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Christmas to-go
Place orders now for platters and pies

12/18/14



 With parties to plan and guests to entertain, check out the following bakeries, butcher shops, foodie businesses and restaurants where you can place orders for platters, roasts, cakes, pies, cookies and more. Most locations have a deadline to order by, but all locations said to places orders, “the sooner, the better.”

 
Angela’s Pasta & Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, angelaspastaandcheese.com) is taking orders for sweets, breads and platters until Saturday, Dec. 20, for pick-up on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and Wednesday, Dec. 24. Its holiday menu includes two pages of ordering options, including shortbread cookies, savory salmon and pork pies, breads and sweets from local bakeries, side dishes, Greek pastries and Russian tea cookies, Yule logs, dessert pies (from pumpkin and coconut cream to banana and maple custard, plus ricotta pies from Modern Pastry), cannolis and gluten-free pies.
Baked Downtown Cafe and Bakery (1015 Elm St., Manchester, 606-1969, bakeddowntown.com) will be accepting special orders until Saturday, Dec. 20. After, an assortment of small baked goods and pies will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.
The Bakeshop On Kelley Street (171 Kelley St., Manchester, 624-3500, thebakeshoponkelleystreet.com) is accepting orders for Christmas sweets, platters and baked goods until Monday, Dec. 22, for pick-up on Wednesday, Dec. 24, by 2 p.m. Available baked goods include Christmas cookies, gingerbread men, Yule log, pies and cakes, pastry trays, rolls and more. 
Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, belmonthallrestaurant.com) will be taking orders for sweet pies (like coconut cream, banana cream, blueberry, pumpkin, apple, pecan and more) and pork, salmon and minced meat pies. Orders can be placed up through Monday, Dec. 22, or Tuesday, Dec. 23. Belmont Hall closes at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The Black Forest Cafe (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, theblackforestcafe.com) will be taking orders from the bakery until Saturday, Dec. 20, for pick-up on Monday, Dec. 22, Tuesday, Dec. 23, and Wednesday, Dec. 24. Food and catering orders can be placed for pick-up on those three days prior to Christmas. Bakery items available for order include cookie baskets (18-piece costs $29.95; 36-piece costs $46.95), or by the dozen (cost $14.95 per dozen; includes options like shortbread trees and mittens, pecan shortbread holly leaves dipped in chocolate, raspberry linzer and chocolate mint thumbprints and gingerbread kids), Russian tea cakes (cost $8.95 per dozen), peanut butter balls (cost $5.95 per half-dozen), apple pie, Dutch apple pie, cranberry apple pie, chocolate chess and gluten-free chocolate cream pies (all pies cost $18), cranberry walnut crostata (medium costs $18; large costs $24) and salted caramel nut tart ($24). Breakfast treats, like cakes, donuts, scones and cronuts are available on a “first come, first serve,” basis, as are bakery items the days before Christmas. The marketplace will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Bread & Chocolate (29 S. Main St., Concord, 228-3330) will be accepting orders for stollen, Yule logs, pastries and cakes for pick-up on Wednesday, Dec. 24. To guarantee an order, place it by Saturday, Dec. 20, and pick up by 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Carter Hill Orchard (73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, 225-2625, carterhillapples.com) The bakery will be open until Sunday, Dec. 21. Advanced pie orders are recommended.
Common Man (10 Pollard Road, Lincoln, 745-3463; 25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 21 Water St., Claremont, 542-6171; 304 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 429-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088, thecman.com) is offering Christmas dinners to go at its Lincoln, Concord, Claremont, Merrimack and Windham locations, as well as the Lakehouse Grille in Meredith and Foster’s Boiler Room in Plymouth. The dinners to go include choice of turkey breast with cranberry sauce, gravy and sage stuffing or baked ham with maple mustard sauce, plus sides including country mashed potatoes, maple butternut squash, green beans with almonds, dinner rolls, sweet bread, and a complimentary slice of apple pie. The dinners cost $18.95 per person (plus tax). Orders should be placed by Sunday, Dec. 21, for pick-up on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Call and place an order at the location where you’d like to pick up dinners to go.
