Foodie Gift Guide: FLX Excursions

Foodie Gift Guide

Holiday gift ideas for the food-and-beverage enthusiasts in your life


Colitvare restaurant


Restaurant Gift Certificates

Restaurant gift certificates are so much more appreciated when from our area’s farm-to-table standouts.

Coltivare, Ithaca,

Hazelnut Kitchen, Trumansburg,

Brown Hound Bistro, Naples,

Northstar House, Ithaca,

LOFO, Syracuse,

Elderberry Pond, Auburn,

Lento, Rochester,

Good Luck, Rochester,

Moro’s Table, Auburn,


Culinary ClassesNick cooking

New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua: Learn artisanal bread baking, try a holiday cookie workshop or attend a tasting that pairs New York State beers with soft pretzels.

The Piggery in Ithaca: Improve your meat skills with a butchering class.

Inns of Aurora: Make a weekend of it at the Inns of Aurora, where you can learn about soup making, cooking for two, pizza or pasta skills and more, then enjoy your handiwork in the swanky dining room at Rowland House, and spend the night in luxury in one of the chic Rowland House rooms.


Local Swag

Wish you could broadcast your love of local businesses? Try a cap or hoodie from sausage kings Liehs & Steigerwald in Syracuse, T-shirts from Picasso’s Pastries and Cafe in Syracuse and The Piggery in Ithaca, or Ithaca Bakery metal water bottles. Or hit up the local wineries, distilleries and breweries, most of which have expansive gift shop selections from glassware to clothing to home interior items.

Dare we say that no locavore household is complete without deliveries of hot-off-the-presses copies of Edible Finger Lakes? $19.95 for a year subscription.


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Top photo of Coltivare by Robyn Wishna; Right photo of the Inns of Aurora by Sally Kral

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