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7 New York City Foodie Gift Ideas for the Holidays 2022

Ahoy New York Food Tours Benito One Pasta Tasting

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift?

Christmas and the holidays are right around the corner so you may be looking for fun, unique gift ideas for your friends and family. We are here to help! Here are seven New York City foodie gift ideas for the holidays 2022. Best of all, many of these gift ideas come from small businesses around New York City.

Tickets or Gift Certificates to Ahoy New York Food Tours

Ahoy New York Food Tours Doyers Street

The holidays are a great time to visit New York City and tickets or gift certificates to our food tours of Chinatown, Little Italy and Nolita are a great foodie gift. We have two fun NYC themed walking tours, Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest and Taste Mulberry Street – A Culinary Journey. Each tour features plenty of yummy tastings and explores many off the beaten path gems. We also do private food tours for office or family outings!

Something Delicious from the Tin Building

Tin Building by Jean Georges in South Street SeaportP.C.: yelp, Kimberly T.

The Tin Building (96 South St) at the old Fulton Street Fish Market in South Street Seaport is a massive new marketplace from Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This marketplace has many exciting restaurants and shops, so you are sure to find some foodie gifts here. You can get pasta sauces, jams, candies and more just to name a few ideas.

Chopsticks from Yunhong Chopsticks

Yunhong Chopsticks in ChinatownP.C.: yelp, David P.

Yunhong Chopsticks (50 Mott St) is a tiny shop in the heart of Chinatown that sells beautiful, high-quality chopsticks that are sure to be a memorable and unique gift for foodies. They have chopsticks at many different price points and have a lot of different designs for sale. If you are overwhelmed by the choices, they are happy to help you pick the perfect one!

Cookbook from Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Nom Wah Dim Sum

Nom Wah Tea Parlor (13 Doyers St) is the oldest dim sum restaurant in New York City, dating back to 1920. There are often huge lines to get in especially on the weekends. Your friends and family can make some of Nom Wah’s amazing dim sum dishes at home with their cookbook. You can get this book at any book retailer or get the book signed by the owner Wilson Tang at their online shop.

An Italian Themed Gift from Shops in Little Italy

Di Palos Little Italy Shop

Little Italy has many historic shops and bakeries, all centered around Grand Street and Mulberry Street. You can get scrumptious pastries from Ferrara’s Bakery (195 Grand St), Italian novelties & souvenirs from E. Rossi & Company (193 Grand St), delicious cheeses, cured meats, pasta, sauces and more from Di Palo’s Fine Foods (200 Grand St), top notch ravioli from Piemonte Ravioli Co (190 Grand St) and creamy mozzarella from Alleva Dairy (188 Grand St). Maybe you can make a gift basket with a little of something from all these amazing places.

Mouthwatering Cheeses from French Cheese Board

French Cheese Board Picnic Board

Whether you are looking for a brie, camembert or some other delicious French cheese as gifts, French Cheese Board (56 Spring St) is the go-to place to get French cheeses, cheese accessories and more. They also have cheese workshops, cooking classes and cheese pairing sessions that are a ton of fun!

Pastrami from Katz’s Deli

Katz's Delicatessen Pastrami Sandwich 2

Finally, Katz’s Delicatessen (205 East Houston St) is New York City’s oldest and most iconic deli, and did you know you can get some of their legendary pastrami vacuum packed so that you can even mail it? This is a great way to gift a taste of New York City.