15 Bites That Literally Bring the Holidays to Life in New York

The holidays are here! When everything smells of eggnog and is sprinkled with peppermint, when it is appropriate to stuff your loved ones with sweet treats to show them how much you care and love them, or to shamelessly indulge yourself! Here are 15 picks from edible Christmas trees to takeout wines and cookie kits, here are our top picks in New York.

Amali features seasonal Mediterranean fare and wines that are locally sourced. Who doesn't like some cookie kits and fun to play with at home? Amali is offering Cookie Kits fit for the holiday season with a Gingerbread House Kit with Gingerbread House Pieces, 4 colors of frosting, 6 types of sprinkles and decorations. Another option is a Sugar Cookie Decorating Kit with 12 cookies in two shapes, 4 icing colors and 4 types of sprinkles and toppings for. They also have a Christmas Morning Pastry Box which includes, Cookies for Santa which are Brown Butter Chocolate Chip, Pull-Apart Pistachio-Cinnamon Bread, Cinnamon Rolls and DIY Mimosas with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Fresh Orange Juice. 

Coffee, espresso and pastries! The holiday gift box, like a milk carton, is filled with festive, artsy and gorgeous holiday macaroons with faces of your iconic Christmas characters, and a few surprises. 

Half pound cookies for the win! For those that like to get straight to solid, powerful taste, get the caramel apple pie cupcake. A caramel pound cake base is filled with spiced fresh Granny Smith Apple filling and drizzled with salted caramel, topped with a mini sugared pie crust and a dollop of cream cheese buttercream! 

Always an icon when it comes to fun, playful and three dimensional food, Clinton Hall’s is offering ready-to-roast s’mores offer an individual sized serving as well as a much larger version perfect for your entire group of friends. 

E's Bar is a neighborhood favorite on the Upper West Side featuring Table-side Toasted Marshmallows for $8, which includes an individual hibachi grill, Bamboo Sticks and Fluffy Marshmallows.  It's perfectly complemented by a glass mug filled with their spiked Hot Coco.

Gramercy Park Osteria and Enoteca is proudly serving the neighborhood since 2010. It is going all out with making sure the wine rack is filled this season, featuring packages of wine this holiday season. American gems perfect for feasts is the Harvest 4-pak with 1. L' Ecole old Vine Chenin Blanc, Yakima Valley 2019 2. Malene Rose, Central coast, Santa Barbara 2019 3. Hahn Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir, California 2018 4. Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast 2018. French and Italian gems are included in the Holiday Celebration 4-pak 1. Crémant de Savoie Brut Nature, Quenard, France N.V. 2. Chardonnay, Jean Chartron "Vieilles Vignes", Burgundy 2018 3. Pinot Noir, Côtes-de-Nuits Villages, Gachot-Manot, Burgundy 2017 4. Barolo, G.G. Vajra, 'Albe', Piedmonte, Italy 2016. 


From snowman tiered exploding candy cakes to layered reindeers and fluffy Christmas trees or cylindrical ornament cakes, welcome to the home of theatrical cakes from the ever colorful Flour Shop, forever.

The glitzy light filled rooftop atop The Sanctuary Hotel offers S’mores for Two as a wintery sweet for $22, which includes graham crackers, marshmallows for grilling, pure melted milk chocolate served with warm peanut butter.

Kissaki is the culinary experience honoring Japanese tradition, is available for delivery on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day featuring an omakase experience in house in addition to their delicate chiffon cakes such as the Matcha Red Bean with layers of sweetened red bean and matcha whipped cream, Blueberry Earl Grey with layers of earl grey infused whipped cream balanced with sweet blueberries, and their signature vanilla Dulce De Leche with whipped cream and topped with Biscoff cookie crumbles. 

Chef Raymond Mohan and Leticia Skai Young create the unison of Cape Cod and the Caribbean. Locally Owned and Locally Operated (hence LoLo), the duo has island styled barbecue and comfort foods of Cape Cod to Johnny cakes of the Caribbean. The Caribbean food haven is offering a bottle of Coquito as a fun giftable for friends and family. You can score a bottle of the strong and super satisfying rum-filled Coquito for $30 a bottle for the holiday season to bring the beach vibes home. 

Brainchild of the ice cream magician Nick Morgenstern, the science involves a production tactic that decreases butterfat and sugar content and brings the most diabolical flavors to the forefront. Try the candy cane cake: cinnamon and peppermint ice cream coated in dark chocolate.

Cookie tins are so in this season, and how! Pastry chef Nuhma Tuazon and owner of Nuhma NYC in Long Island City is delivering a Surprise Christmas Cookie Box to all five boroughs filled  with a dozen of Nuhma's favorite cookies including her take on a famous cookies in festive colors for the holiday season.  All orders will be delivered on Christmas Eve from 1pm - 6:30pm and can be purchased by emailing info@NuhmaNYC.com or calling 212-673-1806. 

Forget bouquets made of flowers or edible flowers, these ice cream scoops in rainbow colors and flavors will make your day. Santa and his reindeers are now available in a gift box so cute you won't want to gobble it up!

Where unicorns and mermaids unite! Taiyaki has its iconic fish shaped waffles with quirky and fun Japanese soft swerve flavors emerging from their lips. Seasonally, there will be a unicorn mini float for all the more fun. For Christmas, there are the star topped Christmas trees, in edible ice cream format. 

Voted New York's #1 two-toned cookies, the bakery that was established in 1946 is a cookie and treats institution. Get the holiday cookies in bright holiday colors!

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