Guide to Holiday Eats and Treats in the Albuquerque Area

We are so lucky in New Mexico to be able to experience all the different flavors that go along with a holiday in the Duke City. From savories like posole and tamales to sweets like biscochitos the eats are endless–and delicious! Check out our favorite local places serving up holiday eats and treats this season.

Guide to Holiday Eats and Treats in the Albuquerque Area

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66 Diner

1405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque 87106

Need your pie fix? Try one of 66 Diner’s pies and cobblers to warm your belly this winter!

Bristol Doughnut Co.

10301 Comanche Rd NE, Albuquerque 87111

With a new featured flavor each month, you are sure to get some winter sweetness! Some current flavors on the menu are Dulce De Leche Apple Streusel, Salted Maple Honeycomb, and the Bomboloni.

Celina’s Biscochitos

404 Osuna Rd. NW, Ste A, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque  87107

ABQ team member Paige says, “Celina’s Biscochitos are great for a New Mexican treat/gift! They are so thin and crispy and delicious. I usually buy 5-10 packs in early December and use them for teachers’ gifts, gift exchanges, and friends. And of course, I eat a few packages myself!”

Duran Central Pharmacy

1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque 87104

Nothing warms you up on a chilly day like a bowl of posole from Duran’s. Grab a jar of chile sauce to go with your holiday meals. It is also a GREAT place to grab some gifts from local authors and artisans.

El Modelo

1715 2nd St SW Albuquerque NM 87102

Tamales are also a must during the holiday season. El Modelo is one of top places to purchase tamales! You can get them pre-rolled or purchase all the ingredients to roll your own at home.

Flying Star

6 locations

Flying Star is a go-to for holiday pies and cakes. They have such a variety of flavors including Praline Toffee Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce. They also make their own posole verde.

Garcia’s Kitchen

6 locations

Garcia’s has everything you need for a perfect holiday meal–and they sell in bulk. Menudo, biscochitos, posole, and more. Check out one of their locations!

Golden Crown Panaderia

1103 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque 87102

The staple holiday cookie in New Mexico is the biscochito. Golden Crown Panderia serves different varieties and comes very highly recommended! Don’t forget to try an empanada while you’re at it.

Great Harvest Bread

11200 Montgomery Blvd NE Albuquerque 87111

All of your bread and roll needs for this holiday season in ALL of the flavors. Also, their sweets deserve their own section. My personal faves are the green chile cheddar rolls and the pumpkin ginger cream cheese scone. They also have gluten free and dairy free options of many of their popular breads and sweets.

La Reforma

8900 San Mateo Boulevard NE Suite I Albuquerque 87113

Beer + food. The perfect duo this season! Try their posole paired with one of their seasonal brews.

Le Chantilly

8216 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque 87110

With cakes, desserts, and all the homemade treats, you’re sure to find the perfect thing to compliment your meal. One of our contributors suggests the Chocolate Yule Log!

Marble Brewery

3 locations

The Winter Warmer and the Imperial Stout are both great picks for a winter night at home. Now available in cans and growlers.

Piñon Coffee House

3 locations

Not only can you order a treat that our contributors love–the Biscochito Donut, but you can try our favorite Christmas cookie in a coffee with the Biscochito Latte. Mmm!

The Range Cafe

6 locations

This local chain offers holiday meals as well as a variety of desserts. They serve New Mexican food, American classics with a southwestern twist, along with a from-scratch-bakery that specializes in whole pies and cakes that are perfect for holiday get togethers.

Celina’s Biscochitos

404 Osuna Rd NW Suite A, Albuquerque 87107

Specializing in authentic traditional biscochitos, every cookie is individually cut for the best quality. Not to mention they have so many unique and custom flavors of biscochito like pumpkin, red chile crunch, cranberry walnut, green chile pecan, lemon, and cocoa chocolate chip.

Chocolate Dude

3339 Central Avenue Northeast, Suite E Albuquerque, 87106

Holiday themed treats, coffee, tea, caramel apples and confections! Chocolate dude also has vegan treats, fruit, gift boxes, and even treats for your four legged family members.

Sergio’s Bakery and Cafe

2740 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque 87111

Specializing in amazing bakery products from various flavors of pie to handmade donuts.

La Mexicana Tortilla Company

304 Coal Ave SW, Albuquerque 87102

Family owned and operated for 75 years, this restaurant has all you need for an authentic NM holiday meal. They are able to cater almost all of the food they offer at their restaurant and even carry ready-made masa and biscochito dough for you to take home and use.


4949 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque

A New Mexico staple for 40 years, Tomasita’s is a great option for your holiday meals. Posole, menudo, and all of the New Mexican comfort foods are on the menu. Make sure to grab some sopapilla cheesecake, a contributor favorite!

Sadie’s of New Mexico

Sadie’s of New Mexico has been an Albuquerque staple for over 60 years. Grab some tamales, chips and queso, and a margarita, but don’t forget to try the flan! Sadie’s is a contributor favorite for the cheery atmosphere and delicious food!

Are we missing your favorite winter eat? Email us at [email protected] because we want to know all about it.


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