242 Quaker Road, Queensbury, 743-0920. Offering a selection
of 16 kinds of cream cheese, as well as bagels, omelettes,
soups, subs, sandwiches and salads, all made fresh daily.
Full catering menu. Serving 6-5 Mon-Fri, 6-4 Sat-Sun. Personal
checks, cash. $
154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277. Offering light fare
with a gourmet flair. Specialty sandwiches, cappuccino,
latte, espresso, full bar, and homemade desserts. Serving
8-6 Mon-Tue, Fri; 8-8 Wed, 8-9 PM Thu, 10-5 Sat. Closed
Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Phila and Putnam streets, Saratoga Springs, 583-6060. This
is two places in one, with the smoke-free café inside serving
soups, salads and sandwiches, and a patio bar and grill
serving grilled items such as barbecue chicken, burgers,
lobster rolls and now offering grilled panini sandwiches.
Relax in an Adirondack chair while toasting s’mores at your
table. Full bar, on-premises catering, banquet facilities
and takeout available. Serving 11 AM- midnight Mon-Sat,
10-midnight Sun; closed Tue. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Betty’s Pizza Shack
26 Housatonic St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-8171. This brightly
colored, high-energy restaurant serves an amazing array
of pizzas, salads and hot oven grinders. Buckets of beer
and a nice selection of wine provide the mostly local clientele
with a fun getaway right in the heart of Lenox. Beer and
wine; takeout and delivery available. Serving 11:30-9 Sun-Thu,
11:30-10 Fri-Sat. Cash and check. $$
65 Spring St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4233. Great homemade
breads, quiche, soups, scones, pastries, specialty cakes
and other luscious treats are available at this small eatery.
Open 6-6 Tue-Fri, 6 AM-4 PM Sat-Sun. Closed Mon. Cash and
personal checks. $
33 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 584-3632. Pizza, focaccia
sandwiches, fried foods, “grubs” (grinder-subs), stuffed
breads. Takeout only; free local delivery. Serving 11-10
Sun-Thu, 11-4 AM Fri-Sat. D, MC, V. $
456 Madison Ave., Albany, 463-3829. The downtown Albany
hot spot for soups, creatively constructed sandwiches and
totally killer desserts. Chef Debbie Klauber and company
weave a touch of color and crunch into the ordinary, as
in their smoked-turkey-breast sandwich with garlic mayo,
sliced pears, sunflower seeds, roasted onions and cheddar
cheese. Vegetarian combos are always available, as are fresh
salads and a wide variety of ever-changing baked goods.
Don’t leave without tasting one of Debbie’s brownies. Serving
10-9 Mon-Fri, 11-6 Sat. Closed Sun. MC, V. $
Fo’ Castle Farm Country Store and Coffee Shop
166 Kingsley Road, Burnt Hills, 399-8322. This establishment
offers gourmet grilled and cold sandwiches and salad platters
along with chicken and biscuits, meat loaf and mashed potatoes,
French dip and gourmet burgers. Homemade soups, pies and
desserts also available. On/off-premises catering, takeout
available. Open 8-5 daily. MC, V. $
Broadway and Fifth Ave., Troy, 272-3726. Serving soups,
salads and gourmet sandwiches. Daily specials and desserts.
On/off-premises catering; takeout available. Serving 7:30-4
Mon-Wed, 7:30 AM-6 PM Thu, 7:30-3 Fri. Cash only. $
Good Food Company
Albany Public Library Food Court, 161 Washington Ave., Albany,
427-0423. The Company puts a gourmet spin on fast food with
its wide array of soups and sandwiches that taste nothing
like mass production. Try the Atlantic seafood, and look
for tasty sandwich specials. Also featuring homemade baked
goods. Serving 9:30-7 Mon-Fri. AE, MC, V. $
Hungry Spot Café
Collamer Building, 480 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-9060.
Boasting great homemade soups, fresh rotisserie turkey and
daily lunch specials. Also featuring a vegetarian menu.
Takeout, free delivery and off-premises catering available.
Serving 7 AM-3 PM Mon-Fri. AE, MC, V, personal checks. $
State and Lodge streets (at the Crowne Plaza), Albany, 462-6611.
The light fare/pub menu features sandwiches, burgers, chicken
tenders and other munchies in a comfortable atmosphere.
Full bar. Serving 11:30 AM-1 AM Mon-Fri, noon-1 AM Sat-Sun.
Bar open till 2 AM every night. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$
1036 Crane St., Schenectady, 386-2200. Serving pub fare
such as burgers, wings, wraps, fried appetizers and delicious
quesadillas. Vegetarian choices available. Full bar. Catering
for private parties. Serving dinner 4-9 Wed-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat,
Sun 3-9. Closed Mon-Tue. $
Manhattan Bagel Co.
