Authentic Flavors of Central New York

Ethnic diversity yields a bounty of extraordinary cuisine in Utica, Rome, Verona and Sylvan Beach…Central New York’s Getaway Region!

Rich history and agricultural excellence combine to produce something unique that visitors and locals alike always appreciate…amazing food! The area is packed with hundreds of restaurants offering everything from a wide variety of international flare to celebrated unique local favorites like chicken riggies, turkey joints, tomato pie, and Utica greens. 

Up for a foodie trail challenge? Hit the stops along the Heart of New York Craft Beverage Trail or the Central New York Cheese Trail. Combine the two for some of the best craft beer, wine, spirits and cheese you can find! Central New York has legendary beer and cheese producers. F X Matt Brewing Company, makers of the Saranac brand of beers, located in Utica has been brewing award-winning beers for more than 130 years. Take the factory tour, then relax over a pint in the 1888 Tavern. The Original Herkimer Cheese Company has been at the top of their game for 70 years making all their cheeses in small batches by hand. Their amazing Chudder won a bronze medal at the U. S. Cheese Championship!

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