The Gift of Food is Always in Good Taste

Now, before the season has left you feeling over-whelmed, is the moment to order your holiday hampers stuffed with Eli’s house-baked classics and pantry essentials, festooned with ribbons, lined with a tea towel, and packed to order. Brighten any basket with the addition of a bottle of wine or spirits. A most suitable gift for friends, family, clients, and business associates.


We heard a rumor — parties are back.

If you’re in the mood to host one, a call to the catering department at Eli’s could be a good place to start your planning. You’ll find a menu for our favorite party buffet on page 4 of this year’s holiday guide. Recommendations about what to serve, flowers to decorate with and wines to pair are all part of the party package. Advice on how many and how much you’ll want are easy for our party pro’s. Reach the Catering Department at Eli’s at 212-717-8100 ext. 9


The star of the show…

Marc Reyes is a star at Eli’s, beloved, year-round for his skills as a butcher. At this time of year he really shines, creating standing rib and crown roasts to glamorize your holiday menu. HIs house-made charcuterie is memorable and his foie gras with truffles just might make an excellent gift for the food fanatic on your list. Contact the Butcher Department at Elis 212.717.8100 ext.6.

Flower shop

Tis The Season ...

…to give into temptation. Deck your halls, your doors and tables, too. We LOVE the scent of this season—that blend of evergreens, narcissus and myrtle. We can’t bottle it but we can bring it home by the stem, the wreath, the garland or the tree —you choose between a six-foot Noble fir or a twelve inch myrtle in a pot. Both will bring pleasure to the senses. In Eli’s Flower Department the focus is always on carefully crafted arrangements mixed with untraditional choices that make a statement. Order bouquets ‘just because’ -- call for delivery all over Manhattan.


Twas the night before Christmas….

and at Eli’s everyone was busy delivering the last Christmas dinners to lucky New Yorkers who knew they didn’t want to spend the day cooking. Beef Wellington and potato gratins went out the door along with Buche de Noels and Mile-high Lemon Meringue Cakes.

Eli’s List

When in doubt, Champagne!

This holiday season entertain yourself by pouring bottles from our amazing roster of Champagne bottlings. You’ll find many growers, a few houses, some legends, and several unicorns! Our fantastic bubbles are available in the store of course, but also on our new website. Visit us at, for gifts that are always welcome and for your own holiday toasting needs. Questions about the list? Give us a call to 212.717.1999. We love talking about Champagne!


Thinking of ordering a gift basket…

If you have ever wondered about what Eli’s gift baskets are all about, this little film tells the story of each basket, thoughtfully packed to order with house-made Eli’s classics and delivered with care to people you care about. Enjoy!
For questions about baskets call us at (866) 354-3547.

 What's on Eli's Mind

Holidays and cold weather coming at you fast? How best to prepare? Down vest on, hearty menus planned and big red wines are my go-to remedy for any madness the season may deliver. And speaking of deliveries, have you ordered holiday hampers to be shipped far and wide? Catering to be delivered when you need it? Wine? Check! Flowers? Check! These are the tools I use to get through December. We’ll discuss our resolutions for 2022 later in the season.