Spreading holiday cheer is made extra sweet when we’re shopping local and supporting the small businesses within our community!
Charlotte is fortunate to have so many seriously talented bakers and craft-food extraordinaires. So when you’re making your lists of sweets and treats-loving friends, be sure to check out these 7 local bakeries and businesses for all your delicious needs:
For the doughnut connoisseur, Your Mom’s Donuts, are the perfect treat!
Stop by their Charlotte, Matthews, or Davidson locations to choose from their tasty and rotating selection of staple and seasonal donut flavors to pick up on the go and gift to your neighbors.
Pro tip: Their candy cane donut is scrumptious and the dark glazed is too!
And if you want to beat the weekend rush, order your box(es) in advance on their website.
If you know someone who loves edible art, look no further than the charcuterie boards assembled by Babe & Butcher.
Whether its meats and cheeses, cheeses and fruits, or nothing but sweets, every single board will leave you hungry for more!
Gift an individual holiday box, treat your significant other to a date night in, or ensure you have enough for your small holiday gathering. You can order one or all of them in advance on their site.
Know someone who is all about the carbs? #itme
Have we got *the* gift for you: a small-batch loaf of Verdant Bread.
What may be one of Charlotte’s best-kept secrets, Verdant Bread produces not only the freshest but also the best-tasting loaves of sourdough-based bread in town.
Wrap up a loaf and gift it to your neighbors or keep a loaf for yourself – it’s a fact things just taste better when served with a slice of their bread!
Pro tip: Their English muffins and bagels are out of this world too. So be sure to grab extra when you’re picking up gifts for others…we won’t tell.
You can place an order in advance here or swing by their Oakhurst pop-up tent.
Is a dessert list complete if it doesn’t feature the best-tasting local pies?
We didn’t think so either.
Enter: Milk Glass Pie with the perfect option for the pie-lover(s) on your list.
Made from scratch using locally-sourced ingredients, Keia Mastrianni’s pies are sure to make your recipient feel well-loved. Place your order weekly when orders open on her site or get ahead of the game and order from her Holiday menu featuring items available for pickup on December 23.
Trust us when we say your holiday meals won’t be complete without one of Keia’s #smallbatch pies!
Pro tip: Subscribe to her weekly newsletter to be the first to know when orders open each week.
For your sweets-loving friend who will have one of everything, might we suggest one of The Batchmaker’s best-selling Batch Boxes?
Cris and her team are announcing weekly orders for variety boxes of their wildly popular treats and if you’re lucky enough to grab one, well you may just win Christmas!
These boxes always sell out in a flash so you’ll want to have your computer ready and loaded before she can even say “They’re live!”
Pro tip: Make sure you’re following @theBatchmaker on Instagram to know when ordering is open. Wait too long to order and you might have to wait another week.
Custom orders are still available too for the holidays and you can place those here.
For your relative(s) who love to bake: check out the cookie decorating kits Cookies on the Side just announced in collaboration with Confetti Castle. Perfect fun for kids and adults alike to get into the holiday spirit!
Prefer something already made? Order a custom set of cookies for you and your family or gift a box to your neighbors.
And whichever route you choose, we know one thing for certain: these treats can’t be beat!
How to order: https://www.cookiesontheside.com/contact
Want to really wow with your sweet gift this year? Look no further than Wentworth & Fenn where every creation will have you swooning!
Stop by their Camp North End location to grab a variety of delicious cakes and pastries that are sure to impress even your hostess with the mostest!
If you really want to go all out, order a custom cake or place your order from their Holiday menu by emailing email@example.com.
And for the plant-based eater in your life: look no further than Move That Dough Baking Co.
These featured sprinkle donuts are just a taste of the fun, creative treats you’ll find from Kacie and her team. And best of all: whether you’re vegan or not, these donuts and pastries are sure to please everyone who tries them!
Order in advance via @movethatdoughbakingco on Instagram or stop by East Side Local Eatery Wednesday – Sunday to try them all.