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Wholesale Foods & Groceries to Stock Up On for the Holidays


November 09, 2020

If you haven’t explored the money-saving options at your local wholesale supply store, now is the perfect time to start! With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s right around the corner, you can stock up on holiday essentials without breaking your budget. 

What Essential Holiday Foods Should You Buy Now? 

Having wholesale food and groceries on hand for the holiday season saves money and time! Check out products and recipe ideas below.

Hearty Weekday Meals 

Cooking for the big holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas, are labors of love. Days of planning and many cooking hours are usually the norm, leaving little time for wholesome daily meals. Get ahead of the holiday curve and stock up on everyday meal staples. 

You can easily purchase popular holiday meat and seafood in bulk, make meals ahead of time, and freeze them to enjoy when you are in the midst of holiday prep. Also, purchase easy-to-make meal ingredients with a longer shelf life so you can whip up a delicious dish in no time at all. Here are a few simple ideas to get you started: 

  • Canned beans are protein-rich foods that you can easily turn into a variety of healthy meals. For an effortless dinner, make a double batch of turkey chili in your slow cooker. Freeze the leftovers and save them for later. 
  • Frozen meatballs are a must-have. They come pre-made, so all you have to do is heat them up. Not only are they great for whipping up a fast meatball sub, but they also make a delicious, no-fuss holiday appetizer.  
  • Dried pasta and jarred tomato sauce make for a quick dinner. 
  • Deli meats, sliced cheese, and bread are great to have on hand for simple sandwiches. Portion out and freeze deli meats to extend their shelf-life.
  • Don’t be shy about stocking up on bulk meat. With a little meal planning, you can stretch your meat budget and have many gratifying menu options.  

Dried bulk pasta and tomato sauce make for a quick and easy dinner

Satisfying Holiday Snacks 

We all love snacks, especially when relaxing at home during Christmas vacation. Holiday groceries offer plenty of great snacking options at wallet-friendly prices. Check out these trouble-free nibbles you can easily make at home:

  • Homemade trail mix. Combine your favorite dried fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, pretzels, and seeds into your own trail mix. You can also give them away as gifts! 
  • Popcorn balls are delicious and a fun recipe to make with kids! 
  • Cheese plate. Keep crackers, cheese, olives, nuts, and jams on hand for a fast mini-cheese board. 

Wholesale Holiday Meal Ingredients to Always Have On Hand

You’d be surprised how many Thanksgiving and Christmas meal staples you can purchase well in advance. The sooner you can mark items off your grocery list, the more time you will have to relax with your family. The trick is to pick ingredients from your wholesale supply store that are less-perishable like: 

  • Potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, and winter squash
  • Frozen fruits, vegetables, and meats 
  • Baking essentials like condensed milk, flour, sugar, marshmallows, baking powder, canned pumpkin, and bulk spices 

Always have these bulk ingredients on hand during the holidays

Popular Wholesale Beverages and Bar Mixers 

Don’t wait until the last minute to grab all your drink essentials. Get those out of the way now from your wholesale beverage supplier. Are you looking for some sparkling cider for the kids on New Year’s Eve? Maybe you need some mixers and condiments for your famous cranberry martini? You can save big bucks on wholesale beverages. Don’t forget to stock up on coffee, tea, and flavored syrups while you are there! 

Want Even More Holiday Deals from Your Wholesale Food Store? 

CHEF’STORE has all your holiday staples at competitive prices. Shop our extensive list of products and start knocking items off your grocery list right away. For families on the go, you can get items delivered directly to your doorstep using Instacart or Shipt

Have questions? Get in touch with your local CHEF’STORE today. We’re here to help!

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