spread
"Nutella" Chocolate hazelnut spread
"Wholesome Sweeteners" Organic blue agave
"Madhava" Organic amber raw blue agave
"Madhava" Organic golden light blue agave
"Madhava" Organic maple agave pancake syrup
"NYBUZZ" Raw local honey
"NYBUZZ" Raw local honey comb
"Catskill Provisions" Raw wildflower fall honey
"Coccia Umbra" White truffle honey
"Sabatino Tartufi" Black truffle honey
"Catskill Comfort" Maple syrup
"Catskill Provisions" Maple syrup
"Joel and Carol's" Maple syrup
"Arrowhead Mills" Pancake and waffle mix
"Catskill Provisions" Pancake and waffle mix
"McCann's" Irish oatmeal
Our collection of fine gourmet vinegars are Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go’s “secret” ingredients in all we make. Added as a marinade to meat, to your favorite salad or mixed with extra-virgin olive oil and brushed on crusty bread, our specially selected vinegars will be your “secret” ingredient when you use them at your next dinner party, family meal or to jazz up a simple soup and salad. Now you can recreate this at home with a selection of the best culinary vinegars available at our gourmet food store!
In our Hudson Valley, NY gourmet food store we offer the finest selection of vinegars, so take your pick of these inspired condiments. Pair with one of
our special olive oils for a delicious salad dressing. They also make the perfect addition to a gourmet gift basket or by themselves as a hostess gift.
Vinegars found in our Gourmet Food Store: