Hard to believe that this week is Christmas already and that in less than 10 days, 2014 will be over. You have but a few days left to make the most of your meals for the year. Why not squeeze in some French eats while you shop for the gifts you still haven't scratched off your list. Or maybe bring something to the table on Christmas Eve that's both nutritious and delicious like Jugo Fresh pies (today is the last day to get your order in).
And if you haven't any plans for food on Christmas Eve or Christmas day, don't fret -- plenty of places are making sure to keep you full and jolly during the holidays.
Week starts now.
Jugo Fresh Holiday Pies
Indulge without feeling guilty with Jugo Fresh's raw, vegan, and gluten-free holiday pies. If you pre-order by today, you can have your slice of heaven ready for pick up all day tomorrow. That way you can have something to bring to dinner Wednesday, leave out for Santa, or eat on Christmas while you stay home opening presents and drinking eggnog all day. Pies cost $32. Choose from raw key lime with fresh raspberry coulis, raw minced fruit, and chocolate cherry mousse.
Last Minute Shopping and French food
If you find yourself doing some last-minute shopping in Merrick Park, head to Pascal Oudin's charming French bistro Brasserie Central. Think escargot, croquet monsieur, foie gras terrine, and French onion soup. Of course, there are French fries too. Already got all your holiday shopping done? Perfect, that way you can just go and enjoy dinner.
Vegan Pan de Jamon at Bunnie Cakes
Pie not your cup of tea? Go savory with Bunnie Cakes pan de jamon. Pan de Jamon is the quintessential Venezuelan holiday dish. Think sweet and mushy glazed dough filled with ham, raisins, and olives. Only this is Bunnie Cakes, so it's made with Tofurky ham (a non GMO soy and wheat protein replacement), And instead of washing it with egg, they use an unrefined cane sugar to glaze and toast the dough. Get your loaf of guilt-free goodness before Christmas for $35
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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It's the night before Christmas and you haven't got any plans or any food. Plenty of Miami restaurants are taking care of both those problems for you. Maybe it's some spaghetti and basil you want (get it at Scarpetta). For the morning after (aka Christmas), treat yourself to a frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3, or head to EDGE Steak & Bar for a decadent brunch spread that includes a live action lamb station, a turkey station with all the trimmings, and their usual caja china with suckling pig. Whichever way you decide to go, check out our Christmas Guide and have a very merry Christmas.
See also: Christmas Dinners in Miami
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