Looking for that perfect gift this holiday season? We are here to help! With everything from amazing cheeses to some yummy sweet treats, here is our holiday gift guide for foodies in New York City.
Cheese from the French Cheese Board
The French Cheese Board (41 Spring St) is a must for any cheese lover. They have a bunch of amazing French cheeses and a wide range of cheese accessories. Looking for a rack to make raclette? They have it! The staff is also always more than happy to help you pick out that perfect gift.
Ahoy New York Food Tours
Our food tours of Chinatown, Little Italy and Nolita are great gift ideas for foodies! We offer two fun food tours, Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest and Taste of Mulberry Street. Check out our tours compare page to pick out the perfect tour. We also offer private tours too including our new dining experience, An Italian Feast in Little Italy.
Some Delicious Chocolates
Do your friends or family have a sweet tooth? Maybe you are looking for some top notch chocolates. The first places we go to are Jacques Torres Chocolate (350 Hudson St & Other Locations) and Li-Lac Chocolates (75 Greenwich Ave & Other Locations). They have everything from huge chocolate displays like snowmen and smaller treats like truffles and chocolate covered raisins. Looking for something a little different? You should check out Kee’s Chocolates (228 Columbus Ave & 452 Fifth Ave).
Who could resist some yummy macarons? Luckily there are a ton of great bakeries in New York City. Our favorite spot for macarons at the moment is Macaron Parlour (44 Hester St & 560 Columbus Ave) for all their creative flavors like Cheetos and s’mores. Other good spots include Mille-Feuille (552 LaGuardia Pl), Bouchon Bakery (1 Rockefeller Plaza & Other Locations) and Patisserie Fouet (15 E 13th St).
Some Italian Pastries from Ferrara’s
Ferrara’s Bakery (195 Grand St) has rows and rows of tempting treats. There is a little something for everyone with cannoli, lobster tails, cheesecake, torrone and more!
Italian Delicacies from Little Italy
Nearby in Little Italy you can also get amazing mozzarella (maybe with some prosciutto) from Alleva Dairy (188 Grand St), top notch ravioli from Piemonte Ravioli (190 Grand St) and all sorts of Italian delicacies like cured meats and olives from Di Palo’s Fine Foods (200 Grand St).
Finally we love cookies as gifts! Levain Bakery (167 W 74th St & Other Locations) is renown for their huge oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies and they are sure to be crowd pleasers. We also love the crazy flavors from Schmackary’s (362 West 45th St & 35 Cooper Square). They have holiday themed flavors like peppermint and eggnog and some unusual flavors like kitchen sink (which is basically a bit of everything) and maple bacon. Our favorite flavor though has to be funfetti!