Where to Order Take Out Christmas Dinner in Toronto

Take Out Christmas Dinner in Toronto - SavvyMom

Christmas traditions vary dramatically from family to family, but one consistent element is that the holidays are a lot of work, especially for parents in Toronto. One reason for all that effort? That near universal tradition of a big and (hopefully) delicious meal. But what if this year you outsourced that momentous task to someone else? That’s right, instead of spending hours prepping dinner, all you need to do is pick up a pre-made take out Christmas dinner in Toronto (or in some cases have it delivered) and then warm it up in the oven.

While not quite as many restaurants are offering Christmas dinners to-go as in years past (heads-up westenders, the Lakeview’s famed deep-fried turkey is eat-in only this year), there’s still a nice selection of spots where you order your meal.

Below, we round up 12 Toronto-based caterers and restaurants that are serving up multi-course Christmas dinners to-go. While turkey is the star of most of these meals, we’ve made sure to feature a few other main course options, as well as try to provide options for a variety of price points and crowd sizes.

Where to Order Take Out Christmas Dinner in Toronto


299 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto

Turkey might be the protein we traditionally associate with Christmas dinner, but if your family is looking for something a little meatier, check out Barque’s BBQ Bundles. One option is the Big BBQ Bundle, which lets you choose three types of meat (think ribs, brisket, and chicken thighs) accompanied by such tasty sides as mac and cheese, Caesar salad and pork rinds. All this food should easily feed six people and costs $275. Orders must be placed at least 48 hours before you want to pick your meal up, with December 24 being the last day for pick-up.

Corbin Catering & Foods

1670 Kingston Rd., Toronto

Customers return year after year to snap up Corbin Catering & Foods’ delicious takeout turkey dinner. For $55 a person (minimum two-person order), you get slow roasted turkey breast and thigh, mixed herb roasted potatoes, maple glazed baby carrots, spiced cranberry sauce, and more, including a flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Want something other than turkey? Corbin cooks up a couple of other options, including a spiced lamb chop dinner that runs $75 per person. Dinners can be delivered or picked up from December 20 until noon on Christmas Eve.

Farm Boy

Various Locations

While most of the big grocery store brands now offer some version of a pre-made Christmas turkey dinner, the consensus from local Facebook parenting groups is that Farm Boy offers the superior grocery store meal. For $199.99, enjoy either a roast turkey or glazed ham and an assortment of sides including cranberry apple sausage stuffing, chive mashed potatoes and roasted shredded Brussel sprouts. Either protein option will feed six to eight people. and will take around two hours to reheat. Farm Boy doesn’t have a hard order deadline, but it does encourage people to secure their dinners ASAP. All meals must be picked up sometime between December 22 and December 24.

The Great Gobbler

3831 Bathurst St., Toronto

Here’s a great option for big family gatherings where the guests want to bring sides, but no one is brave enough to do the turkey. The Great Gobbler has various packages that will feed anywhere from 8 (for $125) to 30 (for $405) people with a whole turkey, gravy, and cranberry sauce. There are also options for a package that comes with your choice of four classic sides, as well as salad, soup, and dessert add-ons. Basically, there’s something for every turkey-loving family here. Orders must be placed at least 72 hours before you want to pick up your bid but note that since the Great Gobbler might sellout, you’re encouraged to place your order soon than later.

Louix Louis

St. Regis Hotel, 325 Bay St., Toronto

Looking to splash out on Christmas dinner? Then you have to check out Louix Louis’ Festival Feast. The turkey option, which serves four to six and runs $475, stars a whole roasted organic turkey, and all the sides you could need including rosemary focaccia stuffing, maple roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, roasted acorn squash, and more. And to top all that deliciousness off is either a maple pecan tart or Bûche de Noël. If you prefer, you can swap the turkey for a AAA Canadian roast of prime rib (this package costs $475) or for $36, add on Louix Louis’ truly over-the-top King’s Cake, a 13 (!) layer chocolate cake. No delivery is available, the feast must be picked at the hotel, but you can pick it up on December 24 or the 25.

