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Food For Thought

1 North Pratt Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2571
+1 716-357-2100
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“ciabatta” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 North Pratt Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2571
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Best place inside the Institution to get serious food. Fresh baked bread every morning (ciabatta are the best), meals to go, and unusual gifts and foodie treasures for almost anyone.

Thank Avivah W
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Not worth it. The service is bad, won't take a.credit card, all-around "meh". Ice creams good, but the brick walk is a better bet.

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed August 8, 2018

They have different dinner specials every night. They take orders before 1pm and ready to be picked up at 5pm. And, the food is superb!

Thank Onefinelady
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Salads, sandwiches, made to order. Desserts as well. Service was excellent, even on the last day of the 2017 season when other restaurants at Chautauqua were running out of food.

Thank MARY O
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Ellen bakes and cooks and serves delicacies in a crowded little shop down on the concourse of the St. Elmo's condominium complex inside lovely Chautauqua. Must visit!

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed August 26, 2017

We found it particularly convenient when we wanted a quick meal between programs to call ahead to have food prepared for us, avoiding any lines.My wife and I have enjoyed a flatbread pizza, and salad with shrimp, both freshly prepared and ready when they promised...More

Thank New_England_Bob193
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Love their honey cup mustard with their finely sliced ham on a ciabatta. Turkey havarti and Dijon also good. Add ons add up so sandwich easily goes over ten dollars but that is par for course on the grounds. Lunch hour is busy, they make...More

Thank James W
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

This is THE place for fresh baked French bread and charcuterie on grounds at Chautauqua. I've bee going every week day morning for the past 10 years and they never fail to please!

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Food for Thought is a small deli/bakery located in the basement of the St. Elmo building. They have delicious coffee, freshly baked breads, pastries, and desserts, ready-made sandwiches and salads, gourmet cheeses, ice cream, and beverages, and a small assortment of cookies, crackers and other...More

Thank Eugenia Lynn C
Reviewed July 24, 2017

I have been coming to Chautauqua for two decades and Food for Thought is a true gift to the community. Gourmet food, fresh baked bread, the most delicious take out dinners. I have a house of 13 women this year and feeding all of us...More

Thank sylviassmith
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Takeout, Seating
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  • Address: 1 North Pratt Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2571
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Chautauqua
  • Phone Number: +1 716-357-2100
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