The Hippo


Jul 24, 2019








Bring it on home
Where to order prepared holiday meals to-go

By Angie Sykeny

 Whether it’s for the sides, desserts, main dish or whole meal, place your holiday food orders now at these local restaurants, butcher shops, bakeries and catering services.

Alpine Grove (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, offers three holiday meal options: turkey with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce ($149.99); prime rib ($259.99) and roasted ham ($149.99). Meals include mashed potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, rolls and apple pie. Order by Dec. 19. 
Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, offers Brussels sprouts ($8.95/pound), potatoes au gratin ($9.95 to $24.95), gnocchi ($14.95/pound), Mediterranean caprese salad ($14.95/pound), cranberry relish ($4.95/pint), mince meat ($3.95/pint), salmon and pork pies ($17.95) and various breads (priced by loaf/dozen). Desserts include pies like chocolate cream, banana cream, southern apple, Boston creme and more ($18.95 to $25.95); cherry white chocolate cheesecake, red velvet and chocolate mousse tree cakes, yule log and tiramisu ($20.95 to $39.95); dessert platters ($17.95 to $19.95) and more. Order by Dec. 19. 
The Bakeshop On Kelley Street (171 Kelley St., Manchester, 624-3500, offers pastry and breakfast trays (starting at $22), pies ($16 to $20), cakes (starting at $18), Christmas cookies ($1.50 to $3), Yule logs with chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and chocolate buttercream, and “birch Yule logs” with vanilla cake and whipped cream ($18 to $32). Order by Dec. 20. 
Black Forest Cafe (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, offers pies including apple, Dutch apple, cranberry apple, pecan and chocolate cream ($19); white chocolate frangelico torte, Brooklyn blackout, carrot, coconut and chocolate mousse cakes (small $24, large $36); eggnog tart ($26), pear-cranberry walnut crostata ($20 to $26), various holiday cookies ($14.95/dozen), Russian teacakes ($9.95/dozen), peanut butter balls ($6.95/half-dozen) and holiday cookie gift baskets ($21 to $48). Order by Dec. 20 at 8 p.m.
Boston Market (14 March Ave., Manchester, 641-9464, offers a complete turkey meal serving 4 to 6 ($84.99) or 12 ($109); a turkey essential meal serving 12 ($94.99); a complete ham meal serving 12 ($114.99); a complete turkey-ham combo meal serving 12 ($114.99); and an essential turkey-ham combo meal serving 4 to 6 ($69.99). Essential meals include mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and rolls while complete meals include additional sides and apple or pumpkin pie. All items are also available a la carte. 
Brothers Butcher (8 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 809-4180, offers roasts priced per pound including top sirloin, boneless and bone-in prime rib, tenderloin, strip, pork loin (crown roast, stuffed, boneless or frenched bone-in), leg of lamb and boneless, bone-in and smoked ham. Sides include mashed potatoes ($7.99/quart), roasted vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes (each $8.99/quart); and port wine demi glaze, au jus, pork, chicken and turkey gravies ($8.99/quart).
Caroline’s Fine Food (132 Bedford Center Road, Bedford, 637-1615, offers appetizers like salmon terrine ($65), chicken liver pate ($28), brie en croute ($25), poached shrimp with cocktail sauce (small $50.25, large $100.50) and more; entrees including roast duck ($65), stuffed turkey ballotine ($55) and roasted beef tenderloin ($175); and sides like roasted butternut squash and Brussels sprouts (each $30.25 to $64.25), carrot confit, sauteed haricot verts and mashed potatoes (each $22.25 to $45.25) and turkey gravy ($10/pint or $20/quart). Order by Dec. 15.
Cupcakes 101 (132 Bedford Center Road, Bedford, 488-5962, offers holiday cupcakes including candy cane, eggnog, gingerbread, pistachio cardamom, sugar cookie, White Christmas (white cake with lemon-almond center and white chocolate coffee buttercream) and Winter Lager (Sam Adams Winter Lager beer-infused cake with ginger, orange zest and orange buttercream). The minimum order is a dozen ($30 per dozen).
Frederick’s Pastries (109 Route 101A, Amherst, 882-7725; Bedford Square, 25 S. River Road, Bedford, 647-2253, offers holiday platters with mini whoopie pies, chocolate pretzels, cookies and other assorted desserts ($19.99 to $44.99); cookies ($3.75 to $8.99), cupcakes ($4.99) and cakes ($15.99 to $49.99) in Rudolph, Santa and other holiday shapes; gingerbread treats like cookie trees ($19.99), houses ($69.99) and house kits ($49.99), edible cookie jars ($89.99), tortes ($34.99) and more; Yule log ($31.99), loaf cake ($19.99), cheesecakes ($36.99 to $39.99), snowman fudge bars ($14.98/dozen), cannolis ($3.99) and more. 
