Cold Springs, New York is a hidden gem of a town that is a simple one hour train ride away from Grand Central. Not as well known as it’s neighbor Breakneck Ridge (one of the more difficult mountains to hike), the town offers easy to medium hiking trails, vintage shops, and some of the cutest eateries I have seen in the state. After a 3 hour trek on what was marked as an “Easy hike” (I beg to differ), we were ready to check out the local finds and fare. Our stop of choice was Silver Spoon Cafe, located on Main Street. Pictured below is the Falafel Sandwich with sweet potato fries.
Served on a pita bread, this “sandwich” consists of falafel smothered in tahini yogurt, lettuce, tomato and onion. The sweet potato fries, just like most, are the not really healthy “healthy” alternative to fries and one of my favorite foods so I won’t really mention them. Like all fries, they’re delicious.
The wrap was exactly what you would expect. None of these flavors are new to me so there was no surprise- positive or negative, which is not necessarily a good thing. I’d love to be pleasantly surprised at how great it tasted, especially coming in with no expectations. The pita was cold which did not go well with the warm falafel. The falafel itself was the best part- perfectly fried, not overly greasy and covered in tahini yogurt which is never a bad thing. My friend visiting from Florida ordered the Navajo wrap, which due to them forgetting the beans, ended up being chicken, cheese and lettuce with no Mexican flavor. We chose this restaurant based on the proximity to the train station and the menu truly looked promising! It is with a heavy heart that I say the food was mediocre and bland. While dining we did see nachos and waffles and chicken go by that looked amazing. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things?
When we returned we looked up the restaurant and realized the reviews were rather dismal. Compared to the French bistros, cozy cafes and local favorites- I’d have to say we may have made one of the weaker choices in restaurant selection. Thanks to how close and charming the town is, I’m happy to go back for another hike and give the other restaurants a go!