McEwan Catering

38 Karl Fraser Rd., Toronto

Looking for selection? Then you need to check out what well-known McEwan Catering has on offer. Go for the classic Cooked Turkey dinner, which starts at $345 for eight to 10 people and comes with roasted root vegetables, spring mix salad, freshly baked bread, homemade stuffing and more. Or change things up and opt for one of the many other holiday dinner packages that are built around such proteins as salmon, maple glazed ham, and lamb. You can also easily add on supplementary products from McEwan’s extensive pantry. Whatever you select, make sure to place your order at least 72 hours prior to when you want to pick it up. You can also opt to cross one more thing off your to-do list and have your meal delivered.

Mira Mira

1963 Queen St. E., Toronto

Beloved east-end restaurant Mira Mira offers both a two-person ($120) and a six-person ($360) turkey dinner package that contains carved thigh and breast maple Dijon turkey, arugula salad, treviso salad, smoked cheddar whipped potatoes, challah rolls with truffle butter and more, including apple pie for dessert. Need to order more portions? That’s easily done, as is adding on a nice bottle of wine. All meals must be picked up on either December 23 or December 24 from Mira Mira’s location in the Beaches (the Leslieville location is now closed).

Mr. Good Meats

If you’re after that classic turkey dinner, Mr. Good Meats has what you need. Its Deluxe Christmas Dinner costs $369.99, feeds at least 10 people and features carved white and dark slow-roasted turkey meat over traditional sage stuffing, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, a winter greens salad and more. The bundle even includes an assortment of “festive tarts and squares.” Not into poultry? That’s fine; swap the turkey for a slow-cooked AAA roast beef with traditional au jus. Mr. Good Meets also other, non-holiday specific options, if that works better for your family. No pickup option is available; instead, Mr. Good Meats will deliver your meal to your door on December 21 to 24.

The Old Mill

9 Old Mill Rd., Toronto

While the Old Mill is best known for its tasty brunches and buffets, its festive take-home menu is also packed with flavour. Turkey, ham, or prime rib roast packages are available and are accompanied by a ton of sides including roasted tomato bisque, herb focaccia stuffing and your choice of a bouche de Noël or eggnog cheesecake. All packages feed four to six people and pricing starts at $350. An appetizer platter is also available, to help take your Christmas feast up a notch. The order deadline here is December 22 and pick-up must be done on December 24.


Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W

Here’s another decadent option from one of Toronto’s leading hotels. Choose from either a cider and thyme-brined Ontario free-range turkey or a royal honey and grainy mustard glazed leg of ham. Each protein is accompanied by a cornucopia of sides including butternut squash and sweet potato bisque, brioche popover rolls, maple glazed vegetables, and even a choice of pumpkin or apple pie. Each meal is designed to serve either four or eight people, with pricing starting at $300. You can also easily add on additional menu items. Orders must be placed before noon on December 21 for for pick-up on December 24 or 25.

Smokin Bones Barbecue & Catering

707 Dundas W St., Toronto

Expecting a big crowd? Then Smokin Bones’ assorted holiday dinners available, all of which serve a minimum of 10 people (and then go up by increments of five).. Four different packages are available, each serving a minimum of eight people. The $21.95 per person ‘Tis the Season option included sliced white and dark roasted Ontario turkey meat and all the traditional sides, such as apple and sage stuffing, buttered green beans, and Yukon gold mashed potatoes, are included. The $25.95 per person Season of Giving package features all of that tastiness, plus a baked holiday ham with glazed pineapple. Not a fan of turkey? Then consider the Feast of the Season option, which is built around a lemon and herb scented roast chicken and costs $17.95 per person. Orders should be placed by December 20 and delivery is possible on certain dates.

Summerhill Market

446 Summerhil Ave., Toronto

Summerhill Market’s takeout Christmas dinner is so beloved that it’s actually available year-round. Known for its generous portions, each meal comes with a mix of dark and light turkey, French green beans, maple roasted butternut squash, buttermilk smashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Everything is packaged for a quick and easy warmup in your oven and are priced at $38 per person. Orders must be placed at least four days in advance of your preferred pick-up date, which can include the morning of December 25 (please note that no delivery is available this). Summerhill Market also offers a $50 per portion beef tenderloin version of the above dinner, for those looking for something a little meatier, as well as large trays of most of the aforementioned food items, in case you have a big crowd to feed.


1 Comment

  1. KashIsAGryffindor on December 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you for the list!! Definitely need it this year!

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