Like Thanksgiving, restaurants and bakeries across Atlanta are once again offering family feasts, holiday side dishes, and sweet treats to enjoy at home with family and friends this year for Christmas. Expect everything from fully prepared family meals and take-and-bake entrees like beef Wellington and roast ham to fresh breads, holiday side dishes, and plenty of decadent desserts to celebrate Christmas with loved ones.
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Christmas Eve meals
The Buckhead restaurant offers both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts for takeout this year. Order a family meal for Christmas Eve or brunch or dinner kits for Christmas Day. Order online.
All Atlanta-area locations of Souper Jenny offer a Christmas Eve feast filled with herb-roasted beef tenderloin, roast salmon, and pork tenderloin and complementary side dishes. There’s Alon’s chocolate midnight cake for dessert, too. Souper Jenny also offers a Christmas Day brunch menu, too. Order online.
Chef Brian So’s Marietta Square restaurant is once again offering a Christmas Eve feast to-go featuring beef Wellington, pommes puree, glazed carrots, salad, and English egg custard tart for dessert. The meal kit comes with everything needed to finish cooking at home. Order online.
Christmas Day meals
The Kirkwood barbecue restaurant is offering its annual Christmas feast for takeout again this year. Choose from a smoked or fried turkey or smoked ham paired with Anna’s turkey dressing and sides like mac and cheese and collards. Take a look at the menu here. Call 404-963-6976 to order.
The Candler Park barbecue restaurant offers its annual takeout Christmas ham and turkey feasts again this year with holiday sides and the option to add the Fox family’s special Texas cheese log. Order online.
Order Christmas Day dinner featuring everything from whole roast pheasant, hoisin duck, and vegan pork tenderloin to sweet potato gratin, root vegetables, and chocolate mousse cake for dessert. The Cabbagetown restaurant also offers an all-day Christmas menu, starting with a morning meal for breakfast and ending with a feast for dinner. Order online.
Look for pernil Puerto Rican-style pork, rice and pigeon peas, root vegetables in an escabeche marinade, and even pavochon-style turkeys from Jimmy’z in Marietta this year. There’s coconut or caramel flan for dessert, too. Order online.
The Crabapple restaurant in Milton features a family-sized Christmas meal with a choice prime rib, spiral ham, or smoked turkey and all the trimmings. Order online.
The Old Fourth Ward Puerto Rican restaurant at the Spindle run by chefs Luis Martinez and Monica Martinez offers holiday fixings this year, featuring pernil by the pound, blood sausage, sofrito, empanadillas by the dozen, desserts from La Dolce Madness, and even 32-ounce coquitas. DM on Instagram to order.
The restaurant turned neighborhood market on Edgewood Avenue offers its Christmas Day feast again this year with beef Wellington and charcuterie, champagne, and a la carte sides like robuchon potatoes and cauliflower and truffle gratin. Desserts include sticky toffee pudding. Order online.
Chef Anne Quatrano’s Blandtown neighborhood market offers a Christmas menu this year featuring whole turkeys and beef tenderloin for roasting with a la carte sides like sage apple dressing, Brussels sprouts, and cranberry relish. Order a traditional buche de noel or Christmas cookies for dessert, too. Order online.
The Summerhill barbecue restaurant features a la carte holiday catering this year which includes smoked turkey, glazed duck, or glazed ham and sides like roasted Brussels sprouts, creamed greens, and broccoli and cheese casserole. Order a Meyer lemon cheese pie or chocolate bourbon pecan pie for dessert. Call 404-522-3000 to order.
Ham, turkey, roasts
The Edgewood neighborhood butcher and sundries shop features several holiday entree options for the dinner table, including prime rib, ham, and turkey. There’s even the option to order desserts, like egg nog cupcakes, and holiday sides for the meal. Order online.
Located in Kirkwood, the butcher shop and bakery offers beef, pork, and lamb for the holidays. Pick up holiday baked goods and a Christmas stollen made with warming spices and candied fruits and raisins this year from the bakery. Follow on Instagram for menu drops and updates.
The Avondale Estates butcher shop sells turkeys, prime rib, and ham for the holidays. There are side dishes and desserts for sale this year, too. Order online.
Baked goods and dessert
The Grant Park cookie company based at the Beacon complex offers preordering for in-store pick-up, delivery, and nationwide shipping of its cookies, including gingerbread, double chocolate chunk peppermint, and white chocolate chunk sprinkle. Vegan, keto, and gluten free options available. Order online.
The longtime Atlanta bakery offers a holiday menu filled with seasonal breads, like cranberry walnut, and desserts this year, including a traditional dark chocolate midnight cake. There’s also cheese boards and other holiday sides to order for a feast at home. Order online.
Private events and pop-up chef Nadia Deljo is offering holiday pastries, breads, and dinner rolls for Christmas this year. DM on Instagram to order for pick up in Sandy Springs.
Order a box filled with six milk and cookies, turtle pecan, and peppermint mocha Rice Krispie treats for the holidays this year. Order online.
The Chastain Park restaurant’s pastry chef Christian Castillo is whipping up Christmas sandwich cookies and cranberry orange bread for the holidays. Both are available starting December 20 in the AM Cafe at the restaurant. Order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.