Rhode Island Holiday Takeout and Dinner Options

Leave the holiday cooking to your local restaurants, popups and caterers this year. They need your help as much as you need their help.
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Beef tenderloin and scalloped potatoes from Easy Entertaining. Photo by Angel Tucker.

From picking up a heat-and-eat meal to learning how to make one yourself, these restaurants, popups and catering companies are offering some easy options for appetizers, main courses, sides and desserts for you to ring in a very different, socially-distanced holiday season. Order a full takeout feast or just a dessert or side dishes. Either way, Rhode Island restaurants, caterers and popups are here to make your life a little easier no matter how you celebrate.

  1. Angelo’s

Angelo’s is offering all kind of Christmas trays for your home enjoyment, including antipasto, a build-your-own charcuterie board, Italian wedding soup, string bean salad, a Spaghetti Aglio kit, snail salad, chicken marsala, baked stuffed shrimp, lasagna, eggplant parm, roasted chicken and so much more. They also have fun Holiday Cannoli Kits, pumpkin ravioli and sangria pouches. Pre-order for pickup Dec. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Dec. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. Order online here. 141 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-621-8171, angelosri.com

2. Basta

Basta is offering a Christmas takeout meal and it’s also hosting Christmas Eve dinner at the restaurant. The takeout meal feeds four to six. It features a roast beef tenderloin and sides including a winter arugula salad with prosciutto, toasted walnuts, Parmesan and cranberry vinaigrette; butternut squash bisque; roasted potatoes; honey-glazed baby carrots; oven roasted brussels sprouts; dinner rolls with garlic oil and balsamic glaze and a choice of dessert. The price is $229. Pre-order while supplies last and  staff will contact you to confirm and to schedule a convenient pickup time on December 24. Basta’s dining room is also open for Christmas Eve dinner. The meal will not feature live entertainment, and bar service will be enjoyed table side. Same household parties of up to eight guests will be spaced appropriately while adhering to State of RI mandates. Make a reservation here or call. 2195 Broad St., Cranston, 401-461-2300, bastaonbroad.com

3. Bites By Bre

Owner Bre Goldsmith is offering both glazed ham and roast beef as the main course for this holiday feast. Sides include maple-glazed butternut squash, herbed green beans (with walnuts, lemon zest and other flair) and crispy/smashed roast potatoes with garlic and parmesan. For dessert, Goldsmith is offering all the cookies from gingersnaps and peanut brittle to umami-rich sesame-chocolate crisps. She’s also giving away her mother’s cranberry pie recipe as well as offering brioche/pecan bread pudding (with smoked bourbon cream) as a dessert option. Order through the website, select contactless delivery to Providence or pickup at their kitchen for residents of other parts of the state. Order cutoff is Dec 19 at 5 p.m., and pickup is Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dishes are priced individually by portion sizes. 11-17 Aleppo St., Providence, 401-829-9313, ExploreTock.com/BitesByBre

4. Chapel Grille

Chapel Grille has put together a Christmas Dinner To-Go with heating instructions. Orders are due by December 20. The meal serves four for $185 and includes seasoned and seared beef tenderloin (finish at home) with Bordelaise sauce, roasted potatoes with rosemary and shallot, garlic roasted Brussels sprouts, mixed greens salad with cranberries, slivered almonds and goat cheese crumbles with honey maple vinaigrette, chocolate tiramisu roulade for dessert and rolls and butter. You can also add-on  bottles of wine and appetizers like shrimp cocktail ($22), scallops wrapped in bacon($15) or butternut squash bisque ($10). Prices do not include taxes. Order here. You can also opt to enjoy a family meal in the Chapel Grille dining room on Christmas Eve. Reservations are available from 4-8 p.m. Parties must be seated by household, according to RI Covid regulations. A full dinner menu and specials will be available. 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston, 401-944-4900, chapelgrilleri.com

5. Dips Dips Holiday Feasts

Chef Brandon Teachout of Dips Dips is offering holiday catering packages for both singles and households. There are appetizer trays with jammy eggs (soft boiled eggs), deviled eggs, Swedish meatballs and more, priced individually. The main meal packages can be ordered for a single person (roasted Baffoni Farm half chicken with three sides and bread and butter for $59) and for two to four people with protein choices including honey-lacquered duck (feeds up to four people with four sides for $215) and roasted prime rib with three sides and housemade bread and butter ($150 to feed two and $288 to feed four). Sides include whipped Yukon Gold potatoes, creamed leek bread pudding, roasted farm vegetables, au jus and assorted house-baked breads with whipped butter. Extra sides are also available for ordering. All orders will include reheating instructions and be packaged in oven-ready pans. There will be two days of pick-ups: Christmas Eve eve (Dec. 23) and Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). Order at exploretock.com.

