Lunch at Lanie Lou’s in Blauvelt

You’d never expect to find great food in a strip mall near the railroad tracks in Blauvelt. But there you have it. At Lanie Lou’s, they roast their own turkey, bake their own bread and make desserts from scratch. And it shows. The food is just terrific. Simple, but terrific. Here’s my roast turkey sandwich on country bread with hand-cut fries:

Kelli and I were there for lunch. She had the grilled shrimp wrap with fresh baby spinach, tomato and crumbled blue cheese and sweet potato fries:

Kelli at lunch:

The front of the restaurant. A small bar, a greeting station and a couple of tables:

The back of the restaurant has exposed brick and a few wooden tables:

The restaurant is known for its desserts — in fact it started out making brownies and selling them online — so we knew we couldn’t skip sweets. We were not disappointed.

Kelli, being the coconut fan that she is, couldn’t resist the Coconut Layer Cake:

And I, being obsessed with ice cream lately, couldn’t say no to the ice cream sandwich:

Chocolate ice cream between two peanut butter cookies.

Everything was just terrific. I highly recommend Lanie Lou’s for a great lunch or even a casual dinner. They recently got a liquor license and so you don’t even have to forgo your glass of wine.

The 411 on Lanie Lou’s Cafe: A casual cafe that takes the time to do simple homemade food right. They roast their own turkey, bake their own bread and make all their own desserts. The setting, in a strip mall by the railroad tracks in Blauvelt, is more comfortable than you might expect, with exposed brick and wooden tables. Friendly service, too. 135 Erie Street East Blauvelt. 845-680-6199,


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