The Fresh Market (79 S. River Road, Unit 2, Bedford, 626-3420, offers a traditional holiday dinner with a fully cooked turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish and rolls ($79.99, serves 8 to 10); a deluxe holiday dinner with the same items plus a ham, corn souffle and green beans in bacon sauce ($139.99, serves 12 to 14); and a small-gatherings dinner with turkey breast and traditional sides plus green beans ($49.99, serves 4 to 6). Meal items and additional roasts, entrees, sides, breads, appetizers, desserts and party platters are available a la carte. 
Hart’s Turkey Farm (233 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 279-6212, offers cooked turkeys with stuffing and gravy (priced per pound); sides including cranberry sauce, whipped potatoes, squash, green beans, pickled beets, carrot relish and cranberry chutney (priced per pint and/or quart); rolls and cornbread ($3.99/dozen), coffee bread, fruit cake and pumpkin bread ($7.99 each); chocolate, carrot and cran-orange cakes ($15.99 to $29.99); pies including apple, chocolate cream, pecan, pumpkin and more ($14.99 to $24.99); cheesecake ($34.99) and apple crisp ($39.99). 
Just Like Mom’s Pastries (353 Riverdale Road, Weare, 529-6667, offers eggnog tiramisu, cookies and cream cheesecake and Yule log ($20 to $31); mudslide, raspberry and “sex in a bowl” trifle bowls ($30); Appalachian apple, caramel sea salt and Kahlua black bottom pies ($14.50 to $15); and dessert platters with cookies, finger pastries or mini whoopie pies ($24 to $72). Coffee cake ($13.99), meat or veggie quiche ($16.50), pork pie ($15.99) and dinner rolls ($4.99/dozen) are also available. Order by Dec. 20. 
McNulty & Foley Caterers (124 E. Hollis St., Nashua, 882-1921, offers four dinner options priced per person: slow-roasted beef sirloin ($16.95), sweet and spicy ham ($13.95), chicken pie ($13.95) and roast turkey ($14.95). Dinners include several sides (also available a la carte). Other items are lasagna and macaroni and cheese (full pan $60, half pan $30), pork pie ($15) and Swedish and Italian meatballs ($2.50). Desserts include whoopie pies and lemon squares (each $10/dozen), grape nut custard pudding ($3 per serving), an assorted dessert platter ($3.50 per serving, minimum of 10), an assorted cookie platter and chocolate macaroons (each $2.25 per serving). Order by Dec. 21. 
Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli (819 Union St., Manchester, 647-7150, offers mini petit fours, eclairs, fruit tarts and cannolis ($0.75 to $1.99 each); assorted mini dessert platters with linzer bars, holiday cookies, chocolate-dipped strawberries and more ($15.99 to $37.99); assorted cookie platters ($15.99 to $29); and Yule log ($29). Regular cakes and pies are also available.
• Newell Post Restaurant (125 Fisherville Road, Concord, 228-0522, offers two holiday meal options priced per person: choice prime rib with au jus sauce ($28.99) and turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy ($19.99). Meals include roasted red potatoes, sugar snap peas, honey-glazed carrots, confetti salad, rolls and a choice of pumpkin mousse gingerbread torte or cheesecake with eggnog whipped topping. 
Queen City Cupcakes (790 Elm St., Manchester, 624-4999, offers cupcakes in holiday flavors like sugar cookie, gingerbread, hot cocoa, coconut snowball, eggnog, peppermint mocha and more. Various packages are available. Order by Dec. 21.
The Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 552-3091; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222; offers pies including apple, chocolate cream, cherry, pumpkin cream, pecan and more ($14.99); and double-layered cakes including almond raspberry, Boston creme, pumpkin spice, rocky road and more ($29.99). Order at least two days in advance.
The Stocked Fridge (704 Milford Road, Merrimack, 881-9635, offers a brined turkey ($3/pound, 10-pound minimum), Dijon maple-glazed spiral ham ($4.50/pound, 5-pound minimum), gravy ($8/quart), roast beef tenderloin with port sauce ($19/pound), cran-apple salad (small $14, large $21) garlic roasted small red potatoes ($2.80 per serving), stuffing, brown sugar sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans with caramelized shallots, roasted winter squash, broccoli au gratin and cranberry sauce (each $3.10/serving); assorted rolls ($7/dozen), mini pastries platter ($3 per serving) and pecan pie ($15). Order by Dec. 19, at noon.
