Order your best whole holiday meal from NYC spots

Whole Foods

The grocery chain offers several feasts bound to fit your family, whether it’s just the two of you or all 18 of your extended relations.

The Signature Turkey Dinner ($59.99 for two, $99.99 for four, $164.99 for eight or $259.99 for 12)

Each includes traditional New England stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans with shallots, cranberry orange relish, turkey gravy, butternut squash soup and a fully cooked turkey that ranges from 2 pounds to 14-16 pounds depending on what dinner size you choose.

The Grand Feast ($399)

This meal feeds 16-18 and comes with: 14-16 pound fully cooked turkey, 4 pound maple bourbon glazed ham, charcuterie platter, roasted Brussels sprouts, mac and cheese, creamed spinach, 24 rolls and apple and pumpkin pies, plus all the sides from the signature turkey dinner.

Whole Foods also offers a vegan meal, ham dinner, prime rib dinner and a turducken dinner for 12 as part of its holiday options.


This Upper West Side staple since 1934 has two choices for a complete dinner.

Feed up to six ($195) with a 10-pound roast turkey, chestnut stuffing, giblet gravy, cranberry salad, garlic mashed potatoes, string beans with almonds, six dinner rolls and a large apple pie.

The meal for 10 ($289) includes all of the above sides, an 11-13 pound roast turkey, 12 rolls and either an apple or pumpkin pie.

Buca di Beppo

What’s more family than family style? This Times Square eatery offers two versions of its Family Meal, which feeds up to five people and comes with fresh-baked bread.

The regular ($49):

This option comes with a mixed green or Caesar salad, baked ziti, baked rigatoni, penne alla vodka or spicy chicken rigatoni.

The deluxe ($79)

This comes with Caesar salad, chopped antipasto or apple gorgonzola salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, baked ziti, baked rigatoni, penne alla vodka or spicy chicken rigatoni and an entree of chicken parmigiana or chicken limone.

You can also order off Buca’s regular menu. Buca requires a 30-minute notice before pickup, and will be open on Christmas Day. Takeout meals come with disposable plates, utensils and napkins.

Épicerie Boulud

Chef Daniel Boulud’s cafe offers two holiday meal options that feed six, and they both sound delectable.

The salmon coulibiac is encrusted in lemon-dill rice with mushrooms, spinach and egg in brioche crust and comes with a side of caviar veloute. The traditional beef Wellington features filet, mushroom, foie gras in puff pastry with truffle sauce.

Both are $325 and include lobster bisque, beet and endive salad, glazed winter vegetables, six holiday cookies and your choice between one of five versions of Buche de Noel.

Note: Online orders won’t be available on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, but since you surely have last-minute cleaning to do, wouldn’t an early pickup just make things even easier?


What’s better than having your holiday meal and all its fixings come directly to your door? The grocery delivery service provides several different seasonal meals for a range of prices.

Beef brisket with gravy ($155, feeds 6-8)

Coriander-sage Cornish hens ($125, feeds 4-6)

Leg of lamb au jus ($155, feeds 6-8)

Lemon-dill salmon ($105, feeds 4-6; $175, feeds 10-12)

Roasted turkey ($145, feeds 6-8)

All come with choice of two sides: mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, stuffing, cornbread and sausage stuffing, potato gratin, sweet noodle kugel or wild rice with pistachios and sour cherries; and two vegetables: asparagus with parsley and garlic butter, brown sugar glazed roasted vegetables, Brussels sprouts and pearl onions, cauliflower with lemon-caper vinaigrette, creamed spinach, green beans almondine or steamed kale with garlic.