Delicious Holiday Food and Beverages

Wanting to try something new this season? Check out these holiday food and beverage recipes for inspiration! There are also many locations in the area that are serving their seasonal drinks and foods.

Food and Beverage Recipes

Serve something impressive this holiday season!

Cheese Crusted Squash Parmesan, breadcrumbs and sage leaves create a salty and crunchy crust on seasonal acorn squash. Pair this side with any holiday meal or serve as an appetizer.

Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken Juicy, herb-crusted chicken thighs make a comforting yet perfectly elegant main dish for a holiday celebration. The soft, roasted garlic cloves are excellent spread on fresh bread. 

Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloins The key to perfecting juicy herb-crusted pork tenderloins is to roast on high heat for just 20 minutes. That way, the inside stays tender while a nice crackly skin forms on the outside.

Christmas Tree Cheese Ball Wondering how a tasty cheese ball becomes a festive Christmas tree? A coating of fresh green herbs and pomegranate seed ‘ornaments’ will do the trick!

Foolproof Popovers This easy recipe uses an everyday muffin tin and produces perfectly puffy, golden brown popovers from five standard pantry items.

Jam Thumbprint Cookies This version of the holiday classic gets rolled in coconut flakes. They give the cookies extra texture, and the added sweetness pairs well with the raspberry and apricot jam.

Mulled White Wine A simple twist on mulled wine? Use white instead of red! It will completely change the taste, without sacrificing the classic holiday flavor from the warm baking spices.

Clementine Cosmos Festive and elegant, this Cosmo is simple enough to complement a variety of menus.

Local Delis and Creameries

Meat and Cheese Trays are a staple at Midwestern holidays and get togethers. Grab one from local stores so you don’t show up empty handed to the party.

These stores also have more than just meat and cheese, discover all of the goodies they have to offer!

Coffee Shops

The GOAT has a variety of festive drinks including, the Rudolph Mocha, The Grinch, Hazelnut by the Fire, and a Gingerbread Chai.

ECDC has started serving their seasonal holiday drinks varying from their Gingerbread Latte and Peppermint Mocha. They are still serving a few of their fall drinks like the Cinnamon Roll Latte and Apple Chider, which is a blend of apple cider and chai tea. Get them before they are gone!

Kahvi Coffee House & Cafe is bringing out their seasonal flavors! Now serving their Peppermint White Mocha and Gingerbread Mocha. Sip on some of your favorite holiday flavors!

Be sure to check out other local coffee shops in the area during the holidays!


Brewing Projekt serves a wide range of craft beers, but they also have a beer store and gift boxes. They are currently running their 13 Dayz of X-Mas gift box sale!

Their 13 Dayz of X-Mas gift box includes a super great surprise variety of 13 delicious TBP brews along with 2 limited-edition TBP beer glasses. A great gift for the beer drinker in your life or a fun way to count down to the holidays yourself!

Lazy Monk Brewing has a tasty array of craft beers on tap including a few seasonal drinks such as the Good King Wenceslas Lager. Lazy Monk is also hosting the annual Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022!

Grocery Stores

As a newer grocery store in Eau Claire, you’ll be surprised by all HyVee has to offer. They don’t just offer typical grocery items, they also have prepared holiday meals and different trays of food that would be great for a party! Along with the holiday meals, they have pre-made catering trays of shrimp and seafood, charcuterie boards, fruit and veggies, sandwiches and subs, hors d’oeuvres, salads, sides, and much more.

Walmart, Aldi, Festival Foods, Sam’s Club, Woodman’s and other grocery stores are also sporting their holiday deals and steals, stop in to get all of your holiday supplies.

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