6. Easy Entertaining

Easy Entertaining is offering many different items and packages for the holidays, including an extensive cheese platter that serves up to eight for $69 with charcuterie add-ons for extra costs. There are four main meal package options including a holiday feast with stuffed pork loin or beef tenderloin, plus scalloped potatoes, kale salad, acorn squash agrodolce and roasted garlic focaccia (serves four for $79 and six for $99 for the pork loin choice and $130 to serve four and $180 to serve six for the beef tenderloin. There’s a seafood dinner option with parmesan baked halibut, artichoke and lemon pasta, kale salad, acorn squash agrodolce and roasted garlic focaccia for $99 to serve four and $145 to serve six; a vegetarian feast with vegan artichoke and lemon pasta, kale salad, acorn squash agrodolce and roasted garlic focaccia for $49 to serve four and $59 to serve six; and a holiday breakfast with brioche cinnamon buns, vegetarian quiche, ginger breakfast loaf, breakfast sausage and housemade English muffins for $39 to serve four and $59 to serve six. Order by December 17 at noon for pickup or delivery (additional fee), and receive your fully prepared holiday meal on December 23 for contactless pickup between 10 a.m. and noon for a heat-and-eat feast. A five-minute pickup window will be assigned to you. View the full menu here and order online. Prices do not include taxes or 5 percent administrative fee, 166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, 401-437-6090, easyentertainingri.com

7. Fluke

Fluke in Newport is offering the Feast of Seven Fishes for pickup. Order by Dec. 19 for pickup on Dec. 24 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for $85 per person. It’s a seven-course meal featuring seven different types of seafood, including cured salmon with toast and herbed creme fraiche, oysters Rockefeller, lobster bisque, scallop and lobster stuffie, housemade spaghetti and clams, whole roasted black sea bass with vegetables and parsley rice. Most dishes will require warming and the whole fish will need to be cooked at home. Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 401-849-7778, flukenewport.com

8. Gnarly Vines Farm to Table Christmas Dinner

Order a heat and serve meal from this Tiverton family farm, which includes a choice of stewed pheasant or herb roasted pork with sausage stuffing, whole green beans, wine mushroom gravy, homemade cranberry sauce and local baked goods. The meal is available for pickup or delivery on Thursday, December 24 at Sandywoods at 43 Muse Way in Tiverton. The pheasant meal is $75 per person and the pork loin is $50 per person. Place your order here.

9. Huck’s Filling Station

The holiday menu for Huck’s Filling Station is filled with mouth-watering entrees, starters, sides, beverages and desserts to share and savor with the family. Start your holiday meal with some smoked deviled eggs; jalapeno cornbread; peel n’ eat shrimp; sausage and cheese balls; grilled artichoke and turnip dip; bacon and sweet onion dip; a baked brie wheel; creamy crab dip; and mini lobster rolls; continue on with a smoked picnic ham with apricot glaze or Huck’s prime rib smoked au jus; side it with Ms. Debbie’s creamed corn; baked mac n’ cheese; roasted Brussels sprouts; potatoes au gratin; apple-rosemary chutney; and horseradish cream; along with beverages like “fireball” spiced whiskey; “Dr. McGillicuddy’s” peppermint liqueur; “Apple Pie” spiced apple vodka; Huck’s eggnog; “Wassail Punch” mulled cider; “Jeff Goldblum” with tequila, pisco, Aperol, elderflower, blood orange, Don’s mix, lime and cardamom bitters; and “day Drinker” cucumber vodka, sauv blanc, elder pineapple, cinnamon and citrus. Settle down with creme brulee pie or chocolate chess pie for dessert. Pre-order your holiday meal items today via email. 4654 Post Rd., East Greenwich, 401-471-7170, hucksfillingstation.com, instagram.com

