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Broad Street Baking Company & Cafe (4465 Interstate 55 N., 601-362-2900)
Broad Street offers a holiday catering menu featuring items such as sugar cookies shaped like trees, snowflakes, stars and gingerbread men; a Christmas-wreath king cake on sale Dec. 9 through Christmas Eve that has an apricot-ginger-cream cheese filling; brownies, rice crispy treats, specialty scones, cheesecakes and more. The ordering deadline is Dec. 21.
Crazy Cat Bakers (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 173, 601-362-7448)
Crazy Cat Bakers will have bread pudding with a brandy butter sauce, milky-way pound cake, rustic apple-walnut crostata, classic cream cheese pound cake, sausage and grits casserole, and two choices of quiche—ham and asparagus or spinach and artichoke. Holiday pick-up hours are 9 a.m. to noon Christmas Eve.
For Heaven's Cakes and Catering (4950 Old Canton Road, 601-991-2253)
Cake and dessert offerings include gingerbread, pumpkin pie and carrot-cake cupcakes, and nut tarts. The store will be open until 3 p.m. Christmas Eve for pick up of orders only. Calling ahead is encouraged.
Julep (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 105, 601-362-1411)
The catering menu includes a 10- to 12-pound turkey, whole stuffed chicken, herb-crusted pork tenderloin and pepper-crusted beef tenderloin. Sides include dressing, soups, Julep yeast rolls, angel biscuits, corn muffins and a variety of sides, dips and desserts, including cakes, pies and puddings. Customers will also be able to purchase Julep's honey butter. Pick up orders between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Grant's Kitchen (2847 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-665-4764)
Grant's Kitchen will be open for catering order pickup until 3 p.m. Christmas Eve. Grant's Kitchen will serve its regular menu, including dishes such as turkey and dressing. Customers will be able to purchase vegetables and sides in pints, quarts, gallons and half gallons. For pricing, go to grantskitchen.com. Order by Dec. 23 to pick up Dec. 24.
Cookin' Up a Storm (1491 Canton Mart Road, Suite 1, 601-957-1166)
Cookin' Up a Storm will offer a full holiday menu for carry-out including stuffing with sausage, pecans and apples, sweet potato casserole, corn souffle, whole vodka coffee liqueur chocolate cake, mini cinnamon rolls and scalloped pineapples. The restaurant will accept orders up to the last minute or until it runs out of food. Cookin' Up a Storm will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed Christmas and the day after.
Sugar Magnolia Takery (5417 Highway 25, Flowood, 601-992-8110)
Sugar Magnolia Takery will have a full holiday menu including spinach-artichoke bake, butter beans, turkey, spiral-cut ham, dressing and cranberry salsa. The restaurant will accept carry-out orders until 2 p.m. Christmas Eve. Order by Dec. 19.
McDade's Market (Multiple locations, mcdadesmarkets.com)
Purchase or bring in turkeys or hams, and the store will smoke it for you. For details, call and ask for the meat department. All locations also offer meat trays, dressing, various casseroles such as sweet-potato casserole, mashed potatoes, vegetables (collards, turnips, green beans, lima beans and peas), and various baked goods.
The Strawberry Cafe (107 Depot Drive, Madison, 601-856-3822)
The catering menu includes spinach and artichoke dip, hummus and the Strawberry Picnic, which includes baked Brie, strawberries, salami, strawberry preserves and crackers. Soups include apple and Vidalia onion and butternut-squash bisque. Cafe sides, entrees and desserts include sweet-potato smash, baked apples, green-bean casserole, pork tenderloin, smothered chicken, beef tenderloin, glazed boneless ham, strawberry mascarpone cake, German chocolate cake and bread pudding. Bread selections include pumpkin, banana, strawberry, blueberry and cinnamon, as well as Mississippi spice and lemon poppy-seed muffins. Primos will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Eve. The menu is online at strawberrycafemadison.com. Orders must be placed by Dec. 22.
CHAR Restaurant (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142, 601-956-9562)
The catering menu includes cornbread dressing, cream spinach, butterbeans, smashed sweet potatoes, green beans and whole pecan pie. You can also purchase regular menu items in bulk; however, no modifications, please. Orders need to be placed 24 hours in advance and picked up by 3 p.m. Christmas Eve. The restaurant will be closed Christmas Day.