The Jackson metro area has plenty of food options for the holidays, with many restaurants serving specialty items and offering take-home meals.
Broad Street Baking Company & Cafe (4465 Interstate 55 N., 601-362-2900)
Broad Street Baking Company & Cafe is selling a special Christmas-wreath king cake with apricot-ginger-cream cheese filling through Christmas Eve.
The bakery also has a holiday catering menu featuring main courses such as fried turkey breast, prime rib and honey-glazed Smithfield ham; sides such as honey-bourbon carrots, corn maque choux, roasted cauliflower and sweet potato casserole; desserts such as pecan pie, Christmas and Hannukah sugar cookies, turtle cheesecake, and gingerbread men; and more. The business also has holiday cookie kits.
The deadline for placing orders is Monday, Dec. 17, and pick-up is Dec. 24.
Primos Cafe (515 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601-898-3600; 2323 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-936-3398; 201 Baptist Drive, Madison, 601-853-3350; primoscafe.com)
The holiday menu at Primos includes whole turkey or ham, cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, squash casserole, sweet potato pie, lemon ice box pie and other items.
Pick-up dates for orders are Saturday, Dec. 22, by 5 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 24, by noon. Primos will also serve breakfast on Christmas Eve until 10:30 a.m.
Cookin' Up a Storm (1491 Canton Mart Road, Suite 1, 601-957-1166, cookinup
Cookin' Up a Storm's Christmas menu includes items such as sage sausage, apple and pecan stuffing, sweet potato casserole, spinach Madeline, scalloped pineapple, corn souffle, vodka-and-coffee-liqueur chocolate cake, key lime pie and banana pudding.
The deadline for orders is Saturday, Dec. 22, and pick-up is Monday,
The Strawberry Cafe (107 Depot Drive, Madison; 601-856-3822)
The Strawberry Cafe holiday menu features items such as spinach-and-artichoke dip, and a fruit and cheese tray; sides like sausage-stuffed mushrooms, macaroni and cheese, and baked apples.
The Strawberry Cafe's baked goods including caramel and peanut butter pies, and strawberry mascarpone and Italian cream cakes; and different types of bread pudding, such as cinnamon-pecan and cinnamon-apple.
The restaurant also sells a family feast for 10 to 12 people that includes a pork loin or glazed boneless ham; a choice of cornbread or oyster dressings; three sides, which include the four seasons salad, baked apples and potatoes au gratin; homemade cranberry sauce; rolls; and caramel pie.
Customers must place catering
orders by Wednesday, Dec. 19, and pick them up before 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. For more information, visit strawberrycafemadison.com.
Nandy's Candy (1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 380, 601-362-9553)
This Christmas, Nandy's is offering milk chocolate, caramel or white chocolate popcorn; fudge; divinity; chocolate-covered Oreos; rice crispy treats drizzled in chocolate; chocolate Rudolphs with cherry noses; white chocolate peppermint bark; pralines; chocolate-covered graham cracker sticks; and peanut brittle, among other sweets.
Char Restaurant (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142, 601-956-9562,
For the holiday season, Char will sell bulk sides for pickup such as butter beans, cornbread dressing and creamed spinach; and whole pecan pies. The order deadline is Friday, Dec. 21, and customers must pick them up by 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Olivia's Food Emporium (637 Highway 51, Suite K, Ridgeland, 601-898-8333)
The Christmas catering menu at Olivia's includes smoked or fried turkey, spiral-cut brown-sugared ham, Ya Ya seafood gumbo and smoked pork tenderloins; sides like green bean, baked potato, sweet potato or squash casseroles, and cheesy broccoli rice; appetizers such as cranberry walnut chicken salad, pimento cheese and spinach dip; barbecue pork skins or fried chips; desserts like lemon ice box, Hershey or sweet potato pies, rainbow, red velvet or coconut cakes; and more. Orders must be in by Tuesday, Dec. 18, and customers must pick them up by Saturday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m.
Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601-420-4202, tableonehundred.com)
For holiday catering, Table 100 has a package that includes a choice of meats such as ham, chicken and turkey; three sides, including green-bean casserole, braised turnip greens and roasted cauliflower; dressing and gravy; cranberry relish; and a choice of two pumpkin pies or a sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
The restaurant also sells party trays and dishes for pick-up, such as a fruit-and-cheese tray, chicken salad with crackers, smoked barbecue chicken, and assorted muffins and scones. The deadline for orders is Tuesday, Dec. 18, by 4 p.m., and pick up is Saturday, Dec. 22, or Sunday, Dec. 23, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
La Brioche Patisserie (2906 N. State St., 601-988-2299; 380 S. Lamar St., 601-965-9900; labriochems.com)
La Brioche Pattiserie's Christmas offerings include Yule Logs, which are made of vanilla mousse, black currant ganache, red currant marmalade, almond jaconde and a red berry crunch. The patisserie is also selling handmade, small-batch eggnog in 16-ounce bottles for $12 per bottle. La Brioche is open until 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed the week after Christmas until Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Amerigo Italian Restaurant (6592 Old Canton Road, 601-977-0563; 155 Market St., Flowood, 601-992-1550; amerigo.net)
Amerigo Italian Restaurant will be offering a holiday menu with items for sale such as artichoke cheese dip, a five-layer lasagna, tiramisu and a whole key lime pie.
The deadline for placing Christmas orders is Friday, Dec. 21, and the pickup deadline is Monday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m.
Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave.,
Suite 201, 601-982-2899)
For the holidays, Saltine Oyster Bar in Fondren will be selling a selection of family-style sides such as garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, butter beans and goat-cheese grits, along with banoffee pie as a dessert option. The deadline for orders is Friday, Dec. 21, and the pickup deadline is Monday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m.
The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen (1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601-398-4562, themanshipjackson.com)
This holiday season, The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen will be offering catering platters such as lamb or pork sliders, loaded potato skins, maple-glazed pork meatballs, smoked barbecue wings, smoked tuna and pimento dip, and shrimp cocktail with comeback sauce. The deadline to place orders for Christmas platters is Friday, Dec. 14,and customers must pick up their orders by Sunday, Dec. 23.
This is not a complete list. See and add more at jfp.ms/holidayfood2018.