Welcome to Taste.

Taste is a modern mercantile for those who love delicious things, and is quickly becoming Owego's gourmet lifestyle store. You'll find the very best organic ingredients, artisanal foods and products such as tea, coffee and tisanes, and a large selection of handcrafted gourmet goods to make the most every day meal absolutely extraordinary. Each product has been thoughtfully selected, chosen for its taste, quality, and its contributions to a better world. We feature goods that are locally and regionally made, wholly made in the USA, and certified as fairly traded through our Alliance Partnership with Ten Thousand Villages. 

At Taste, we are farmers, artists and craftspeople. We are connected to each other through our love of the earth, the arts, our crafts, and the greater good. We love what we do and we love to share it, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my culinary experiences and love of good food, and great design with you.

Simply put, we are here to help you live a delicious life, and we cannot wait to meet you.  

Colleen Cheechalk - curator and owner

"What kind of tea do you want?"
"There´s more than one kind of tea?...What do you have?"
"Let´s see... Blueberry, Raspberry, Ginseng, Sleepytime, Green Tea, Green Tea with Lemon, Green Tea with Lemon and Honey, Liver Disaster, Ginger with Honey, Ginger Without Honey, Vanilla Almond, White Truffle Coconut, Chamomile, Blueberry Chamomile, Decaf Vanilla Walnut, Constant Comment and Earl Grey."
-"I.. Uh...What are you having?... Did you make some of those up? 
― Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

Our Selection

Our shelves are stocked with all things delicious. From small batch artisanal foods, teas and coffees, to spices, salts, and herbs. All have come to us through organic, thoughtful, ethical means, and we know you'll quickly sense the difference. We feel the best way to share our knowledge and experience with these ingredients, is to let you experience them before you buy. We welcome you to enjoy a sample of our daily tea, coffee and tisane selection, and the majority of our culinary goods have a sample for you to smell, and to allow you to see what you are buying. Please feel free to ask questions, we are always happy to help!

Tastings, events and fundraisers

We are happy to schedule private shopping and tasting events for you and your guests. We prefer a minimum of 6 guests, and will work with you to make your coffee, salts, tea and/or tisane selections and the exquisitely prepared nibbles to accompany your choices.  Beginning at $10pp for a 1-1/2 hour event. 

We are "those" people. 

You know...the ones who photograph everything they make and eat? Yeah, that's us! But I do slip in some horse and dog photos every once and while, so check out our social media on Facebook and Instagram, and help us become Instafamous!