Last year one of my most popular blog posts was my Guide for Where to Order Take-Home Christmas Meals in Edmonton.
It made sense why it was so well-viewed and used—we were in the thick of the pandemic and dining in was not an option for the holidays. As well, no one wanted to cook for the holidays lol.
The year was tough enough.
This year is a bit different—though, we are certainly still in a pandemic—with 84% of Albertans 12+ now fully vaccinated, kids 12 and under getting their first shots, restaurants having reopened and restriction exemption program / proof of vax in place, it does feel like it should be a more festive, in-person season, BUT!!! A fifth wave is looming, comfort levels really vary, rules may be changing, many are immunocompromised so are at greater risk even if vaccinated (if they’re able to be vaccinated), and hey, people still don’t really want to cook for the holidays, lol so it’s still not a bad idea to do your Christmas / holiday meals as take-out still. Plenty of reasons to let someone do the work for you (while supporting local restaurants and caterers who still need it!)
There are less local options for full Christmas take-out meals this season but still lots of great ones to choose from! If you are looking for some easy take-home meals for this 2021 holiday season,
Here’s an updated:
Guide to Take-Out Christmas Meals in Edmonton This Holiday Season (2021)
Please note order deadline dates!
Restaurants need time to prepare the meals!! Some dinners do not list order deadlines as well so your best bet is the earliest you can place your order the better. Inquire directly with the restaurant about add-ons or other options. Also if you’re offering a Christmas meal and you’re not listed, please let me know and I’d be happy to add you!
Of course, every year many Asian restaurants (including my parents Vietnamese restaurant King Noodle House Pho Hoang) are often open on Christmas Eve / Christmas Day so you can order their typical take-out menus if you’re not interested in the more traditional turkey / ham / fixings.
Annnnd of course, be sure to check out many local bakeries are offering the cutest and tastiest festive-themed desserts too! I only included full “meals” in this listing, not treats.
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Restaurants Featured: 24
Originally Published: Dec. 7, 2021
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2021
* note: more options will likely be added to this list as they get announced but don’t wait too long!
A Cappella Catering
A Cappella is giving you the gift of time! Their holiday meal feeds 4-6 and includes salad, buns, vegetables, savoury stuffing, whipped potato puree, and a roasted turkey. Delicious add-ons and individual options available! Plus: $5 from the sale of every take & bake meal will be donated to Edmonton’s Ronald McDonald House.
Cost: $126.50 + GST
Order Deadline: Dec. 17 @ 4 p.m.
Barb and Ernie’s
Barb and Ernie’s Old Country Inn is making a Heat and Serve Turkey Dinner with sliced turkey breast and savoury bread stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, corn pudding and homemade desserts.
Cost: $25 + GST (per person)
Order Deadline: Order prior to Dec. 16 pick-up Dec. 23-24.
Blue Plate Diner
Blue Plate Diner is offering a Roast Turkey Dinner (individual) with garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, classic bread stuffing, maple root vegetables and cranberry sauce, along with other holiday add-ons like cinnamon buns, pumpkin pie and cookie boxes
Cost: $24 per person
Order Deadline: Pick up Dec. 24.
Bridges Catering is over individual Christmas Dinner Meal To Go with roast sliced turkey, gravy, veg, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing + check out tasty add-ons! Or check out their Holiday Menus (min. 6 people)
Cost: $21.95 up to $35.95 per person + GST depending on the meal
Order Deadline: Order by Dec. 17. Pick up Dec. 24.
CAREIT Urban Deli
CAREIT Urban Deli is offering a Holiday Dinner of roasted turkey breast, slow braised turkey leg, mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, traditional stuffing, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce take-out wit gluten-free options and other tasty add-ons available.
Cost: $30 + GST (individual plate) / $100 + GST (family of four)
Order Deadline: Order by Dec 20.
Order Celtic Kitchen’s Christmas Dinner for 4 featuring turkey, ham, apple stuffing mashed potatoes, honey dill glazed carrots, brussel sprouts, and more. Dessert is Sticky Toffee Pudding plus Cheese and Traditional Scones. Guaranteed Leftovers.
Cost: $225 +GST (serves 4)
Order Deadline: Order ASAP as they are only doing 75 dinners.
Century Hospitality Group
The Century Hospitality Group is offering various Holiday Take and Makes this year, like a time saver casserole, breakfast, pancakes or pudding kits, along with other holiday kit/gifts.
Cost: $27-$44 (plus other add-ons)
Order Deadline: Requires 48 hours notice.
Culina To Go
Culina To Go is selling individual Holiday Dinner meals with roast turkey and the usual fixings plus a bag of gingerbread Caramunchies! Also has vegetarian options plus add-ons like stroganoff, brisket or tenderloin and more.
Cost: $45 + GST per person
Order Deadline: Pick-up Dec. 23-24.
D’Arcy’s Meat Market
D’Arcy’s Meat Market has teamed up with Twelve Mile Wolf to offer a classic Christmas takeaway feast featuring traditional roast turkey and maple glazed ham, sage and sausage stuffing, whipped potatoes, veg, yams, cheesecake and more.
Cost: $30 + GST per person
Order Deadline: Prior to Dec. 24 / 25 pick-up days.
Order the District Cafe Holiday Dinner to celebrate the holidays without dirtying a dish! Everything comes all prepared- ready to simply heat & serve. 1/2 lb turkey per person, buttermilk mashed potatoes, stuffing, herbed carrots, glazed brussels sprouts, rosemary gravy, rolls, whipped butter and cranberry sauce.
