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Indianapolis Carryout Holiday Dinners to Try This Season

We've rounded up 22 restaurants where you can order local carryout holiday dinners this year. Bon appetit! 
Holiday Family Meals

With all the stress that surrounds the holidays (especially this year), cooking might be the last thing on your mind. Skip the grocery store this year and let a local chef take the meal prep off your hands so you can enjoy a day off. Plus, you’ll be supporting an Indy restaurant that needs you more than ever before.

We’ve rounded up 22 spots where you can order your holiday dinner to-go this year. Bon appetit!

VANGUARD

Vanguard offers chef-prepared, family-style curbside, carryout meals with new mouth-watering menus each week. Don’t want to drive? They deliver every Tuesday and Thursday between 3-6 pm. Past meals have included shrimp and grits, maple-mustard glazed chicken, meatloaf, taco kits, jalapeño salmon patties, and more. Ordering closes weekly at 5 pm on Wednesdays, so check their social media or website to find this week’s menu.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
illinois street food emporium

Illinois Street Food Emporium has their grab-and-go fridge available year-round for items you can heat and enjoy such as Chicken Noodle Soup, Tarkington Chicken, quiche, lasagna, and more. They also are offering holiday meals for the whole family. Entrees are $89.95 and serve six people with options to add on sweet treats, breakfast, and sides. Deadline to order is December 21st with pickup on December 23rd or 24th. Call 317.253.9513 or email isfe.indy@gmail.com to order. Find their full menu here.

FOUR DAY RAY

Celebrate the holidays at home with Four Day Ray’s Smoked Turkey BBQ Bar that comes complete with all the fixings, or choose from pulled pork, smoked chicken, or beef brisket. Side options include southwest coleslaw, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, crispy potatoes, jalapeño cheese corn muffins, and more. Add on six-packs to-go like the Snow Shed Winter Ale, and whole pies from local baker My Sugar Pie. Place your order at events@fourdayray.com with “catering” in the subject line. Find the full menu here.

HOLLYHOCK HILL

Hollyhock Hill is an Indianapolis staple for family style dining—and you can’t beat their fried chicken! Enjoy your entrée accompanied by whipped potatoes, cream gravy, sweet corn, and savory green beans. And if fried chicken isn’t your thing, you can choose from other options like gulf shrimp, pan seared salmon, pork shops, filet mignon, and more. View the full menu here.

317 BBQ

317 BBQ is the newest restaurant to open in Broad Ripple offering carryout and catering straight from their smoker. The Family Meal Deal serves 8 people and comes with three pounds of meat, three quarts of sides, two ½ pints of sauces, pickles, and four biscuits for $88. Some of the smoked meats available include prime beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, local amish chicken, and smoked sausage. Don’t skip the slow cooked green beans or white cheddar mac and cheese. Find their full menu here.

THE DISTRICT TAP

The District Tap is offering carryout meals for two or four with pickup on December 24th by 2 pm, all you have to do is heat and serve! Choose from ham or prime rib, three sides, and dinner rolls with options for desserts to add on. Ask about their holiday cocktail bundles to complete your holiday feast. Orders must be placed by December 17th, pickup available at both their northside and downtown locations. See their Holiday Carryout Menu here.

NORTHSIDE SOCIAL

Northside Social has dinners for two or four with your choice of entree, sides, and dessert. Some options include prime rib, mustard glazed ham, roasted vegetables, macaroni & cheese, and whiskey caramel bread pudding. Pre-order available until December 19th for pickup on December 24th. Call 317-253-0111 or email mara.segerson@northsidesocial.comSee the full menu here.

SMEE’S PLACE

Smee’s Place wants to ensure you have delicious food while you’re practicing social distancing this winter by offering comfort foods, healthy choices, and family sized boxes. Browse their meals for two or four available anytime, or order Christmas dinner carryout. Choose from two meal options that come complete with sides and dinner rolls, ending with a slice of strawberry glazed cheesecake. December 23rd is the deadline for orders to be picked up on December 24th, call 317.876.0202 to order.

PRIME 47 INDIANAPOLIS

Enjoy the holidays while you let Prime 47 do the cooking. The Prime Christmas To Go Kits have two options – sliced ham or filet mignon – that come complete with sides and dinner rolls. Add extra sides or a $10 pie to your order. Pick up available downtown on December 22nd or 23rd, email elizabeth@prime47.com to place your order.

BLUEBEARD

If you’re looking for some meal and cocktail inspiration, members of the Bluebeard and Amelia’s teams are sharing their go-to, easy meals at home with weekly Take & Make recipes! Gather the ingredients in their online grocery and add the free recipe card to your shopping cart before checkout. Shop the weekly dinner and cocktail kits here.

TURCHETTI’S DELICATESSEN

Turchetti’s has introduced their new Steakhouse menu for the ultimate holiday feast, including free delivery to local Indianapolis area zip codes as well as store pickup. Holiday offerings include rib roasts, beef tenderloin, Hotel Tango Distillery Rum Hams, shrimp cocktail, bacon fat confit duck leg, Chef Josh’s Steakhouse sides, and more. Pre-order your holiday meal by December 18th. Get all the details here.

