‘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 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!
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 email@example.com.
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?)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make your Holiday order today.
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.
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 email@example.com to place a order by December 21st for your Holiday table.