Is This Really The Only Reason To Visit Poughkeepsie, NY?
Poughkeepsie, NY is one of the biggest cities in the Hudson Valley filled with historical landmarks, beautiful venues, and countless restaurants... so why is everyone flocking to just one specific location?
If there's one thing we learned from social media, it's that influencers love to come to the Hudson Valley. From the fall foliage craze to the multiple unique Airbnbs, there are impressive highlights across every county. When it comes to Poughkeepsie, NY, however, all the content seems to be focused on one street corner.
This Poughkeepsie, NY Institution is All that Social Media Talks About
It's hard to blame the Tik Tokers and Instagramers. The ever-popular business on South Clover St has legions of devoted customers, and their food is famous all across the Hudson Valley... but how many more influencers can brag to their followers about this "hidden gem" before it becomes so famous that locals won't be able to order their favorite sandwich on their lunch break?
@boboandchichi Looking for a fun day trip from NYC? Head to the Hudson Valley via Amtrak. A train to Poughkeepsie is only 90 min and you can enjoy the 4 mile loop trail that crosses the Hudson River twice then treat yourself to the amazing sandwiches from Rossi & Sons deli #nycdaytrip #hudsonriver #hudsonvalley #poughkeepsie ? I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos
Rossie's Deli in Poughkeepsie, NY is Internet Famous
Of course we're talking about Rossi & Sons Rosticceria, or as we call it in the Hudson Valley, Rossi's. "A day trip to Poughkeepsie, NY is worth is even to just to have lunch at this Italian deli", says one influencer. "Eating the best Italian paninis while sitting by the Hudson River", said another. It's not just social media accounts promoting the business, either.
@chewyorkcity Oh and definitely ask for your sandwich pressed???? #nycfood #upstatenewyork #poughkeepsie #upstatenyfood #bestsandwich ? Real Love Baby - Father John Misty
Honors for Rossi's Deli in Poughkeepsie, NY
Both Buzzfeed and Yelp have named Rossi's as one of the best sandwich creators in the country, and famed director Steven Spielberg has even been spotted at the beloved sandwich spot. Rossi's is so special, in fact, that the business had South Clover St ceremonially renamed in their honor (below).
The praise is well-earned, and a deli that is both deeply engrained in the community and popular with out-of-town visitors deserves all the recognition it can get. Hopefull, however, other impressive Poughkeepsie, NY landmarks like the beautiful Bardavon Opera House or even the record-setting Walkway Over the Hudson can share as much TikTok screen time as our favorite sandwich spot does. Check out some other favorite local delis below.
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Gallery Credit: Conor Walsh