New Orleans Restaurants with Holiday Pre-order

Spice up your holiday meal with a feast from one of the following restaurants. Supporting local businesses has never been more important, and all the pie, sides and special drinks you can order will not disappoint. Check out the options below, then make plans to order holiday takeout this December in New Orleans.

Pork Belly at Bywater American Bistro

Pork Belly at Bywater American Bistro; Denny Culbert, Image courtesy of Bywater American Bistro

Bywater American Bistro

Deadline to order: December 20
Pickup/Delivery Date: December 24

Those looking to celebrate Christmas at home can order special Christmas Meal Kits to-go from Chef Nina Compton’s Bywater American Bistro. Priced at $50 per person, the menu serves one and includes spiced roasted pork belly, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Santa’s cookies and more. As selection of wine and punch are also available for purchase.

Cochon Butcher

Deadline to order: December 20
Pickup Date: December 23

This year’s Butcher catering menu features a marinated standing beef rib roast, ready to cook at home, and half gallons and gallons of Butcher Boozy Eggnog. Also available are Bell & Evans turkeys, boudin-stuffed Bell & Evans turkeys, jambalaya stuffed chicken, smoked beef ribeye, marinated pork crown roast, and Butcher ham. Sides, soups and bread are also available.

Kindred Nola

Deadline to order: December 20
Pickup Date: December 24

Kindred specializes in plant-based comfort food and is here to make your holidays healthy. Enjoy cream of cauliflower bisque, macaroni and cheese, stuffed bell pepper, cupcakes and more vegan options for your holiday meal.


Deadline to order: December 18
Pickup Date: December 22 and 23

Let Arnuad’s do the holiday cooking and dress your table with Creole classics like turtle soup and seafood gumbo, plus cinnamon cheesecake and pecan pie. Select items will be available for pickup all month long, but you’ll want to get in on the seasonal dishes.

Yule Log at La Boulangerie

Yule Log at La Boulangerie, Image courtesy of La Boulangerie

La Boulangerie

Items available throughout the holiday season

The La Boulangerie holiday catering menu features the yule log this year, available in small or large sizes. The bakery menu includes two breakfast packages—The Bagel Box and The Salmon Bagel Box, hors d’oeuvres, table breads plus desserts including an extensive assortment of pies, tarts and cakes. New this holiday season are chocolate chip minis and lemon shortbread tubes.


Deadline to order: December 15 and 21, respectively
Pickup Dates: December 17 (nationwide shipping available) and December 23 (local pickup only)

With options for local pickup and shipping nationwide, Saba’s got you covered with specialty holiday treats. Chocolate hazelnut babka, jars of harissa and a box of 18 assorted cookies will add to a festive table.

Willa Jean

Deadline to order: December 18
Pickup Date: December 24

Enjoy Willa Jean favorites like Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie, cornbread and gumbo by the quart this holiday season. Dinner rolls, baguette and key lime pie will also be available for pre-order.

Ralph’s on the Park

Deadline to order: December 22
Pickup Date: December 24

Enjoy a Christmas Eve meal for two featuring crab gratin, City Park salad, turtle soup, slow-cooked prime ribeye, creamed spinach, herb-roasted fingerling potatoes and milk chocolate mousse, plus options for add-on wine or champagne. Orders are conveniently packaged cold and ready to re-heat.

GW Fins

Deadline to order: December 28
Pickup Date: December 31

Settle in for a New Year’s Eve meal at home courtesy of GW Fins. It’s seafood galore with jumbo lump crab cakes, lobster dumplings, seared sea scallops, scalibut and other delectable sea-centric dishes.