Concord Food Co-op (24 S. Main St., Concord, 225-6840, concordfoodcoop.coop) will be taking orders from its holiday menu until Monday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m., for pick-up on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and Wednesday, Dec. 24. The holiday menu includes fresh natural Vermont turkeys from Stonewood Farm (at $3.58 per pound for 12- to 40-pound turkeys), desserts from the bakery (including eggnog cheesecake, chocolate decadent and chocolate obsession cakes, chocolate tart, dinner rolls, an Ultimate Cookie Platter and Bûche de Noël; also includes Cafe Indigo carrot cakes and chocolate raspberry indulgence cake), and holiday platters and hors d’oeuvres, like jumbo shrimp platter, grilled vegetable antipasti, deli trays and cheese boards, crab cakes with lemon aioli, stuffed mushrooms with meat or vegetarian stuffings, teriyaki skewers of chicken or beef and pan-seared chickpea cutlets finished with a vegan chipotle remoulade sauce.
Crosby Bakery (51 E. Pearl St., Nashua, 882-1851) will be accepting orders until Monday, Dec. 22, for pick-up on Tuesday, Dec. 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., or on Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sweets, pies, cakes, cookies, fruit breads and meat pies are all available for holiday orders.
Crust & Crumb (126 N. Main St., Concord, 219-0763, thecrustandcrumb.com) orders should be placed by Friday, Dec. 19, for pick-up in time for Christmas. The Christmas menu includes pies like apple streusel, forest berry crumb, chocolate cream (all $16 each), maple bourbon pecan ($20), breads and buns, including cinnamon buns and pecan sticky buns (costs $12 for four buns), caramel pumpkin monkey bread ($12), squash rolls ($5.50), cardamom pulla braid ($7) and a fruit & spice loaf ($5.50). There are also sweets — like linzertorte ($20), fresh fruit tart ($25), gingerbread cheesecake layer torte with ganache ($30), fruit cake ($22), and flourless chocolate torte ($20) — and savory items, including local pork pie with sweet potato, apple and rosemary ($22), bacon, leek and Swiss quiche ($20), and spinach, feta and marinated tomato quiche ($20). Check out the order form online.
The Flying Butcher (124 Route 101A, Amherst, 598-6328, theflyingbutcher.com) is taking orders for roasts, lamb, turkey breast, and more, along with appetizers (crudité platters, artisan cheese trays and shrimp cocktail platters) and sides, including roasted garlic smashed potatoes, garlic pepper green beans, glazed carrots, roasted root vegetables, dinner rolls, roasted Brussels sprouts, and maple bourbon sweet potatoes. Orders should be placed by Friday, Dec. 19, at the latest to guarantee platters, sides and roasts in time for Christmas.
Finesse Pastries (968 Elm St., Manchester, 232-6592, finessepastries.com) is taking orders through Thursday, Dec. 18. Customers after that date will be served on a “first come, first served” basis. The Christmas Holiday menu includes sweets like apple, blueberry, pecan, pumpkin and chocolate crème pie, cheesecake and peppermint cheesecake; specialty pastries like chocolate or praline buche de Noel, croquembuche (cream puffs filled with the flavor of your choice with caramelized sugar and Jordan almonds); as well as cookie, pastry and breakfast platters, in addition to all Finesse Pastries’ classic French cakes and pastries. 
German John’s Bakery (5 W. Main St., Hillsborough, 464-5079, germanjohnsbakery.net) stollen and lebkuchen should be reserved as soon as possible. Other orders for items like sweet breads (including candy cane and wreath shaped sweet breads), tea rings or other bakery items should be ordered by Friday, Dec. 19, to be ready in time for Christmas. 
