‘Tis the Season for Takeout

For those of us who rely on frozen dinners and takeout to make it through the week, holiday home cooking can be a stressor. For those of us that can burn water, opt for an easier recipe. The holidays are not defined by how many hours you spent in the kitchen, but the quality of time spent with loved ones. Leave the cooking to the professionals and order your fully cooked holiday dinner from a restaurant near you!

The Root Cellar

Your one-stop shop for the scratch-made meal of your dreams! Order your entire meal or just the sides from The Root Cellar in Pittsboro. Brunch or dessert? They can handle that too. All orders must be placed by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19 for pickup on Sunday, December 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Using their meals-to-go guide, place your order online!

This year, their offerings include even more choices for all-inclusive meals! Each meal, for four people, includes a choice of oven-roasted turkey, wild mushroom lasagna or rosemary garlic-rubbed prime rib. Choose your three sides and dessert of pumpkin or apple pie. And if it’s dinner for one, you can order an individually packaged meal of roasted turkey, cauliflower gratin, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing and herb gravy for $15! Make sure to shop their brunch options; you won’t want to miss their gingerbread scones.

Fearrington Village

Leave your dress shoes and stuffy suits at home, dinner from Fearrington Village can be enjoyed in your pajamas! This Christmas Eve, takeout for two starts with herb and cheddar biscuits and continues with everything listed below!

From there, you’ll have your first course:

  • Duck rillette with carrot chutney, pickled onions and house made crackers
  • Wild rice salad with pickled grapes, pomegranate seeds, candied pecans, seeds, blue cheese, arugula and maple vinaigrette

Next, the main course:

  • Prime rib with onion jam, thyme and red wine gravy
  • Butternut squash lasagna with ricotta cheese, spinach, sage and a white cheddar cream

Enjoy your side pairings:

  • Scalloped potatoes with smoked caramelized onions and white cheddar
  • Roasted fennel with squash and apples
  • Creamed spinach and kale with Gruyère cheese and parmesan
  • Roasted sweet potatoes with pears and red onions

Finally, top it all off with dessert:

  • Yule log with chocolate sponge, peppermint buttercream, meringue mushrooms and chocolate décor

Add on the option for wine pairings, which includes a bottle of white and a bottle of red. Order your takeout for two online by December 13 for pickup on December 24 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Fearrington Barn!

The Butcher’s Market

With locations in Cary, Raleigh, Wake Forest and Wilmington, The Butcher’s Market is now taking holiday orders! A Triangle-based butcher shop for premium meats and specialty grocery items, The Butcher’s Market was founded by a father-son team. Now sharing their family tradition with you, taste quality food made with local ingredients, straight to your table.

Preorder your turkey, prime rib roast, tenderloin roast, strip loin roast, lamb and fowl. Choose your sides, including a seven-year aged cheddar cheese ball, green bean casserole, beer cheese soup, cranberry orange relish and mashed potatoes. Place your order for the holidays today!


Where local and seasonal ingredients meet a contemporary southwestern German twist! Did anyone say pastries? Set your Christmas morning table with fresh-baked pastries from Guglhupf in Chapel Hill. Founder and owner Claudia Kemmet-Cooper was raised in a household and culture where food was the centerpiece of social gatherings. Today, her locations in Durham and Chapel Hill share that sentiment with guests from all over the world.