Tis the season once again where people want to sit down with those they love and eat loads and loads of amazing food. So here we are to ensure you make the most of your time together at home and leave the cooking to the experts. This way there are no messy kitchens, no last-minute runs to the supermarket and no chances of destroying dinner. However, we do have a few options for those brave souls who do want to put their own mark on the occasion and cook a magnificent meal from scratch. Come explore with us as we wander through the various kinds of festive takeaways available for all budgets and diets.
DIY Gods and Goddesses hear us!
Food Crowd is an online platform that advocates local food production, and they will be celebrating the season with a specially curated food box. This Festive Box is designed to inspire any ‘inner chef’ to create a hearty, family feast. It will be available from the 1st of December 2022 with seasonal favourites including a 5-6kg Turkey, Brussel Sprouts, Green Peas, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Potatoes, Butter, Butternut, Onions, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Green Beans, Garlic, and Mixed Nuts. The box is available for delivery on the Food Crowd website and app under the “speciality” tab. Price for it all? Just AED 249.
Special note: This December, use the code “Customer50” to get a one-time 50% off all products from the 26th – 31st December 2022. This offer is capped at AED 50 per order.
Another day, another delivery
Delili is a start-up grocery e-commerce platform launched in September 2022 that offers a variety of products including turkeys and charcuterie board ingredients for Christmas dinners and also includes BBQ and camping essentials etc. Delili offers same day delivery and free delivery over AED50 to Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman. Get yourself a locally raised and naturally halal frozen whole turkey (7 to 8 kg from AED167) from Delili, make it a centrepiece of your feast and you’re on your way to a perfect evening.
Bookings: 04 326 1406 or email [email protected]
Inspired by the original once located in the Waldorf Astoria New York, Bull & Bear is this Dubai hotel’s signature restaurant. It offers a twist on the legendary steakhouse and for Christmas, they take care of the turkey and all the delicious trimmings. Just to add in a bit of luscious variety, you may also choose from beetroot cured salmon, roast beef rib eye and festive desserts.
Whole turkey with all the trimmings: AED 975; Roast Beef Rib Eye with sides: AED 1,200; Beetroot Cured Salmon: AED 199; Desserts: Yule Log or Christmas Pudding: AED 245
Bookings: [email protected]
Brimful of Brioche
There’s delicious turkey takeway with all the trimmings available from Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach. Their succulent turkeys are between 5kg to 6kg and are served with roasted vegetables, potatoes, glazed brussels sprouts, broccoli, and a homemade brioche with raisin and sage stuffing, this luxurious offering promises to be one for the books!
Whole turkey with all the trimmings: AED 699
Bookings: Orders must be placed a minimum of 72hrs in advance, call 050 189 6214 or email [email protected]
What’s better than one turkey? Two turkeys!
Mama Rita is as ready for the festive season as it can ever be and is going all out with two kinds of turkeys available for takeaway.
Their international turkey is accompanied with turkey sausages, rosemary and onion roasted potatoes, roasted parsnips, carrots and green beans, creamy mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, walnuts and turkey bacon. It is served with Mama Rita’s signature gravy, cranberry and bread sauces on the side. Serves up to 10 people, it is priced at 950 AED.
Their oriental turkey comes with traditional oriental rice, turkey sausages, roasted parsnip, carrots and green beans, creamy mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, walnuts and turkey bacon. It is served with Mama Rita’s signature gravy, cranberry and bread sauces on the side. Serves up to 10-12 people, it is priced at 970 AED.
Whole turkey with all the trimmings: AED 950/970
Bookings: The turkeys can only be ordered on mamarita.com and require 72 hours’ notice to be cooked to perfection so be ready to order it in advance.
Getting traditional with Mr Toad’s
Premier Inn is bringing you a traditional family feast this winter with their Turkey Takeaway deals available in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Tuck into Christmas dinner of a delicious roast turkey and all the trimmings from AED 349 – and receive a 25 per cent discount voucher for a future dine-in visit to Mr Toad’s.
For up to eight people, all their turkey packages include thyme and garlic roasted potatoes, chicks in blankets, sage and apricot stuffing, Brussels sprouts, honey-glazed roasted root vegetables and lashings of pan gravy.
Whole turkey with all the trimmings: Prices range from AED 349 to AED 449 depending on size and trimmings
Bookings: Turkey Takeaways are available for collection from: Mr Toad’s at Ibn Battuta Mall, Mr Toad’s at Al Jaddaf, Dubai Investment Park, Dubai Silicon Oasis and Dubai International Airport, Neuvo at Abu Dhabi Capital Centre and Abu Dhabi International Airport. Order by phone or in person at the outlets, at least 48 hours in advance. Ibn Battuta Mall (04 278 2256); Al Jaddaf (04 521 9020); Dubai Investment Park (04 811 2849); Dubai Silicon Oasis (04 382 1675); Dubai Airport (04 260 4011); Abu Dhabi Capital Centre (02 813 1953) Abu Dhabi Airport (02 818 6654).
