Christmas to-go: These Toronto kitchens will do the cooking for you

Dec 15 2016, 5:11 am

Christmas is just around the corner. Are your cooking skills up to snuff?

If you (or your condo-sized oven) are not up to the challenge of cooking a feast, perhaps these merry meals courtesy of Toronto kitchens will ease your anxiety.

Whether looking for supplementary side dishes, solo entrees, or a complete family feast, these Christmas dinners to-go are ready to make your holiday actually feel like a holiday.

We even found vegan and gluten-free options.

Here’s who to call when you want to get Christmas dinner catered in Toronto.

Doug’s Public Kitchen

The organic, vegan, and gluten-free holiday dinner from Doug’s is available for parties of two to three guests for $80, or for up to five people for $150. On the menu, a choice of herbed French lentil and millet loaf or herbed red wine Dijon seitan roulade with wild rice stuffing, caramelized winter vegetables, mashed potatoes. gravy, and cranberry sauce.

Pick-up times available between December 22 and December 24.

Address: 561 Marlee Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @dougmcnish

Côte de Bœuf

The holiday menu from this boutique butcher on Ossington includes everything you need to host the holidays. Heritage bird start at $6.50 per pound, while a selection of prepared accompaniments includes duck fat potatoes, stuffing, gravy, charcuterie and cheese boards, pies, buttertarts, cakes and more.

Address: 130 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @cotedeboeufossington

The Food Dudes Pantry

Priced at $45 per person (minimum six guests), this complete feast features turkey breast with cranberry and gravy, sliced brisket, bone marrow mashed potatoes, heirloom carrots, General Tao brussel sprouts, salad, sticky toffee pudding and fresh fruit.

Available for pick up on Friday, December 23 from noon to 3 pm.

Address: 24 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @fooddudes

Kanto by Tita Flips

Do Xmas Filipino style with a Christmas Ham (from $25), Bibingka, and Lechon Belly ($140 per 15 lb slab) from this Market 707 vendor. They’ve got dessert covered too with ube puto ($6 per dozen), leche flan ($12 per 8″ round), and Sans Rival meringue cakes ($35).

Address: 707 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @titaflips


McEwarn’s offers holiday meals including whole turkey dinners with all the fixings (gravy, cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts, roasted root vegetables, spun potatoes, stuffing, bread and salad with champagne vinaigrette) in three sizes. Serve eight to ten guests for $219, upto 15 guests for $299, or 16 to 20 people for $410.

Not a fan of turkey? Here you’ll find menus centred around beef tenderloin and roasted leg of lamb too. Allow at least 24 hours advance notice for orders. Delivery available.

Address: 38 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto
Instagram: @themcewangroup


Let this fine foods purveyor provide cheats like a la carte hor d’oeuvres, platters, and soups to supplement your efforts or let them do all the cooking with prix fixe menus and feasts on offer.

A complete turkey dinner for parties of eight is priced at $250 and includes a baked brie, salad, sweet potato soup, whole roasted turkey with bread stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, garlic whipped potatoes, roasted root veg, green beans Almondine, and a maple pecan pie for dessert.

Address: 1539 Avenue Road, Toronto; 57 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto; Bayview Village Shopping Centre, 2901 Bayview Avenue; Saks Food Hall by Pusateri’s at CF Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall, Toronto
Instagram: @pusaterisfoods

Sanagan’s Meat Locker

On the holiday menu at this Kensington Market butcher shop: literally all the prepared foods you could ever ask for; tourtiere ($25), cassoulet ($80), Christmas pudding ($20), and mincemeat pie (from $15).

The butcher counter has got show-stopping entrees covered too, including a line-up of bacon-wrapped boneless hens stuffed with a fennel sausage ($8 each), beef wellington ($25 per portion), mini Turduckens ($30), crown roasts ($9.99/lb), and more.

Address: 176 Baldwin Street, Toronto
Instagram: @sanagansmeatlocker

Smoke Signals Bar-B-Q

The smokehouse on Dundas West is now taking pre-orders for smoked whole turkeys, briskets, ribs and pulled pork for the holiday season. Simply email in advance to secure your very own Southern-style Christmas dinner.

Address: 1242 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @smokesignalsbarbecue

Summerhill Market

Online ordering makes making Christmas dinner as easy as clicking a button. Orders for pick-up can be made with just 72 hours notice and while a traditional turkey dinner is priced at $29.95 per person, there’s also a gluten-free turkey dinner ($29.95), beef tenderloin dinner ($36.95) and beef wellington dinner ($41.95) on offer too.

Address: 446 Summerhill Avenue, Toronto; 1054 Mt.Pleasant Road, Toronto
Instagram: @summerhillmkt


Whether looking for a plated Christmas dinner for one, or feeding 8 to 10, this bistro in The Beach(es) has got you covered. Take-out dinners for those flying solo can be had for $42 per order, meanwhile family menus range from $325 to $389 and feature options like whole turkey, leg of lamb and beef tenderloin with all the trimmings.

Address: 2343 Queen Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @veloutebistro


The plant powered Christmas dinner on offer from this vegan butcher is priced at $29.95 per person and comes completes with carrot ginger soup, cauliflower-potato mash, beet wellington, stuffing, roasted veggies, and pumpkin pie brownies for dessert. Advance orders must be in by December 19 for pick-up on December 23 or 24.

Address: 705 College Street, Toronto
Instagram: @yamchopsto

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