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Christmas Toronto 2020: Brunch, Dinner, Turkey-to-Go, Restaurants

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 Toronto that have special Christmas Toronto 2020 offerings this year.

Christmas Toronto 2020: Brunch, Dinner, Turkey-to-Go, Restaurants

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 Toronto

Old Mill Toronto

Old Mill Toronto is offering brunch and dinner on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.

Reign @ Fairmont Royal York

Reign at Fairmont Royal York is offering Festive Meals to Go starting at $250 plus tax. Order by December 22. Pickup December 24 & 25 between 11 am – 4 pm. The packages are: Small Turkey or Ham serving 4 people ($250); and Large Turkey or Ham serving 8 people ($380).

Smokin Bones

Smokin Bones Barbecue & Catering has a number of turkey dinner packages starting at $16.95 per person. 4 person minimum per order.


Veloute is offering Christmas dinner packages to go priced at $57 per person. Order by December 20 at 5 pm.

  • Turkey Dinner ($379) serves 8 – 10 people
  • Roasted Lamb Dinner ($319) serves 4 – 6 people
  • Beef Tenderloin ($419) serves 6 – 8 people
  • Smoked Prime Ribs ($396) serves 4 – 6 people

Joey Restaurants

Joey Restaurants is offering a Turkey Dinner to Go priced at $195 and serves 4 – 6 people. Available for pickup on December 23 and 24. It includes:

  • 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


Denny’s is bringing family-style, re-heat at home turkey dinner bundles back just in time for the holidays.

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.

Enigma Fine Dining

Enigma Fine Dining is offering Christmas Eve dinner a la carte for pickup. Some options for mains include:

  • Sage & Lemon Butter Roasted Turkey Breast (1.5lb) with Roasted Turkey Dripping Gravy & Cranberry Jelly ($70)
  • Whole Lavender and Honey Roasted Duck (3.5lb) with Duck Gravy and Cranberry Jelly ($120)
  • PEI Beef Wellington (1.5lb) ($80)
  • Atlantic Halibut en Croute (1.2lb) ($75)

Maple Leaf Tavern

Maple Leaf Tavern is offering Christmas Feast for 4 people ($195) for pickup December 21 – 24. It includes:

  • Winter Veg Soup
  • Beet & Orange Salad
  • Roast Turkey
  • Smoked Turkey Sausage
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Smashed Red Skin Potatoes
  • Chestnut Stuffing
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Cranberry mustard
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding & Egg Nog Cream

Alo Restaurant

Alo is offering Christmas Eve dinner for pickup ($75 per person) or delivery ($85 per person). Minimum 2 people order. The dinner includes:

  • Green Bean Casserole, Crispy Onion
  • Brussels Sprout, Double Smoked Bacon
  • Potato Purée & Chestnut Stuffing
  • Bread & Butter
  • Turkey Breast, Confit Turkey Leg, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce
  • Christmas Trifle, Strawberry, Vanilla Custard


Pompette is offering a multi-course Christmas Turkey Dinner available for 1 ($85), 4 ($280) and 8 ($560) people. Pick up times are from 10:00am to 8:00pm on December 22, 23, 24, and 26.


The Ritz-Carlton Toronto’s TOCA Restaurant is offering a 4-course dinner (for 2 – 4 people) available for pick-up on December 24 or 25. The package includes a seasonal butternut squash soup, three varieties of salad, an oven roasted turkey, and a traditional apple pie. Included sides are stuffing, potato puree, gravy and of course cranberry sauce. Options for 6-8 guests also available.

Christmas Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Dine-In

Café Boulud @ Four Seasons Toronto

Café Boulud is offering 3 Course Christmas Day and Eve all day menu from 11am to 9 pm for $110 per person.

d|bar @ Four Seasons Toronto

d|bar is offering a 3 course Christmas Day and Eve menu for $85 per person from 5:30 pm onwards.

“Alternative” Christmas Meals

Drifter’s Solace

Drifter’s Solace is offering a Christmas Eve Meal Kit with a five-course menu delivered for you to assemble in your home for $120 per person. Kit is available for delivery on December 24 from 10:00am – 8:00pm.

The kit includes:

  • Rosemary focaccia
  • Smoked chestnut velouté
  • Salad of beetroot and buffalo mozzarella
  • Confit salmon
  • Sous-vide capon -or- Ras el Hanout lamb -or- Slow poached cod
  • Rose rice pudding -or- Chocolate and fig

Rodney’s Oyster House

You can preorder seafood from Rodney’s Oyster House on Christmas Eve from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm through their Tock page. There is a $10 gratuity fee.

