If you need help putting together your holiday meal or just a get-together with friends, plenty of area vendors are happy to help:
Central Market, 4821 Broadway, 210-368-8600 — Whether you’re in need of a gift basket, dessert, dinner for two, or a feast for the whole family, Central Market has options. Check the website, www.centralmarket.com, for details and placing an order.
Cooper’s Meat Market, 6002 Broadway, 210-820-3838 — Cooper’s can get you party trays, casseroles or the beef tenderloin you want for the centerpiece of the Christmas dinner. A full list of what you can order can be found on the website, www.coopersmeatmarket.com or you can place your order over the phone.
Gaucho Gourmet, 953 Isom Road, gauchogourmet.com — Order Albertengo Chocolate Pannettone from Italy or various nougats from Italy or Spain, just for the holidays. Cheeses, charcuterie and salami, duck and truffles are all available. Gift baskets in multiple themes, including paella from the pan to the ingredients are available. Or stock up on such items as Villa Reale Pistachio Sweet Cream from Italy, Edmond Fallel Tarragon Dion Mustard from France, Bon Appetit Portuguese Sardines and TartufLanghe White Truffle Salt from Italy, all described on the site. A variety of yerba mates from Argentina and the accessories needed to enjoy this drink are all available from this San Antonio site. Local orders of $50 or more include free delivery.
New Braunfels Smokehouse, www.nbsmokehouse.com — Place your orders by Dec. 21 for two-day shipping or Dec. 22 for overnight shipping on everything the smokehouse produces, from Golden Smoked Chickens and a Peppered Smoked Turkey to sausages and Peppered Pork Jerky.
Tejas Steakhouse, 401 Obst Road, Bulverde, 830-980-2205 — Need pies for the holidays? Chef Julie Gutierrez makes from-scratch pies in a variety of flavors: apple, pecan, pumpkin or special requests, all for $20 apiece. Pumpkin cheesecakes cost $35. Orders can be called in or emailed to email@example.com.