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Holiday gift guide: uptown sips and bites

The full range of cocktail bitters from Sugar Monk.

These tasty uptown sips and bites make the perfect gift for your favorite foodie—while supporting the small businesses behind them.

Hot Sauce

Spice up your life with Awaze Hot Sauce from Sugar Hill restaurant Tsion or best-selling Mama's One Sauce—from mild to "fire"—by Harlem's own Vy Higginsen (a portion of the proceeds go to local arts scholarships).

Ice Cream

Thanks to the miracle of modern shipping, you can enjoy ice cream from both of Harlem's artisanal ice cream shops—Sugar Hill Creamery and Mikey Likes It—in practically any corner of the US.


Some of uptown's best coffee shops, including Plowshares Coffee and Buunni, actually roast their own coffee so you can bet that it's fresh.


Satisfy your foodie's sweet tooth with a brownstone-shaped chocolate bar from Harlem Chocolate Factory or Belgian chocolate bars (in dark chocolate, passion fruit, and milk chocolate with crunch) from local mousse specialist Mojo (or just spring for the mousse itself).

African bites

Treats to expand your palate: African grain fonio sets from the chef behind Harlem's Teranga; plus African juices (ginger, hibiscus and more) from Teranga and Ginjan.

Cocktail supplies

Fill up the bar cart with bitters and more from Harlem cocktail lounge Sugar Monk; Harlem-inspired gin, vodka and rum from HH Bespoke Spirits; and premium bourbon from Harlem Standard.

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