The jolliest day is right around the corner, and we know you have big plans for your Christmas Eve dinner. However, if you plan on cozying up at home, here are 10+ places to order your Christmas meals to go for brunch, dinner, or even dessert in Chicago! After all, it’s cold, it’s snowy, who’d want to leave their house if they don’t have to? I know I’m getting my fluffy blanket and movie marathon queue ready!
118 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Tanta is continuing its tradition of Holiday Pollo a la Brasa To-Go meals for all to enjoy this Christmas from the comfort of their own home. For only $120, this package serves up to four people and includes five Peruvian favorites– a 3 lb Pollo a la Brasa, Papitas Coradas con Salchicha de Huacho, Pumpkin Tres Leches, and more!
All that needs to be done is to simply place the order via Tock, pick it up on December 24th between 10 AM-3 PM, and reheat the next day! The deadline to order will be Wednesday, December 21st, at 8 PM.
With an a-la-carte and truly customizable meal for all guests to enjoy this winter, customers can choose between traditional Christmas favorites or elevate this holiday with some Soul & Smoke staples. Traditional menu options include Herb Roasted and Cajun Turkey Breast and Holiday Ham with a Pineapple Ginger Chutney, both available in 1 lb and 5 lb orders. Side offerings include Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, Gravy, and more.
In addition, Chef has taken it one step further, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy out-of-the-box and unforgettable menu items in this year’s holiday lineup. Guests can choose from barbecue classics such as Smoked Pulled Pork, Smoked Beef Brisket, or Housemade Pastrami or opt for a game meat alternative of Braised Duck Quarters and pair it with Cornbread Muffins and Collard Greens. Soul & Smoke is offering Christmas to-go meals for pickup at all three locations – Evanston, Avondale, and Time Out Market on Saturday, December 24. All pre-orders can be placed on Tock here.
601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062
Chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris want to make sure that you’ll have everything that you need for a fabulous holiday meal. They’ve prepared delicious To Go meals for their Christmas menu that you and your guests will love. Pre-order dinner packages prepared for two for pick up from 3 PM to 5 PM, Friday, December 23. Meals will be fully cooked and ready to reheat for dinner on the 23rd or 24th. Call (847) 205-4433 to place your order.
Perfect for holiday gatherings of any size, The Goddess and Grocer’s Christmas catering menu makes Christmas dinner a little easier this year. Meal options include Christmas Dinner for Two (serves two) for $75 & Family Matters (serves six) for $195, plus a la carte food, wine, and cocktail offerings. The menu also offers options for those in need of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options! Order at GoddessandGrocer.com by December 19 at Noon. Select holiday items will also be available at Goddess locations leading up to the big day too.
La Josie, 740 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661
Solazo, 5600 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629
La Josie and Solazo will offer Los Tamales de Mama Josie for dine-in or takeout for the holiday season now through the end of December. La Josie tamale offerings will include Rajas con Queso with pickled jalapeno, onion, tomato, tres queso and topped with molcajete salsa, sour cream, queso fresco, and cilantro and Verdes made with roasted chicken, chile Serrano, tomatillo salsa verde, sour cream, queso fresco, and cilantro. Solazo tamale offerings include Rajas con Queso and Colorados made with pork, tomatillo, green onions, chile pulla, guajillo salsa and topped with chile arbol, pulla salsa, sour cream, queso fresco, and cilantro.
Orders for La Josie may be placed here. Orders for Solazo may be placed here.
540 Duane St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
This holiday season, Vanilla Sugar Bakery will create decadent, delicious, and fresh “from scratch” made-to-order treats, perfect for any holiday get-together.
To spread cheer all around, Vanilla Sugar Bakery is offering holiday boxes to ship this season! The large box goes for $50 and includes 2 cake jars, 2 cookie sandwiches, 2 large Christmas tree sugar cookies, and 4 medium-sized decorated cookies. A smaller box is also available for $38 and features 1 cake jar, 2 cookie sandwiches, 1 large Christmas tree sugar cookie, and 3 medium-sized decorated cookies.
1208 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
For Chicagoans hosting holiday events this December, Sweet Mandy B’s in Lincoln Park and Streeterville will open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve to offer festive holiday treats, available for pre-order at both locations. Holiday menu items will include festive Santa and Snowman cakes, Hanukkah-themed desserts like specialty cakes, and a four-pack of Dreidel and Star of David cupcakes.
Guests can also enjoy seasonal items throughout the month of December like Sweet Mandy B’s Cranberry Walnut Bread, Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes with chocolate cake and swirled red and white peppermint buttercream, and Peppermint Brownies with red and white peppermint buttercream and peppermint candy pieces on top.
Sweeten up your Christmas with Chicago’s classic! Stan’s holiday donuts and beverages are back. The holiday donuts include:
- Peppermint Bark Old Fashioned: Our classic old-fashioned donut recipe but using a double chocolate old fashioned
donut topped with chocolate glaze and a peppermint bark crumble!
- Sugar Cookie Donut: Our classic cake donut recipe enrobed with a sugar cookie glaze and topped with holly
- Gingerbread Glutenless: Our classic gluten-less recipe mixed with a ginger spiced cake donut and ginger glaze.
- Olive Oil Le Stan: Our signature Le Stan recipe is fried in a special Italian olive oil and filled with Italian
custard, zabaglione, that is made with marsala wine and orange zest
- Devil’s Food Cake: Our signature cake recipe but with a twist of chocolate! This will be a glazed chocolate cake
donut and will give everyone a simple yet delicious choice for a chocolate donut.
And don’t forget to make your order full with some seasonal drinks. Our favorites are the Eggnog Latte and the Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate, but the other items from their holiday menu are quite tasty as well!
Chiya Chai will offer Boxed Chai and Savory Holiday Pies To-Go, both individually priced and as a combo, for you to add to your Christmas meals. The Boxed Chai is available in three sizes including a small ($32/12 8 oz. cups of chai); medium ($50/20 8 oz. cups of chai); and large ($110/48 8 oz. cups of chai). The nine-inch Masala Chicken Pie or Kale and Potato Pie are available for $20 each. Combination prices for a choice of nine-inch savory pie with boxed chai include $50 (small); $65 (medium); and $120 (large). Orders must be made 48 hours in advance for pick-up. Orders can be placed online or by calling Chiya Chai Logan Square at 773-360-7541 or the Loop at 612.770.5431.
Celebrate Christmas with the unique seasonal offerings from Masa Madre! The Babka Wreath will be a beautiful centerpiece or gift for the holidays. It is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, and ultra-chocolaty babka with roasted ground pistachios, in the shape of a wreath. Put in your orders here, at the latest by December 23rd. They also have Hanukkah items to go.
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