Local holiday eats and drinks in Louisville, KY

Photo by Ignacio R. via Unsplash.

Don’t worry, Aunt Bethany’s Jello mold is not on the menu. 

Your hearts are bound to grow three sizes when you see this lineup of Louisville holiday treats. From full dinners to sides to desserts, we’ve got 10 festive eats to help you sleigh Christmas dinner.  


Plato Navideño | Señora Arepa

Take your taste buds on a Christmas trip with this South American holiday plate complete with a hallaca, a Venezulan tamale. 

Juniper Roast Chicken Dinner | Everyday Kitchen

This fully prepared festive dinner comes with a local juniper roasted chicken, potato and root gratin, coal-roasted broccoli, smoked gouda mac and cheese + brown butter rolls with pick up times available on Thurs., Dec. 23

Christmas Eve Brunch | Red Hog Butcher 

This Frankfort Avenue restaurant and butcher shop is open Christmas Eve with a holiday brunch menu featuring bacon fat cinnamon rolls + a swine in a sweater — aka a breakfast sausage wrapped in a pastry. 

Christmas Eve Ramen | Copper & Kings’ rooftop bar and restaurant 

Slurp your holiday cheer at this brunch pop-up event from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with Chef Josh Lehman’s famous brandy-infused ramen + steam buns and seaweed salad. 

The deadline to order a Grinch cake from Plehn’s Bakery is Dec. 21. |  Photo by @plehns_bakery


Yuletide Platter | Bae’s Bakery

Order this sugary platter packed with assorted jumbo stuffed cookies, brown butter buttercream brownies, choux au craquelin puffs + bourbon balls before Dec. 21

Grinch cake | Plehn’s Bakery 

Tomorrow is also the deadline to order this joyful and triumphant Grinch cake, as well as Plehn’s other assorted festive treats. 

Cinnamon rolls | Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe

Make Christmas morning breakfast a breeze with these take and bake cinnamon rolls with orange-vanilla glaze. 


Naughty or Nice coffee set | Quills Coffee

This coffee set comes with two different kinds of beans — Finca Licho Honey Gesha for those who’ve been nice all year + a Lump O’Coal blend for those on your naughty list.

Peppermint Oreo shake | Blend Middletown Nutrition

Packed with 21 essential vitamins and minerals this holiday shake will keep you even keeled this holiday season. 

Yuletide Joy! | Atrium Brewing

Crack open the yuletide joy with this seasonal beer brewed with Christmas spices and coffee.