How does Yelp Shop Local, you ask? This holiday season, Yelp wants to encourage you to keep your dollars locally… support the small businesses in the Baton Rouge Community! This Holiday Guide connects you to Red Stick businesses that you may need to use during the upcoming holiday month! Whether you are going on a night on the town and need to get primped up or have been shopping all day long and need a place to take a breather, we have it here for you! You need your strength through the hustle and bustle of it all, so we even have recommended places that can help you stay healthy. Make sure the kiddos aren't bored during the break and need a safe haven, while you are out painting the town even more red… below are tips on where to bring them. Did your favorite businesses make the list? Keep checking back for changes to this list!
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Get Beautified and Pampered
Go get glammed up to help add a pep to your step! Book you appointments now before they fill up!
Beauty Bar – Sensational hair stylists, blowouts, facials, make-up and hair products
Nail Finiti – Manicures and pedicures
Vida Pura Spa – Massages, facials, pampering, spa parties
Eat Healthy to Stay Healthy
FreshJunkie (Main St.) – Wraps and salads with the freshest, healthiest ingredients
FreshJunkie (North Blvd.) – Wraps and salads with the freshest, healthiest ingredients
Big Squeezy – Cold-pressed juices, coffees, milk, smoothies – fresh & all natural
Dream Berrie Cafe – Healthy Vietnamese cuisine, Pho, soups, spring rolls, self-serve frozen yogurt
Fresh Kitchen – Nutrition-packed prepared meals, salad bar, locally-made healthy snacks
Get Fit for the Holidays
Keep your energy levels up during the holidays… here are some great places to get/stay fit!
Family Fit Athletics – Family fitness classes, strength training
Woman’s Center For Wellness – Fitness classes, nutrition counseling, get pampered
Yoga Vibe – Yoga, private group sessions, Thai Yoga Massage, Vitality Therapy
Looking for a place to bring the kiddos, while out on break or at night when you have a holiday party?
Elite Gymnastics – Holiday break day camps, Friday kids night out, gymnastics
Playdates – hourly childcare 7-days/week, Mon-Thurs until 10pm, Fri & Sat until midnight & Sun until 7pm
It's My Party– Holiday break day camps, free play
Need Catering For a Party?
Don't have time to prep food for a huge party at your home or office?
Leroy’s – Fried chicken, chicken fingers, sides, etc.
Kowalski Street Eats – Various menu items – contact them for options
Zoroona Mediterranean Grill – Hummus, gyros, shwarma, tabouli, baklava and more…
Triumph Kitchen – A community non-profit culinary training facility for at-risk youth. Customizable menus for your catering needs.
Lava Cantina – Mexican cuisine
Street Breads – Fresh salad, sandwiches, soups, pizzas
Holiday Hangouts and Get-Together Spots
Looking for a hot spot to throw a holiday party, bring out-of-town guests, etc? You're in luck!
Leroy’s – Beer shakes, appetizers, fried chicken, see their calendar for themed nights, great for large groups
Olive Or Twist – Small group get-togethers, drink specials, happy hour, handcrafted specialty drinks
Red Star Bar – Large space for casual get-togethers, drink specials, check their calendar for themed nights
City Pork Deli & Charcuterie – Best smoked meats, charcuterie grab a brew, sit outside or inside
Zoroona Mediterranean Grill – Great for large groups, private dining room
Rum House – Carribbean cuisine, outdoor patio, bar, get there early for larger groups
Bulldog – Group events, happy hours, outdoor patio
Lucy’s Retired Surfers – Downtown favorite, lunch, brunch, dinner, drinks, happy hour
Radio Bar – Mid-city hangout, excellent drinks, bring-your-own-food, happy hour, great for large groups
Quarters Endless Entertainment – Bowling, laser tag, bar, arcade games, burgers, drinks, parties
Paradise Smoothie (Sherwood & Florida) – Boba/tapioca drinks, Hawaiian shaved ice, ice cream, smoothies
Pelican House – Mega variety of beers on tap, live bands, perfect for large group gatherings (indoor/outdoor)
Blend – Downtown wine bar, small plates, large space for parties
Lava Cantina – Rock bands (check schedule), excellent bar, food, outdoor patio
Reginelli's (North Gate/LSU area) – Yummy pizza, bar, large TVs' and shuffleboard. Excellent for large group get-together.
Chillax… Grab a Bite and a Warm Beverage
Tired from shopping and need a break from all the hustle and bustle? Take a load off and relax at one of these cafes… load up on some light bites and warm drinks.
Magpie Cafe – Coffees, teas, quiches, pastries, paleo, salads, sandwiches, outdoor patio
Highland Coffees – Coffee house, pastries, large indoor & outdoor space
Garden District Coffee – Coffee house, pastries, outdoor patio
Coffee Bean Cafe – Breakfast, pastries, lunch salads & sandwiches
Be A Thoughtful Guest… Don't Come Empty-Handed
Got invited to a party and don't want to come empty-handed? Your hands will now be full of gifts for the party host/hostess. Check out where to get them!
Les Amis Bake Shoppe – Cakes, cupcakes, macarons, cheesecakes, brownies, cookies, and more! All holiday pre-orders receive a free gift bag of peppermint bark. Yelp favorites: Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake, Hazelnut Chocolate Macarons & Dulce De Leche Brownies
Le Posh Pomme – Decadent, beautifully wrapped gourmet caramel apples. Yelp topping favorite: Pecan Apple Pie
Cupcake Allie – Uniquely flavored cupcakes and cupcake minis. Home of the: Pecan Pie Cupcake
Martin Wine Cellar – Wine, spirits, artisanal cheeses, gifts and more…
Get Your Holiday Portraits Done
Get the family together to strike a pose for those holiday cards or want boudoir shots for you special someone? Here are some fab local photographers for you…
Puttknob Photography, LLC – Photographer Adin Putnam
Mistique Drake Photography – Photographer Mistique Drake
Sarah Heck Photography – Photographer Sarah Heck
Brittany Hester Photography – Photographer Brittany Hester
Local Holiday Shopping & Gifts
Support local businesses… use your dollars to show love to these businesses that help make Baton Rouge the unique community that it is!
IndiePlate – Local grocery delivery, locally sourced foods delivered to your doorstep
Hartzog Studio – Give the gift of piano lessons (for all ages) – Anna Karen Hartzog
The Royal Standard (Perkins) – Gifts, decor, clothes, accessores, ornaments, candles and more…
The Royal Standard (Perkins Overpass)– Gifts, decor, clothes, accessores, ornaments, candles and more…
Bella Bella (Perkins Overpass) – Womens high fashion, Chinese Laundry shoes, accessories, and more…
Lagniappe Records – Records, record players, movie nights, etc.
Red Stick Spice Company – Gourmet spices, Louisiana products, teas, gifts, etc.
Victoria’s Toy Station – Toys, gifts
Merci Beaucoup – Gifts, accessories, clothing, personalization
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