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Holiday Gift Ideas for Foodies in New York City

Christmas is right around the corner and if you still have not started your holiday shopping, we are here to help! Here are some holiday gift ideas for foodies in New York City (or foodies planning to visit New York City).

Ahoy New York Food Tour Gift Certificates
Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting has gift certificates available for our tour of Little Italy and Chinatown. It is one-of-a-kind adventure of two historic NYC neighborhoods where you can sample various delicious ethnic foods and learn about their rich history and culture.

Cooking or wine tasting classes at The Institute of Culinary Education or Astor Center
If you are looking for a memorable gift that is “off the beaten path”, cooking and wine tasting classes can be fun and very rewarding experiences. They are also great gifts for a foodie who seemingly has everything. Classes are available at the Institute of Culinary Education and Astor Center.

Chocolates from Jacques Torres, La Maison du Chocolat or Roni-Sue’s Chocolates
Jacques Torres’s chocolate covered raisins are great stocking stuffers. Another option for chocolate lovers is La Maison du Chocolat’s chocolate filled macarons. A box of these is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. If you are looking for something for someone a bit more adventurous, Roni- Sue’s Chocolates sells Pig Candy (crispy fried bacon dipped in chocolate) and a wasabi chocolate bite. They are sure to raise a few eyebrows.

A tour of the Brooklyn Brewery
The Brooklyn Brewery, whose beers are consistently ranked among the best, offers a unique tour where you can taste some of their beers, learn about the brewing process and ask the experts whatever questions that you may have.

A platter of Italian meats, cheeses and olives from Di Palo’s Fine Foods in Little Italy
Italian specialties are always an added bonus at any Holiday gathering. They also are great to pair with your favorite Italian wine which can be found at Di Palo’s Enoteca.

A jar of McClure’s pickles
Good pickles can be hard to come by and McClure’s pickles are probably some of the best that money can buy. They are tart and have the perfect crunch. They also have an assortment of pickle products such as pickle flavored potato chips, relish and a Bloody Mary mix so you can create your own pickle themed gift basket.

A cheesecake from Carnegie Deli
Who doesn’t like a good cheesecake? Carnegie Deli has a yummy, creamy cheesecake that can be shipped frozen!

Roni Sue Chocolate Covered Bacon