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Holiday Meals and Festive Specials in Downtown Raleigh

Holiday Meals and Festive Specials in Downtown Raleigh 

De-stress this holiday season with pre-made meals and specials from some of your favorite Downtown Raleigh restaurants and bakeries. We’ve got dinner covered with family-style menus, cookie packages, and seasonal specials.  

If you are a Downtown Raleigh business offering holiday specials or programs, please email Leah at

Seasonal Specials

Capital Club 16 - Holiday at home this year with Capital Club 16 offering a ready-to-eat traditional German Style meal plan that feeds 5-6 people. Pick a time and Capital Club 16 can have it ready in 48 hours. Order online here.

mac and cheese

Dank Burrito - You can’t have a holiday dinner without a side of mac and cheese! Until Christmas, Dank Burrito is offering a limited special Truffle Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese. Add a protein like Honey Truffle Buffalo Chicken, Roasted Pork Belly, and Carne Asada on top for an additional charge. Order in Transfer Co. Food Hall or order online for pick-up or delivery here.

Holiday dinner

Gravy - Want to enjoy a nice holiday dinner this year without the hassle of planning and preparing? Gravy's Christmas Dinner Package is what you need! Order by Dec. 21 for pick-up on Dec. 23 or 24, 11 am-6 pm. Call 919-896-8513 to order!

Irregardless Cafe - Let Irregardless Cafe prepare your holiday meal this year with a take & bake package including vegan, traditional, and gluten-free options, all served as a la carte dishes. Baking & heat-up directions included. Call the cafe at 919-833-8898 after 3 pm Tuesday-Sunday to place your order. Pick-up is Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 3 pm-7 pm and Thursday, Dec. 24 from 1 pm-6 pm. 

Longleaf Swine - Forget traditional Christmas dinners and order pulled pork or smoked rib roast, sides like pimento mac and cheese, whiskey baked beans, or sweet potato spoonbread, and finish off with a sweet derby pie from Longleaf Swine. The last day to order is Dec. 19 for pick up on Dec. 24 & 25. Order online here. 

burger and fries

Mama Crows Burger & Salad Shop - Say goodbye to the stress of Christmas cooking and say hello to family burger night from Mama Crows! The package includes 2 menu burgers, 2 kid burgers, 2 applesauces, side yard salad, family-sized crow fries, and 2 dipping sauces. Running indefinitely! Order online for pick-up or delivery, or order in Transfer Co. Food Hall.

Mulino Italian Kitchen - Wondering how to make your holidays special this year— how about a homemade lasagna from Mulino? Given that gatherings are going to be smaller this year, Mulino is offering a “Lasagna for Two” special. Add a bottle of wine to make it a merry night to remember! Order online here for pick-up.

steak and veggies

Parkside - Looking for dinner for the larger family? Parkside is offering holiday dinner packages for 2-3, 4-6, or 8-10 people. You have the option to choose the package size you want or you may opt for picking a variety of sides, platters, and desserts instead. All orders must be placed by Dec. 23 and will be available to be picked up from Dec. 24- Dec. 31. Place your order by calling 984-232-8969 or order online here. You can also order via email at

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen - Sharing is caring when it comes to holiday dinners. Plates Neighborhood Kitchen is offering a Family Style Takeout Package to share with the whole family. The package offers a roast turkey with all the fixins. Order by Thursday, Dec. 17 by calling 919-828-0018.

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern - Get Christmas dinner to-go with Second Empire’s holiday take-home meal. Each to-go meal includes an entree, four sides, and a dessert and will have easy heating instructions included. Pre-order by Dec. 17 for pick-up on Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 between the hours of 1 pm and 5 pm. Call 919-829-3663 to place your order.

Sitti Restaurant - Spread holiday cheer this year with a delicious Christmas meal to-go! Sitti has two dinner options for the holiday season and a recipe card from the chef for your leftovers! Call 919-239-4070 to place your order by Dec. 22. Pick-up your order on Dec. 24 from 11:30 am-7:30 pm.

Sweet Treats and Desserts

Pecan pound cake

Carroll’s Kitchen - Carroll’s Kitchen is offering not one, not two, but three-holiday desserts that give back - a Holiday Tin Pound Cake, Holiday Cookie Tin, and Dessert Gift Box. $10 of each holiday tin purchased goes directly back to Carroll’s REM program and supports women overcoming crisis. Desserts can be purchased in-store or online until Dec. 23. Order online here.


Lucettegrace - Looking for a variety of treats for everyone at the table? Lucettegrace is offering three different holiday desserts including a Buche de Noel (Yule Log), a Christmas bourbon pecan pie with vanilla whipped cream and spiked caramel sauce, and a Christmas Cookie Box with 2 dozen holiday cookies (6 different varieties). Pre-order for pick-up each weekend in December as well as Dec. 23 and Dec. 24. Order online here before they get sold out!

holiday cookie

The Cupcake Shoppe - Order a box of desserts for after your holiday feast from The Cupcake Shoppe. The box includes hot cocoa mix, homemade marshmallows, chocolate peppermint cookies, a gingerbread man, and party popcorn. Pick-up is available for $25 and delivery for $40. The deadline to order a shipped box is Dec. 16. Call 919-821-4223 to order.