‘Tis the Season: 5 Athens Holiday Treats You Can’t Miss

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Athens! Court Street is lined with lights and the Nelsonville Public Square is full of holiday charm. Want to make your holidays in Athens even better? Stop by a local restaurant and enjoy one of the seasonal dishes that can only be found this time of year!

eggnog latte from Donkey Coffee in Athens

This eggnog latte from Donkey Coffee will warm you up and fill you with holiday cheer.

Eggnog Latte – Donkey Coffee

Donkey Coffee is famous near and far, but have you heard about their latest seasonal treat? An Eggnog Latte is sweet, warm, delicious and bound to put you in the holiday spirit after just one sip!

Crabcakes with a Coconut Caper Remoulade – Purple Chopstix

There’s no better place to enjoy a holiday date night than Purple Chopstix. This quirky little restaurant is as full of color as its dishes! These seasonal crabcakes happen to be a favorite of the chef’s wife. They are also great to order ahead and take to a holiday party!

December Flatbread – Athens Uncorked

Athens’ only wine bar offers more than one way to warm up on chilly winter evenings! Pair the December Flatbread, topped with kale, spinach, roasted red peppers and Swiss cheese, with a glass of red wine—the knowledgeable staff can recommend the perfect one. Cheers!

Iced sugar cookie from Fluff Bakery Athens

Fluff’s sugar cookies are filled with nooks and crannies of delicious icing-y goodness.

Christmas Cookies – Fluff Bakery

Treat yourself to one of Santa’s favorite treats: A homemade cookie from Fluff! This Athens staple is known for baking some of the best sweets in town, and this time of year you can find their warm sugar cookies covered in buttercream icing and shaped like stockings and snowflakes.

Candy Cane or White Peppermint Bark Custard – Whit’s Frozen Custard

For a frosty and festive treat, stop by Whit’s Frozen Custard for a scoop (or two!) of their Flavor of the Week! Leading up until Christmas, Whit’s menu is filled with seasonal flavors like Candy Cane and White Peppermint Bark.