10. La Masseria

Eat fresh and tasty pasta to your heart’s content at home from La Masseria on Christmas Day. The a la carte pasta menu includes fettuccine, gnocchi and pappardelle suited for four people at $9.90 a pound. The list of sauces includes marinara, pink vodka, Bolognese and alfredo ranging from $12-$18. The restaurant is accepting orders until Christmas Eve, and you can pick up your order the next day anytime until 9 p.m. 223 Main St., East Greenwich, 401-398-0693, masseriari.com, instagram.com

11. Mill’s Tavern

Opt for a dine-in dinner at Mill’s Tavern, or bring your Christmas Eve meal home. Call the restaurant to make your reservation from 4 to 7:30 p.m.; or call or email to place your takeout order. The dine-in menu offers a selection of festive dishes like King Crab bisque; Mill’s Tavern’s Oyster Rockefeller; baked seafood stuffed shrimp with yuzu beurre blanc; North Country Smokehouse all-natural brown sugar-maple glazed carved ham with roasted fingerling potatoes and Brussels sprout sautéed with bacon, onion and golden raisins; desserts like holiday cookies and milk; and goat cheesecake with yuzu cremeux, gingersnap crumble, miso pear butter, candied walnuts and pear sorbet; and drinks including the sparkling poinsettia and spiced pear martini. As for the takeout menu, enjoy some artisanal greens in Roquefort red wine vinaigrette with pickled red onion and spiced almonds; king crab bisque; North Country Smokehouse all-natural brown sugar-maple glazed carved ham; and Portuguese bread pudding with Madeira caramel, currants and chantilly cream. Pair your holiday meal with a fine wine recommended by Mill’s Tavern’s wine director, raging from $22-$46 (fifty percent off on Thursdays!). Dinner for two is $89.95, and dinner for four is $179.95 before tax. Place your order by 5 p.m. on December 20, and pick it up between 2 and 6 p.m. on December 23. 101 North Main St., Providence, 401-272-3331, millstavernrestaurant.com, instagram.com

12. Newport Vineyards

Let the culinary team at Newport Vineyards do the cooking for you this holiday season with multiple options for indulging at home. Scratchmade fare is offered for Christmas dinner, Christmas brunch and a bunch of sides and desserts. Place orders by Sunday Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. and pick up on Dec. 24 between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Heating instructions are provided. Christmas dinner options include roasted Baffoni Farm chicken with garlic herb mashed potatoes, local chestnut stuffing, honey roasted local vegetables, gravy, soft rolls, cranberry jam, honey butter and individual chocolate trifle for $180. Or you can choose the boneless grass-fed prime rib with rosemary roasted potatoes, honey roasted local vegetables, soft rolls, honey butter, horseradish sauce and individual chocolate trifle for $300. The Christmas brunch option includes Vermont cheddar frittata, house-cured bacon, French toast casserole, home fries, apple spice muffins, chocolate orange scones, local maple syrup and sweet butter for $100. All meals feed four people. You can also opt for beer and cheese bundles or wine and cheese bundles, soups and desserts, side dishes like French toast casserole and desserts like pies, tarts and cookies, all ordered separately. See the full list of options here. Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main. Rd., Middletown, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com

13. Nicks on Broadway

Nicks on Broadway has Christmas/ Holiday To-Go Menus. Orders need to be in by Thursday, December 17. Pickups will be scheduled for Wednesday, December 23 between 2-8 p.m. Dinners will be packed family style. Lots of great options for add-on platters, baked goods, pantry items, cocktails and wine. The Christmas Dinner package includes brown sugar and pineapple-glazed New England ham or vegetarian pesto-roasted Rhode Island mushrooms with Schartner Farms mashed potatoes with scallions, honey-glazed carrots and root veggies, creamed local wilted greens and onions, buttermilk biscuits with honey butter and dark chocolate bread pudding squares with caramel, plus a bottle of sparkling wine. $60 feeds two; $100 feeds four. Call 401-421-0286 or 401-421-0287 to order or email info@nicksonbroadway.com. 500 Broadway, Providence, 401-421-0286 or 401-421-0287, nicksonbroadway.com

