75 S Greeley Ave. Chappaqua, NY 10514chappaqualocal.com
While there is nothing out and out amazing about Local, it’s name couldn’t be better suited. It is the perfect, charming little stop for locals to have a quick bite, share some post soccer ice cream (SoCo) with the kids or to grab and go some of their kickass vegetarian chili and cornbread during a polar vortex.
But apart from the chili and cornbread, the food is capable. Nothing that will have you running up and down King Street euphorically, but it’ll do, just like Babe, the pig. Honorable mentions should be noted for the coconut brownie and rocky road ice cream.
The other thing I like about Local is the owner, Adam. Such a nice guy you can’t help but like the place. And speaking of nice, his staff is always friendly as well, a touch slow sometimes, but always friendly.
And last but not least, the décor has a contemporary vibe to it, leaning into natural elements to cue the other meaning of its name, they source only local ingredients, and thus yet another reason to love the place, even if it isn’t flawless.