This morning on CBC Edmonton AM, I talked about restaurants, caterers, and food businesses that are offering takeout dinners for the holiday season. Below is information about all those places and more: from Sherwood Park to Spruce Grove; Nisku to St. Albert and of course, Edmonton.

Every business I list offers Christmas meals that will be ready between December 22 and December 24. Some are frozen, some are partially cooked, some are hot and ready to serve. Many restaurants that notified me last week on Twitter of their Christmas specials have already sold out, so things are moving very fast. The info posted below is subject to change so good luck in your quest! And while you’re at it, think about lining up dinner for New Year’s Eve, too.

Catering Companies:

That’s right, caterers: the people who usually cook for weddings, conferences and parties of 100 people or more are having a heck of a time through this pandemic. They’re set and ready to go for orders big or small. Give them a call.

*SOLD OUT* A Cappella Catering – 12105 – 120 Avenue, Edmonton. The website states: “Between December 1-24, order deadline is noon, two business days prior to your event.” [Individual portions available]

Bridges Catering, 9203 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton. Order by NOON today, December 18. [Individual portions available]

Cena Catering, Sherwood Park – Christmas meal is for 5 to 6 people; nothing smaller, but hey, you’ll have leftovers if it’s only the two of you! Order by 5 p.m., December 20th. 

Highlands Golf Club – 6603 Ada Blvd., Edmonton. Go to the middle of this page for the order form and information on what’s available. *Update: sold out but check their website for further announcements if they can expand their capacity.

Mercer’s Catering – 12514 – 124 Street, Edmonton – Turkey poutine? Yes, please! Order by December 18. Find more food info on this Facebook post or click on “Christmas parties” on their Menus & Events page. [Individual portions available]

St. Michael’s Health Group Edmonton – Traditional turkey dinner with pyrohy! Pick up only at 7408 – 139 Ave. Order by 5 pm, December 18. [Individual portions available]

Food Stores/Delis

The Butchery at Rge Rd – 12229 – 107 Avenue. Meal kits are available for pre-order on Tock. The shop is open Dec 19, 10 am to 4 pm (closed Sunday and Monday) so call 780-443-0000 to pre-order whatever you need (steaks, charcuterie boards, sausages, pate, whole chickens, elk, bison, pork, pickled veg, etc) for pick up Tuesday/Wednesday. Note: they are sold out of gravy, turkey stock, and egg nog. Looking for a family size charcuterie board? The Butchery has you covered:

Culina to Go – 12019 A – 102 Avenue, Edmonton. Offering individual Christmas turkey or vegetarian dinners. Turkey comes with stuffing, carrots, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pickled onions. You can also add a Yule Log dessert. 48 hours notice required. [Individual portions available]

Meuwly’s – #101, 10706 124 Street, Edmonton – You’ve just missed out on the smoked turkeys and hams, but cheese and charcuterie kits are still available although I was told these are also going very fast, too. If you want in on some of the best charcuterie spreads in the city, you have until end of the business day, this Saturday, December 19. Click here.

Sandyview Farms – 155 South Ave., Spruce Grove. Turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cabbage rolls, perogies, roasted carrots, salads, and more! Their Christmas menu is viewable on their Facebook page. Phone: 780-962-0067, email:

Restaurants/Food Trucks

Avila Arepa – 10760 – 82 Avenue, Edmonton. My favourite place in the city for arepas and other South American street foods; Avila Arepa has a Noche Buena menu on their Facebook page. You can order until 3 pm, December 22.

Bodega (Tapas Bar by Sabor) – Highlands, St. Albert, and 124 Street locations. Want something other than turkey? This is the place to get it!

Bully Foodtruck – 14572 – 116 Avenue. Lots of options here on the Christmas menu located halfway through this Facebook post. Order by December 19th for pick up on the 23rd at the back delivery door between 4 and 5:30 pm. Send an email (with your phone number!) to or text 780-695-9292 [Individual portions available]

The Chateau Louis has extended the ordering cutoff for their (gluten-free) Christmas Dinner takeout meal. You now have until Monday, December 21 to order.

*NEW* –> Dalla Tavola Zenari – 10166 – 100A Street. This beautiful restaurant by the Zenari family has some fantastic holiday options!

Filistix is offering their Noche Buena dinner which includes your choice of Filipino style porchetta or beef shortrib caldereta or a vegetarian stew called pinkabet. All mains come with sides. Order until Dec 22 for pickup on Dec 23 or 24th at 10621 – 100 Avenue.  [Individual portions available]

Glass Monkey – 5842 – 111 Street. Order by December 20th for pickup or delivery on the 23rd. Follow this link for turkey, gravy, and all the good stuff! [Individual portions available]

Highlevel Diner – 10912 – 88 Avenue, Edmonton. Order cutoff is December 18th. Order online at [Individual portions available]

Juniper Bistro – 9514 87 Street, Edmonton. The cutoff for dinner for four is December 21. The dinner-for-4 meal includes sautéed Brussels sprouts, baby smashed potatoes, turkey breast with lemon sage butter, gravy, Irving’s pork sausage with apricot and pistachios, dinner rolls, and apple crumble pie with a pint of KIND vanilla ice cream for dessert. Order here. Pick up December 22-24.

Juniper Bistro (Strathearn neighbourhood) is offering a holiday dinner complete with a pint of Kind ice cream. Nice.

The Marc – 9940 – 106 Street, Edmonton. Always fantastic food here and you can order wine, too. Order cutoff is for December 24 is three days prior (Dec 21), but don’t delay. Pick up for holiday dinner is on December 24th (Curbside 1:00 – 3:00 pm) [Individual portions available]

Sabor – 10220 – 103 Street – Christmas pre-orders will be taken Monday, December 21 starting at noon for pick up between 4 and 8 pm on Christmas Eve. Also, think about what you need for Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day! Family-Style options are available, and don’t forget to order wine, too!

*NEW* –> Saskitoba Ukrainian Restaurant – 1501 – 8th Street, Nisku – info on Facebook page only. Must order by 5 pm, December 18. Pick up only. Food will be cooked and chilled in oven-safe packaging for you to reheat, or, if you wish, picked up hot on Christmas Eve. [Individual portions available]

Smokehouse BBQ – 8310 Roper Road, Edmonton. Preorder turkey rouladen and all the fixings through email ( by 6 pm, Dec 18th. [Individual portions available]


Workshop Eatery (aka The Henhouse) – cut off December 18th. Orders are to be picked up on Wednesday, December 23 from 12 pm to 8 pm on the southside at Workshop Eatery 2003 – 91 St SW, Edmonton, or at The Greenhouse at Victoria Golfcourse 12130 River Valley Road (Downtown). [Individual portions available]

XIX (Nineteen) – St. Albert and Terwillegar (5940 Mullen Way) locations – pickup is available on December 24th from noon to 5 pm. Order online at or call 780-395-1119. Order cutoff is December 21.

Christmas dinner options at XIX – Southside and St. Albert locations

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