9TH STREET BISTRO

If you live on the Northside, give 9th Street Bistro a try for your holiday meal. Chef Samir and his wife, Rachel, bring globally-inspired bistro fare to Noblesville, and they’re offering a family holiday menu for pickup. Choose from appetizers, main dishes, sides, and desserts to feed 2-3 people or 6-8 people. Orders are due by December 19th for pickup on the 22nd and 23rd. View the holiday menu here.

OAKLEY’S BISTRO

Chef Steven Oakley has a variety of to-go meals to choose from, including daily take-and-bake curbside pickup meals. You can check back here for the daily specials and stock up on quarts of soup such as short rib chili, bell pepper bisque, and butternut squash maple. Oakleys is also offering a Christmas dinner to-go that serves 2-4 people (orders due by December 12th for December 23rd pickup) and “My Mother’s Polish New Year’s Eve” to-go (orders due by December 22nd for December 31st pickup).

NOAH GRANT’S GRILL HOUSE AND OYSTER BAR

Enjoy a classic holiday dinner with your family while supporting this Zionsville local restaurant with Noah Grant’s Christmas Dinner for 4-6 people. The dinner includes five pounds of Saint Adrian Meats beef tenderloin, ricotta and spinach stuffed scalloped potatoes with asparagus or blistered brussels sprouts and horseradish cream sauce for $195. You can add seafood options such as a baked oyster kit or lobster tails, and they even have Berry Mule Kits to cover your cocktails. Order online by December 18th for pickup on December 23rd.

FITZGERALD’S LUNCH HOUSE

Let Fitzgerald’s do the cooking with their pick up and heat up holiday menu. Choose from their brunch for four people, dinner for two, or charcuterie box for two. Brunch includes quiche, hashbrown casserole, blueberry muffins, and a citrus winter salad, and the dinner for two includes herb cream cheese stuffed chicken breast, twice baked potatoes, roasted vegetables, and more. They’re taking orders through December 20th with pickup dates from December 14th – 23rd.

CUNNINGHAM RESTAURANT GROUP

Choose from 13 different restaurant locations for your holiday dinner from Cunningham Restaurant Group. The holiday dinners from Boulder Creek Dining Company, Charbons, Livery, Mesh, Provision, Stonecreek Dining Company, and Union 50 are prepared and ready to reheat and serve. Browse through the restaurants to view their meal options and pricing.

HALF LITER BBQ

Try a family meal from Half Liter BBQ, available for carryout! The family meals come with cornbread, BBQ sauce, pickles, three sides, and a choice of two meats; you can choose if you want to feed five or 10 people. Or have a Taco Fest, which comes with brisket, pulled pork, chicken, cilantro, cotija, jalapenos, onion, chips, salsa, crema, and tortillas. You can check out their full menu here.

OLD MAJOR

Old Major, located in Meridian Kessler, offers a new weekly dinner for two – a freshly made grab and go dinner. Pre-order your meal online for pickup on Thursday. An example of dinner for two: smoked chicken fajita soup with jalapeño buttermilk cornbread and chips with Maria’s Mexico City style guacamole. Old Major also sells charcuterie platters to-go that you can customize with the number of people you’ll be serving.

GALLERY PASTRY SHOP

Don’t forget about dessert! Gallery Pastry Shop has a holiday dessert menu that your family will love. Sweet treats include Galette de Rois (French King Cake), macarons, croissants, opera cake, Buche de Noel (Yule Log), Winter Entremet, and DIY kits. Call 317.820.5526 (extension 1 for Broad Ripple pickup, extension 4 for downtown pickup) to place your order.

DONATELLO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Located in downtown Carmel, Donatello’s has a family deal that feeds 4-6 people for $50. This meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, fried calamari, salad, and bread. Donatello’s meatballs are hand rolled and cooked fresh daily! Call 317.564.4790 to order.

BIG LUG CANTEEN

Order a Holiday Take and Bake from Big Lug Canteen. Their menu includes full meals, a la carte options, add-ons, beer, cocktails, and wine. Enjoy a ham or prime dinner for the holidays that can feed two, four, or ten people. Sides include options like green bean casserole, sweet corn casserole, mashed potatoes, and more. Try a cocktail package like the Hibiscus Mule or Hot Buttered Whiskey. Orders must be placed 48 hours before pickup, you can find their holiday menu here.

EDIBLES CATERING AND FOODS TO GO

Even though Edibles Catering and Foods to Go is located in Terre Haute, they’re delivering to Indianapolis on December 24th from 10-11 am with pickup at the Drury Inn at 96th and Meridian. Order an a la carte holiday meal with options for appetizers, salads, sides, breads, entrees, and desserts. You can find their full holiday meal offerings here. Place your order by December 18th at 812.232.2900.

late harvest kitchen

Late Harvest Kitchen has holiday packages that come prepped and ready for you to cook at home. Christmas and NYE orders must be placed by noon on December 19th for pickup on December 23rd or December 21st. Dinners feed two or four people. Call 317.663.8063 or email lnelson@lateharvestkitchen.com to place your order. View their holiday menu here.