Elevate your holidays with these take-out treats

This is the season to savor festive and delicious food and Middleton is serving up a celebration of tasty treats. Shops and restaurants are pulling out the stops with memorable desserts, classic comfort food and delightful gift boxes. It’s a perfect time to support local businesses while making your holiday season even more special. Here’s an overview of the mouth-watering options available for takeout now.

Sweet sensations

Here are some of the delicious treats available in Middleton.

Clasen’s European Bakery

This must-visit bakery has been making holidays special for more than 60 years. Clasen’s serves up European breads, cakes, pastries, confections and more. During the holidays, find individually wrapped up holiday candies, cookies and truffles, as well as gingerbread kits. In fact, stop in with the family (remember to wear face masks!) and snap a photo in front of their life-size gingerbread house!

Hubbard Avenue Diner

Hats off to you if you can make it past Hubbard’s pie case without placing an order. Hubbard’s pies are legendary for good reason: they are made from scratch daily and are simply amazing. To make your next pie run even easier, you can place a pickup order here.

Hurts Donut

For a next-level breakfast (or lunch or dinner), make a beeline to Hurts Donut in Middleton. Hurts is more than a donut shop — it’s a wonderland, serving a playful and delicious selection of this classic sweet. This season, Hurts has special T-shirts for sale that make perfect gifts — they are a “wearable coupon” that will bring lifetime savings to a lucky owner. Who wouldn’t want that in a stocking!

Villa Dolce

This Italian restaurant in downtown Middleton is the place to go for Italian-style thin crust pizza and traditional pasta dishes. But the desserts are out of this world, including masterpieces like the Chocolate Eruption, a tower of chocolate mousse with chunks of white and dark chocolate cheesecake.

Sofra Family Bistro

Sofra is an international treasure in Middleton. People travel for hours to pick up their hand-crafted Albanian sausages! The bistro has been doing some special take-out options this season, including treat boxes, cheesecakes and more. Options vary — check out their Facebook page for the latest delicious offerings.

Grape Water Wine Bar

Make someone’s holiday extra special with a Grape Water gift box. The Middleton wine bar is offering special gift boxes that pair sweet and savory treats with a perfect bottle of wine and a coupon for a free pour at the bar. The bar also sells unique bottles of wine that make thoughtful gifts for wine lovers.

Savory snacks

For a savory treat, head to these tasty Middleton spots.

National Mustard Museum

The mecca of mustard is located right here in Middleton. The National Mustard Museum is a shrine to this famous condiment, with more than 6,000 jars, bottles and tubes of mustard from 50 states and more than 70 countries. A retail store at the museum has everything you need for the perfect holiday gift basket, including mustards you can’t find anywhere else.

Clasen’s European Bakery

The bakery doesn’t just offer sweets: check out the handcrafted pretzels and breads, perfect for pairing with a special holiday beverage.

Capital Brewery

Treat the beer lover in your life to something special — Middleton’s Capital Brewery has won more than 240 awards for its special brews and they have seasonal options available. Stop by the brewery’s gift shop for the latest offerings, along with a fun assortment of Capital Brewery gift items.

World of Beer

World of Beer is a destination for beer connoisseurs. They offer a curated selection of more than 500 beers from around the world, along with delicious and comforting pub food.

Longtable Beer Cafe

The final stop on our Middleton beer tour is Longtable. The cafe has a selection of 300 bottled beers, 13 rotating taps and a range of wines by the glass. Their menu is based around sharing and perfect for the holidays: charcuterie, cheese and veggie boards, house-smoked sausage and BBQ platters.

Takeout tips

If you’re looking for something more substantial, all Middleton restaurants offer carry-out, which can be picked up curbside, in-store or by delivery. Contact the establishments to place an order.