We are the Immigrants of the Hudson Valley

Last Updated December 07, 2018
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Meet the immigrant business owners and community leaders from around the Hudson Valley.

We owe many of our favorite restaurants and local products to the immigrants who have made the Hudson Valley their home. We are humbled and excited to celebrate them! If you know any immigrant owned businesses that you love, share them with us on Instagram @ediblehudsonvalley and @ediblewestchester.

Bound by Bread: Cynthia Kinahan, Baker and Owner of Pawling Bread Co.

Cynthia Kinahan, born in Malaysia, is the baker and owner of Pawling Bread Co. in Pawling, New York.
Cynthia Kinahan, born in Malaysia, is the baker and owner of Pawling Bread Co. in Pawling, New York.

The Way Home: Kamel Jamal, Chef and Restaurateur of Ziatun

Kamel Jamal is the owner of five lower Hudson Valley restaurants and contributes the community to here and abroad in Palestine.
Kamel Jamal is the owner of five lower Hudson Valley restaurants and contributes the community to here and abroad in Palestine.

B2B, a Love Story: Maria Romero, Entrepreneur

Maria Romero is an El Salvadoran immigrant who inspired and aided in Carla Perez-Gallardo and Hannah Black opening Lil Deb's Oasis in Hudson.
Maria Romero is an El Salvadoran immigrant who inspired and aided in Carla Perez-Gallardo and Hannah Black opening Lil Deb's Oasis in Hudson.

Goat: It’s What's for Breakfast. Meet Alfonso Alvarez, Restaurateur of Tacos El Poblano

Mexican immigrant, Alfonso Alvarez, is the owner of Tacos El Poblano, ​​​​​​​Pollo Poblano, and Dos Marias in Yonkers, New York.
Mexican immigrant, Alfonso Alvarez, is the owner of Tacos El Poblano, ​​​​​​​Pollo Poblano, and Dos Marias in Yonkers, New York.

Beyond Curry: Orienting Around India

Chef Navjot Arora of Chutney Masala Bistro in Irvington, New York explains the regional food of India.
Chef Navjot Arora of Chutney Masala Bistro in Irvington, New York explains the regional food of India.

Founding Foie-ther: Izzy Yanay, Co-Founder of Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Izzy Yanay, an Israel native, is the co-founder of Hudson Valley Foie Gras based in Sullivan County, New York.
Izzy Yanay, an Israel native, is the co-founder of Hudson Valley Foie Gras based in Sullivan County, New York.

Sharing the Love: Hasan Siddiqi and Nour Abouhaib Manager and Baker of The Tulip and The Rose Café

Hasan Siddiqi and Nour Abouhaib own The Tulip and The Rose Café in Franklin, New York and bring camaraderie in their community.
Hasan Siddiqi and Nour Abouhaib own The Tulip and The Rose Café in Franklin, New York and bring camaraderie in their community.
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