I know there weren’t too many freezing cold or snowy days this winter. I am happy for that fact. We did have a handful of days where it felt good to cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa, and one afternoon I did just that at Vischer Ferry General Store [357 Riverview Rd, Rexford, NY 12148]. I loved the drive there along the scenic byway, and we were sure ready to duck into a warm spot after a nice little nearby hike. My cozy started when I first set eyes on the place.
New, clean, crisp, and classic. I couldn’t wait to get inside. Upon entering I felt pulled in every direction with the urgent need to assess each fine detail. The food prepared, items stocked, decorations, and structure of the space were all flawless. I was only inside for a second, but loved this place already. Calming myself, I went to the counter and decided to order first. Looking into the counter I knew I had to get something sweet with my sandwich and cocoa.
I placed my order and had my look around. It’s a hipster dream world with a dash of lavish country lifestyle. Men can pick up their shaving materials, ladies can get a new lotion. Almost everything had a bird, fox, cat, or some woodsy animal on it. Special home goods such as candles or terrariums are available. There are all sorts of adorable trinkets and gift items.
They have the cutest assortment of baby clothes on a little table, which was ideal because we needed just that. We went home with a hedgehog onesie for a friend which was wrapped up nicely. Each item careful chosen, and you can bet the food is as thoughtful as the merchandise. Where to sit? There is a long large table and a couple of window seats, not too big inside, but roomy enough on an off hour.
Our waitress set everything out for us, the service was fantastic. We both got turkey Panini’s and they were simple and scrumptious.
A cup of cocoa, Dutch drinking chocolate to be exact, was so comforting. It was the perfect temperature, and wasn’t terribly sweet, but absolutely rich and satisfying. I hadn’t had marshmallows all winter, so I was extra excited.
I knew when I set eyes on the meringue in that counter, it had to be mine! My first meringue. I loved the firm texture that melts in your mouth, and it went seamlessly with the cocoa. What a lovely relaxing little lunch. Just when we thought we were finished, the chef came over with a little sample of banana bread.
Life couldn’t be sweeter. It was perfectly moist and yummy. Whether you’re coming in for lunch, a little something sweet, or just for shopping don’t miss a trip to this fabulous general store.