14. north

North’s Christmas Day Takeaway special includes seven dishes produced by head chef Andrew McQuesten, each priced and portioned per order. For $50 per person, enjoy a meal of pork loin rolled with braised greens and miso; koji roasted sweet potatoes with ginger scallion sauce; red sauce from summer tomatoes; shaved root vegetable salad with cabbage and blood orange vinny; milk rolls with spicy fish sauce butter; macaroni and cheese; and gingerbread cookies to conclude the night. Place an additional eggnog, beer, wine or cocktail order for takeout. You also have the option to donate $5-$25 to help north restaurant cook meals for those less fortunate. Visit the takeout site to order the multi-course meal and select a time between noon and 6 p.m. to pick it up on Christmas day. Send north a direct message via Instagram or email for more information. 122 Fountain St., Providence, foodbynorth@gmail.com, foodbynorth.com, instagram.com

15. Oberlin Feast of the Seven Fishes

Oberlin’s first-ever Feast of the Seven Fishes will feature seven Rhode Island-caught seafoods in a six-course feast. The per-person meal offers a Three Combo Crudo with red onion, garlic chive capers and olive oil; Scungilli toast with herbs; Bigeye tuna meatball wedding soup; Tajarin pasta and clams with breadcrumbs; grilled bone-in fluke with a “Big Salad,” roasted potatoes and lemongrass broth; and lastly, Neapolitan pavlova. The cost is $85 per person. Beverage add-ons are available as well. Have it served hot and ready, or take it and make it to-go for pickup on December 24. You can also pre-order loaves of Oberlin’s famous sourdough breads to accompany your meal. Order here. 186 Union St., Providence, 401-588-8755, oberlinrestaurant.com, instagram.com

16. Ocean House Feast of Seven Fishes Workshop

Master the art of making a traditional Feast of Seven Fishes meal with chef Tim Meyers, Ocean House’s Director of Culinary Education and Food Forager on December 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Whether you’re an expert or novice cook, you’ll make a fine platter to be shared with your family on Christmas Eve. The workshop is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 401-584-7000 or go online to make your reservation. Tickets are non-refundable. There’s also a Feast of Seven Fishes Dinner at the Weekapaug Inn restaurant on Christmas Eve from 5-8 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $74 per adult and $37 for children ages four to twelve. 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill, 888-853-2919, oceanhouseri.com

17. Ocean House Christmas at Home

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a decadent Ocean House Christmas at Home meal. Start with a chestnut and cranberry crostini, Belgian endive spears, baby kale and quinoa salad and an orecchiette pasta salad. The main course consists of baked ham with a brown sugar glaze, braised beef short rib with red wine jus and grilled salmon with caramelized onion cream. Sides include herb roasted marble potatoes, baked sweet potatoes with maple glazed apple, roasted brussels sprouts with spiced pecans, green bean casserole and crispy shallots, and baked zucchini with spinach and artichoke. Eat some assorted Christmas cookies for dessert and leave some for Santa. Receive a bottle of Beaulieu Vineyard Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon free of charge for your four-person order. View the menu and reserve your meal for a party of four ($225), eight ($450) or twelve ($675) here. Place your order by 3 p.m. on December 21 and pick up the heat-and-it meal at Ocean House on December 24 from 4 to 6 p.m., or December 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Westerly residents can have their orders delivered on December 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. for $10. 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill, 888-853-2919, oceanhouseri.com

18. Persimmon

The Persimmon Provisions butcher shop has made a special return appearance just for this holiday season to offer some meaty favorites, including beef tenderloin, boneless pork loin roast, veal stock, chicken stock, foie gras, white clam sauce and much more. Place your order via email by December 19, and your meal will be ready for pick up at the restaurant on December 23 from noon to 8 p.m. Prices vary per item. 99 Hope St., Providence, 401-432-7422, champe@persimmonri.com, persimmonri.com, instagram.com

