Foodies will love the offerings in Rosendale. Market Market has a full menu, plus a selection of cocktails, and they regularly host music, readings, and other performances. The Rosendale Cafe serves up vegetarian food and live music, SOY serves up nourishing Japanese home cooking from neighborhood SOY mom Etsko Kizawa, and The 1850 House Inn & Tavern serve up nouveau American food in a traditional setting. The Big Cheese is an area destination for a knowledgeable selection of cheeses, fresh salads, select grocery items, and fresh Middle Eastern fare.
Rosendale recently welcome an independent bookstore, Postmark Books, and the family-owned TRT Bicyclesis just outside of town.