Miku Toronto

Miku Toronto is offering an exclusive Holiday Bespoke Tiers for pick up on December 14 – 31 excluding December 24 from 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Options include:

  • Deluxe Chirashi Tier ($75.00): Assorted diced fish, 3 kinds of sashimi (4 pieces each), tamago, soy-glazed mushroom, broccolini, pickled lotus root. Serves 3-4.
  • Assorted Dessert Tier ($30): Green Tea Opera, Ichigo Mochi Dome, Vanilla Cheesecake, and chef’s choice of 2 macarons

Aburi Hana

Aburi Hana is offering a Holiday Oju Package which consists of premium, seasonal offerings including sushi, seafood and protein options and good for 5-6 servings at $750. Pre-order for pick up is available on December 22 to 24 only.

The menu includes:

PREMIUM NIGIRI TIER: Ōtoro Nigiri with Caviar, Akami Nigiri, Wagyu Nigiri, Foie Gras Oshi, Aburi Sawara Nigiri, Aburi Tai Nigiri

SASHIMI & SUSHI TIER: Negitoro Maki, Hokkaido Uni & Hokkaido Ikura Sushi, Saba Bo Sushi, Zuwaigani Kinuta Maki & Suzuki Nambanzuke, Ezo Awabi Umani, Anago Narutoni &  Aka-Ebi Tsuyani, and selection of sashimi (chūtoro, hamachi, hotate, ika, sake)

PRIME APPETIZER TIER: A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Tenderloin, Unagi Arimani and Bambooshoot Tosani, Tako Shogayakini, Buri Teriyaki, Tai and Smoked Salmon Kombu Maki & Kanpachi Okaki Age, Chicken Matsukaze Yaki, Dashimaki Tamago, Kurobuta Roast Pork, Managatsuo Misozuke with Ume Ninjin, Charcoal-Grilled Québec Duck.

Festive Dining

Hy’s Steakhouse

Hy’s Steakhouse is offering a Holiday Dinner ($119.95 per person) which includes four-course dinner includes Hy’s signature cheese toast, Caesar salad, a choice of New York, Filet or Rib Steak, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach maple-glazed carrots, and a festive cheesecake for dessert. This is available for takeout and delivery via UberEats.

They also offer a Cocktail Party (prices vary) featuring bite-sized selections such as chilled jumbo prawns, shaved roast beef sliders, grilled lamb chops, mushroom & goats cheese tarts, Amaretto white chocolate truffles, and more are available to order by the half or full dozen. Cocktail Party items require pre-ordering 24 hours in advance, please call to order.

Café Boulud @ Four Seasons Toronto

Café Boulud is offering Festive Brunch on December 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 and January 1 from 11 am – 2:30 pm. 2 Courses for $55; 3 Courses for $65.

d|bar @ Four Seasons Toronto

d|bar is offering a Festive Tea on December 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 31, and January 1 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. $55 per person | $65 per person with champagne. See the menu here.

Il Fornello

Il Fornello-Bayview Village is offering Holiday Prix Fixe Dinner price at $39.00 per person with three course set menu with plant-based options.

Pickup and delivery times available on December 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30 31 and January 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, and 10 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday – Sunday except Friday from 12:00pm – 8:00pm with $6.00 delivery fee within 2km from 2901 Bayview Ave.

First Course – choice of:

  • Caesar Salad
  • Avocado Cashew Caesar (vegan)
  • Antipasto

Main Course – choice of:

  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Pappardelle Salsiccia (can be substitute with vegan sausage)
  • Vegan option substitute vegan sausage
  • Orecchiette Funghi (can be substitute with vegan sausage)
  • Lasagna

Dessert – choice of:

  • Tiramisu
  • Cheesecake
  • Polenta Cake (vegan)


Minami Toronto is offering Holiday To-Go Sets for pick up on December 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 30 from 12:30 pm – 8:45 pm.

