Food & Beverage

including: bakeries, restaurants, chocolates, and cocktail items.

A Seat at the Table

Stephanie, founder of Sip and Savour Rochester is a content creator and food photographer. She also created the popular event series Chef Throwdown. Stephanie teamed with Casey Bowker, ROConnoisseur, to develop a local-area cookbook featuring 15 chefs and a bartender.
Instagram: @sipandsavourroc

Bar Mecca

Bar Mecca is a specialty retail shop for cocktail enthusiasts and professional bartenders located in the heart of downtown Rochester. We have an eclectic array of both new and vintage tools, glassware, books, and gifts. New this holiday season, we have curated specialized cocktail toolkits based on our professional bartending experience, that make it easy to make great cocktails at home.
Instagram: @barmecca

Create A Pizza

We make fresh, made to order, ready in minutes, pizzas. We have been in business just under 2 years. I am a mother of a 2 and a half year old as well. With the love and support of my family and friends we are doing our best to survive the 2020 craziness.

Instagram: @createapizza585

Elite Sweets

Elite Sweets is all about making your milestones in life sweeter. We believe every moment is worth celebrating, whether that be holidays, professional events or personal moments you want to remember with a sweet touch. We’ve proudly started through the YEA! program in 2010 and have been celebrating milestones with our customers ever since with our signature sugar cookies! Happy Holidays!
Instagram: @elitesweetsroc

Hedonist Artisan Chocolates

In 2007 Hedonist Artisan Chocolates was born in Rochester, New York.  Founder Jennifer Posey had the vision that hand-crafting small batch confections using old world techniques, carefully sourced ingredients, refined packaging would create an obsession for artisan chocolates in Rochester and New York State.
Instagram: @hedonistchocolates

Laughing Gull Chocolates

High quality, delicious chocolate made with ethically and locally sourced ingredients. We offer interactive, unique chocolate tastings, truffle club memberships and chocolate subscriptions!
Instagram: @laughinggullchocolates

Living Roots Wine & Co.

Our vision at Living Roots Wine & Co. is to bring together the best of our hometowns and their surrounding wine regions, which are in vastly different corners of the globe: Rochester, New York and Adelaide, South Australia.

We handcraft our wines in small batches, and each vintage is an opportunity to explore new vineyards, varieties, and styles, while allowing the wines to express their diverse natural environments and origins.
Instagram: @livingrootswine

Nubian Dessert

Is a local bakery that specializes in gourmet cakes and cupcakes. They also offer treat boxes including chocolate covered oreos and strawberries, cakesicles, and cake gem hearts.
Instagram: @nubian.dessert

Palermo’s Market

Mercantile on Main’s deli and sandwich market located on the first floor of the historic Sibley Building. A family owned and operated business. Chef “Fredo” prepares a menu based on high quality locally sourced ingredients and European specialty imports. Opening officially on November 30th!
Instagram: @palermosmarket

Paradise Sugar Shoppe

Fully licensed kitchen in my home where I make decorated sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookie cakes. I started making cookies about 7 years ago and it started to grow so fast that we built the kitchen 5 years ago and now I ship across the country! I am so truly passionate about what I do and work hard to make each cookie an edible piece of art!
Instagram: @paradisesugarshoppe

Scratch Bakeshop 

Molly and Kate are the duo that created Scratch Bakeshop. The pair formed their dynamic partnership in 2013 while working together at a local bakery.

The Scratch Bakeshop team consists of hard-working, dedicated women who aim to create beautifully crafted and delicious baked goods. Every staff member is firmly committed to providing excellent customer service and is an essential part of the Scratch Bakeshop team. Together we bring you the highest quality sweets for your everyday life to your most celebrated occasions.
Instagram: @scratchbakeshoproc

Spirit and Abundance

Offering plant based lifestyle and cooking classes. They also offer one night private cooking classes or my plant based culinary transition program to help people transition their meals to plant based.
Instagram: @spiritandabundance

The Acorn Exchange

The Acorn Exchange is a grab and go cafe within the Clinton Square building in downtown Rochester. We are famous for our sandwiches that are prepared on scratch baked focaccia bread. We also have a breakfast menu, high quality fresh quick grab snacks, baked goods, espresso drinks. It is female owned and operated, we work very hard every day to deliver delicious food and beverage to those who work and live downtown.
Instagram: @theacornexchange

Voula’s Greek Sweets

You know how you can become such a good friend, you’re more like an honorary family member? That is the embodiment of Voula’s Greek Sweets in Rochester, NY. You’ll be greeted as you walk into our warm, colorful and eclectic dining area. You can get takeout or sit for a full meal, or coffee and a cookie, all made vegetarian with a plethora of vegan options. Made in house, from scratch with lots of love!
Instagram: @voulasgreeksweets