Where to Order Take Out Christmas Dinner in Calgary

Kayla Young December 18, 2022
Take Out Christmas Dinner in Calgary - SavvyMom

If you’re like me, you love everything about big, fancy holiday dinners – except maybe the cooking. Fortunately, a lot of local restaurants and catering companies have tuned into the fact that many of us would rather spend Christmas day sipping cocoa around the tree with family than stuffing a turkey. If you’ve decided to hang up your apron this year, we’ve rounded up a list of some of our favourite spots to order take out Christmas dinner in Calgary.

Where to Order Take Out Christmas Dinner in Calgary

Gather Catering | gathercatering.ca

Price: $72 per person + taxes & fees

What You Get:
A mouthwatering 4-course meal perfect for meat-eaters and vegetarians. Start out with an appetizer of Yorkshire puddings, accompanied by your choice of brie, sage and cranberry sauce, or a traditional pudding with braised AAA beef and horseradish cream. Next, enjoy some butternut and ginger soup or a winter salad, followed by your choice of main course. Will you indulge in the porter braised short rib with mashed potatoes and orange glazed vegetables or the brined and roasted turkey breast and leg with the same sides, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce? There is also a main option of sweet potato and mushroom wellington with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. To finish off your meal, choose either an eggnog panna cotta or a chef’s selection of mini confections.

Blue Flame Kitchen | shop.atco.com

Order By: 5 pm on December 20 for pickup on December 23 or 24
Price: $230 + tax, additional sides extra

What You Get:
A dinner that will feed 4-6 people and includes a ready-to-roast turkey breast with fresh herbs along with a confit turkey leg & thigh. Sides include honey and thyme roasted carrots, roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta, sage stuffing with roasted garlic, traditional turkey gravy, brown butter mashed potatoes, and spiced orange cranberry sauce. For dessert, enjoy sticky plum pudding with whiskey caramel sauce. Since you’ll be cooking the meal yourself, Blue Flame Kitchen also includes an instant read meat thermometer and a Blue Flame kitchen apron with your meal! This year, a gluten-free version of the same meal (minus the stuffing) will also be offered!

Hotel Blackfoot | hotelblackfoot.com

Order By: Available from December 1 – 31. Orders must be placed 72 hours in advance.
Price: $425 + tax

What You Get:
This take out Christmas dinner in Calgary includes a 13-pound roast turkey and all the trimmings in a meal that will feed 8-10 people. Your meal’s sides include bakers fresh dinner rolls with butter, a build-your-own Caesar salad, honey dill baby carrots, roasted Brussels sprouts, glazed acorn squash, whipped potatoes, and traditional stuffing with cranberries and apples along with herbed pan gravy and orange cranberry sauce. Satisfy your sweet tooth with warm apple crumble and delicious sugar cookies! Additional sides and mains can be added for a fee.

Best Western Premier | calgaryplaza.com

Order By: 5 pm on December 21
Price: $295 for a meal for 6-8 people; $395 for a meal for 10-12 people. Theres is also a dinner for 2 for $89 (all prices include tax)

What you get:
Along with your turkey, every meal in this take out Christmas dinner in Calgary includes dinner rolls, butter mushroom bisque, buttermilk mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, sautéed green beans, baked maple sweet potatoes, and traditional sage stuffing along with cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. Dessert is a choice of pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb, Saskatoon berry, or apple pie. Traditional English Sherry Trifle can be substituted for an additional $3.50 per person. The dinner for two option includes 400 grams of carved turkey (white and dark meat) and choice of one half of dessert pie.

Heritage Park | heritagepark.ca

Price: $55 for the Alberta Bakery Morning Basket Kit; Curbside Classic Christmas Take Home, and Heat Dinner Kit Meal for 2 $75; Meal for 4 $138; Curbside Classic Takeout Dinner Kit starts at $44 per person, depending on entree.

What you get:
Looking for an easy and delicious Christmas breakfast? The Alberta Bakery Morning Basket kit comes with cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing, 4 cheese buns, a variety of scones and muffins, butter and fruit preserves, and 4 Happy Planet bottled fruit smoothies.

For dinner, the Take Home and Heat meal includes bourbon roasted turkey breast, sage and cranberry stuffing, pan gravy, and homemade cranberry sauce and a choice of maple roasted butternut squash. Soup or smoky tomato and roasted red pepper bisque with whipped potatoes, roasted root vegetables, and pumpkin pie.

For something a little heartier, the Classic Takeout Dinner Kit includes an appetizer of artisanal greens with baby spinach or maple roasted butternut squash soup. Entree options are either red wine braised AAA short rib with roasted baby red potatoes and seasonal vegetables, pork tenderloin, fingerling potatoes, and seasonal vegetables or bourbon roasted turkey breast with sage and cranberry stuffing, pan gravy, cranberry sauce,  whipped potatoes and roasted root vegetables. For dessert, you’ll have to choose between sticky toffee pudding and pumpkin pie!

Fairmont Palliser Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar | hawthorndiningroom.ca

Order By: December 19
Price: $395 for dinner for 8; $595 for dinner for 15

What you get:
Your meal for 8 includes a slow-roasted 5-6 kilogram Alberta turkey and your meal for 15 will have a whopper of a bird at 10-12 kilograms. The sides for both meals are the same, although the portions differ! With either meal, you’ll get to enjoy a Hawthorn baked loaf of bread with whipped honey butter, garden greens with a sweet herb dressing, traditional sage and apple stuffing, honey roasted root vegetables, whipped potatoes, orange cranberry sauce and gravy. For dessert, you’ll dig into a yule log and apple pie. Toast to your loved ones with 1 Bottle of Chandon Brut Classic (750ml) for the smaller meal option, and 2 bottles with your dinner for 15.

The Carriage House | carriagehouse.net

Order By: December 21 at 5 pm
Price: Golden Oven Roasted Turkey Meal – $45 per person; AAA Prime Rib Meal – $54 per person; Lemon Thyme Roasted Whole Chicken Meal – $45 per person

What you get:
All of the above meals are served with a market salad, Brussels sprouts, roasted carrots, creamy mashed potatoes, and Carriage House fresh baked dinner rolls. For dessert, choose an in house baked Christmas cake or apple pie! Add-ons like rosemary crusted lamb rack, a roasted salmon, and a fruit platter can be added for an extra cost.

Great Events Catering | greateventscatering.ca

Price: Varies by entree and quantity chosen. See menu for details.

What you get:
Classics like turkey, pork loin, and beef short ribs can be selected as a main course in whatever quantity you decide. If you’d like to add something extra special, whole poached Atlantic lobster, pan seared swordfish, surf and turf, and confit duck leg are all delicious options you can choose. Regardless of which protein you choose, each meal comes with a fresh baguette and whipped butter, roasted beet salad, preserved white asparagus, brown butter whipped potatoes, spiced mini peppers, roasted honey squash and fried Brussels sprouts. Your optional dessert consists of apple crisp and butter rum caramel eggnog cheesecake or vegan New York Cheese Cake. Vegan sides can be accommodated if requested.

Will you be cooking for Christmas this year or have you decided to let someone else have the honours? Did we miss a spot with a great Christmas meal to-go? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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