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The full classic Christmas spread from Whiskey Cake.
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8 Tasty Places to Get a Takeout Holiday Meal for a Crowd in Dallas

Tamales, barbecue, hams, baked goods, and more — eat it all for your holiday feast

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The full classic Christmas spread from Whiskey Cake.
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Plan a comfy cozy holiday at home without all the cooking with the help of these restaurants in the Metroplex. These restaurants serve the goods, whether it’s a Christmas Eve Tex-Mex feast, a brunch to remember on Christmas morning, or a dinner packed with delicious bites.

The meals come pre-prepared in some cases and DIY in others, so choose your cooking adventure because it can be a holiday from the kitchen if you want it to be.

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Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar

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The holiday meal kit from all this Dallas restaurants’ locations includes prime rib with smoked garlic au jus and zesty horseradish sauce, herb roasted baby potatoes and mushrooms, white bean Ragout Farm salad with white balsamic vinaigrette, eight milk bun rolls with whipped sorghum butter. Make for four to six, it costs $195. There are add-ons including smoked gouda mac and cheese for $25, garlic and parmesan creamed Brussels sprouts for $18, maple glazed baby roasted carrots with candied pepitas for $18. And throw in a whole Whiskey Cake for $68 or half for $35. Orders must be placed 48-hours in advance and can be picked up between December 22 to 24.

Smokey John's Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking

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The barbecue holiday pack here includes two whole chickens, a slab of ribs, two half-pound sides of your choice, and one gallon of iced tea or lemonade. Orders must be placed by Monday, December 18.

Place a super simple Christmas order from this gem of a restaurant. It includes glazed ham, smoked gouda mac and cheese, and green bean casserole. Each item is a la carte and for those who spend $200 in food, drop the discount code SIMPLE in to the check out for 15% off. Orders must be placed online by December 17 at midnight. Pickup on the 22nd is from noo to 3:00 p.m. at Rye in Dallas and 5 -to8 p.m. at Santa’s Workshop (the Christmas popup) in downton McKinney.

The Saint

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Get a Christmas dinner at home package from this Deep Ellum spot that includes appetizers such as whipped ricotta and the Saint caesar. For mains, it features a whole roasted prime beef tenderloin with Italian herbs, focaccia breadcrumbs, barolo sauce, and a Negroni glazed heritage ham. The sides are family sized and include turkey sausage and sourdough dressing, white sweet potato puree, five cheese mac and cheese, roasted wild mushrooms, and root vegetable gratin. For dessert there is an heirloom pumpkin pie and white chocolate cheesecake. It feeds up to six folks and costs $395. The package must be picked up between 11:00am and 4:00pm on December 24. To order call (214) 258-6152 or email iain@hooperhc.com.

Kuluntu Bakery

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Doing everything but the bread? Let this James Beard Award nominated local bakery handle that part for you. Order sourdough, babka, cinnamon rolls, gingerbread cake with bourbon cream cheese buttercream, or Malva pudding With Rooibos poached pears. Order online by December 18 at 10 a.m. with pickup in the backyard of the cottage bakery on Saturday, December 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Restaurant Beatrice

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For a Cajun Christmas, pick and choose from the offerings to put the perfect spread together from Beatrice. Mains include a two pound sliced smoked Creole rib roast, a two pount cherry and bourbon glazed ham, Cajun cured pecan smoked whole salmon filet, and/or a vegan entree. Place an order and pay using Toast — they ask that you note your pickup day and time on Saturday, December 23 and during brunch hours on Christmas Eve, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

El Mero Mero Tamalero

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Head to this family-owned Farmer’s Market spot for excellent tamales and tortillas to accentuate your holiday traditions. Pork, beef, chicken, veggie, bean and jalapeno, and pork and jalapeno are all on offer for tamales. Call (214)741-7617 or text (469) 360-9814 to place orders.

Heim Barbecue on Mockingbird

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Please that order by the half pound of beef and have a barbecue Christmas with all the sides from all of Heim’s locations. Order the day you need it (or order ahead now) and pickup by Christmas Eve day.

Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar

The holiday meal kit from all this Dallas restaurants’ locations includes prime rib with smoked garlic au jus and zesty horseradish sauce, herb roasted baby potatoes and mushrooms, white bean Ragout Farm salad with white balsamic vinaigrette, eight milk bun rolls with whipped sorghum butter. Make for four to six, it costs $195. There are add-ons including smoked gouda mac and cheese for $25, garlic and parmesan creamed Brussels sprouts for $18, maple glazed baby roasted carrots with candied pepitas for $18. And throw in a whole Whiskey Cake for $68 or half for $35. Orders must be placed 48-hours in advance and can be picked up between December 22 to 24.

Smokey John's Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking

The barbecue holiday pack here includes two whole chickens, a slab of ribs, two half-pound sides of your choice, and one gallon of iced tea or lemonade. Orders must be placed by Monday, December 18.

Rye

Place a super simple Christmas order from this gem of a restaurant. It includes glazed ham, smoked gouda mac and cheese, and green bean casserole. Each item is a la carte and for those who spend $200 in food, drop the discount code SIMPLE in to the check out for 15% off. Orders must be placed online by December 17 at midnight. Pickup on the 22nd is from noo to 3:00 p.m. at Rye in Dallas and 5 -to8 p.m. at Santa’s Workshop (the Christmas popup) in downton McKinney.

The Saint

Get a Christmas dinner at home package from this Deep Ellum spot that includes appetizers such as whipped ricotta and the Saint caesar. For mains, it features a whole roasted prime beef tenderloin with Italian herbs, focaccia breadcrumbs, barolo sauce, and a Negroni glazed heritage ham. The sides are family sized and include turkey sausage and sourdough dressing, white sweet potato puree, five cheese mac and cheese, roasted wild mushrooms, and root vegetable gratin. For dessert there is an heirloom pumpkin pie and white chocolate cheesecake. It feeds up to six folks and costs $395. The package must be picked up between 11:00am and 4:00pm on December 24. To order call (214) 258-6152 or email iain@hooperhc.com.

Kuluntu Bakery

Doing everything but the bread? Let this James Beard Award nominated local bakery handle that part for you. Order sourdough, babka, cinnamon rolls, gingerbread cake with bourbon cream cheese buttercream, or Malva pudding With Rooibos poached pears. Order online by December 18 at 10 a.m. with pickup in the backyard of the cottage bakery on Saturday, December 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Restaurant Beatrice

For a Cajun Christmas, pick and choose from the offerings to put the perfect spread together from Beatrice. Mains include a two pound sliced smoked Creole rib roast, a two pount cherry and bourbon glazed ham, Cajun cured pecan smoked whole salmon filet, and/or a vegan entree. Place an order and pay using Toast — they ask that you note your pickup day and time on Saturday, December 23 and during brunch hours on Christmas Eve, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

El Mero Mero Tamalero

Head to this family-owned Farmer’s Market spot for excellent tamales and tortillas to accentuate your holiday traditions. Pork, beef, chicken, veggie, bean and jalapeno, and pork and jalapeno are all on offer for tamales. Call (214)741-7617 or text (469) 360-9814 to place orders.

Heim Barbecue on Mockingbird

Please that order by the half pound of beef and have a barbecue Christmas with all the sides from all of Heim’s locations. Order the day you need it (or order ahead now) and pickup by Christmas Eve day.

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