Centrally located in The Waterfront community in Troy, NY, River Street Market is a premium food hall that offers delicious cuisine and drinks for everyone. One of the food hall’s newest vendors is Sweet Sue’s Copper Pot, a self-described “treatery” specializing in salads, soups, and sweets.
A Troy-Born Business
Owned by confectioner/chef Sue Dunckel, Sweet Sue’s Copper Pot is a cafe and eatery that opened in 2018 at the historic Avery House in Troy’s North Central neighborhood. Dunckel’s culinary career began at RPI where she served as the faculty and staff catering supervisor from 2005-2010. From 2012-2017, she operated a cafe and sweet shop named Sweet Sues on Lower River Street, which offered lunch and various sweets.
A year after opening Sweet Sue’s Copper Pot, Dunckel saw an opportunity to become part of the new River Street Market, and she decided to move her business there. The original location at the Avery House will now serve as the eatery’s daily prep and catering kitchen and an event space.
Try Something New at Sweet Sue’s
The reason people refer to Sweet Sue’s Copper Pot as a “treatery” is because it’s an eatery where dessert isn’t an afterthought. In a press release, Sue Dunckel was quoted as saying, “I designed the desserts to complement the meal and to complement what’s going on in the general culinary arts.”
Meals at the restaurant are customizable as they offer a build-your-own box menu with salads and soups. Customers can choose their “base,” “protein,” toppings, and dressing for their salad, while the types of soups available will change regularly.
Most importantly, Sweet Sue’s Copper Pot will always have a wide selection of house-made sweets, such as pastries, candy apples, tarts, cupcakes, mini cakes, French macarons, and more. You’ll find different kinds of treats depending on what season it is.
The “treatery” is open Monday through Friday, 11:00am-6:00pm, in River Street Market, making it a great choice for lunch or an afternoon coffee time and sweets break.