T-BONES Meats, Sweets & Catering (66 Union St., Manchester, 488-2828, offers various butcher cuts of beef, chicken and pork (prices vary); prepared entrees serving 6 to 10 or 10 to 20 including roast turkey ($70/$126), lasagna ($50/$90), pot roast ($90/$162), prime rib ($120/$216) and more; various sides, party platters and desserts, including holiday sweet treat boxes ($13.99) and platters ($24.99) that feature an assortment of raspberry and lemon squares, white chocolate chunk brownie bites and chocolate chip cookies. 
Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem, 912-5467, offers three holiday meal options: a whole roasted turkey with insalata mista, roasted pears, orecchiette pasta, Brussels sprouts and pancetta, whipped potatoes and gravy ($175); a standing rib roast with insalata mista, green beans and cherry tomatoes, truffled gnocchi, whipped potato and red wine beef marrow sauce ($225); and leoncini ham with mista salad, butternut squash, lasagna, whipped potatoes and mustard-rosemary sauce ($150). Dinners come with a bottle of paired Italian wine. Additional roasts and sides are available a la carte, and desserts include various Italian pastries, cookies, cakes, pies and more (prices vary).
Twelve Pine (Depot Square, 11 School St., Peterborough, 924-6140, offers two holiday meal options serving 5 to 12 people ($164.99 to $264.99): roasted turkey and stuffing or baked spiral ham and maple-ginger roasted sweet potatoes. Sides include mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, green beans amandine, winter squash bisque, gravy, rolls and a choice of pie. Meal items and additional sides are available a la carte. Appetizer platters with crudites ($20), brie en croute ($30) and cheese ($55); a dessert platter ($30), stollen ($22/loaf), buche de noel ($37) and various pies ($17) are also available. Order by Dec. 20, at 7 p.m.
Two Friends Cafe (542 Mast Road, Goffstown, 627-6622, offers meals serving 2 to 12 people ($39.99 to $129.99) including ham or turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, corn, butternut squash, a choice of soup and pie. Meal items are also available a la carte, and there is pork pie ($13.99), vegetable, chicken and turkey pot pies ($12.99). Desserts include fruit pies and crisps, cream pies and cheesecake ($11.99 to $14.99); chocolate, red velvet and pumpkin whoopie pies ($14.99/dozen); various dessert bars ($11.99/tray); Rice Krispie Treats ($14.99/tray); and a cookie dip platter ($9.99). 
Washington Street Catering (88 Washington St., Concord, 228-2000, offers holiday meals for $19.95 per person (10-person minimum). The traditional meal includes ham or turkey, stuffed mushrooms, a cheese and fruit platter, garden or Caesar salad, stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, rolls and assorted mini desserts or pie (apple, pumpkin or pecan). Lamb leg and beef Wellington are also available. The Mediterranean meal includes chicken or beef kabobs, stuffed grape leaves, hummus with pita chips, Greek or tabouli salad, rice pilaf, roasted vegetables, pita bread and assorted Mediterranean desserts. Lamb and seafood kabobs are also available. 
Whole Foods Market (121 South River Road, Bedford, 218-1900; 255 Amherst St., Nashua, 318-7550, offers turkey dinners serving 2 to 10 people ($39.99 to $169.99) with mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry-orange relish, gravy, apple pie and rolls; a ham dinner ($59.99, serves 4) with mashed potatoes, green beans, roasted butternut squash and cranberry-orange relish; fresh and cooked turkeys and other meats priced per pound; lasagna ($34.99, serves 6 to 8), vegan dinners and other entrees; and various appetizers, platters, sides and desserts.  
The Wine’ing Butcher (16 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, 856-8855; 254 Wallace Road, Bedford, 488-5519; 28 Weirs Road, Gilford, 293-4670; 81 Route 25, Meredith, 279-0300, offers various cuts of USDA choice and prime beef, hams and fresh turkey (priced per pound); stuffed shrimp, sole and lobster tail; cheese, meat and vegetable lasagnas; stuffings, gravies, potatoes and asparagus risotto; various appetizer platters, mini crab cakes, deviled eggs, bacon-wrapped scallops and more; and desserts including creme brulee, peppermint cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake, chocolate cream pie and cheesecake. 

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