19. Red Stripe Restaurant

Spend your Christmas Eve with family inside the Red Stripe restaurant or in your own dining room. Reserve your table and time slot ranging from noon to 8 p.m. for December 24 or order your to-go meal by December 19 with a phone call. The dine-in menu is the regular restaurant menu with an additional holiday baked ham meal that includes mashed sweet potatoes, pineapple, brown sugar, green bean almondine and Dijon glaze. The takeout selections come with a mixed greens salad or Caesar salad, a choice of entrée and an optional bottle of wine for an additional cost. A regular-sized order can serve two to three adults and a large serves four to six adults. Choose from chicken parmesan with linguine, housemade marinara sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; the famous grilled hanger steak served with red-bliss mashed potatoes and a choice of bordelaise butter or gorgonzola butter; pasta Bolognese with housemade Italian meat sauce, rigatoni and Parmesan cheese; the holiday baked ham; chicken paillard with grilled marinated boneless chicken breast, heirloom tomatoes and roasted vegetables; a large portion of bacon and cheddar meatloaf with roasted fingerling potatoes and onion jus; and Red Stripe mac and cheese with panko bread crumbs (you can add grilled or fried buffalo chicken or a pound and a half of braised short ribs for an additional cost). 465 Angell St., Providence, 401-437-6950, redstriperestaurants.com, instagram.com

20. Tilly’s Feasts

Tilly Feasts’ Holidaze menu is now live! Pre-order the holiday family-sized meals, apps and sides until Dec. 20 for pickup at the North and South Kingstown Tilly’s locations on Dec. 23. They also offer mixed cocktails, shakes and more for takeout. Main-course protein choices include an herb-cured, boneless lamb roast (feeds four for $45 and eight for $70) and Ora King salmon roast (feeds four for $40 and eight for $74). Apps include deviled eggs, sweet and sour meatballs, pretzels and queso and a bacon pimento cheese ball; sides include honey nut squash, honey butter mashed sweet potatoes and creamy mashed potatoes, stuffing casserole, green bean casserole and brussels sprouts salad, each priced individually by serving sizes. Place your order at tillysfeasts.com. 640 Boston Neck Rd., North Kingstown; 3711 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, tillysfeasts@gmail.com, tillysfeasts.com

21. Troop

Troop is offering the Holiday Boom Box stocked with apps. Pick four apps to feed five people, and it comes with locally foraged Christmas greens from Lucayda Farm. Choices include pimento cheese dip with roasted veggies, charred sweet potato with chimmi churri dip, Troop rangoons with duck sauce (veggie or chicken), mini biscuits with maple jelly, assorted pickles, jalapeno poppers, Cajun meatballs, crab cakes with remoulade, Ruth’s Chicken Thang (chicken, cheese, pepper and onion, skewered and fried), and banh mi bites. The cost of the box is $80. Spice it up with holiday punch, a whiskey-based punch with spices that will make five drinks for $40. Order online here. 60 Valley St, Providence, 401-473-2900, trooppvd.com

22. Vanda

Vanda is offering a little bit of everything, including La vigilia dishes, Vanda classics and holiday specialties as part of an a la carte menu with items that feed four to six. They have ready-to-bake dishes, freshly made pastas by the pound, to-go sauces and desserts that will be ready for your holiday table. All items are take-and-bake at home. See the full holiday menu at vandacucina.com and place your orders online or call 401-921-3144. Pickups are available for Dec. 23 and 24. 1 Centerville Rd., Warwick, 401-921-3144, vandacucina.com

23. Walrus and Carpenter Oysters

Walrus and Carpenter Oysters is offering Holiday Farm Shares for the December holidays. Place your orders by December 22 for contactless pickups on Wednesday, December 23 from 5-7 p.m. and by December 27 for New Year’s Eve pickups on Wednesday, December 30 from 5-7 p.m. at 73 Harrison Street in Providence. There will be a bonfire but for safety’s sake, no drinks or oyster samples this year and please wear a mask. Mail order is also available to areas of New England, New York and New Jersey shipped/delivered on specific dates.

24. Weekapaug Inn’s Holidays at Home

For Christmas Day, enjoy a wide selection of traditional appetizers, courses, sides and desserts from Weekapaug Inn’s Christmas at Home feast. Starting at $85 per person, devour appetizers like buttermilk rolls and an endive and hidden rose apple salad before the main course, including stuffed quail and beef rib roast sided with roasted fingerling potatoes, creamed Swiss chard and broccolini. Finish your hearty meal with a Christmas yule log. Four-person orders receive a bottle of Beaulieu Vineyard Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon free of charge. Check out the menu and order online here. Order by 3 p.m. on December 21, and pick up your meal and reheating instructions at Weekapaug Inn on December 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 25 Spray Rock Rd., Westerly, 888-565-5023, weekapauginn.com



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