10 Places in Pittsburgh That Offer Holiday Meals To-Go

Let’s be honest. Cooking your holiday dinner, even if it’s just for your small family, adds plenty of pressure on that very special day. Why take the risk of accidentally leaving the ham to catch fire in the oven when you can be sure your food is well-cooked, plentiful, and absolutely delicious? There are plenty of restaurants and caterers in Pittsburgh that offer holiday menus that are as warm and loving as the people around your table. 

Bistro To Go

There are plenty of selections available here, whether you’re having a holiday party or an intimate family dinner. You can order a Chef carving station featuring prime rib, salmon, turkey, or ham for an office party. for an at-home affair, you could let each family member pick their own meal. Among our favorites: Cranberry Apple Wild Rice Stuffed Chicken Breast with three sides and rolls. 

Pane è Pronto

Dine in the comfort of your home with a prepackaged meal for two from Pane è Pronto. Just follow the instructions to heat in the oven on Christmas Eve or whatever special day you choose. The restaurant makes sure to give you a seafood feast you won’t forget, with soup and bread, Christmas Caesar Salad, Octopus Potato Salad, Frutti di Mare, and Whole Roasted Branzino with roasted cauliflower and tomatoes.

The Vandal

Cocktail hour and pre-dinner snacks are a much-loved tradition of holiday parties. Don’t sweat making a table full of hors d’oeuvres when The Vandal can take care of it for you. Choose from Crab Hoelzel, Smoked Trout Rillette, Baked Brie En Croute, Hand Cut Beef Tartare, and much more. You can pick it all up on Christmas Eve for fresh flavors that evening, or on Christmas Day. 

Square Cafe

Take home a variety of side dishes, snacks, sweet treats, or the whole holiday package right from the kitchen at Square Cafe. Maybe you want to make your own beautifully glazed ham this year…but you want t simplify the day with orders of their Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Square Stuffing, and Roasted Vegetables. You save time in the kitchen hat can be spent with loved ones. 

All in Good Taste

Try something new for Christmas hors d’oeuvres with All in Good Taste’s thin-crust pizzas. They’re delivered frozen with a plethora of toppings, and they pair well with a bubbly glass of chilled prosecco. Follow with a winter salad, a Half Spiral Ham with Honey Peppercorn Glaze, and Dauphinoise Potatoes. While you’re at it, you should really order a box or two of All in Good Taste’s famous housemade Toffee Taboo for dessert.

Cooked Goose Catering

Serve snacks or dinner to anywhere from 6 to 25 guests this holiday season all with the ease of Cooked Goose Catering. Pick up Crab Rangoon and Spinach Artichoke Dip for the living room, then fill the dining table with Roast Beef, Sliced Turkey, Stuffed Shells, and Potatoes Au Gratin. Don’t forget to finish the evening off with their Nut Roll or Carmel Walnut Apple Pie. 

Brandon Blumenfeld

If you’re looking for a meal that’s fulfilling and healthy, Brandon Blumenfeld has been putting together a winter menu filled with refreshing eats. His Winter Salad includes Cold Co. Farm Radicchio, persimmon, pears, grapes, pistachio, and bleu cheese using all the popular seasonal components. But if you need a dish that’s vegan-friendly, try his Vegan Entree featuring whole roasted butternut squash, salsa verde, walnuts, pomegranate, and crispy chickpeas. Accompany that delicious entree with his Charred Honey Nut Squash covered in Tahini, black sesame, roasted garlic, and Preserved Meyer Lemon. Lastly, you can curl up and get cozy with the Kreplach (Schmaltzy Beef Dumplings) and bone broth.

Remo’s Catering

If you’re cuddled up with just your close family this year, order Remo’s Chateaubriand Dinner for 4 to take away from the stress of cooking. Dive into a Filet with Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms and Shrimp Scampi. Sides of Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Roy’s Antipasti Bowl, complete the picture. Oh: there housemate rolls, too. 

Erin’s Fine Foods

Impress your guests with a unique, elevated feast from Erin’s Fine Foods. Their Holiday Menu Entree Pack, which serves eight, includes Apple Brandy Pork Loin, Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce, Shrimp and Crab Ravioli with Pesto Cream Sauce, Chive Whipped Potatoes, Maple and Sage Roasted Parsnips and Carrots, and Apple Cornbread Stuffing. 

Pittsburgh Fresh

Rather than picking up your holiday takeout, Pittsburgh Fresh delivers it right to your door on December 23. You’re able to choose specific a la carte items that serve anywhere from 4 to 10 guests. Get your main dish of Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham, Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib, or Oven Roasted Turkey. Make your own favorite sides, or make the day a breeze and order those as well.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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