Great Harvest Bread Co. (4 Sunapee St., Nashua, 881-4422, greatharvestnashua.com) orders should be placed by Sunday, Dec. 21. Great Harvest Bread has Virginia dinner rolls, cranberry orange bread, gingerbread and ginger cookies for the holidays, as well as four or five different types of gift baskets with local jam, local honey, breads, pancake and oatmeal mixes.
Hart’s Turkey Farm (233 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 279-6212, hartsturkeyfarm.com) is accepting orders until Saturday, Dec. 20, for pick-up on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The dinner order menu includes turkey dinners from 10- to 27-pound turkeys, cooked or uncooked with stuffing and gravy, and sides like cranberry sauce, whipped potatoes, squash, green beans, rolls, cornbread and desserts (including a variety of pies, cheesecakes, sweet breads and apple crisp) can be ordered a la carte from the menu. Check out the order form online.
The Happy Butchers (222 Elm St., Milford, 554-1339, facebook.com/thehappybutchers) is currently taking orders for holiday roasts, including prime rib, tenderloin roast, top sirloin spoon roast, pork butts, pork crown roasts, legs of lamb, ham and spiral ham, homemade kielbasa and sausages and more. 
Hooked Seafood Restaurant (110 Hanover St., Manchester, 606-1189, hookedonignite.com) and Ignite Bar & Grille (100 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-0064, hookedonignite.com) will be taking orders for holiday platters until Friday, Dec. 19, for pick-up on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24. Platters include roasted tenderloin of beef, poached salmon, shrimp cocktail, and family-style portions of regular menu items. 
Just Like Mom’s Pastries (353 Riverdale Road, Weare, 529-6667, justlikemomspastries.com) is accepting orders for desserts, pastries, cakes and pies until Saturday, Dec. 20. Just Like Mom’s will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22; from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23; and from 6 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Kay’s Bakery (443 Lake Ave., Manchester, 625-1132) orders for cream pies, meat pies, Christmas cookies, pastry trays and more should be placed by Saturday, Dec. 20.
Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli (819 Union St., Manchester, 647-7150, michellespastries.com) orders should be placed by Thursday, Dec. 18, for mini pastry platters filled with linzer bars, German chocolate bars, brownies, cannolis, eclairs, chocolate-dipped strawberries, peanut butter dream bars, petit fours and holiday cookies (18-piece costs $15.99, 36-piece costs $28.99, 50-piece costs $37.99); Yule logs (cost $29); holiday cookies in 2½ dozen or 5 dozen platters, and individual pastries, including eclairs, fresh fruit tarts, cannolis and petit fours. Orders can be placed from its regular menu as well.
Newell Post Restaurant (1125 Fisherville Road, Concord, 228-0522, newellpostrestaurant.com) will be accepting orders for holiday dinners to go until Friday, Dec. 19, for pick-up on Wednesday, Dec. 24, between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dinner choices include prime rib ($27.99) or turkey ($17.99), and both dinners come with roasted red potatoes, honey glazed carrots, roasted vegetables, coleslaw, homemade rolls, and choice of dessert (individual cheesecake with eggnog whipped topping or Yule log cake). Payment due upon ordering. 
Old Tyme Butcher (1100 Hooksett Road, Suite 111, Hooksett, 669-3001, facebook.com/oldetymebutcher) is accepting orders right up through Christmas Eve for all kinds of roasts, hams, turkeys, pork roast, crowne roasts, prime rib, tenderloin roasts and more, as well as pies from Triolo’s Bakery. The shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Queen City Cupcakes (790 Elm St., Manchester) will be taking orders for holiday cupcakes until Saturday, Dec. 20, for pick up on Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cupcakes available on a “first come, first served” basis on Christmas Eve. Holiday cupcakes include vanilla bean, chocolate, Red Velvet, gingerbread cookie, peanut butter cup, eggnog, snowball (chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting, dipped in coconut), sugar cookie, hot cocoa, iced cranberry lemon, chocolate-covered cherry, white peppermint and gluten-free options. 
Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222, redarrowdiner.com) holiday pies are available to order, including chocolate cream, coconut cream, banana cream, pork pie, pecan pie, lemon meringue, Moe’s apple pie, cherry pie and other varieties (all cost $14.99 per pie), plus salmon pie (cost $16.99), and double layer cakes (cost $19.99), including chocolate, carrot, Black Forest, almond raspberry, chocolate raspberry, chocolate peppermint, Funny Bone and Yodel cakes. Orders should be placed with 48-hour notice prior to pick-up time. Order forms are available online or by calling the restaurant.
The Red Blazer (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, theredblazer.com) will be offering takeout orders of its Christmas Eve dinner menu (place orders for carryout on Christmas Eve).
Triolo’s Bakery (21 Kilton Road, Bedford, 232-3256, triolosbakery.com) is accepting orders until Thursday, Dec. 18, to be ready in time for Christmas for baked goods, pastries and desserts including cookies, cupcakes, pies, entremets, platters and more.
Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem, 912-5467, tuscanbrands.com) is accepting orders from its holiday catering menu, which include a complimentary bottle of Italian wine with the purchase of a holiday dinner package. Dinner packages include a choice of a whole roasted turkey dinner or leoncini ham dinner (both dinner packages cost $150, serves 6 to 8 people). The standing rib roast dinner includes Caesar salad, herb roasted mushrooms, truffled mascarpone gnocchi, toasted garlic spinach, caramelized onion whipped potato, with red wine beef marrow sauce (costs $200, serves 6 to 8 people). All roasts come with cooking instructions. You can also order a la carte catering, with choices like in-house butchered roasts, from rack of pork and whole beef tenderloin to leg of lamb and porchetta. Sides are available by the pound and include jumbo shrimp cocktail, risotto stuffed peppers, maple roasted sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts with pancetta and apple. Desserts include cannolis, macaroons, biscotti, assorted Italian cookies and more. 
Washington Street Catering (88 Washington St., Concord, 228-2000, washingtonstreetcatering.com) is taking orders from its holiday menu with a la carte and full meal options like roasted turkey dinner or maple glazed ham dinner, which costs $13.99 per person for a party of eight to 10 people, and $19.99 per person for a party of less than eight guests or over 10; costs an additional $1 per person for natural turkey); beef Wellington dinner ($22.99 per person for a party of eight to 10 guests; $24.99 per person for parties of less than eight or more than 10 guests); and rosemary and garlic marinated rack of lamb dinner (10 person minimum, costs $22.99 per person for a party of 10; $24.99 per person for a party over 10). A la carte options include roasted turkey and maple glazed spiral ham (cost $7.75 per person), beef Wellington and rack of lamb (cost $14.99 per person), a selection of three sides (costs range from $1.50 to $3.25 each) as well as 10-inch pumpkin, apple and pecan pies (cost $18 each). Orders must be placed within 72 hours notice ahead of pick-up time.
Wicked Good Butchah (450 Route 101, Bedford, 488-1832, wickedgoodbutchah.com) is currently taking orders for pick up on Wednesday, Dec. 24. In addition to the catering menu (which includes deli meat platters, cold salads, pastas, cacciatore and more), boneless and bone-in prime rib roasts, tenderloin roasts, Boar’s Head hams and sirloin roasts are also available to order.
The Wine’ing Butcher (16 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, 856-8855; 254 Wallace Road, Bedford, 488-5519, thewineingbutcher.com) is currently accepting orders from its holiday menu, including legs of lamb, turkeys and hams. Orders can also be placed for starters, including bacon wrapped scallops, stuffed brie, sausage stuffed mushrooms, exotic holiday meats (including goose, duck, quail and rabbit), breads, rolls and pies. Orders should be placed as soon as possible.
