These Atlanta Restaurants Are Open For Takeout This Holiday Season
Give yourself the gift of not cooking.
This holiday season, it’s best to put safety first. The CDC recommends not gathering with people outside of your household and keeping your events outdoors, if possible. While the size of your holiday dinner might be smaller, it doesn’t have to be less delicious. Give yourself a break from cooking and order a holiday feast from one of Atlanta’s restaurants. From hams to latkes to tamales, there’s a special out there wrapped in a bow just for you.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
The Fox Bros. are offering tamales in addition to their traditional holiday offerings of turkey, ham, and classic sides. You have a choice of tinga chicken verde or smoked brisket and queso. Can’t eat them all by yourself? It’s okay—they freeze well! Something to look forward to throughout winter.
How to order: Tamales start at $18 per dozen; Order tamales or other holiday takeout here.
If you’re feeding a family, Bocado has packages for four, six, and eight people. They include honey-glazed roasted pork, a variety of sides (hello, Brussels sprouts with sunchoke puree, farro and Calabrese pepper). The packages also include bread pudding with pecans and caramel.
How to order: Meals start at $96; for details and to order call 404-815-1399.
Forget the usual ham and turkey and opt for a flavorful Persian feast, instead. Delbar is offering a meal that feeds up to 10 people (hello, leftovers!). The star of the show is the spiced leg of lamb, but there’s also sabzi polo with tahdig (a rice dish topped with a thin crust of scorched rice), taftoon bread, and garnishes like feta and herbs.
How to order: Meal is $230 and order by calling 404-500-1444; orders must be placed 48 hours ahead of time.
The General Muir
Don’t even think about lighting the menorah without some latkes from The General Muir. Besides latkes, they also have bagel and fish platters and festive treats (Blue and white cookies! Apple butter-filled sufganiyot!). You can even order the off-menu “Festival of Heights,” a tower of latke poutine featuring more than 40 potato pancakes. Hanukkah orders must be placed 24-48 hours in advance.
How to order: Prices vary; order here.
Ming’s is a go-to spot for Cantonese food for good reason. The roasted meats, like duck and crispy chicken, are perfectly tender, while dishes like congee and noodle soups offer plenty of warmth.
How to order: Prices vary; order by calling 770-451-6985.
Wood’s Chapel BBQ
The sister restaurant of The General Muir has brown sugar and orange-glazed duck. I repeat: brown sugar and orange-glazed duck! The duck comes with chestnut stuffing. If you’re not ducking into it, they also have whole smoked turkey with gravy and pineapple-glazed ham. Available sides include roasted Brussels sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes. Desserts are also available.
How to order: Proteins start at $70, sides at $18, and desserts are $40 each. Order here for pick up on December 23.
Cooks & Soldiers
If you’re hoping for a carnivorous Christmas, Cooks & Soldiers is here for you. Order a standing rib roast (all four pounds of it) along with sides like mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and cranberry sauce. Available on Christmas Eve.
How to order: The package is $195; order here beginning December 14.
Christmas Eve dinner just got a whole lot tastier thanks to Double Zero’s dinner package. It features roasted lamb shoulder served with spiced yogurt, Calabrian chili, caramelized onions, and nuvole bread. The package also includes sides and a dessert.
How to order: $75 (serves four people); order here beginning December 14.
Ray's in the City
Sometimes you don’t want a lot of holiday razzle dazzle. You just want steak. Look no further than Ray’s and their locations in Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, and downtown Atlanta. The steakhouse is offering its usual takeout menu with standout items like charbroiled oysters, calamari, steakhouse sides, and, of course, plenty of red meat.
How to order: Prices vary; order here.
Do not sleep on pastry chef Zibaa Sammander’s sufganiyot (filled with jelly or chocolate). They are offered as part of a Hanukkah meal package that also includes a potato latkes bar (herbed labneh and smoked applesauce), vegetarian salatim (a variety of side dishes), and a whole short rib plate or smoked cauliflower.
How to order: Package starts at $90; order info here.
TydeTate will sell their delicious Thai offerings at Chattahoochee Food Works in West Midtown, soon, but for now they deliver their eats all over town. For the holidays, they’re offering a variety of sides like curry puffs and saku (tapioca dumplings). Orders must be placed by December 20 for delivery on Christmas Eve or Day.
How to order: Sides trays start at $20; order through Instagram.
The barbecue spot located in Virginia-Highland has three packages that each feed up to six people. Choose from smoked turkey, glazed ham, or beef tenderloin. Each package includes sides like cinnamon apples or Brussels sprouts and dinner rolls.
How to order: Starts at $250; for details or to order call 404-249-5010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Select Restaurant + Bar
The French-inspired restaurant is paying homage to France with a réveillon. Traditionally a long dinner held in the evenings leading up to Christmas, the Select’s version comprises three courses and is available for dine-in and takeout through Christmas Eve. The menu includes seasonal items like porcini and truffle soup, turkey roulade, and buche noel.
How to order: $60 per person; order by calling 770-637-2240
Nakato Japanese Restaurant
Sushi on Christmas? Yes, please! Nakato has been around since 1972, so if you’re going to ditch the traditional American feast, this is a great place to do it. You can order off of the regular menu, but if you’re feeding a large crowd you might want to consider one of their holiday packages which include sushi and appetizer platters.
How to order: Prices vary (holiday packages start at $75); order here.
Paces & Vine
Skip the cooking on Christmas Eve and order the three-course tasting menu from Paces & Vine. It includes dishes like Scottish cured salmon with creme fraiche, pan roasted Florida grouper, and tiramisu.
How to order: $55 per person; order by calling 404-205-8255.
Jarrett Stieber’s produce-forward restaurant is still offering some of the most creative takeout options in the city. He’s offering “heat n’eat” Christmas dinners for four available for pickup on Christmas Day between 12-8 pm. The menu isn’t set, but you can expect what Stieber calls, “Jewish Chinese food” with dishes like “everything egg drop soup” and “mapo matzo balls.”
How to order: Price varies; order here.
For those looking for a Christmas meal without the gluten, KarmaFarm is a great option.
Not only is the food free of many allergens, but it’s delicious, too. The holiday menu is available for pre-order now and available for pick-up on Christmas Eve. Dishes include vegan “meatloaf,” roasted chicken leg quarters, green bean casserole, and sesame-roasted beets.
How to order: Entrees start at $16; order here.
Leon's Full Service
Leon’s Christmas package screams comfort with dishes like smoked ham with brown sugar-dijon glaze, duchesse potatoes, and mushroom gruyere bread pudding. Don’t worry, dessert is included too and it’s a delicious chocolate almond cake accompanied by shortbread cookies. If you need help with wine pairings there’s an option to add those on, too.
How to order: $165; call 404-687-0500 to order.
You can’t bring Gunshow’s famous rolling carts home with you, but you can bring home their Christmas meal. It serves four people and includes shrimp cocktail, pecan-smoked duck breast, duck boudin, carrots with tahini and beet harissa, and more. It also includes Christmas wassail which will keep you warm after the meal is over.
How to order: $250; order here.
Kevin Gillespie’s sweet southern charmer has meals for four to six people and features delectable treats like Cheerwine-glazed ham or herb-crusted prime rib. Other fixings include smoked cheddar cheese straws with apple butter, winter citrus salad with blood orange vinaigrette, and flourless chocolate torte with candied orange and sea salt.
Cost: $225; order here.