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Festive Food & Treats in Downtown Raleigh

Whether you’re elevating your holiday get-togethers with locally-made treats or grabbing festive food while you’re out-and-about Downtown, ‘tis the season to eat to your heart’s delight.  

If you're a Downtown Raleigh restaurant or cafe and would like to be added to this guide, email communications@downtownraleigh.org.

This is not a comprehensive list of downtown establishments with holiday food and specials. Check back for updates/additions as the month goes on. 


ALIMENTARI AT LEFT BANK | Transfer Co. Food Hall, 500 E Davie St.

Charcuterie Meats

Impress dinner guests with a charcuterie board of locally-sourced meat, artisan cheeses, and ciabatta bread. 

 

BIG ED'S CITY MARKET RESTAURANT | 220 Wolfe St.

Pre-made Vegetable Quarts & Pints

Call ahead to order vegetable sides made with love for your holiday meals. 

 

BITTERSWEET | 16 E Martin St.

Yule Log 

Bittersweet has a winter menu full of yuletide cheer that includes their chocolate and peppermint flavored Yule Log.

 

 

CARROLL'S KITCHEN | 19 E Martin St.

Cookie Tin 

This festive tin is filled to the brim with bite-sized desserts and would make a great present or treat for yourself. 

 

ESCAZÚ CHOCOLATES | 936 N Blount St.

Holiday Confections 

From fruit cake truffle to clove spiced citrus, Escazú is selling over 10 holiday-themed chocolates. 

 

LAYERED CROISSANTERIE | 911 N West St.

Office X-Mas Party Croissant 

This sweet & savory pastry is stuffed with brie and fig jam, a classic winter flavor pairing. 

 

MON MACARON | 111 Seaboard Ave

Sugared Cranberry Macarons

Treat yourself (or a friend) to these specialty macarons frosted in sugar and filled with cranberry cheesecake.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PLATES NEIGHBORHOOD KITCHEN | 301 Glenwood Ave

Dine-In Christmas Dinner 

Chef David Mitchell presents an exclusive a la carte menu of traditional Christmas favorites, including prime rib, roast goose, figgy pudding, and more. 

 

SITTI AUTHENTIC LEBANESE | 137 S Wilmington St.

Christmas Packages 

Pre-order by Wednesday, December 22

Fill your dining room with delicious, Lebanese fare including lamb loin roulade and marinated beet salad. 

 

THE CUPCAKE SHOPPE BAKERY | 104 Glenwood Ave 

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Wow your family with this festive cake that looks just as good as it tastes.

 

TWO ROOSTERS ICE CREAM | 215 E Franklin St.

Moravian Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

Ice cream isn’t just for warm-weather months, try Two Rooster’s seasonal flavors including their iconic Moravian Sugar Cookie ice cream. 

 

YELLOW DOG BREAD COMPANY | 219 E Franklin St.

Christmas Mini Cookie Bags

Both children and adults will love these adorable Christmas tree-shaped frosted cookies.