Wellington’s Marketplace (124 N. Main St., Concord, 715-1191, wellingtonsmarketplace.com) requires 24 hours notice in advance for cheese platters, and catering requires 48 hours notice for parties of 10 people or more. Wellington’s Marketplace will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. With parties to plan and guests to entertain, check out the following bakeries, butcher shops, foodie businesses and restaurants where you can place orders for platters, roasts, cakes, pies, cookies and more. Most locations have a deadline to order by, but all locations said to places orders, “the sooner, the better.”
Angela’s Pasta & Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, angelaspastaandcheese.com) is taking orders for sweets, breads and platters until Saturday, Dec. 20, for pick-up on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and Wednesday, Dec. 24. Its holiday menu includes two pages of ordering options, including shortbread cookies, savory salmon and pork pies, breads and sweets from local bakeries, side dishes, Greek pastries and Russian tea cookies, Yule logs, dessert pies (from pumpkin and coconut cream to banana and maple custard, plus ricotta pies from Modern Pastry), cannolis and gluten-free pies.
• Baked Downtown Cafe and Bakery (1015 Elm St., Manchester, 606-1969, bakeddowntown.com) will be accepting special orders until Saturday, Dec. 20. After, an assortment of small baked goods and pies will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.
The Bakeshop On Kelley Street (171 Kelley St., Manchester, 624-3500, thebakeshoponkelleystreet.com) is accepting orders for Christmas sweets, platters and baked goods until Monday, Dec. 22, for pick-up on Wednesday, Dec. 24, by 2 p.m. Available baked goods include Christmas cookies, gingerbread men, Yule log, pies and cakes, pastry trays, rolls and more. 
Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, belmonthallrestaurant.com) will be taking orders for sweet pies (like coconut cream, banana cream, blueberry, pumpkin, apple, pecan and more) and pork, salmon and minced meat pies. Orders can be placed up through Monday, Dec. 22, or Tuesday, Dec. 23. Belmont Hall closes at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The Black Forest Cafe (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, theblackforestcafe.com) will be taking orders from the bakery until Saturday, Dec. 20, for pick-up on Monday, Dec. 22, Tuesday, Dec. 23, and Wednesday, Dec. 24. Food and catering orders can be placed for pick-up on those three days prior to Christmas. Bakery items available for order include cookie baskets (18-piece costs $29.95; 36-piece costs $46.95), or by the dozen (cost $14.95 per dozen; includes options like shortbread trees and mittens, pecan shortbread holly leaves dipped in chocolate, raspberry linzer and chocolate mint thumbprints and gingerbread kids), Russian tea cakes (cost $8.95 per dozen), peanut butter balls (cost $5.95 per half-dozen), apple pie, Dutch apple pie, cranberry apple pie, chocolate chess and gluten-free chocolate cream pies (all pies cost $18), cranberry walnut crostata (medium costs $18; large costs $24) and salted caramel nut tart ($24). Breakfast treats, like cakes, donuts, scones and cronuts are available on a “first come, first serve,” basis, as are bakery items the days before Christmas. The marketplace will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Bread & Chocolate (29 S. Main St., Concord, 228-3330) will be accepting orders for stollen, Yule logs, pastries and cakes for pick-up on Wednesday, Dec. 24. To guarantee an order, place it by Saturday, Dec. 20, and pick up by 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Carter Hill Orchard (73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, 225-2625, carterhillapples.com) The bakery will be open until Sunday, Dec. 21. Advanced pie orders are recommended.
Common Man (10 Pollard Road, Lincoln, 745-3463; 25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 21 Water St., Claremont, 542-6171; 304 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 429-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088, thecman.com) is offering Christmas dinners to go at its Lincoln, Concord, Claremont, Merrimack and Windham locations, as well as the Lakehouse Grille in Meredith and Foster’s Boiler Room in Plymouth. The dinners to go include choice of turkey breast with cranberry sauce, gravy and sage stuffing or baked ham with maple mustard sauce, plus sides including country mashed potatoes, maple butternut squash, green beans with almonds, dinner rolls, sweet bread, and a complimentary slice of apple pie. The dinners cost $18.95 per person (plus tax). Orders should be placed by Sunday, Dec. 21, for pick-up on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Call and place an order at the location where you’d like to pick up dinners to go.
