Funny you should ask. My name is Eliot Fiks and I started the Whole in the Wall in 1980 with a couple of friends. Today we are a semi-cooperatively run collection of dynamic, fun, free-spirited, eclectic, and progressive minded individuals. Not only that, but we cook up some mean tasting food.
We began as a natural foods restaurant. In 1994 we started manufacturing a line of all-natural premium pesto sauces. Our pestos are available in selected stores, by phone-order (607) 722-0006 and also available on-line through this website. A host of other excellent Whole in the Wall foods are also available through this website.
Nestled in the Susquehanna Valley in Binghamton's South Bridge Business District. One block away is Binghamton's historic S. Washington St. Bridge and up the hill is Ross Park Zoo, one of the nations oldest zoos. The Discovery Center, a lovely hands-on children's museum, is also nearby. If you would like to learn more about the area visit the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce.
Our mission is to serve the highest quality all-natural food in our own unique and sometimes offbeat way. In a world where choices are often limited to "paper or plastic" we strive to provide a real alternative in food that not only tastes great but is great for you too. We do that in our restaurant, on supermarket shelves, to your door and on the soup lines with our Stone Soup.
The Whole in the Wall restoration began in 1978, in an aging Binghamton storefront over 100 years old. The wood used for refinishing was recycled from demolished local houses, including the famous Rose Mansion. The building was restored in three years of love and labor. We opened for business December 6, 1980.