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Christmas Dinner To Go in Los Angeles: Best Choices

Updated for 2022

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 takeout? 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.

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christmas dinner to go table set with greens and cranberries and red goblet

Christmas Dinner To Go in SoCal — updated for 2022

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

Bristol Farms has a delicious menu of pre-cooked holiday meals that can be picked up ahead of time, including desserts and wine. But if you’re busy and need your meals delivered, they can do that too!

Buca di Beppo
Multiple locations including:
17500 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91316

The signature Buca di Beppo catering meal would be delicious any day, but especially on Christmas — and it’s available in two sizes: the small meal feeds around 10 people and the large meal feeds up to 20. Or, if your “crowd” is a bit smaller this year, you can still enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Feast to Go from Buca di Beppo in two smaller sizes to feed 3 people or up to 6.

Cat & Fiddle Pub and Restaurant
742 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038

The Cat & Fiddle will be open on Christmas Eve and will offer their full menu as well a special Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Menu (vegetarian option available as well). The Christmas Eve prix fixe menu will be available for dine-in and takeout.

Angelini Osteria
7313 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036

Angelini will offer Large Trays & Whole Portions of Gino Angelini’s signature dishes. Holiday highlights include Whole Porchetta, Braised Short Ribs, Butternut Squash Lasagna, Chestnut Soup, Roasted Vegetables, Panettone and more. Angelini on Beverly will be CLOSED on December 24th & 25th.

Multiple 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 roasted salmon filet, almond-crusted chicken, spiral sliced ham, roasted turkey breast, or braised short ribs. A few of their sides include garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, and maple roasted yams as well as gravy and specialties like dinner rolls with homemade maple butter. And don’t forget dessert! Check out their entire menu online — and order early!

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HoneyBaked Ham
Multiple 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.

Noor To Go
300 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 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 grilled salmon, among others. You can also have your choice 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.

Socalo Christmas dinner to go
Photo credit SOCALO/Suzanne Lanza

1920 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404

Perfect for celebrating Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, enjoy Chefs Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken’s holiday dishes and tamales at home. Christmas Dinner at Home costs $40 per person and includes: Short Ribs with Mole, Sweet Corn Tamales with Crema, Cranberry Apple Salsita, Herb Roasted Root Vegetables, Winter Chopped Kale Salad, Organic Red Rice, Chocolate Chip Cookies. Dinner at home arrives with simple warming and serving instructions to make gathering a breeze.  Available for delivery or pickup from Socalo in Santa Monica on Friday, December 23rd & Saturday, December 24th. Pre-order by Wednesday, December 21 at 3pm. Thanksgiving to go sold out early so we highly recommend ordering asap!

Related: Restaurants Serving Christmas Dinner in Los Angeles

These Restaurants to Get Christmas Dinner To Go in Los Angeles: Best Choices have not yet updated their information for 2022

8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

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
Multiple 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.

The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant
742 N. Highland Ave., 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 Ave., C6, Los Angeles, CA 90007

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

nutcracker on table for christmas dinner

Huckleberry Café
1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 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.   

Rutt’s Hawaiian Catering
11711 Washington Pl., Los Angeles, CA 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 moco, and musubi, you’ll be good to go.

Christmas dinner table set with a lily

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