Concord Food Co-op (24 S. Main St., Concord, 225-6840, concordfoodcoop.coop) will be taking orders from its holiday menu until Monday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m., for pick-up on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and Wednesday, Dec. 24. The holiday menu includes fresh natural Vermont turkeys from Stonewood Farm (at $3.58 per pound for 12- to 40-pound turkeys), desserts from the bakery (including eggnog cheesecake, chocolate decadent and chocolate obsession cakes, chocolate tart, dinner rolls, an Ultimate Cookie Platter and Bûche de Noël; also includes Cafe Indigo carrot cakes and chocolate raspberry indulgence cake), and holiday platters and hors d’oeuvres, like jumbo shrimp platter, grilled vegetable antipasti, deli trays and cheese boards, crab cakes with lemon aioli, stuffed mushrooms with meat or vegetarian stuffings, teriyaki skewers of chicken or beef and pan-seared chickpea cutlets finished with a vegan chipotle remoulade sauce.
Crosby Bakery (51 E. Pearl St., Nashua, 882-1851) will be accepting orders until Monday, Dec. 22, for pick-up on Tuesday, Dec. 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., or on Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sweets, pies, cakes, cookies, fruit breads and meat pies are all available for holiday orders.
Crust & Crumb (126 N. Main St., Concord, 219-0763, thecrustandcrumb.com) orders should be placed by Friday, Dec. 19, for pick-up in time for Christmas. The Christmas menu includes pies like apple streusel, forest berry crumb, chocolate cream (all $16 each), maple bourbon pecan ($20), breads and buns, including cinnamon buns and pecan sticky buns (costs $12 for four buns), caramel pumpkin monkey bread ($12), squash rolls ($5.50), cardamom pulla braid ($7) and a fruit & spice loaf ($5.50). There are also sweets — like linzertorte ($20), fresh fruit tart ($25), gingerbread cheesecake layer torte with ganache ($30), fruit cake ($22), and flourless chocolate torte ($20) — and savory items, including local pork pie with sweet potato, apple and rosemary ($22), bacon, leek and Swiss quiche ($20), and spinach, feta and marinated tomato quiche ($20). Check out the order form online.
The Flying Butcher (124 Route 101A, Amherst, 598-6328, theflyingbutcher.com) is taking orders for roasts, lamb, turkey breast, and more, along with appetizers (crudité platters, artisan cheese trays and shrimp cocktail platters) and sides, including roasted garlic smashed potatoes, garlic pepper green beans, glazed carrots, roasted root vegetables, dinner rolls, roasted Brussels sprouts, and maple bourbon sweet potatoes. Orders should be placed by Friday, Dec. 19, at the latest to guarantee platters, sides and roasts in time for Christmas.
Finesse Pastries (968 Elm St., Manchester, 232-6592, finessepastries.com) is taking orders through Thursday, Dec. 18. Customers after that date will be served on a “first come, first served” basis. The Christmas Holiday menu includes sweets like apple, blueberry, pecan, pumpkin and chocolate crème pie, cheesecake and peppermint cheesecake; specialty pastries like chocolate or praline buche de Noel, croquembuche (cream puffs filled with the flavor of your choice with caramelized sugar and Jordan almonds); as well as cookie, pastry and breakfast platters, in addition to all Finesse Pastries’ classic French cakes and pastries. 
German John’s Bakery (5 W. Main St., Hillsborough, 464-5079, germanjohnsbakery.net) stollen and lebkuchen should be reserved as soon as possible. Other orders for items like sweet breads (including candy cane and wreath shaped sweet breads), tea rings or other bakery items should be ordered by Friday, Dec. 19, to be ready in time for Christmas. 
Great Harvest Bread Co. (4 Sunapee St., Nashua, 881-4422, greatharvestnashua.com) orders should be placed by Sunday, Dec. 21. Great Harvest Bread has Virginia dinner rolls, cranberry orange bread, gingerbread and ginger cookies for the holidays, as well as four or five different types of gift baskets with local jam, local honey, breads, pancake and oatmeal mixes.
