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Food + Drink

Insider Tips & Inspiration

Nothing showcases the agricultural identity of the Genesee Valley like our food and beverage scene. From farm-to-table restaurants to craft breweries to mom-and-pop roadside produce stands, delicious dining adventures await.

No visit to Letchworth State Park is complete without stopping for a meal on the terrace at the Glen Iris Inn. Overlooking the middle falls of the Genesee River, the Inn offers fresh elegant cuisine in the former country estate of William Pryor Letchworth.

In nearby Perry, just off the shores of Silver Lake, the Hole in the Wall Restaurant & Lounge focuses on an innovative yet approachable chef-crafted menu featuring products from local farms and an extensive wine list.

Just down the road in the heart of Perry's Main St., the Hole in the Wall's sister location, Ration Wine Bar serves a list of fine wines showcasing styles vinted in the Finger Lakes region, along with small plates, desserts and charcuterie.

Wine lovers should also be sure to tour the charming local wineries. At Deer Run Winery enjoy a food and wine tour the best local products at this beloved spot on Conesus Lake.

When it comes to craft beer, the region's breweries are difficult to beat. CB Craft Brewers in Honeyoye Falls helped pioneer the craft beer movement in Western NY in the late 1990s. Open daily, their taproom features over 100 craft beers on 26 rotating taps. Perry's Silver Lake Brewing Project and Livonia's No BS Brew Company are just two more of many local craft breweries to add to your "must-try" list.

Beyond the world of food and beverage establishments, the Genesee Valley offers countless opportunities to get up close and personal with farmers and the products they grow. Stop by East Hill Creamery for a taste of the region's cornerstone dairy industry or schedule a tour of one of the many family-owned dairy farms in the area.

Geneseo and Perry offer outdoor farmer's markets in the summer and fall where you can meet farmers and browse selections of locally raised products ranging from produce and meat to honey, baked goods and soaps.