Alright, you’ve done the Thanksgiving dinner. You spent hours dicing onions, chopping sweet potatoes, creaming spinach, stewing mushroom gravy and your vegan feast was a total success!
All of sudden Christmas is right around the corner, you’ve still got your shopping to do, not to mention those work deadlines that you’re putting in extra hours for, and there’s at least one more holiday party you’re planning to attend.
Who’s got the time to make yet another feast?
Luckily, if you’re crunched for time, but still have family and friends to provide for, there are a slew of wonderfully tasty and vegan-friendly pickup, delivery, or even shipped options that you can choose. Save yourself time, headache, and even a bit of moola and try one of these pre-made Christmas dinner options!
1. Purple Carrot (Shipped)
If you went with a Thanksgiving delivered feast this year, then you may recognize this company! Purple Carrot believes that when you eat plant-based foods, good things happen. Along with offering Thanksgiving pre-made meals, Purple Carrot is also offering a shippable Christmas feast the week of December 22nd. One hundred percent vegan with a slew of gluten-free and soy-free options, Purple Carrot offers eight different recipes to choose from for your Christmas box including Beet & Coconut Bacon Flatbread, White Lentil Risotto, Herb Sausages, Peanut Vegetable Buddha Bowls, Tofu Scramble Tacos, Walnut Crusted Artichokes, Pumpkin Coconut Curry, and Buffalo Tempeh Quinoa Bowls.
2. Whole Foods (Pickup)
Another familiar name from the Thanksgiving list! Whole Foods is wildly popular and not just for their high-quality, super tasty meals, but they are one of the only grocery store chains offering pre-made vegan-friendly meals. This Christmas choose from a slew of vegan options for your feast including Mixed Mushroom Soup, Roasted Cauliflower Steaks, Roasted Garlic and Parsnip Gravy, Creamiest Winter Squash with Raisins and Sage, Celery Root Mash, Coconut Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Tahini-Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Raw Cranberry Sauce. Build your own box, choose a date to pick it up, and simply re-heat at home!
3. Veestro (Shipped)
Take a walk down the super healthy side this Christmas with a curated vegan box from Veestro! Veestro offers 100 percent plant-based, organic, preservative-free, and fully prepared meals delivered directly to your doorstep. Plus, you get to choose from a variety of delicious and masterly created recipes including Pulled Jackfruit Turk’y, Golden Chickpea Stew, Beluga Lentil Braise, Portobella Steak Dinner, Spinach Pie, Kale and Quinoa Salad, Cauliflower Milanese Dinner, Lentil Meatloaf, Mushroom Stroganoff, and Quinoa Bake, just to mention a few of the options.
4. Buca di Beppo (Pickup)
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If you’re looking for that perfect easy dinner for Christmas day, why not call in an order to a local favorite hot spot Buca di Beppo? With over 70 locations in the states, you’ll definitely be able to find one! Plus they’ve got options for everyone. Vegan alternatives include the bruschetta (hold the cheese), mixed green salad (substitute Italian dressing for oil and vinegar), special order the pasta puttanesca, go with garlic olive oil over marinara sauce and get a side of steamed green beans and broccoli. Plus, make it super easy by ordering online and picking up hot and ready to eat!
5. Make Believe Bakery
Make, Believe Bakery, located in Denver, Colorado, is a “100 percent vegan bakery that also specializes in allergy-free baking.” They not only believe in compassionate cooking that meets the needs of as many people as possible but they also “use quality, organic, GMO-free products whenever” they can.
If you live in the area, you can stop by one of their locations — Make, Believe Bakery, Watercourse, or City, O’ City — and pick up a preordered box of goodies or have your baked desserts shipped. Make sure to order by December 20th to get your goodies by Christmas!
6. Vegan Treats
So, we’ve got Christmas dinner covered on the list. Whether it’s shipped or delivered in a prepared box or picked up steaming hot. What about dessert? Maybe you’ve got a few a holiday parties coming up or a family that fiercely loves their holiday goodies. Either way, we’ve got the perfect place for you to get those baked desserts shipped right to your door!
Vegan Treats, founded by Danielle Konya 20 years ago, is an ethical vegan bakery that promises to provide desserts that not only “taste good, but actually [taste] better than any other cake, vegan or otherwise.”
Didn’t quite find what you want or need from Vegan Treats?
Luckily Wholesome Bakery is here to fill whatever baked goods void is left! Wholesome Bakery, located in San Francisco, wants to “inspire and provide high quality, sustainably made, allergy-friendly products that everyone can enjoy while servicing our environment, the small working farmer and ecological habitats.”
Plus, they have a slew of vegan baked goods that are perfect for the holiday season and can be shipped directly to your doorstep; from the Pumpkin Chocolate Boat Loaf to the Cookie Sandwiches to the Holiday Gift Box. If you’re in the San Francisco area, you can drop by to pick up a Holiday Pie, a Custom Tiered Cake, Seven Layered Bars, or a box of cupcakes.
Make sure to order well in advance for shipping or place an order to be picked up by Christmas Eve, as they are closed on Christmas Day.
8. The Butchers Son (pickup)
You may be thinking that this one looks familiar … that’s because the Butchers Son also made the Thanksgiving holiday list! This absolutely wonderful, 100 percent vegan delicatessen and bakery in Berkely, California, has just posted their Christmas pre-order menu and it looks amazing!
Build a vegan Christmas box from their menu items complete with Smoked Turkey Roast with a Pear “Honey” Glaze, Sausage Stuffing, Small Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Whole Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Apple Pie, and Classic Eggnog. Take everything or pick and choose the items you’d like!
Remember, this is a pickup only option, but, if you’re in the Berkely area, you get to choose from four different pickup times including December 21st, 22nd, 23rd, or the 24th!
Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in North Texas, Reverie Bakeshop serves up vegan delights. This Latina woman-owned business provides “sweets that are compassionate towards animals, the planet, and our health,” with the goal to offer “high-quality vegan pastries that are healthier than non-vegan counterparts and just as tasty!”
This holiday season Reverie Bakeshop will be offering up gingerbread houses, sugar cookie assortments, candy cane cake, red velvet shortbread cookies, coconut macaroons, snowball cookies, and a variety of gluten-free options.
Orders are open through December 21st, so don’t waste any time and get your vegan desserts pronto!
10. Very Good Butchers
Very Good Butchers set out to redefine and create a better, less-processed plant-based meat alternative. Created by trained chefs, this plant-based butcher team, loving called “bean butchers,” have been selling out across British Columbia.
This holiday season get your very own holiday box of plant-based goodies!
If you miss the holiday deadline or you’re just not into a holiday box, try getting one of their regular “meat” boxes such a this Big Box of (Vegan) Meat that includes two Very Good Burgers, one pack of Smokin’ Bangers and Very British Bangers, two packs of Taco Stuff’er, one pack of BBQ Jackfruit, two packs of Ribz, and two packs of Pepperoni. This box will help you create a Christmas feast that will knock the socks of off all your family and friends!
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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