"This unique getaway spot/general store/cafe’ created by husband & wife team Joe Troiano and Palma Kolansky, is truly a generous gift to our area. Joe bakes terrific bagels & croissants, among other treasures. There's an adjoining wine shop with a serious selection of artisan wines, and a pond side cafe out back where you can sit beside a cottonwood and occasionally glimpse a blue heron. Most of all, there's a wonderful sense of camaraderie among the clientele, inspired by Palma's welcoming warmth and engaging conversation. For those who live out out of the way it's more than worth the detour."
—MICHAEL & WENDY LONDON–MRS. LONDON'S, SARATOGA, NY
Palma and Joe have brought city chic to this country haven. Quality and integrity are the main ingredients that bring flour and water to new heights in their famous potato rolls. Love, tireless patience and magic make their sandwiches peerlessly brilliant. Time spent eating and sharing with friends at Lakeside General Store is some of our most rewarding time spent anywhere.We are forever grateful to this hardworking couple for having made life in the country deliciously wonderful.
—MICHELIN STAR CHEF, SAVIR SARAN AND CHARLIE BURD
"Voted the Best Burger In The Region"— THE POST STAR
"If the Lakeside General Store is anything like my Lakeside General Store sweatshirts, it'll be my favorite store in the whole world! Love you, Palma!"—HARRY CONNICK, JR.
"Cossayuna Revitalized With Opening Of Lakeside General Store."
— THE GLENS FALLS JOURNAL
"In the sweet, little beautiful town of Cossayuna, one can find the best croissants, bagels, scones and rolls that are made with more care and passion then I have ever witnessed. Do not underestimate these baked goods! Joy fuels the shop and the food; go feel the love and enjoy one or all of the tempting treats and treasures."—KATHLEEN KING, TATES COOKIES