Cost: $70 – $150 + GST (for 2, 4, or 6 people)
Order Deadline: Order by Dec. 15.
Check out Dorinku Tokyo’s ‘Holiday Specials’ which might be perfect for your alternative Christmas meal, featuring a Christmas Dinner Box or a Chirashi Platter!
Cost: $95 – $165 + GST (depending on which set)
Order Deadline: No deadline listed.
Elizabethan Catering has expanded their take-home Christmas meal offerings with lots of options, from the Festive Feast for 2 (turkey or beef), meals for 6, combo side dishes, add-on desserts and more!
Cost: $45 – $225 + GST
Order Deadline: Order by Dec. 18.
“Noche Buena” Filipino Christmas Feast
Christmas is one of the most important holidays for Filipino people. The Philippines has the longest Christmas season in the world with celebrations from early September lasting until mid January. Filipinos normally celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, “Noche Buena” or the “Good Night.” Enjoy it from Filistix this year!
Cost: $49+GST (per person).
Order Deadline: Order by Dec. 22. Pick-up on Dec. 24.
The Hallway Cafe, whose chefs are talented youth, are offering up Christmas Dinner Kits this year. featuring a roasted turkey and cranberry sauce option or a maple glazed ham and grainy mustard option (with all the sides, fixings and dessert!)
Cost: Price not listed.
Order Deadline: Order by Dec.17
Highlands Golf Club
The Highlands Golf Club wants you to leave the cooking to them! They’re offering Turkey Take-out serving 4-5 people, plus Christmas beer, cool, cider packs, side and dessert add-ons.
Cost: $51.70 – $198 + GST (individual or family)
Order Deadline: No deadline listed. Pick up Dec. 23/24.
Edmonton’s new Food Hall JustCook Kitchens have a few different holiday meal options from their chefs including a Three Foodies Lamb Dinner or a HOM non-traditional Thai Dinner!
Cost: $26.50-$30 (+ add-on options)
Order Deadline: Dec. 19 (check individual offers)
MEAT’s Dinner for 4 returns this season including includes 2 lbs of smoked turkey breast and gravy, oven roast potatoes, buttery stuffing, parsnips, leeks, dill pickles, maple butter tarts and more. You can also add a Bourbon and Egg Nog Kit this year!
Cost: $129.99 + GST (and add-ons)
Order Deadline: Order prior to pick-up or delivery dates Dec. 23 & 24.
Meuwly’s Artisan Food Market is selling fully cooked smoked turkey and smoked honey ham for your holiday feast. Just heat and serve! 1/2 Turkey feeds 6-8 and includes cranberry sauce and gravy. Small ham feeds 2-3 / large feeds 8-10. Both come with signature Meuwly’s mustard.
Cost: $38 – $89 + GST (depending on ham size or turkey)
Order Deadline: No deadline listed but give them a couple days!
Rockin Robyn’s Diner
Rockin’ Robyns is offering a Heat and Serve Christmas Dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, carrots, desserts and more! You can also do soup and cabbage roll add-ons.
Cost: $65 – $155 (for 2 or 6)
Order Deadline: Order by Dec. 17. Pick up on Dec. 23 & 24.
featuring roast turkey with homemade spiced cranberry sauce, SandyView Farms old fashioned ham, meat stuffing, mashed, perogies, cabbage rolls, corn casserole and more! Can be made gluten-free. Send them a message for the updated menu (they haven’t posted publicly yet but sent me information).
Cost: $47.99 + GST (individual size) / $84.99 + GST (feeds 2).
Order Deadline: Order by Dec. 17. Pick up Dec 23/24.
Simply Supper is helping you get Ready for the Holidays with their Christmas Supper meal that’s “Ready-2-Cook” (needs to be fully cooked). Serves 2-4 people and featuring turkey breast, homestyle stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, dessert and sparkling apple juice. Gluten-free option available.
Cost: $80 + GST.
Order Deadline: Order by Dec. 16. Pick-up Dec. 24
Sunterra Market want to bring you and your family together to celebrate the holidays in the best way they know how: with delicious food! Choose from their Seasonal Feast or Holiday Meal Kit options of turkey, ham, prime rib or butternut squash.
Cost: $26.99 – $31.99 per person (depending on meal / more for kits)
Order Deadline: Delivery or pick-up Dec 22-24.
Upper Crust Cafe
Pick up the Upper Crust Cafe’s various Christmas Dinner Takeout options—turkey, salmon, baked ham, veg or tourtiere, plus holiday add-on specials.
Cost: $17-$21 + GST (per person + add-ons)
Order Deadline: Order prior to Dec. 21-24.
Order Workshop Eatery’s Holiday Meal featuring herb roasted turkey breast, confit turkey leg, sage turkey jus, cranberry, leek & rosemary foccacia dressing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, peas and carrots with thyme butter, chipotle maple sweet potato casserole with pecan crumble and Workshop cranberry relish—plus add-ons!
Cost: $78 – $312 (for 2, 4, or 8)
Order Deadline: Order by Fri, Dec. 17. Pick-up Dec. 23.
If you’re offering a Christmas meal this year and you’re not listed, please let me know and I’d be happy to add you!
I really hope everyone has a great and safe holiday season. If you end up ordering using my Guide, share a photo / tag me! I’d love to know this helped make your holiday eats happier and easier.
Very happy to find this! So helpful, thank you
Thanks again, Linda for including Elizabethan in your 2021 Guide to Christmas Dinners. We so appreciate the support!! Chef Steven
Thank you SO much for this! You’re the best!