Find craft breweries, gourmet food purveyors, and plenty of great fuel for your adventures in town and beyond.

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Find craft breweries, gourmet food purveyors, and plenty of great fuel for your adventures in town and beyond.

Lap up Local Color at Casual Eateries

Here are our picks of restaurants that stand out above the rest, both for the setting and what they serve up, like the student-operated restaurant open to the public on the campus of Paul Smith’s College and a French bistro managed by a Cordon Bleu chef.

Eat Like a Local

Belly up to Bars Where Craft Beverages Are King

Here in Saranac Lake, the options don’t top out at Bud Light and PBR tallboys. You’ll find everything from the Adirondacks’s largest selection of craft beers to a carefully curated scotch and bourbon program to creative cocktails prepared with homemade infusions, elixirs, and syrups.

Bars that Go Beyond

Feed a Unique Craving

You’ve heard of the International House of Pancakes. Well, how about the Adirondack House of Jerky? It’s just one of the specialty food stores found in the Tri-Lakes region catering to those with very particular tastes. There’s also a store dedicated to all things pickled, and another pledged to popcorn.

Specialty Food Finds

Meet the Area’s Craft Beverage Makers

It’s not a bad thing that you can count all of the Tri-Lakes breweries, wineries, and distilleries on two hands. It just means that, during your vacation, you have more time to spend at each, from an iconic brewhouse that has been pouring since 1996 to a distillery that harvests water for its spirits from the depths of Lake Placid.

Take a Sip & a Tour

Savor Gourmet Goods at Saranac Lake Village Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning, June through October, Riverside Park’s swath of green is punctuated by those who make the pilgrimage to this producer-only market offering high-quality fresh produce, artisanal cheese, and locally raised meats. Have a long trip home? Gourmet food items like jams, honey, chocolate, and maple syrup make for non-spoiling souvenirs.

Fuel Your Adventure with a Meal to Take with You

Have a full day planned in the great outdoors? Saranac Lake is home to a variety of quick grab-and-go options to take with you, including giant subs and sandwiches starring homemade bread from Lakeview Deli, the popular breakfast burritos from the health food–focused Nori’s Market, and a cooler full of creative deli salads at Fusion Market.