More than just turkey…
Enjoy a festive feast with a golden roast turkey, with succulent sides and all the trimmings at Gourmandises in Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. Get the Traditional Roast Turkey for AED 520 or the Meat Platter for AED 260 or something more bite-sized like the Mixed Party Canapés for AED 290. Perfect for gifting friends and family, beautifully decorated Gingerbread Houses are also available (AED 130) or send your loved ones a gorgeous Festive Hamper (AED 130) with classic age-old Christmas delights such as Mince Pies (AED 40) and Truffles (AED 40)
Whole turkey with all the trimmings: AED 520
Bookings: 04 702 2445 Website: www.gourmandises-dubai.com
Ehhhh, what’s up doc?
The WB™ Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton, the world’s first Warner Bros.-themed hotel, will be decked out with beautiful Christmas décor and is ready to welcome guests to celebrate the holiday season in true WB™ style. Their turkey is a bit of fun take on the classic, marinated in citrus and herbs, the turkey is delivered with cranberry sauce, turkey gravy and dinner rolls. Foodies can choose four side dishes from a menu including thyme and butter roasted seasonal mushrooms, dry fruit and bread stuffing, honey glazed root vegetables, brussels sprouts with crispy veal bacon, truffle mashed potato, cauliflower and broccoli gratin, or baked macaroni and cheese among others. Diners can select two desserts from the menu that includes a traditional yule log, Christmas pudding or trifle, Christmas Stollen or a selection of Christmas cookies. Orders should be placed at least 48 hours in advance.
Whole turkey with all the trimmings: prices begin at AED 500.
Bookings: 02 815 0000 or email [email protected]
Yaaas to Yas
The majestic Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island is all set to be decked out with Christmas trees and décor to welcome guests into a magical winter wonderland. Their traditional festive dinner at home features a mouth-watering butterball turkey, complete with all the trimmings, and indulgent desserts made by award-winning chefs. Orders should be placed at least 48 hours in advance.
Whole turkey with all the trimmings: AED 550 for an 7kg butterball turkey (serves 6 people)
Bookings: 02 208 6900 or email [email protected]
Media City gets a turkey too!
Description: Take the festivities home with a fantastic turkey takeaway offer from Qwerty at Media One Hotel! The talented chef will have the turkey pre-cooked and ready to heat and eat fresh at home. All they require is an order placed 48 hours in advance, and guests to pick up the turkey. Deliveries are free for areas within 5km radius!
Whole turkey with all the trimmings: AED 650.
Bookings: 056 843 6814 or email [email protected]
Race you to the turkey
The Meydan Hotel brings holiday cheer home with their traditional Christmas turkey! Enjoy a turkey (size of your choosing) served alongside crispy roasted potatoes and veggies. Pair juicy chipolatas with sweet cranberry sauce, and rich gravy. Indulge in this wonderful holiday dinner from the comfort of your home. Taste the flavours of the season and relish time with family and friends. Diners can place their orders 48-hours in advance and collect it from the Shiba Foyer between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Whole turkey with all the trimmings: AED 500 for the small turkey, AED 750 for the medium turkey and AED 950 for a large turkey. All orders come with roasted potatoes, vegetables, chipolatas and gravy
Bookings: 04 381 3111 or email [email protected] or whatsapp: 056 525 4040
Leave the kitchen alone and spend time with your family and friends as Millennium Place Barsha Heights prepares a delicious and perfectly cooked traditional roast turkey meal.
Surprise your guests with a succulent roast turkey stuffed with sage, apricot and nuts alongside all the trimmings, including cranberry sauce, infused gravy, roast potatoes, brussels sprouts, broccoli mornay and more. They need 24hr prior notice and guests who make their bookings before 15 December can also enjoy a 25% early bird discount. No meal is complete without dessert so treat everyone to a decadent Chocolate Christmas Log, a Black Forest Log or Christmas pudding (or perhaps all three) at just AED165 for 1kg each.
Whole turkey with all the trimmings: 5 or 7kg turkey priced at AED 649 and AED 749 respectively
Bookings: 04 8750077
These are but a few of the major highlights of turkey season, because there is so much going on in this wonderful city of ours while this marvellous weather lasts. With some kind of meal available for almost all budgets and needs, we can’t wait to get our hands and invites for some (if not all) these spreads. Which sound the most exciting to you? Which ones would you like to get your hands on? What are you waiting for? Call them up and place your order today before you’re left out in the cold. Tag us on @homeclubme when you get your spreads, and don’t forget to tag us in reviews and pictures!