This holiday season might look a bit different compared to previous ones but there's always reasons to eat, drink and be thankful. Here is a list of restaurants and businesses in Ottawa that have special Christmas Ottawa 2020 offerings this year.
Of course, any support to local businesses is appreciated in these times. Christmas celebrations can take on different forms from traditional, fusion to modern. Please use this list as an inspiration for ideas on how to put together your own Christmas celebration.
This list is updated as information becomes available. Please reach out to me [email protected] or @foodgressing on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok) for any suggestions.
- Christmas Turkey to Go
- Brookstreet Hotel
- Chances R Restaurant
- OCCO Kitchen
- Joey Restaurants
- Red Apron
- Farm Boy
- Whole Foods
- Meatings Barbecue
- Festive Dining
- DIY Ideas
- Festive Things to do in Ottawa
- Holiday Gift Ideas
Christmas Turkey to Go
- A whole roasted free range turkey (15 -18 lbs)
- Thyme & confit garlic bread stuffing (1kg/2.2lbs)
- Gratin dauphinoise potato made with cream and emmental cheese
- Medley of maple glazed carrot, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, dried cranberries and spiced pecans
- Steamed green beans (1kg/2.2lbs)
- Cranberry Compote (500mL)
- Turkey Giblet Gravy (1L)
They are also offering a Christmas Dinner for Two to go priced at $79.95 on December 24 & 25.
- SOUP: cinnamon squash & apple
- SALAD: kale & cranberry salad, sundried cranberries, candied pecans, black currant dressing
- MAIN: rooster roulade, thyme & confit garlic stuffing, nutmeg & brown sugar roast carrots & butternut squash, brussels sprouts, pommes dauphinoise, cranberry chow-chow, giblet gravy
- SWEET: warm sticky toffee pudding, rum raisin sauce
- Whole Roasted Free-Range Tom Turkey | 15 to 17 lbs
- Roast Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Yukon Potatoes
- Caramelized Vegetable, Onion, Brown Butter & Sage Stuffing
- Blackie’s Orange Cranberry Compote
- Buttered Green Beans
- Maple Squash + Zucchini
- Cauliflower Gremolata
- Pommery Mustard and Herbed Gravy
- Apple Crumble Pie
Chances R Restaurant
- Roast Buttered Herb Turkey
- Thyme, Garlic & Bacon Bread Stuffing
- Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
- Honey Glazed Carrots
- Cranberry Sauce
- Housemade Gravy
- Slow Roasted Turkey Breast
- Honey Glazed Carrots & Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
- Buttermilk Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes
- Mt Scio Savoury Stuffing
- Cranberry Chutney
- Pan Gravy
- Seasonal Homemade Dessert
- Oven roasted turkey with gravy
- Caramelized apple and sage stuffing
- Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
- Butter glazed harvest carrots and yams
- Pan roasted Brussels sprouts
- Fall kale salad
- Dinner buns
- Cranberry sauce with orange zest
- Fresh baked apple cranberry pie with maple ice cream
Protein options include:
- Ontario Berkshire Ham with Honey Mustard Sauce
- Wine Braised Enright Beef & Organic Mushroom Ragu
- Butter Basted Local Turkey (Dark & White Meat)
They also have other seasonal items, desserts and more.
- Christmas Turkey Dinner ($149.99 early pricing, $169.99). Serves 6 - 8.
- Christmas Ham Dinner ($149.99 early pricing, $169.99). Serves 6 - 8.
- Farm Boy for Two Christmas Dinner ($79.99)
- Farm Boy for Two Indulgences Dinner ($89.99)
- Freshly Carved Turkey - both white and dark meat
- House Made Baguette
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- Herbed Stuffing
- Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Carrots & Parsnips
- Steamed Green Beans
Whole Foods is offering Festive Feasts, Classic Roast Turkey Breast Dinners, Whole Turkey, Sides, Desserts and more. Please check your local Whole Foods to see what is offered as offerings may vary by location.
Epicuria has a turkey dinner for 8 featuring sage and butter basted turkey breast and leg, served with stuffing, gravy, cranberry chutney, four side dishes and a decadent holiday dessert for December 23 & 24. they also a wide range of holiday dishes available.
From December 22nd to January 4th, you can order a roast turkey dinner for 4 people for $59.99, or get the entire package with a whole pumpkin or pecan pie for $74.99. Offer valid for take-out only.
Option #1 - Traditional turkey dinner for 4 people featuring tender carved turkey breast, savoury stuffing, garlic red-skinned mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and your choice of broccoli or sweet petite corn. Pick up cold and reheat at home.
Option #2 - Traditional turkey dinner for 4 people featuring tender carved turkey breast, savoury stuffing, garlic red-skinned mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and your choice of broccoli or sweet petite corn. Pick up cold and reheat at home.
Please check out my post on Denny's Christmas Menu 2020.
- Smoked Turkey
- Cranberry Sauce
- Turkey Gravy
- Apple Bacon Sourdough Stuffing
- Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
- Carrot and Brussel Sprouts with Garlic Parmesan
- Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Bourbon Vanilla Sauce
Aiana Restaurant Collective
The Piggy Market
They also have Charcuterie Boards, Sausage Stuffing, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, easy to reheat fully prepared dinners, and more.
Festive Things to do in Ottawa
With tons of lights displays and skating rinks, Ottawa provides tons to do every winter for visitors and locals alike. Here are the some ideas on Christmas things to do in Ottawa 2020.
Holiday Gift Ideas
Restaurant Gift Cards
If you're looking to buy some gift cards for loved ones or yourself this holiday season, you might want to take advantage of some restaurant gift card deals. Cactus Club, Earls, Boston Pizza and more are offering bonus gift cards with gift card purchases. See restaurant for details.
Wayne Gretsky Distillery
Wayne Gretsky Distillery whiskies are proudly crafted in Canada and can be purchased at LCBO and select private stores.
Food banks in Ottawa are in great need of donations during these difficult times. Please consider making a donation this holiday season or anytime during the year.