Holiday To-Go Set for Two, with Wine Pairing at $110.00 includes:

  • Zahel Goldberg Gruner Veltliner Wine
  • APPETIZERS: Daigaku-Imo, Brussels Sprouts, Beef Katsu, Atlantic Salmon Mushiyaki
  • SUSHI (24pc):2 Salmon Oshi, 2 Ebi Oshi, 2 Albacore Oshi, 2 Inari Sushi, 2 Maguro Nigiri, 2 Scallop Nigiri, 6 Kappa Maki, 6 Tekka Maki

Holiday To-Go Set for Two, sans Wine Pairing at $75.00 includes:

  • APPETIZERS SELECTION: Daigaku-Imo, Brussels Sprouts, Beef Katsu
  • or Atlantic Salmon Mushiyaki
  • SUSHI PLATTTER (24pc): 2 Salmon Oshi, 2 Ebi Oshi, 2 Albacore Oshi, 2 Inari Sushi, 2 Maguro Nigiri, 2 Scallop Nigiri, 6 Kappa Maki, 6 Tekka Maki

Holiday To-Go Set for Four, with Sake Pairing at $180.00 includes:

  • Nanu Bijin Ginjo Sake
  • APPETIZER: Atlantic Salmon Mushiyaki, Beef Katsu, Aburi Chicken
  • SUSHI PLATTER (50pc): 4pc of each (Salmon Oshi, Ebi Oshi, Hamachi Oshi, Salmon Nigiri, Ebi Nigiri), 6pc of each Maki (Salmon, Tuna, Cucumber), 4pc Inari Sushi

Holiday To-Go Set for Four, sans Sake Pairing at $125.00 includes:

  • APPETIZER: Atlantic Salmon Mushiyaki, Beef Katsu, Aburi Chicken
  • SUSHI PLATTER (50pc): 4pc of each (Salmon Oshi, Ebi Oshi, Hamachi Oshi, Salmon Nigiri, Ebi Nigiri), 6pc of each Maki (Salmon, Tuna, Cucumber), 4pc Inari Sushi


Chabrol is offering a classic Christmas Dinner priced at $65 per person and available for pick up on December 23 only from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Each menu serves 1 person and a minimum order of 2 people.

  • House Baguette with Whipped Butter
  • Salade Folle of Foie Gras, Radish, Green Bean, Shallot, Herbs, & Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Mushroom Soup, Truffle Oil and Tarragon
  • Roast Breast and Braised Leg oT turkey, Ragout of Leek, Turnip, Butternut Squash, & White Beans
  • Chestnut and Chocolate Yule Log
  • Calissons


Donna’s is offering Holiday Dinner for 2 ($140) and 4 ($275) persons which includes a smoked salmon rillettes, marinate butter beans, prairie boy sourdough, a whole roast duck with onion gravy, buttered rutabaga, brussels sprouts, roast potatoes, and pear trifle.

They are also offering a divine and gift-friendly Holiday Hamper for $150 per package. All orders are available for pick up on December 18 – 19 and 23 – 24, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm.


ten is offering holiday dinner for pick up for 2 ($160) & 4 ($320) and delivery for 2 & 4 persons. Available for pickup from December 17 – 19, 4 pm – 8 pm.

  • Cabbage and butternut squash coleslaw
  • Heritage pork shoulder from Stonecroft Farms cooked slowly over an apple wood fire (1kg)
  • Half Loaf of our sourdough brioche
  • Potato and turnip mash
  • Roasted yellow beets with leeks and wildflower honey
  • Eggnog cake with toasted pecans

Aside from that, they have an amazing gift-friendly collection, Holiday Crate for only $135 and available for pick up from December 17 – 20, 3 pm – 6 pm.

DIY Meal Ideas

Richmond Station

Richmond Station is offering whole Christmas Turducken to cook at home. Handling and plating instructions are included. Available for pickup or delivery December 22 & 23 from 12 pm-8 pm. Add sauces, a cocktail kit, a beer bundle or wine pairing to complete your meal!

Wholly Veggie

Toronto based brand, Wholly Veggie’s easy to make plant-based product line can be found in most Canadian grocery stores. Offering delectable appetizers such as the Buffalo Cauliflower Wings and tasty treats like Margherita Pizza and their new Veggie-Full Meals, Wholly Veggie makes snacks the whole family will love without ever realizing they are vegan. All of the items are frozen and can be heated within 25 minutes, making for easy holiday meals. For those living in the GTA items can be purchased online and delivered to your door without leaving the comfort of home.

La Presserie

La Presserie’s delicious cold-pressed, flash-frozen juices and smoothies, made from fresh fruits and vegetables, can be delivered directly to your door! With delightful selections including Pomegranate Raspberry and Orange Passion Fruit, you’ll be sure to find a flavour that is juice perfect. There’s also an entire line-up of kids juices for little ones that may need more convincing when it comes to having their fruits and veggies. As the juices are flash-frozen to lock in flavour, and arrive frozen you can enjoy them at your own convenience.

