Food & Drink

The Ultimate Holiday Take-Out Feast

Where to find the best local ingredients, main courses, sides and desserts for your holiday meal

By Jess Thomson, Cynthia Nims and Sheila Cain December 9, 2015


This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Seattle magazine.

If there’s ever a time for home cooks to show off their culinary chops, it’s the holidays.

Unfortunately, the festive season is also a time for hurried gift buying, out-of-town visitors and busy days at the office. But no one ever said you had to do it all. Seattle is teeming with well-stocked specialty grocery stores and talented chefs ready to add more cheer to your dinner table. No matter how you decide to slice it, our guide will help make preparation of the main meal more palatable.

The Main Course

Simple Side Dishes

Bread & Butter

Cocktail Party Hors d’Oeuvres

Easy Holiday Drinks


Brunch Options

Entire Holiday Dinner Takeout

Also, read about Seattle’s go-to stops for luxe cooking staples, hostess gifts and endless jars of tasty treats.


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