Best Holiday Treats in MKE

Emerson Neldner

1. Black Twig Bakery

Black Twig Bakery, one of the more recent installations in the Tosa village, offers a wide variety of seasonal flavors perfect for this holiday season. From cupcakes to macarons, Black Twig packs a punch with it’s latest options. Some things to look out for this holiday season are it’s macarons that come in a wide variety of flavors – peppermint bark, eggnog, hot chocolate, sugar cookie dough, and gingerbread. You can also expect to see new cranberry orange and salted caramel gingerbread cupcakes, along with sandwich cookies that come in chocolate peppermint, brown butter oatmeal, or holiday funfetti. “Their cookies are really good and I love all the different types and flavors,” says Tosa East freshman Nina Bowser on Black Twig Bakery. With it’s five star reviews, incredible flavors, and close proximity to Tosa East, Black Twig is the perfect place to stop for a holiday treat.

2. Starbucks

A classic one stop shop for all of your favorite holiday treats and drinks, Starbucks never fails to deliver during the holiday season. The popular seasonal drinks of Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, and Eggnog Latte are back and better than ever. “I love the peppermint hot chocolate. It’s delicious and is a nice change from their normal hot chocolate,” says freshman Abigail Hanson. To go with your favorite holiday drink of choice, Starbucks offers up a slew of treats and goodies to eat. Cranberry orange scones, sugar plum cheese danish, and snowman cake pops and cookies are just a few of the things you can expect to see this holiday. 


3. La Reve Patisserie & Cafe

In order to welcome the new year of 2021, La Reve offers an elegant four course menu for a New Years Eve excursion. From seafood to salad, La Reve’s new year menu has a wide selection of french food to try as you welcome the new year. Additionally, La Reve is also offering Christmas dinner kits that can feed anywhere from four to six people. This kit includes a salad, an entree, and sides, and you can choose between Porc en Croute or Lobster Ravioli. For a little extra money you can add on extra appetizers, seafood, pastries, or desserts to make your Christmas meal complete. And as always, La Reve has a variety of french desserts and pastries. “La Reve has the best holiday pastries in Tosa, hands down,” says La Reve employee, senior Evan Decker. “The opera tortes dark chocolate ganache is simply divine.”