As the holiday season creeps closer, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by shopping, parties, visitors and travel. Let your local businesses take the stress out of your holiday planning with a few of these suggestions.
Whether you have friends following vegan diets coming over for dinner or just need some good ol‘ fashioned southern food to round out your meal, Dixie Dharma stocks up their grab-and-go case at Market on South with mac ‘n cheese, crispy brussels, cornbread and the like. They’ll even do a full meal to go, all completely vegan, to take care of individual dietary needs.
Stop by Stasio’s Italian Deli (or follow them on Instagram) to see their daily hot–deli options to bring home, or walk in knowing they always have decadent desserts and everything you need for an antipasto platter or cheese tray with local and imported Italian selections. Ask about a wine pairing, and your party is taken care of.
Impress your host with a beautiful bottle of wine from the package store side of Whipporwill Beer House and Package Store. Their curated selection and knowledgeable staff will make sure you bring home something great. The good news is that you can pick it up with your morning coffee. Relax with a drink “for here” if you need a few extra minutes away from seasonal visitors.
With several food options under one roof and growler fills from 15 rotating taps of beer, cider and coffee, there is something for every taste at A La Cart, the Milk District’s food–truck hub. Hit them up on Monday nights for movie night for some fresh air and fresh food.
You can’t get more local than this: In addition to their flagship brews, Sideward Brewing continues to roll out special seasonal selections that will keep you on your toes. Pick up a matching four-pack of Lineage cold brew to help you stay sharp the morning after.
There’s more to choose from. Many local businesses help you kill two birds with one stone. Grab some house-made hot sauce from MX Taco, an extra sweet treat from your favorite restaurant’s bakery case or some thoughtful handmade gifts from the Side Hustle at Alchemy next time you’re in the neighborhood, and your gift-giving needs will be covered.