Delightful Bites By Nina
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The quiet hamlet of Cairo has become a magnet for fresh culinary talent. Down the road from See and Be Kitchen is the new Old Factory Brewing Company and Delightful Bites, which pastry chef/owner Nina Heath opened in August 2019 inside a former antique shop on Main Street. Heath grew up in the Catskills baking beside her late mother, whose recipes are among the most popular items on the menu: apple crumb pie, cheesecake, and raspberry crumb bars, to name a few. On your way back from nearby Windham Mountain, stop in to the cozy shop, adorned with plants, drawings by Brooklyn-based artist Tatiana Poblah, and a big display case brimming with baked goods, from homemade Snickers squares to everything bagels. Although the pandemic has taken its toll on the one-woman operation, Heath has thought outside the cake box, offering home decorating cookie kits and selling products to local farms and retailers.
How to get there: Two hours by car