How To Celebrate the Holidays and Help Restaurants In 2020

Holiday celebrations may look a little different this year, but one thing remains constant: the excellent food options available throughout the season. From family meal kits and fine dining catering to seasonal treats, our neighborhood restaurants are bringing us delicious food in creative ways to help brighten our spirits. Here’s how to celebrate the holidays in 2020!

Sweet Treats:

Claytons Bakery & Bistro

Clayton’s Bakery is known for their layered cakes this time of year! Their signature carrot, cheesecake and chocolate peppermint cakes are at the top of everyone’s list. If you prefer pie, they’ve got you covered! Banana cream pie, coconut cream pie and chocolate cream pie are on the 2020 holiday dessert menu. 

Icing On The Cake Bakery

This boutique bakery continues to deliver this holiday season! Their extensive menu covers practically every sweet you can imagine from cakes, whole loaves of bread, classic pies, cream pies, cupcakes, brownies, cookies and bread pudding. They even have a few vegan options!

Leatherby’s Family Creamery

One of the most popular ice cream shops in Sacramento, Leatherby’s, is promising festive cold treats through the holidays! New items added to the menu are peppermint bark ice cream, a gingerbread sundae, Frosty’s cocoa shake, and a sundae inspired by Disney’s animated movie, Frozen.

Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

Fancy menus aside, there is always joy in the simplicity of a good glazed doughnut. Sidecar is arguably a fan favorite, serving new holiday favors like chocolate peppermint, gingerbread, poached pears, Christmas celebration cake, cranberry apple sufganiyot and vegan apple cider.

SusieCakes Bakery

This LA favorite bakery is keeping it sugary sweet this holiday season with many delicious, limited-time desserts! SusieCakes has brought back their popular sugar cookie decorating kits, chocolate candy cane cake, chocolate mint cupcakes and frosted sugar cookies.

Gift Sets:

Batter Up Pancakes

This breakfast spot is known for its delicious dough! Batter up Pancakes is now accepting preorders for the perfect holiday gift – Home Run Cinnamon Burst Bread! It’s light and fluffy, full of cinnamon and super addicting!

de Vere’s Irish Pub

This family-owned Irish pub has put together an Irish coffee gift box! Complete with two Irish coffee cups, a bag of Mast Coffee beans, a bottle of Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey and brown sugar. This box makes over 30 de Vere’s Irish coffees. All you need to add is the whipped cream to finish it off!

Karen’s Bakery Café & Catering

This very popular Folsom bakery has been providing delicious holiday baked goods and pastries for the last 22 years, and this year is no different! Karen’s Bakery has not one, not two, but three new holiday desserts. A Classic German Christmas Stollen, filled with dried fruit and nuts; a Yule log, a traditional Christmas cake with whipped cream, mascarpone and rum filling, glazed in a rich chocolate ganache and topped with cranberries; and a dessert gift box with an assortment of small baked goods.

Porto’s Bakery

It’s no secret people are in love with Porto’s bakery. This year, give the gift that keeps feeding with Porto’s Bake At Home pastry boxes! Get in the holiday spirit by baking gingerbread cookies and dulce de leche besito cookies. While you’re there, pick up a few treats for yourself! Porto’s has everything from tiramisu, strudels, scones and cakes.

Dinner:

Boho Restaurant

This San Francisco Bohemian-inspired restaurant has been working tirelessly to meet takeout expectations. Check out their Boho Special, created just for the holidays. The family meal includes gruyere cheese fondue, cream of mushroom soup, frisée salad with bacon, house-made ricotta, quail eggs and Dijon dressing, and a choice of pork with mashed potatoes, short ribs with gnocchi, or whole roasted branzino with wild rice and Buche de Noel for dessert. Vegan, gluten-free, lactose intolerant and vegetarian options are available upon request.

Buttercup

This family-friendly diner is adding a festive holiday feast to enjoy at home. The Holiday Family Feast generously serves four to six people and includes four pounds of prime rib, au jus, creamy horseradish, garlic-mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, Caesar salad, and a whole chocolate cream pie!

Chase’s La Verne

The Christmas dinner meal kit from Chase’s La Verne is an excellent heat and eat option. Guests can choose between their favorite entrees: 16-hour smoked brisket, lemon chicken, smoked bone-in ham or smoked prime rib. All entrees are served with delicious sides, including roasted potatoes, grilled veggies, house salad and dinner rolls. These holiday dinners serve three to four people.

Pardini’s Catering & Banquets

This fine-dining restaurant has been consistently serving up satisfying family meals, and the holidays are no exception. Their Christmas Eve meal serves four and comes with two main entrees. Guests can choose between smoked ham and center-cut beef tenderloin, served with an iceberg wedge salad, scalloped potatoes, rainbow carrots and a New York-style cheesecake.

Sal’s Mexican Restaurant

Sal’s Mexican Restaurant is known for its traditional pork tamales, served year-round. Stock up on a dozen fresh tamales stuffed with hand-cooked pork, fresh ‘masa’ (dough) and mole. Also on the menu during this holiday season are enchilada casseroles and burrito casseroles, served with rice, chips and salsa. The casserole feast can feed the entire family!

Urban Roots Brewery & Smokehouse

Trust a smokehouse to really treat your meats right, and lucky us, Urban Roots is packing it up for smaller parties at home! This year, its Christmas Takeout shop is featuring a Certified Angus Beef Smoked Brontosaurus Beef Rib family meal, served with Charred Broccolini and Gruyere with Parmesan Potatoes au Gratin. There will also be a full selection of whole smoked meats and all of your favorite sides like candied yams, collard greens, mac n’ cheese, rustic slaw, burnt end beans and potato salad.

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