Sweets & Treats

The Green Door

The Green Door has holiday lineup of gluten-free and vegan desserts including Christmas fruitcake.

The Sweet Escape Patisserie

The Sweet Escape Patisserie holiday menu includes:

  • Christmas Cookie Trees – The perfect holiday or host gift, choice of Sugar cookie, Chocolate Sugar cookie, Gingerbread, or Chocolate Gingerbread
  • Fruit Cake – This is not your ordinary fruitcake, it’s made with fresh citrus and cherries that are candied in store, lots of currants, raisins, almonds and a hint of nutella. It’s then soaked with lots of brandy, for a delicious moist fruitcake you won’t want to regift.
  • Holiday Cookie Tin – An assortment of fresh baked cookies in a festive tin.
  • Shortbread Gift Sets
  • Cookie Platters – An assortment of fresh baked cookies. (approx 40 cookies)
  • Shortbreads of the world – Our holiday countdown features 24 days of sweet and savoury shortbread

SCENIC coffee + brunch

SCENIC coffee + brunch is offering Holiday Choux Cream with six different flavours (Vanilla, Mocha, Matcha, Hojicha, Black Sesame, and Yuzu Honey) for $9 per package and a Holiday Cookie Box with half dozen in-house made cookies for $14 per package.  Boxes are available for pick up from December 17 – 20, 24 and 27, 10:00 am -2:30 pm.

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. Large chains (like Cactus Club, Earls, Boston Pizza) and other local restaurants are offering bonus gift cards with gift card purchases. See restaurant for details.

Gift Boxes x Alo

For the holidays, a cheese and cocktail pairing from Maître Fromager Afrim Pristine and Chef Patrick Kriss. For pick up at the Cheese Boutique. Delivery also available. The basket includes:

A selection of cheeses:

  • Le Bon Secret, a double-cream cow’s milk from a great local company
  • Mountainoak Gouda, a bold three-year cow’s milk from New Hamburg
  • A pair of 8 oz bottled cocktails from Alo’s barroom:
    • Improved Manhattan Cocktail
    • Satin Jacket Cocktail
  • A signature 4 oz bottled digestif from Alo’s bar room
    • Cocktailing paraphernalia.
    • Cheese Boutique Crostini
    • Spanish Almonds
    • Mixed Olives
    • Wicked Dark Chocolate

Wayne Gretsky Distillery

Wayne Gretsky Distillery whiskies are proudly crafted in Canada and can be purchased at LCBO and select private stores.

Some gift suggestions include Wayne Gretzky Distillery Ninety-Nine Proof, Wayne Gretzky Distillery Ice Cask Whisky, and Wayne Gretzky Distillery Red Cask Whisky.


Toronto-based restaurant Oretta is offering an elevated take on this holiday classic. With its artisanal Italian inspired Holiday Gift Boxes, Oretta’s packages are available in three curated offerings: Il Goso – a sweet treats inspired box, Il Mangiatore – a box dedicated to savoury items and Il Bevitore, curated for the wine and snack lover. All of the boxes include hand selected, traditional Italian items for the ultimate indulgent evening at home and can be delivered directly to the recipients’ door, ensuring you can still provide a touch of love even if you can’t be there.

Phancy’s Bodega

Phancy’s Bodega is offering Holiday Gifts and Meals To Go available for pick up on December 10-24 from Monday to Saturday between 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

They also have Holiday Gifts and Meals for delivery on December 23 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

Choices of small to large gift baskets and dinner ranges from $13.00 to $156.99 with different variety of meals are available.

Spa My Blend By Clarins

Nothing says the holidays like a little rest and relaxation, and nothing says relaxation like self-care with Spa My Blend By Clarins. The spa located within the Ritz-Carlton Toronto is allowing gift givers to purchase gift cards online that can be redeemed for any spa treatment as well as Clarins’ exceptional line of plant-based skincare products. Whether you are treating yourself or treating a loved one, with Canada-wide delivery you can be rest-assured you’ll be able to kick off the new year with some tranquillity.

Christmas Things to Do Toronto 2020

Christmas favorites like the Toronto Christmas Market and the city-sponsored Cavalcade of Lights are cancelled, but here are some socially-distancing friendly Christmas Things to Do in Toronto for 2020.


Food banks in Toronto are in great need of donations especially during these difficult times. Please consider making a donation this holiday season or anytime during the year.

Below are some food banks in Toronto which could use your help. Please also connect with food banks in your community.

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