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Our New York City Foodie Holiday Gift Guide for 2021

Ahoy New York Holiday Cookie Box

Christmas is fast approaching and you may be looking for yummy gift ideas for your friends and family. We are here to help with some ideas that will be sure to excite and to delight! Here is our NYC foodie holiday gift guide for 2021.

L.A. Burdick’s Handmade Chocolates

LA Burdick Handmade Chocolates Mice and Bon BonsP.C.: yelp, Preeti P.

There are so many amazing chocolate shops in New York City but the chocolates from L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates (156 Prince St) definitely have a wow factor. They have chocolates for every holiday and they almost look too good to eat but at the same time, they are also so delicious! Trust us, it is a good problem to have. We also love Kee’s Chocolates (228 Columbus Ave) and Roni- Sues Chocolates (148 Forsyth St).

Tickets for an Ahoy New York Food Tour

Ahoy New York Taste Mulberry Street – A Culinary Journey Food Tour

Mulberry Street is one of the most interesting streets in New York City and you can see why on our Taste Mulberry Street – A Culinary Journey tour. Our tours are great gifts for locals and visitors to New York City alike. All the tastings on this tour explore the culinary diversity that you can find in NYC. Some of our tastings include amazing French cheeses, warm scrumptious Spanish churros and hearty Italian pasta just to name a few. We also offer private walking food tours.

Ahoy New York Holiday Cookie Box

Ahoy New York Holiday Cookie Box

This year we are bringing back the Ahoy New York holiday cookie box and each box sold will help small businesses around NYC. Our holiday cookie box has chocolate wreaths from Aigner Chocolates, black & white cookies from Baz Bagel, almond sable cookies from Fay Da Bakery, tricolor rainbow cookies from Ferrara Bakery, jasmine green tea from Sun’s Organic Garden, a voucher for one of our tours or virtual cooking classes and more! You must hurry if you want to gift these irresistible treats. You must order by 12/6 and the box will ship on 12/13.

A Box of Macarons from Patisserie Fouet

Patisserie Fouet MacaronsP.C.: yelp, Carol L.

Macarons are one of our favorite foodie gifts to give and to receive. There are so many great bakeries selling top notch macarons in NYC but one we have been just addicted to is Patisserie Fouet (15 E 13th St). They offer French and Japanese fusion style macarons that are pure bliss in every bite. Macaron Parlour (44 Hester St) is another great option for fun and innovative macaron flavors.

A French Cheese Gift Basket

French Cheese Board SoHo

At French Cheese Board (41 Spring St) in SoHo, you can find a good selection of top notch French cheeses that rotate from time to time so you just never know what you may find — however, you are guaranteed to find something that will excite any cheese lover. French Cheese Board is also more than happy to help you to pick out the perfect cheeses to make a French cheese themed gift basket for that special someone. They also have cheese accessories and cheese tasting classes that are also great gift ideas.

An Italian Snack Box from Little Italy

Alleva Dairy Cured Meats

Similarly, shopping at Di Palo’s Fine Foods (200 Grand St) and Alleva Dairy (188 Grand St) is every foodie’s dream so you can definitely find some fun foodie gifts at these Little Italy shops. We recommend picking out a few items to make a fun Italian snack box. Both stores will have a great assortment of Italian cheeses and yummy Italian snacks.

Sugarfina Candy Gift Boxes

Sugarfina Holiday Candy BoxP.C.: yelp, Jules C.

Finally, if your friends or family have a bit of a sweet tooth, we love Sugarfina’s (300 Madison Ave & Other Locations) candy boxes. It is always fun to try something new and they a lot of unique chocolates and candies to choose from. Plus you can even find gift boxes with eye catching, festive packaging so you can save time on wrapping gifts!