Don't want to cook for the holidays? Here's where to order Bay Area takeout, delivery dinners

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Bay Area guide to takeout, delivery holiday dinners
If you don't want to cook for the holidays, here's a roundup of Bay Area restaurants offering everything from short ribs to chicken mole tamales to spiral-sliced ham for takeout or delivery on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tamales or prime rib for Christmas? Decision, decisions. If you don't want to cook for the holidays, here's a roundup of Bay Area restaurants offering everything from short ribs to Dungeness crab cakes to spiral-sliced ham for takeout or delivery on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

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  • The Tamale FactoryThe restaurant is preparing chicken, pork, jalapeño & cheese and sweet tamales made with cinnamon, raisins, pineapples for New Year's Eve. You can get a dozen for $33 or half a dozen for $18. You can also order sides of green salsa ($3.50) or red salsa ($3.50). Drink options include Atole, starting at $3 a cup. Order online, over the phone or through text.233 S. White Rd suite C, San Jose (408) 729-1846
  • Marie Callender'sSelection of six take-home Holiday Feast are on the menu, including a Prime Rib Feast $189.99. It serves 6-8. Other options include ham, whole turkey and roasted turkey breast feasts. Dinners come with trimmings and such sides as mashed potatoes, mushroom burgundy gravy, creamed corn, blue cheese almond field greens salad, cornbread and pumpkin or apple pie.620 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose (408) 578-0643751 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale (408) 245-3710

  • Flea StreetFlea Street Cafe in Menlo Park is offering four-course New Year's Eve dinners to go for $110 per person. The special holiday menu includes Maine lobster salad, Dungeness crab cake, baked chocolate mousse and other selections. Order online or over the phone.3607 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Menlo Park (650) 854-1226

  • Tamaleria AztecaFrom a tiny tamale window in North Oakland Tamaleria Azteca offers tamales filled with chicken, pork, cheese or vegetables. Order over the phone or through text.5751 Market St, Oakland (510) 200-3190

  • Fogo de ChaoThe restaurant is offering holiday to-go packages for up to six people, starting at $130. The takeout deal includes a choice of any fire-roasted meat or turkey with Au Jus. Pre-orders require at least 48-hour notice, all order must be received by Tuesday, December 22. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, orders may be placed and picked up the same day.377 Santana Row #1090, San Jose (408) 244-7001201 S. 3rd St Suite 100, San Francisco (415) 427-0004
  • ZazieThis San Francisco favorite is offering family style meals for Christmas Eve and New Year's eve. The kit includes honey baked ham, roasted vegetables, a decadent potato gratin and more. Choose how many people in your party and pricing begins at $69.Reserve online here. They offer delivery or pick up.941 Cole Street San Francisco , CA 94117 (415) 564-5332
  • Scoma's RestaurantSeafood for dinner? Sign us up! Scoma's is offering a a choice of a fully prepared or "cook it yourself" kit of their three course Cioppino experience. Place your order on their website by Monday Dec. 21 and choose from their menu for starters and drinks too.1965 Al Scoma Way San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 271-3816
  • Bi-Rite MarketFor the holidays, the market is offering Christmas meal kits that are available for store pickup or local delivery from Dec. 22 to Dec. 24. You can choose from a small or large holiday kit, starting at $155 or you can buy the main or side dishes a la carte. Preorder for Christmas eve by Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m.3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (415)-241-9760550 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (415)-551-7900
  • Bucca di BeppoThe restaurant is offering Holiday Cake Boss Package featuring four courses with salad, pasta, entree and a cake boss cake for $19 per person.941 Cole Street, San Francisco

  • Whole FoodsWhole Foods is offering a holiday menu that includes salt and pepper prime rib roast, spiral-sliced ham or turkey. Sides such as creamy mashed potatoes, green beans and organic creamed spinach and kale can be included.Order online or call 1-844-936-2428
  • Chevys Fresh MexThe restaurant is offering Holiday Feast To-Go" options, including tamales ($24 dozen). You can also get a 10-person meal with chicken flautas, a dozen tamales, fajita bar with sides, mixed greed salad; cheese enchilada tray, guacamole, chips & salsa; and a pecan pie.Bay Area locations include restaurants in South San Francisco, Emeryville, Vallejo, Fairfield, Santa Rosa and Union city.
  • Boston MarketCraving rotisserie chicken or some mashed potatoes and other holiday favorites? Take a look at Boston Market's menu. The deadline to order a home delivered holiday meal has passed but choose from heat and serve, a la carte or dinner catering options on their website.Bay Area locations include: Daly City, Fremont, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Santa Clara and Pleasant Hill.