Amtrak trains to feature New York-produced booze and snacks

By Ryan Deffenbaugh


Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Taste NY local food promotion initiative will team up with Amtrak to bring New York-produced food and drinks to the passenger rail service’s trains.

Cuomo said that Amtrak will add Taste NY items to the cafe cars on 13 trains, which Amtrak estimates carry 1 million passengers per year.

“New York companies produce some of the best food and beverages anywhere, and through the Taste NY program, these great products are getting more and more exposure across the state and around the globe,” Cuomo said.

The trains will soon stock KIND snack bars produced in Manhattan; Always Bagels from Long Island; Chobani yogurt, produced in the state’s southern tier; Sweet Sam’s coffee cakes from the Bronx, Brooklyn Defender IPA; Ommegang beer, brewed in Cooperstown, and Nine Pin Cider from Albany.

The local products will be available on the Maple Leaf, Adirondack, Empire Service and Ethan Allen Express trains.


About the author

Ryan Deffenbaugh covers energy, education, food and beverage and the Sound Shore for the Westchester County Business Journal. He previously worked for Westchester Magazine and The Citizen daily newspaper (Auburn, N.Y.). He started with the Westchester County Business Journal in March 2016.

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  1. Dorcas Roehrs

    We are 1857 Spirits – Potato Vodka. a NYS Farm based distillery and would like to participate in the Taste of NY train cafe’s,. How and who do I speak to in order to be considered?

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