Holiday gatherings are likely to be bigger and better than ever this year, which is equal parts joyous and stressful. Larger get togethers means more time and energy spent in the kitchen and away from guests, so you may not want to cook the whole meal solo. In case you're looking for some delicious assistance from the pros this holiday season, we’ve got you covered with our most favorite Bergen County caterers and bakers who will be serving up the whole meal to the most decadent desserts. Calling in some reinforcements not only takes stress off your replace and replaces it with flavorful foods, it also provides more time for you to do what you love most — spending time with your loved ones.
La Promenade in Tenafly offers up a traditional holiday menu with creative twists such as orange ginger gravy, winter roasted ratatouille and pumpkin cheesecake. You might as well take home some of their signature cronuts while you’re there, because ‘tis the season to indulge! @la_prom
Isabella’s Fine Foods and Catering in Closter offers up a full menu that is made with only the freshest of ingredients. Locally adored, their vanilla bean whipped sweet potatoes are truly something special. Or, venture out of the traditional to add interest to your holiday meal, such as mushroom caps with prosciutto and cream or a fresh pasta dish. @isabellasdeli
Maywood's Marketplace in Maywood boasts a seriously impressive selection of catering options that can be simplified for Thanksgiving with their “Two Tasty Options” curated menu, including of course an a la carte add-on menu with items such as Italian antipasto platter and cornbread stuffing to ensure you’re covering off on all the flavors. @maywoodsmarket
Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace in Ramsey is the largest establishment on our list, but we can’t ignore the Italian flavor they bring to the holiday table, being from NJ and all! Every turkey needs a side of manicotti, no?! @unclegiuseppesmarketplace
B&M Food Market in Park Ridge is loved by so many in Bergen County, and their holiday menu confirms why. Choose from seasonal options such as pumpkin ravioli, brown butter and maple whipped sweet potato, and maple bourbon baked ham, or take advantage of their "In-Law Special," for a taste of Thanksgiving that you can drop at the parents' house. @bmmarketnj
Nonna’s Clementina in Closter has been serving up amazing Italian dishes and holiday platters for years, and their gorgeous antipasto and bruschetta platters will delight every holiday guest! Their beautiful displays look almost too good to eat — almost. @nonnaclementinadeli
Pies & Quiches in Park Ridge is a go-to for classic and unique pie flavors for all of your guests preferences. Grab some of their fruit pies including blueberry or their infamous apple crumb, or opt for chocolate-inspired pies such as the brownie pie and chocolate mousse pie. Be sure to get your order in early at this hot holiday spot. @piesandquiches_
Seafood Gourmet in Maywood specializes in creating beautiful platters of fresh seafood for every catering occasion, and is always a welcome food choice to compliment the heavier items typically served up on the holiday table. Seafood Gourmet offers specialty platters that can include shrimp, snow crab claws, and lobster tails to your liking, or pick from their fresh pasta specialties. @seafoodgourmetnj
Abma's Farm in Wyckoff offers a fully customizable farm fresh turkey dinner available for pickup or to shop in the store. If you're heading inside to shop, find special items such as babka, a coffee ring, blueberry pie, carrot cake, cranberry relish, and more. @abmasfarm
Jerry’s Gourmet in Englewood offers up such variety you may want to carve out some extra time when you pick up your catering order to peruse their selection of wines and oils. We may not be traveling to Italy quite yet, but you can surely escape here for a bit. @jerrysgourmetandmore
Great Foods Market in Oradell had us with their vegetable varieties, cranberry mold with toasted walnuts and pineapple and mixed berry pie! The simple yet delicious twist on the original holiday fixings aim to spice up the holiday palate. Individual portions with mains and sides are also available if you're spending the holiday solo or with a small crew. @greatfoodsmarket
Kurly Kurtosh in Hackensack literally offers up a twist on dessert with their signature Kurl that can be topped with your choice of dynamic flavors. Their cinnamon kurls, cocoa kurls, or coconut kurls are baked fresh with tons of flavor, and be sure to try their Oreo topping to add extra crunch. @kurlykurtosh
Kara Kakes in Franklin Lakes brings holiday desserts to the next level with their festive cupcake options that offer seasonal flavors (and they look amazing, too). For a unique spin on the traditional cakes, try one of their Kake Bowls in flavors such as S'mores or Banana Cream Pie, or their Insta-worthy cake-stuffed cookies. @kara_kakes_
Everything Just Baked, while just outside of Bergen County, is a MUST on our list of holiday sweets because just look at the works of art these teens have created! Custom bottles, cake jars and strawberry cream pie?! Wow, just wow. @everythingjustbaked
This year, we are especially thankful to all of these New Jersey small business owners who bring seriously impressive food skills to our neighborhoods across Bergen County. Cheers!