‘Tis the season of hosting family and friends in your home. As it’s the busiest season of the year with lots on the calendar, we’ve put together a short list of places ready to help you make your loved ones feel catered to with minimum effort on you.

Monger’s Palate

Monger’s Palate builds made-to-order catering platters guaranteed to be a showstopper at your holiday cocktail party or event.  Their cheese, charcuterie and crudité platters come with seasonal, fresh ingredients that are carefully curated. Their selection of artisanal cheeses, meats and condiments are prepared to perfectly compliment each other’s flavor. Let them know what wine or beverage you’ll be serving and they’ll gladly customize your order to make your holiday table full of cheese and cheer!

Address: 192 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Website: Monger’s Palate
Email: lisa@mongerspalate.com
Phone: (718) 383-0612
Cost: Email for pricing and availability
Highlights: Customizable platters, amazingly delicious cheese, fresh and local ingredients



Polka Dot

Polka dot serves polish favorites in a cute brick and mortal location on Manhattan Ave. Here you can go old school and pre-order your christmas goose — or duck, or a couple of peiogis. If you’re short on a fish or two for your Christmas eve meal, they’ve got a bunch to choose from (salmon, bass, carp, herring, trout). When you don’t have a Polish Grandma around, this is the place you visit to pick up the Holiday meals; even the Uszka dumplings. Visit them at 726 Manhattan Ave, call or email them at hello@polkadotgreenpoint.com.

Address: 726 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (718) 349-2884
Cost: $5 – $14/lb
Highlights: Traditional Polish food, Roast goose, A full seven fish dishes


Woops Bakeshop

Up your holiday cookie game and swap out those old sugar cookies for macarons. Woops! Bakeshop on Norman is ready with gift boxes and a bevy of flavors. Offering free wi-fi in a chic brick-and-mortal location at 120 Norman Avenue in Greenpoint, grab a box of macarons for the host of the holiday party you’re off to. Special holiday flavors such as Candy cane and Poppin’ Milkshake. They’re ready to warm you up with a latte, and serve your holiday sweet tooth with bright colors and festive flavors, and write special messages on your cookie (Who doesn’t want a macaron with “Happy Holidays” written on it?)

Address: 120 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Website: By Woops
Phone: (718) 383-9667
Cost: $2.70 a piece /$20 for Special Holiday Box
Highlights: Bright & Festive treats, Variety of flavors, Great for last minute gifting



Ovenly, your stop for the traditional American baked good with a twist. Seasonal cookies like eggnog shortbread are displayed alongside their gluten-free peanut butter cookies, ready to be eaten. You could get these delicious cookies for your parties and events, and make not just you, but all your friends and family happy too. They’ve even got their Hibiscus iced tea available to take home en masse. For an easy Holiday breakfast, try their Breaky Faves for 16 people that includes of both gluten-free and vegan treats for $70. Email orders@oven.ly to make your Holiday order today.

Address: 31 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Website: Ovenly
Phone: 888-899-2213 ext. 0
Cost: $36 and up
Highlights: Gluten free & vegan options, Must order 72 hours in advance


Halcyon Gourmet

With Vegan and Gluten Free options, Halycon Gourmet is perfect for those with dietary restrictions in their friend group. Their menu boasts of vegetable lasagna, baked macaroni and cheese, chipotle shrimp pasta salad, and BBQ pulled pork as offerings. There is a 12 person minimum for catering orders, with three days advance notice for ordering. See their full catering menu here.

Address: 202 Banker St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (718) 349-2882
Cost: 12 person minimum for orders, see menu for specifics
Highlights: Tasty vegetarian options, Gourmet Homestyle cookin’


Charlotte Patisserie

This neighborhood favorite, who’s just opened a second location in Cobble Hill (congrats!) is ready to take your Holiday orders for cakes, pies and Buche de Noels. Alongside their classic dessert options are also some gluten-free options such as a Chocolate Raspberry cake. Chef Michael (classically trained, apprenticed in South France) and his staff  handcrafted every item in the French style; making his pastries and desserts buttery, rich and delicious. Email info@charlottepatisserie.com to place a order by December 21st for your Holiday table.

Address: 596 Manattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (718) 383-8313
Cost: $20 to $50, depending on size
Highlights: Edible Yule Log (Buche de Noel), Gluten-free desserts

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  1. Remember folks, you live in a Polish neighborhood where there are still wonderful meat markets and homemade bakeries offering fantastic holiday foods at half the prices of these newcomers and franchises. Try Kiszka or Polam International Meat markets where you can get stuffed cabbage, mini meatballs in dill sauce, dry spicy kabanosy sausages, cervelat dry salami, home made hams, cheese, pickles, dirt cheap smoked salmon/trout/whitefish with delicious potato, vegetable or mushroom salad with peas and carrots, smoked fish, and cheese. Then pick up breads and dessert at Little Poland or Jaslowiczanka bakery, babkas, freshly baked cakes or cookies and head home with a feast and some money in your pocket!

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