Christmas Dinner Side Dish Ideas for Restaurants


While the Christmas season is a time for families to get together and cook in the comfort of their homes, many people will want to skip the hassle and go out for dinner instead. If you’re a restaurant owner, chances are you’ll be preparing for the holiday rush by stocking up and creating flavourful and unique recipes to satisfy your customers. Here are some tasty and satisfying side dish ideas to get you started.

Sweet Maple Roots

This tasty and healthy side dish is packed with vitamins but satisfies the sweet tooth. Made of carrots and parsnip slices and garnished with herbs and caramelized onions, it makes the perfect treat for Christmas dinner. Plus, it’s completely vegetarian so you can ensure your health-conscious customers get something they like.

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

What’s Christmas without the starch? Potatoes are a staple item for Christmas dinner, but you can kick it up a notch with delicious lemon, garlic, and bay seasoning. Your customers will enjoy the rich flavours of this side dish and can eat to their heart’s content.

Tart Cranberry Sauce

The best part about making dinners for the holidays is that you can combine all kinds of flavours—sweet, savoury, salty, tart, and spicy. For tart, create a simple and classic cranberry sauce. You can make a large batch and save it for the week as the flavours only enhance with time. This gluten-free, vegetarian side dish combines a little sugar, orange juice, and frozen cranberries. Add some cloves or cinnamon spice for a flavour boost!

Sesame and Soy Sprouts

If you want to experiment with Christmas dinner, this Asian twist on Brussels sprouts will be a hit. Sautéed in a wok with olive oil, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, and sesame seeds, these Brussels sprouts will soak up the flavour and develop a nice crunch.

Get the Best Christmas and Holiday Ingredients at MVR Cash and Carry

As your holiday wholesale supplier, we strive to provide an enormous selection of ingredients, so you can create any recipe of your choosing for your restaurant. As business owners, chefs, caterers, and convenience or grocery store owners, you need convenience and variety to stay stocked up all year long.

When you trust MVR Cash and Carry as your go-to for all things food, you’ll always have the items you need. Even better, you won’t be competing against most consumers—our membership is exclusively for business owners and we have tailored our inventory to meet all your professional needs. That means you get the best prices, volume, and top brands while you shop.

Ready to stock up your store or restaurant? Come by our Toronto warehouse and choose from the best holiday supplies, food, and decorations for your business. If you have special requests or specific needs, feel free to look for any of our MVR Cash and Carry managers (or even the owner!) on the floor and we will be happy to help.

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