121 Old Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-6444. Twenty-two varieties
of bagels, plus soups, sandwiches and a grill menu. Also
serving gourmet coffee. Serving 6 AM-5 PM Mon-Fri, 6-4 Sat,
6-2 Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Martel’s at the New Course at Albany
65 O’Neill Road, Albany, 489-0466. Nightly specials and
pizzas augment a light dinner menu featuring burgers, finger
foods, salads and sandwiches. Full bar, catering. Takeout
available. Serving 11-10 Mon, 10-10 Tue, 9 AM-10 PM Wed-Fri,
8 AM-10 PM Sat-Sun. AE, MC, V. $
189A Quail St., Albany, 433-1898. A wide array of appetizers,
hot and cold subs, wings, pizza, pasta dinners and Ben &
Jerry’s ice cream. Wally’s has pickup or delivery into the
wee hours. Catering available. Serving 4-midnight Mon, 11
AM-1 AM Tue-Wed, 11 AM-2 AM Thu, 11 AM-3 AM Fri-Sat, noon-1
AM Sun. Phone orders (delivery) available until half-hour
before close. AE, D, MC, V. $
464 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 581-1834. Featuring exquisite
homemade pastries, desserts, sandwiches, soups and salads,
espresso and other hot drinks. Takeout available. Serving
7-6 Tue-Sun, closed Mon. AE, MC, V, personal checks. $
Panera Bread Co.
Crossgates Commons, 161 Washington Ave. Extension, Albany,
862-9281. Grab a quick lunch or a breakfast muffin or take
advantage of the comfortable surroundings and dally for
a snack or extended meal. Just-baked bread and pastries,
soups, salads and free refills on iced tea. Serving Mon-Thu
6:30 AM-9 PM, Fri-Sat 6:30-10, Sun 7:30-7:30. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $
577 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 438-7073. Deli sandwiches
with fresh pasta specials; homemade soups and some Mexican
items. Takeout and delivery available; catering is available
on Sat-Sun. Serving 7 AM-3 PM Mon-Fri. Cash and checks only.
Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, 482-3677. Full lunch and
dinner menu includes new appetizers and pastas. Breakfast
all day, every day, with fare such as Belgian waffles and
specialty omelettes. Takeout available. Serving 8 AM-9:30
PM Mon-Thu, 8 AM-9 PM; dessert until 11 PM Fri-Sat, 8-7:30
Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
Pie in the Sky
314 Central Ave., Albany, 463-7355. Enjoy deli sandwiches,
daily lunch specials, homemade soups and baked goods. Salad
bar and breakfast. Cakes made to order. On/off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving 7:30 AM-3 PM Mon-Fri.
Cash and checks only. $
315 Central Ave., Albany, 462-2222. Pizzas any way you like,
but if you’re into something different, try the Baron Babies,
soft garlic-butter breadsticks, or the jumbo baked (not
deep-fried) wings. Eat in or take out; free delivery available
($6 minimum). Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-2 AM
Fri-Sat, noon-midnight Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
160 Delaware Ave, Delmar, 439-2222. Same food as other location.
Serving 11-10 Mon-Tue, 11-11 Wed-Thu, 11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat,
noon-10 Sun. Cash or checks only. $
435 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-FOOD (3663). A gourmet
marketplace with a deli and bakery, serving sandwiches,
prepared foods, soups and salads to eat in or take out.
Some of the sandwich specials include the High Rock (in-house
roasted turkey with cheddar and cranberry mayo), the Putnam
Street (smoked turkey with Brie and honey mustard) and the
Karista (homemade fresh mozzarella with roasted red peppers
and pesto mayo). Catering available. Serving 9 AM-7 PM Mon-Sat,
10-6 Sun. AE, MC, V. $
127 S. Ferry St., Schenectady, 370-0026. Roast beef, turkey,
corned beef, tuna, and ham and cheese sandwiches are featured,
along with a soup of the day. Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving 11-11 daily. MC, V. $
112 Maple Ave. (Route 85A), Voorheesville, 765-4163. Open
since 1945. Serving sandwiches, salads, homemade soups and
award-winning pizza with homemade dough and sauce. More
than 40 types of beer and microbrews. Serving 3-9:30 Sun,
3-10 Mon-Tue, 11 AM-10:30 PM Wed-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat. Cash
and checks only. $
The Toll Gate
1569 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, 439-9824. Locally
famous for the wide selection of homemade ice creams, they
also serve up burgers, sandwiches, onion rings and the like,
as well as daily lunch and dinner specials. No alcohol.
Takeout available. Serving 11-9 Sun-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat.
Cash only. $