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Christmas Dinner To Go in Los Angeles: Best Choices

Updated for 2021

Christmas dinner can be fun and fancy, and let’s face it – it can be a lot of work, too. So why not give yourself a gift this year and get take-out? We’re not talking about fast food. Many terrific restaurants in Los Angeles are offering their signature meals to go.

And don’t worry about missing out on tradition, because there are so many cuisines to choose from. In fact, we think you’ll have so many great options on this list, you may just start a new family tradition.

Looking for where to get Tamales in LA? Check out this great list.

Plus since contactless delivery is now the gold standard, you may not even have to leave your house! Enjoy Christmas Dinner this year, no matter who does the cooking.

Related: Things to do in Los Angeles on Christmas Day

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Christmas Dinner To Go in SoCal

Bianca is offering holiday treats and desserts, like panettone, a very traditional Italian dessert, stolen, Bûche de Noël, dulce de leche coconut tarte, pasta frola, chocolate banana, almond pear, apple pie, pecan, pumpkin, and key lime pie. As part of the Holiday spirit, Bianca will also be offering gift baskets. Pre-order soon!

Boston Market
Several locations including
2020 Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754

Boston Market offers holiday meals designed for families of all sizes. They offer turkey or ham options. You can select from a complete holiday meal or create your own, ordering a la carte from a large variety of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts.

Bristol Farms
Several locations, including 606 Fair Oaks Ave.South Pasadena, CA 91030

Bristol Farms has delicious menu of pre-cooked holiday meals that can be picked up ahead of time.

Buca di Beppo
Several locations including
6333 W. 3rd. St., Los Angeles, CA 90036

The signature Buca di Beppo catering meal would be delicious any day, but especially on Christmas. Receive a half tray of mini cannolis free with any catering order over $100.

The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant
742 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038

The Cat & Fiddle is serving up a lovely menu for the holidays, with starters, entrées like Roast Turkey, Beef Wellington, or Nut Wellington, and desserts like Sticky Toffee Pudding or Pear & Apple Crumble – plus a Christmas cracker per person. And check out their holiday gift baskets!

Chichen Itza Restaurant
3655 S. Grand Avenue, C6, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Famous for their Yucatan cuisine, the Chichen Itza catering menu includes pollo asado, cochinita pibil, and of course, tamales. Order ahead.

nutcracker on table for christmas dinner

Gelson’s
Several locations including
2725 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Gelson’s offers holiday meals for Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s – and actually anytime in between as well. Order online.

Greenleaf Kitchen and Cocktails
Multiple locations around SoCal

Greenleaf has got you covered for all your holiday meals, with entrées like slow roasted brisket, prime rib, apple-smoked pork tenderloin, cedar-roasted salmon filet, spiral sliced ham, turkey breast, or organic stuffed spaghetti squash, Sides like sweet potatoes and stuffing, of course, plus specialties like biscuits with apple butter and garlicky broccolini. For Hanukkah, they’ve got latkes and Matzo Ball soup, too. And don’t forget dessert! Check out their entire menu online – and order early!

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HoneyBaked Ham
Several locations including
547 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale, CA 91206

Honeybaked Ham is a classic choice for Christmas dinner – or even for New Year’s Day. It’s hard to go wrong with their signature seasonings.

Huckleberry Café
1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica 90401

For Christmas Dinner, we’re cooking up some decadent Revier Braised Short Ribs with au jus, horseradish cream and herbs and a beautiful Mary’s Organic Herb Roasted Chicken with a dried fruit & bread salad, kale & apple cider vinaigrette, alongside veggies such as Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower, Sweet Butternut Squash Purée and more. On Christmas Day, there’s Goat Cheese & Gruyere Quiche (with the option to add Niman Ranch ham), Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes and take & bake or baked versions of our Coffee Cake and Blueberry Cornmeal Cake. On the sweets side, enjoy take & bake or baked Cranberry Pear Crumble Pie, boxes of Christmas Cookies, and more. We’ve got Decorating Kits for adults or kiddos, like Holiday Cookies with gingersnap boys & girls, Holiday Cupcakes with chocolate, vanilla & gingerbread flavors and an awesome Gingerbread House – all of which include a variety of icings and plant-based, natural or organic decorations.   

Noor To Go
300 E Colorado Blvd Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91101

Get the signature Christmas Dinner package from Noor To Go and you’ll have your choice of entrées like: roasted turkey, spiral-sliced ham, seafood pasta, or Prime rib (among others), choices of side dishes like au gratin potatoes, rice pilaf, organic harvest stuffing, and seasonal vegetables. Noor’s Holiday Dinner catering packages are available for curbside pick-up or delivery for an additional fee. 

Porto’s Bake at Home Treats
Order Online

SoCal’s famous Porto’s Bakery and Café is letting you bake some of their most delicious goodies at home now. Your order arrives frozen and you bake when ready. And their menu has perfect food for everything from Christmas breakfast to dessert, and plenty of things in between. Try potato balls, cheese rolls, chicken empanadas, guava strudel, dulce de leche besito cookies, or their signature Milk and Berries cake.

Related: Restaurants Serving Christmas Dinner in Los Angeles

Rutt’s Hawaiian Catering
11711 Washington Place, Los Angeles 90066

Go to the Islands, at least in spirit, this holiday season, and order your meal from Rutt’s. Whether you get their special menu or just get some of their famous Royales, short ribs, loco mocos and musubi, you’ll be good to go.

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