Whether you're traveling to the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex to visit friends and family for Christmas or you already live there and simply don't feel like cooking, there are a number of restaurants in the DFW area serving up holiday ham and the traditional fixings to-go.
You certainly won't be the only one in the DFW metroplex to be carrying out your Christmas meal, so be sure to order your spread in advance (48 hours before the feast, at least). Allow one of Dallas-Fort Worth's top restaurants to do all the work.
La Madeleine is a charming French bakery and cafe that has several locations throughout the city. Leading up to Christmas, it will be offering a heat-at-home or hot-and-delivered holiday feast including turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green beans almondine, and cranberry chutney—a French take on the classic American staples. La Madeleine's takeaway Christmas dinners can accommodate increments of 10 people and starts at $120.
By no surprise, Dallas is home to the largest barbecue chain restaurant in the United States. You can put a smokey spin on your Christmas dinner courtesy of Dickey's a la carte holiday feast. Choose between cajun fried turkey, prime rib, or ham, then pick your sides: baked potato casserole, cornbread dressing, rolls, and pies. There are numerous locations throughout the metroplex to order from. The Wycliff, Medical District, and Cockrell Hill locations offer pickup only, whereas Irving Boulevard, Central, and Hardwood Street locations also deliver.
Whether you need just a couple fresh side dishes or the whole roast turkey shebang, Central Market's Holiday Hotline has you covered. This is your new party trick when you have vegetarian or gluten-free friends coming over. Central Market's 15 chef-made meals feature something for almost every dietary requirement. Its vast menu of sides include innovative takes on Christmas mainstays: jalapeño dressing, ancient grain pilaf, stuffed portabella mushrooms, and Portuguese dinner rolls.
With locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Southlake, and even Austin, this place is a one-stop shop for holiday catering in Texas' urban areas. Make sure to order in advance, though, because it's one of the most popular carryout options in town.
United Market Street is a DFW staple for catered meals during the holiday season, and each year, this company comes out with a new line of seasonal-favorite dishes that can feed up to 12 people (depending on the package you select).
Each selection includes an entrée (whole turkey or turkey breast, prime rib, or ham), all the sides (broccoli rice casserole, carrot souffle, praline sweet potatoes, and more), plus dressings and condiments. The dishes require a quick heating before being served, so there is a bit of prep time involved.
Where to Buy a Cajun Fried Turkey
Folks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area love a cajun fried turkey around the holidays. You can get on board with this tradition, too, without the risk of burning your kitchen down, thanks to a few local restaurants that offer them. In addition to Dickey's, you can purchase one from Popeyes, Nate's Seafood & Steakhouse, and the Cajun Turkey Company. No need to buy that 100-pound vat of peanut oil after all.