It's been almost a month since vacation and I still have not yet written about many of the places where we dined. We had some unexpectedly tasty meals in Ithaca at these places:
Mahogany Grill is on N. Aurora Street in the Ithaca Commons area, which is all torn up and under construction so we didn't spend too much time on a windy and very chilly day trying to navigate and explore through gravel and dirt and such.
This was just what we needed. SP managed to eat everything except a bit of biscuit. I got my biscuit and about 1/3 of my ham boxed up and ate it the next day for breakfast. We'd definitely go back for brunch - it looked like these same components were available on the regular menu in other brunch combinations (but maybe not this exact ham). It wasn't very crowded when we arrived without a reservation around 11:30, but by the time we left, it had filled up.
Our Sunday morning in Ithaca was filled with a hike to the falls at Taughannock Falls. It was a beautiful, sunny, and warmish day, but the hike was all in the shade and by the time we finished the round trip, I was frozen. My fingers were so cold I couldn't even straighten them, or hold anything (like the camera). I was hungry and frozen!
We first tried to go to Carriage House Cafe, but there was a 45 minute wait plus it's street parking only and the area is very hilly and steep, which isn't good for the wheelchair. So we went to Ithaca Bakery instead. They have a parking lot but this place gets very busy on Sunday at lunch time and we had to wait/circle a bit to finally get a space. The menu is HUGE!
He chose Van Dorn's Vegan: house made hummus, roasted red peppers, tomato, sprouts, on oatmeal wheat bread. I think it sounds disgusting, but he thought it was delicious.
This isn't really Ithaca, but it was on our way from Cornell to Ithaca, in Elmira. It's not wheelchair accessible, so SP went in and got our food to go and we ate in the car.