HEC Green Business Holiday Eating and Gifting Guide

‘Twas the month of December, and all through the State
All Hoosiers were stirring, ‘tis the season to celebrate.
From Hanukkah to Solstice to Kwanza to Christmas,
We hope this year you’ll support an HEC Green Business!

Neal Brown Hospitality Group – Holiday dinner and cocktails at one of NBHG’s locations or give an NBHG gift card. Or both!

NUVO – Check out NUVO’s holiday gift guide.

The Hoosier State Train – Whether you’re visiting family for the holidays or planning a surprise getaway for someone special, The Hoosier State Train makes stops in Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Dyer and Chicago.

BRICS – It’s never too cold outside for ice cream in this cozy little spot off the Monon. Take home a pint, quart or half-gallon to serve with pie. Locally-made vegan options available!

Endangered Species Chocolate – Stuff a stocking, send a gift box or make a dessert, this local, natural chocolate company even has special holiday flavors.

Silver in the City – Find locally-made, upcycled, recycled…and even bicycle gift ideas.

Green BEAN Delivery – When you commit to purchasing through Green BEAN Delivery, you’re also supporting hundreds of independent local businesses and farmers. Plan ahead so you can order all of your holiday fixin’s to be delivered to your door – use discount code HEC to receive $15 off your first bin! You can also get a gift cards.

Natural Born Juicers – If this season tends to be one of overindulgence, you might mix in a 1, 2 or 3 day Holiday Cleanse. NBJ also has gift cards and your purchase also supports more than 10 local farmers.

Pogue’s Run Grocer – Grocery shop for your holiday meal, pick-up wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres for your holiday festivities, and find tasty gifts – all at Indy’s only food co-op.

Smoking Goose – Order your Indiana pasture-raised Christmas ham or goose from the Goose – and when you’re there to pick-up, grab a few local, artisanal gifts or a gift card for the foodies on your list.

Sun King Brewing – The Sun King Gift Box is the ultimate gift for craft beer lovers. Of course, a growler of your favorite ale will also make you a welcome guest at holiday parties.

Duos – Make Duos your destination for holiday lunch dates. And be sure to grab a Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie for dessert – it is the season of splurging after all!

Ezra’s Enlightened Café – Give the gift of health. Take your sister to a class, treat a friend to lunch, or pick up something from the “Un”Bakery for the office – the holidays don’t have to be totally gluttonous!

Foods Alive – We love the Glass Straw for the greenie on your list. But be sure to add a nutritional boost to your holiday recipes with super food ingredients like chia seeds, raw chocolate, Himalayan pink salt, hemp seeds and more.

Husk Foods – We all know that the best part of a holiday meal is the sides. Find non-GMO, locally-grown produce, including cubed butternut squash, green beans, and Indiana sweet corn, in the freezer section of a nearby grocery store.

Purrfect Play – Don’t forget the most appreciative, unconditional love on your list – your 4-legged family and friends! (ok, maybe the cat isn’t so appreciative and unconditional loving, but…) Purrfect Play makes natural and organic dog and cat toys and accessories.

Or maybe your family is getting solar panels for Christmas – find a solar installer near you (as well as a few other home improvement service providers) on our complete HEC Green Business Supporter list.

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