Hart’s Turkey Farm (233 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 279-6212, hartsturkeyfarm.com) is accepting orders until Saturday, Dec. 20, for pick-up on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The dinner order menu includes turkey dinners from 10- to 27-pound turkeys, cooked or uncooked with stuffing and gravy, and sides like cranberry sauce, whipped potatoes, squash, green beans, rolls, cornbread and desserts (including a variety of pies, cheesecakes, sweet breads and apple crisp) can be ordered a la carte from the menu. Check out the order form online.
The Happy Butchers (222 Elm St., Milford, 554-1339, facebook.com/thehappybutchers) is currently taking orders for holiday roasts, including prime rib, tenderloin roast, top sirloin spoon roast, pork butts, pork crown roasts, legs of lamb, ham and spiral ham, homemade kielbasa and sausages and more. 
Hooked Seafood Restaurant (110 Hanover St., Manchester, 606-1189, hookedonignite.com) and Ignite Bar & Grille (100 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-0064, hookedonignite.com) will be taking orders for holiday platters until Friday, Dec. 19, for pick-up on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24. Platters include roasted tenderloin of beef, poached salmon, shrimp cocktail, and family-style portions of regular menu items. 
Just Like Mom’s Pastries (353 Riverdale Road, Weare, 529-6667, justlikemomspastries.com) is accepting orders for desserts, pastries, cakes and pies until Saturday, Dec. 20. Just Like Mom’s will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22; from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23; and from 6 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Kay’s Bakery (443 Lake Ave., Manchester, 625-1132) orders for cream pies, meat pies, Christmas cookies, pastry trays and more should be placed by Saturday, Dec. 20.
Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli (819 Union St., Manchester, 647-7150, michellespastries.com) orders should be placed by Thursday, Dec. 18, for mini pastry platters filled with linzer bars, German chocolate bars, brownies, cannolis, eclairs, chocolate-dipped strawberries, peanut butter dream bars, petit fours and holiday cookies (18-piece costs $15.99, 36-piece costs $28.99, 50-piece costs $37.99); Yule logs (cost $29); holiday cookies in 2½ dozen or 5 dozen platters, and individual pastries, including eclairs, fresh fruit tarts, cannolis and petit fours. Orders can be placed from its regular menu as well.
Newell Post Restaurant (1125 Fisherville Road, Concord, 228-0522, newellpostrestaurant.com) will be accepting orders for holiday dinners to go until Friday, Dec. 19, for pick-up on Wednesday, Dec. 24, between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dinner choices include prime rib ($27.99) or turkey ($17.99), and both dinners come with roasted red potatoes, honey glazed carrots, roasted vegetables, coleslaw, homemade rolls, and choice of dessert (individual cheesecake with eggnog whipped topping or Yule log cake). Payment due upon ordering. 
Old Tyme Butcher (1100 Hooksett Road, Suite 111, Hooksett, 669-3001, facebook.com/oldetymebutcher) is accepting orders right up through Christmas Eve for all kinds of roasts, hams, turkeys, pork roast, crowne roasts, prime rib, tenderloin roasts and more, as well as pies from Triolo’s Bakery. The shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Queen City Cupcakes (790 Elm St., Manchester) will be taking orders for holiday cupcakes until Saturday, Dec. 20, for pick up on Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cupcakes available on a “first come, first served” basis on Christmas Eve. Holiday cupcakes include vanilla bean, chocolate, Red Velvet, gingerbread cookie, peanut butter cup, eggnog, snowball (chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting, dipped in coconut), sugar cookie, hot cocoa, iced cranberry lemon, chocolate-covered cherry, white peppermint and gluten-free options. 
Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222, redarrowdiner.com) holiday pies are available to order, including chocolate cream, coconut cream, banana cream, pork pie, pecan pie, lemon meringue, Moe’s apple pie, cherry pie and other varieties (all cost $14.99 per pie), plus salmon pie (cost $16.99), and double layer cakes (cost $19.99), including chocolate, carrot, Black Forest, almond raspberry, chocolate raspberry, chocolate peppermint, Funny Bone and Yodel cakes. Orders should be placed with 48-hour notice prior to pick-up time. Order forms are available online or by calling the restaurant.
The Red Blazer (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, theredblazer.com) will be offering takeout orders of its Christmas Eve dinner menu (place orders for carryout on Christmas Eve).
Triolo’s Bakery (21 Kilton Road, Bedford, 232-3256, triolosbakery.com) is accepting orders until Thursday, Dec. 18, to be ready in time for Christmas for baked goods, pastries and desserts including cookies, cupcakes, pies, entremets, platters and more.
Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem, 912-5467, tuscanbrands.com) is accepting orders from its holiday catering menu, which include a complimentary bottle of Italian wine with the purchase of a holiday dinner package. Dinner packages include a choice of a whole roasted turkey dinner or leoncini ham dinner (both dinner packages cost $150, serves 6 to 8 people). The standing rib roast dinner includes Caesar salad, herb roasted mushrooms, truffled mascarpone gnocchi, toasted garlic spinach, caramelized onion whipped potato, with red wine beef marrow sauce (costs $200, serves 6 to 8 people). All roasts come with cooking instructions. You can also order a la carte catering, with choices like in-house butchered roasts, from rack of pork and whole beef tenderloin to leg of lamb and porchetta. Sides are available by the pound and include jumbo shrimp cocktail, risotto stuffed peppers, maple roasted sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts with pancetta and apple. Desserts include cannolis, macaroons, biscotti, assorted Italian cookies and more. 
Washington Street Catering (88 Washington St., Concord, 228-2000, washingtonstreetcatering.com) is taking orders from its holiday menu with a la carte and full meal options like roasted turkey dinner or maple glazed ham dinner, which costs $13.99 per person for a party of eight to 10 people, and $19.99 per person for a party of less than eight guests or over 10; costs an additional $1 per person for natural turkey); beef Wellington dinner ($22.99 per person for a party of eight to 10 guests; $24.99 per person for parties of less than eight or more than 10 guests); and rosemary and garlic marinated rack of lamb dinner (10 person minimum, costs $22.99 per person for a party of 10; $24.99 per person for a party over 10). A la carte options include roasted turkey and maple glazed spiral ham (cost $7.75 per person), beef Wellington and rack of lamb (cost $14.99 per person), a selection of three sides (costs range from $1.50 to $3.25 each) as well as 10-inch pumpkin, apple and pecan pies (cost $18 each). Orders must be placed within 72 hours notice ahead of pick-up time.
Wicked Good Butchah (450 Route 101, Bedford, 488-1832, wickedgoodbutchah.com) is currently taking orders for pick up on Wednesday, Dec. 24. In addition to the catering menu (which includes deli meat platters, cold salads, pastas, cacciatore and more), boneless and bone-in prime rib roasts, tenderloin roasts, Boar’s Head hams and sirloin roasts are also available to order.
The Wine’ing Butcher (16 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, 856-8855; 254 Wallace Road, Bedford, 488-5519, thewineingbutcher.com) is currently accepting orders from its holiday menu, including legs of lamb, turkeys and hams. Orders can also be placed for starters, including bacon wrapped scallops, stuffed brie, sausage stuffed mushrooms, exotic holiday meats (including goose, duck, quail and rabbit), breads, rolls and pies. Orders should be placed as soon as possible.
Wellington’s Marketplace (124 N. Main St., Concord, 715-1191, wellingtonsmarketplace.com) requires 24 hours notice in advance for cheese platters, and catering requires 48 hours notice for parties of 10 people or more. Wellington’s Marketplace will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 
 
As seen in the December 18, 2014 issue of the Hippo.

 






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