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Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering, a holiday cocktail party, birthday celebration or rooting for your favorite sports team with friends, we have all the snacks, sips and sweets you need to please a crowd.
Get ready with Party Platters, dips and desserts that are sure to appease even the pickiest eaters. From tender, savory wings to elegant appetizers, there’s something for everyone! You’ll even find the perfect wine, beer and mixers to match the occasion.
No celebration is complete without a Party Platter! Pick up one (or several) for your next celebration, meeting or game day event. Choose from mini sandwiches and savory wraps, classic crudité, gourmet desserts and more. Pre-order your Party Platters online online or in-store today!
If you’re hosting a breakfast or brunch get-together, try our Continental Breakfast Platter. This platter features a delicious assortment of our strudels, danishes, “bretzels” (a danish-pretzel combo made with chocolate and crushed peanuts) and filled croissants. Our Mini Continental Breakfast Platter includes bite-sized breakfast favorites like mini scones, mini cinnamon rolls and mini croissants. Add freshly cut fruit with our Deluxe Fruit Platter including cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, strawberries, grapes and kiwi with crème fraiche fig dipping sauce.
For a touch of savory flavor, try our Classic Fruit & Cheese Platter with an assortment of classic favorites: Colby-Jack, Havarti, Smoked Gouda, Swiss, Brie and Cheddar freshly cubed and served with grapes and strawberries.
We also have delicious finger foods like our Chicken Wing Platter, Chicken Salad Croissants Platter and Bistro Sandwiches.
If you’re serving lunch (or celebrating any occasion), don’t forget dessert! Our decadent dessert options include a selection of cheesecakes, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Chocolate Silk Peanut Butter Cream Pie and more!
When it comes to party food, chips and dip is a classic combo. Crafted in-store with assorted cheeses, our Spicy Southwest Cheese Dip has just enough heat to keep you coming back. Pair it with The Fresh Market Lavash, fresh vegetables and your favorite chips.
We also have made-in-store Fiesta Layer Dip, classic Spinach Artichoke Dip, zesty Nom Nom Salsas and The Fresh Market Guacamole (in our Produce Department). Also, try our crowd-pleasing recipe for Skillet Jalapeño Popper Dip, which pairs perfectly with The Better Chip (available in fresh corn, jalapeño, salsa verde or spinach and kale flavors).
5 Ways to Upgrade Your Queso
Speaking of dips, nothing says party quite like queso! Serve it up with a bowl of The Fresh Market Tortilla Chips. Try our medium-heat recipes, White Mild Queso or Hot Pepper Queso made with Hatch chiles, habanero and jalapeño pepper.
Here are 5 easy ways to take that cheesy dip up a notch:
- Stir in minced (seeded) jalapeño and top with crumbled bacon or chorizo.
- Swirl one of our refrigerated sauces over your queso—try Avocado, Hatch Sriracha or Orange Habanero.
- Add some chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (or just some of the sauce), and top with chopped mango.
- Mix in some cooked ground beef and black or pinto beans and top with guacamole and a Mexican hot sauce.
- Stir in some salsa (we recommend one of our Nom Nom Salsas) and top with fresh cilantro.
Cocktail Hour Essentials
Complete your party spread with uniquely refreshing drinks. Treat the hop fans at your gathering to an ice cold New Belgium Voodoo Ranger American Haze or Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA. Mix up your menu with a refreshingly crisp Angry Orchard Cider Rosé or our recipe for The Buzzy Fig. We also have plenty of cocktail ideas and seasonal sips on our Festive Beverages page. If you're in the mood for wine, check out our curated selection of wines rated 90-points or higher for $20 or less.
No gathering is complete without tasty finger foods. These ready-made snacks are perfect for pre-dinner bites, weeknight get-togethers or any type of party when you need something quick, easy and delicious.
1Fruit & Veggie Luau Bowls
No time to prep? We’ve got you covered. Our Luau Bowls offer a bounty of freshly-prepared fruit and vegetables for any gathering. Each one is perfectly arranged and ready-to-serve for a bright and beautiful presentation. Choose from blends of fresh fruit like melon, trimmed strawberries, blueberries, grapes and kiwi, or fresh veggies like cauliflower, celery, carrots, broccoli and tomatoes.
2Take and Bake Brie
Our Take and Bake Brie is super-simple and always a hit. Each one is topped with sweet and tangy fruit jam and nuts and wrapped in buttery, flaky puff pastry. All you have to do is put the prepared Brie in the oven and voila! Serve with fresh fruit (we love sliced pear and apple) and french rounds for an ooey-gooey, irresistible treat.
3Roasted Chicken Wings
You can’t go wrong with wings. Ours are roasted in-store daily for maximum tenderness and flavor. Try them plain or with your favorite flavor of sauce. Choose from Korean (a guest favorite), Buffalo, Honey BBQ, Garlic Parmesan, Teriyaki, Sesame Garlic, Carolina Gold or get them plain and add your favorite sauce. If you like ‘em saucy, don’t forget to keep plenty of napkins on hand!
4Grab & Go Sweets
Dessert, anyone? If your party is winding down and guests are in the mood for something sweet, we have just the thing. From Pillow Cookies in decadent flavors like Almond, Brownie and Peanut Butter and Jelly, to Mini Platters of Crispie Cookies, Gourmet Cookies and Brownies, there’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth. Bonus: No forks required!
The Fresh Market Frozen Appetizers
Our delectable bite-sized appetizers are a quick and simple way to impress your guests. Each item is handcrafted with the finest ingredients, perfect for mingling before dinner or at a cocktail party. Best of all, they're easy to bake, serve and enjoy!
Choose from a variety of apps suited for every palate. Our creamy, flaky Fig & Ginger Brie Rolls and Trio Quiche Collection are sure to please the cheese-lovers at your gathering. For meat-eaters, opt for Mac and Cheese Bites with Bacon, Parmesan Franks with Everything Seasoning or filling Dijon Fancy Franks. If you’re looking for apps to satisfy carnivores and vegetarians alike, our Caramelized Onion & Cheese Puffs are a delicious choice, along with equally sensational bite-sized Spanakopita.
Here are some of our favorite crowd-please recipes that are sure to satisfy and are full of flavor.