That's the word from Food & Wine magazine and food and wine writer David Landsel.

From tomato pie and Utica greens to half moon cookies and chicken riggies. Utica boasts many culinary claims to fame and now we can add chocolate croissants to that list,

Landsel wrote that he was in the middle of a long drive on the New York State Thruway and stopped in Utica in search of coffee when he discovered Utica Bread's fair.

Landsel went on to write about Utica's resurgence in food, culture and entertainment, thanks in part to refugees resettling in the city to help curb the population loss the city has experience and the emergence of other local favorites like Saranac Brewery, Utica Coffee Roasting Co., the Oneida County Public Market and the restaurants that have come online recently like Craylee's, Zeina's and the Pho Mekong House of Noodles and  the Chop House.

Utica Bread opened in 2015 and is owned by Tim Hardiman and Chris Talgo together they own the farm to table restaurant The Tailor & The Cook.


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