Syracuse, NY is proud to offer a large variety of locally made products. Whether it be a business that has proudly rooted itself into Salt City history standing tall for the last 50 to 70 years or a brand new business sourcing local ingredients, both help to tell the story of Syracuse and Onondaga County while also boosting the economy and shares the beautiful and unique area of this region of New York. When you bring a piece of Upstate New York home with you, you’re supporting our locals, jobs, and the entire community. Plus, you’re sharing your Central NY experience with your loved ones.
Here are 6 local products you should be stocking up on today.
Syracuse Salt Company
Curated and crafted in the Salt City by a father and daughter duo, a love for experimenting in the kitchen led to this spin on salts. Spice up your cooking with one of their flavored salts like the Espresso or Lemon Rose Sea Salts or try the Rosemary Sea Salt Soap or Candle. Syracuse Salt Co. products can be found online or at shops throughout the region including Half Moon Bakery, Teaselwood, Witty Wicks, and Syracuse Soapworks to name a few.
Locally made since 2008, Salsa Cuse is a product that tends to fly off the shelf. Tina McPherson, the founder of Primo & Mary’s Heritage Products, Inc. and Salsa Cuse envisioned starting a small business that used local, natural, and fresh ingredients. Offering multiple flavors and heat tolerances, go out and get your taste for this salsa today. Spice up taco night, use it creatively in a charcuterie board, or just enjoy it with some old-fashioned chips! Here’s a list of retailers that you can purchase from Wegmans (all Syracuse area), Witty Wicks, Natur-Tyme, 20-East, Side Hill Farmers, Chuck Hafner's, Center Street Market, Halfmoon Bakery, Green Planet Grocery, Grace Tyler Estate Winery, BeeKind gift shop, Nelson Farms Country Store, Cafe at 407, Lakeport Market, Syracuse Crate, Off The Muck, Griff's Beverage Center, Epicuse, Local Palate, Syracha'Cuse
Hoffman’s Sausage Company
Nationally loved but Syracuse raised, The Hoffman Sausage Company settled in Syracuse in 1879 from Germany. Since then, the German Franks and Snappy Grillers have been a summer staple for upstate New York BBQs, baseball games, camping trips, and more. The select spices in Hoffman’s German style please any hot dog lover. Their hot dogs, sausages, jerky, condiments, and more can be found at stores around Upstate New York and are even served in stadiums as far as Washington D.C. and Tallahassee.
With their storefront located in Wildflowers Armory, downtown Syracuse on S. Salina Street, Kingsley Street is a natural line of artisan soaps, candles, wax melts, shampoo & conditioner, lip balms scrubs, and so much more. What separates Kingsley Street from other competitors? They create their products locally and only with the finest mix of botanicals blended to perfection. Whatever scent you’re into, you will be sure to find something you like. Scents range from fruity flavors like magnolia peach and Tahitian dream to their 1960s groovy collection like Bourbon Street, a woody and moss scent, to the earthy and floral scent, Nag Champa.
Syracha’Cuse is a business that creates small-batch hot sauces handcrafted with the freshest ingredients. Not to mention made with locally sourced ingredients and without GMOs. Pick up a bottle of their Classic Habanero Hot Sauce or be adventurous with the SYRACHA'CUSE Maple Bourbon Hot Sauce made with 1911 Bourbon Whiskey. Know any chocolate lovers? Gift them some Hot Pepper Dark Chocolate. YUM!
Terrell’s Potato Chips
In 1946 William Terrell created one of the world’s greatest tasting potato chips by slicing fresh New York potatoes very thin and carefully cooking them by hand in small batches. Nearly 70 years later, the Terrell’s are still in business and using the same recipe and local ingredients. Classic, BBQ, Salt and Vinegar, and of course the Syracuse style flavor are just a few of the options offered. Terrell’s can be found at many local grocery stores and all over Onondaga County. If you’re out of the area, take a look where Terrell Potato Chips ship too, and secure your bag today!