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Dining in Albany: Great Options for Retirees

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When you think about where you want to enjoy your retirement, your list most likely includes wonderful food, not only in the local area, but just steps away. Fortunately, dining in Albany, New York, really does give you both: a plethora of enticing choices in New York’s capital city, and exceptional dining experiences just down the hall at Peregrine Senior Living.

All the right ingredients: Dining in Albany, New York

It’s just what you’d expect in a city considered one of the best places to live in the state of New York: cuisine that entices, delights and satisfies. Even more, so many culinary destinations in the Albany area are steeped in history and local culture. The result: dining in Albany, New York is more than delicious, it’s remarkable.

Beef lovers will savor the tasty tradition of Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse. Fine cuisine and a touch of style also favors Jack’s Oyster House, an Albany institution since 1913, or if you’re looking for more casual fare, Latham 76 Diner is sure to please. Like a little excitement with your meal? Try Jumpin Jacks for window-served burgers, sundaes, and a view of water-ski shows and fireworks on the river. And for those with a sweet tooth, there’s Kurver Kreme with the ”best soft serve ice cream you’ve ever had” and The Snowman, for hard ice cream, yogurt, and sherbet. A cherished tradition of 50 years. What dining in Albany, New York is all about!

Dining in Albany, New York includes great farmers markets

Having many interesting options for healthful foods is an important advantage for older adults. Maintaining a healthy weight, staying energized, and getting the nutrients you need is what healthy aging is all about. Fresh is good, and farmers markets in the Albany area make it fun!

At Guilderland Farmers Market, you’ll find farm-fresh cooked food, live music, crafts, repurposed items, artwork, flowers and plants, wood and more. Since 2008, Schenectady Greenmarket has been a popular stop for fresh local produce and artisan goods from over 60 diverse vendors in a festive community atmosphere. Each week, vendors donate fresh produce, artisan bread and eggs to City Mission of Schenectady. For fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry, milk, cheese, baked goods, honey, maple syrup and more, visit the Delmar Farmers Market or Troy Waterfront Farmers Market. Eat healthy—and locally!

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A delicious addition to dining in Albany, New York: Peregrine Senior Living

You might not expect exceptional dining in a senior living community. But that’s just one thing that sets Peregrine apart—we are changing the expectations of aging and senior living, and food is part of it. We love delighting our residents and guests with culinary experiences on par with favorite restaurants you’d find when dining in Albany, New York.

Our professional culinary staff sources local ingredients when possible, creating menus that meet nutritional needs as well as satisfy a discerning palate. Perhaps you’d enjoy your choice of pancakes or French toast in the morning. Lunchtime could be a savory soup or tasty club sandwich. For dinner, the choice is yours: perhaps shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta. Or maybe some comfort food like grilled cheese or a garden salad.

Meals are served restaurant-style in a pleasant dining room, and there’s also a private dining room when you want to entertain special guests and family.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner—dining in Albany, New York is sure to please you, whether at home in your cozy Peregrine apartment or out on the town. You’re invited to join us!

New to Albany? Download our free guide, A Guide to Living Well During Retirement in Albany, New York. Or contact us.

Written by
Stephen Sarsfield Bowman

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