Yelp Shops Local: Ultimate Holiday Guide for Baton Rouge

Yelp Shops Local BTR
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 BarSensational 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

Who says yummy can't be healthy? Though the holidays are upon us it does not mean you cannot have foods that are not only delicious but are also extremely nutritious.
Health Foods




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


Need Childcare?

Looking for a place to bring the kiddos, while out on break or at night when you have a holiday party?

Kids care






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!

Get together spots





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!

Host Gifts





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…

Holiday Photographers




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


Happy Holidays from Yelp Baton Rouge!


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Rebecca T. Whyte
Community Manager, Yelp, Inc. | a: Baton Rouge, LA