Christmas Day can be spent in so many ways—there are gifts to unwrap, kids to entertain, basketball to watch, snowballs to chuck, and boozy vegan eggnog to sip leisurely by a roaring fire. Cooking isn’t a top priority for many, and yet food is an extremely important element of the celebratory day. Whether that’s Christmas brunch or dinner, we demand a feast … most just don’t want to spend all day preparing it.

Cue the professionals. From gooey vegan cinnamon rolls to an impressive plant-based roast, these restaurants have your holiday covered.

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1 The Herbivorous Butcher

Minneapolis, MN

Stock up on vegan mini hams, pot roasts, pork chops, butternut squash sausages, and much more from this Minneapolis plant-based butcher, all of which are perfect for the holiday table. Just make sure to order soon, as some of the festive classics are running low and many are out of stock already. Go, go, go!

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2 Café Gratitude

Multiple locations

Sometimes the best meals are made from sides. Gratitude’s Holiday Sweets + Sides catering option includes scrumptious side dishes that can easily make a meal. Each dish serves four to six people, so double up the order for larger parties. Our favorites include the French Lentil and Butternut Squash Loaves, Pear & Cranberry Chutney, Autumn Kale Salad With Persimmons and Pomegranate, Roasted Maple Miso Brussels Sprouts, and the Signature Raw Pumpkin Pie. Order by 9 pm on December 20 for pickup on December 23.

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3 Green New American

Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ

Think of this spread as Thanksgiving, take two. Green New American’s annual holiday dinner to-go includes all the classics including a seitan-based turkey breast with gravy, cranberry-studded stuffing, roasted garlic smashed potatoes, paprika-spiced sweet corn, fried Brussels sprouts, bread rolls, and a winter berry cobbler. Other pies (pumpkin, pecan, and apple), a cookie platter, a yule log, and a four-serving tray of vegan mac and cheese are also available. Pick-up is between 11 am and 8 pm on December 23.

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4 Follow Your Heart Market & Cafe

Canoga Park, CA

Christmas pre-orders are now open at Follow Your Heart.  Options include a complete four-course Christmas dinner, an Oven-Roasted Rosemary-Base Vegan Turkey, and a Gluten-free Harvest Loaf. Just make sure to get your order in before December 20.


5 Cinnaholic

Multiple locations

Are cinnamon rolls breakfast or dessert? On Christmas, they can be both. This vegan cinnamon roll franchise has plenty of holiday treats, including a Gingerbread House Roll (topped with Cinnadoodle cookie bites), Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, and Santa’s Milk and Cookies, which comes complete with French vanilla frosting and chocolate chip cookie bites.  The chain does not provide a cutoff order date, but it’s best to place your order sooner than later.

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6 Rebel Cheese

Austin, TX

Even if you have the main course covered, let someone else arrange the vegan cheese board. Rebel Cheese’s curated boards are immaculate and party-ready. The Rebel Cheese Winter Wonder plate includes a selection of several cheeses, including Rebel Cave Aged Brie, Rebel Port Wine, and Rebel Everything Fromage, along with onion jam, pesto, crackers, and other tasty accouterments.

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8 The Plot

Oceanside, CA

This farm-to-table restaurant does everything right. It’s animal-free, organic, and local when possible, and many of its ingredients are sourced from its own urban garden situated amongst the gorgeous outdoor dining area. While closed for Christmas, this husband-and-wife-owned business is offering an individual holiday meal for takeout. The multi-course meal includes all the classics with a The Plot twist including a wild rice and lentil roast, sweet potato gratin, and smokey maple butter roasted parsnips and squash. Order by December 22 for pickup on December 24.


9 Nibel

Los Angeles, CA

If you’re in Los Angeles, impress your guests with a charcuterie board from Nibel this holiday season. Laden with delicious plant-based meats and cheeses, the brand’s delicious boards will make a stunning asset to your festive spread. Find out more about how to order on its Instagram.
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10 Lucky Catsu

Los Angeles, CA

This vegan Hawaiian BBQ street food pop-up is serving an extensive holiday catering menu this year. If you’re in the mood for something a little different, check out the menu, which includes dishes like Island Fried Chicken, Crispy Shrimp, Spam Musubis, and so much more.
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11 Whole Foods Market


Perhaps you were too proud to order Thanksgiving dinner to-go, but Whole Foods is offering up another chance to try its versatile vegan holiday spread for Christmas. Start off your meal with Muhammara Spiced Red Pepper Dip, sip on mixed mushroom soup, and enjoy every bite of meatless Swedish meatballs. The vegan spread also includes a Warm Winter Greens Salad, Celery Root Mash, and for dessert, silky Chocolate Mousse. Available for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the grocer’s holiday meal must be placed 48 hours before your desired pickup date.

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