If you're stuck for a gift for someone for Christmas, why not try a unique and quality gifts from New York state such as Taste NY gift sets and baskets filled with the very best of New York made food, beverages and other products.
Six Taste NY stores around the state and one in Puerto Rico are offering pre-made and customized gifts available in stores. In addition, select stores are taking orders by phone for pickup or delivery.
“During the busy holiday season, Taste NY makes it easy to find thoughtful, high-quality gifts that friends and family will love," said Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball. "The state’s hard-working farmers and agribusinesses produce some of the finest products out there, and the holidays are a perfect time to share those items with the people you care about most.
"I encourage New Yorkers to stop by a Taste NY store to shop for great gifts and support their local community. I also thank the managers and operators of our Taste NY stores and markets, who work hard to spotlight all of our great businesses and put these wonderful selections together.”
Gift sets and baskets range in size and price. They feature a wide selection of gourmet food items, locally produced wines and liquors, New York made novelty items and bath and beauty products.
The following Taste NY stores are offering holiday baskets:
Taste NY Market at the Long Island Welcome CenterCustomers can reach the Long Island Welcome Center at (631) 678-5227.
Taste NY Store at Grand Central Terminal
The Taste NY store at Grand Central Station is across from Track 37.) For inquiries, please call (212) 663-2212.
Taste NY Market at Todd Hill
For information, call (845) 849-0247 for more information.
Empire State Plaza Visitors Center
Shoppers can call ahead to the store at (518) 486-6858 or 473-0206 to have a basket made and ready for pickup.
Taste NY Market at Lock E-13 Living History Rest Area
The Taste NY Market at the Lock E-13 Living History Rest Area is a one-stop shop for unforgettable, one-of-a kind gifts. The Market can be reached at (518) 922-6367.
Taste NY Market at Broome Gateway Center
Baskets can be picked up at the store or delivered. Deliveries in the Binghamton area are free of charge; all others are shipped for an additional fee. Customers can reach Taste NY at the Broome Gateway Center at (607) 775-0156.
Taste NY Market at Old San Juan
Shoppers can also find New York gift sets at the Taste NY Market in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
For a complete list of Taste NY store locations, hours of operation and contact information, visit the Taste NY website, www.taste.ny.gov