Gifts for the Foodie (and Sweet Tooth)

Gourmet cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pies – oh my! Sweeten up any holiday with a selection of items purchased from Downtown Syracuse’s stellar bakeries. Cake Bar (map), Cathy’s Cookie Kitchen (map), Mimi’s Bakery & Café (map), Peace, Love, and Cupcakes (map), Pie’s the Limit (map), and The Sweet Praxis (map) all serve photogenic and tasty treats. PS: Gift cards make great gifts and stocking stuffers too!

Make someone’s day with a Baklava tray from Cristo’s Café (map)

Delight the BBQ connoisseur in your life with Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Cookbook, Rubs and Sauces

Prepare a themed gift basket filled with gourmet foods, pantry items and cute charcuterie accessories from Epicuse (map). The following baskets are available at $35, $50, and $75 price-points in-store and online: 
Taste of Syracuse | Coffee Lover | Chocolate Lover | Boozy Basket | Craft Beer Lover | Wine Lover | Breakfast Basket | Tea Lover | Pasta Lover | Home Chef Basket | Foodie Basket | Pit Master Basket

Join Anything But Beer’s Gold Member Mug Club for $150 (normally $200). This Lifetime membership includes:

• A handmade numbered Anything But Beer Stein, as modeled by Dash and Dot, to remain at the Taproom for use during visits.
• 10% off food, beverage and merchandise purchases
• FREE Birthday entrée and Anything But Beer draft beverage
• FREE Anything But Beer merchandise package including a pint glass, 32-ounce growler, t-shirt, bottle opener and drink token
• Access to Exclusive Gold Member promotions The promotion continues through Friday, December 24.

Anything But Beer is also featuring 50% off 32 ounce and 64 ounce growlers when purchased with a gift card. Both promotions are for in-store purchase only. Anything But Beer is located at 201 S. Salina Street (map).

Keep celebrations going all year long with pint glasses, custom candles, apparel, themed gift boxes and much more from Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant (map)

Festive donuts double as stunning centerpieces for any breakfast table. Visit Glazed & Confused (map) and check out their holiday selection!

Gift cards make great stocking stuffers! Make mouths water with a gift card (or several) to a favorite restaurant, and/or tempt tastebuds by introducing them to a new favorite. Visit to peruse Downtown Syracuse’s variety of eateries.

Break out the fine china… or wear it! Syracuse China Aprons – in white, blue and orange selections – are available for purchase at the Onondaga Historical Association's Gift Gallery (map).

PS: The OHA's Gift Gallery also features a fine assortment of Syracuse China Jewelry! Check out our "Up Your Style" section for more jewelry recommendations.

Get cozy and comfortable at home by preparing Paella with Paella Kits from Otro Cinco (map)

Serve up a sweet and spicy host/hostess gift with Pastabilities famous Stretch Bread and Spicy Hot Tomato Oil from Pasta’s Daily Bread (map).

Taste your way through the holiday season with an array of sweet selections at Sweet on Chocolate (map).

Message from Dash & Dot

Downtown Businesses: If you would like to submit an item for the Dash & Dot Gift Guide, please send the elves a message via email to [email protected]!

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