Since 1907, the same family has farmed the land around The Apple Shed, growing peaches, apples, tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables. In 1973, third-generation owners Gary and Barb Wells opened a fruit stand to sell these crops along with sandwiches, seasonal salads, and cider that is pressed onsite. The Apple Shed is popular with children as well as foodies, thanks to a playground, farm animals, and other family attractions.
Ryan MacNamara spent his childhood summers on the south New Jersey shore, where he grew to love the philadelphia cheesesteaks he and his family picked up from local delis. The restaurateur adored the sandwiches so much that he opened a shrine to the cheesy treat: Mac’s Philly Steaks. One of his biggest obstacles was finding an authentic roll on which to serve his cheesesteaks; in the end, he decided to import Amoroso’s rolls directly from Philadelphia. To dovetail with the City of Brotherly Love–inspired food, the decor at the Geneva location features red-and-white-checkered flooring, mural depicting urban splendor, and Rocky beating the bread to the right level of softness.
The eatery's menu catalogs classic chicken and steak phillys as well as a few versions with a twist, such as the bacon-blue and chicken finger parmesan. Metromix praised the sandwiches for their soft bread and ideal ratio of toppings, a “generous but manageable” portion.
Situated along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Taste of Wine Country Cafe beckons visitors to stop in between tastings to kick back and grab a bite to eat from its menu of homemade baked goods, soups, and desserts. Inside, take a seat at one of the wooden tables before ordering an item from the breakfast menu—served all day. Other dishes employ local ingredients, such as salads topped with dressings made using Buttonwood Grove Winery wines and quesadillas filled with vegetables sautéed in butternut-squash-seed oil from Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods. Travelers of all kinds are welcome thanks to the café's ample parking lot, which invites motorcycles, cars, campers, and space chariots.