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Looking For Christmas Dine-In And Takeout In Houston? Here Are Our Top Picks For 2020

by Fariya Khan
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Given the extraordinary year we’ve all had, I think we have done more than our fair bit of cooking. So, this Christmas it’s perfectly understandable that you wish to spend a minimal amount of time in the kitchen.

If you, like me are planning a small, intimate Christmas dinner with just your own family, or even an intimate gathering of close relatives, these eateries in Houston are perfect for you. They are open during the holidays with the best of both dine-in and take-out options.

From restaurants to neighborhood bakeries, several spots are offering special heathy holiday menus in addition to the standard meals. There is a wide range of dishes, and since we at TexasRealFood focus on clean and sustainable eating, you will find our top picks reflect just that.

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Because of the rising COVID-19 cases in Houston, restaurant hours and guidelines may alter, so it is advised that you to call ahead to get the latest information.

For those looking for festive ways to celebrate with minimum cooking and clean up, these are for you!

Best Healthy Christmas Meal Takeout’s and Dine in Options in Houston


Coltivare, an Italian restaurant, features a dynamic menu beautifully shaped by Houston’s growing seasons and its own on-site backyard garden. This restaurant is dedicated to homemade food made-from-scratch daily.

For Christmas, Coltivare is offering a wide choice for your convenience. They have a whole menu for dine in’s which features a range of garden-fresh salads, hand crafted pizzas, pastas and mains. Here is a look at their dine in menu. If you are looking for a healthy takeout option in Houston, Coltivare has a rich menu featuring wood grilled chicken, delicate squash, bass filets, family sized tiramisu and more. Click here to glance at the menu.

Revival Market Cafe and Craft Butcher Shop

Revival Market believes in sourcing food responsibly and in the importance of knowing where your food is grown and raised. Each and every ingredient used at the Revival Market has been thoughtfully grown, raised, and procured. From house made bacon and seasonal ingredients to coffee beans and tea leaves.

Their Holiday special takeout menu requires you to make a nonrefundable deposit of only $25 for every protein you order. The fully catered menu consists of various protein and cuts, charcuterie boards, sides, desserts, and other cooking aids. To be able to pick your order between 22nd and 24th of December, you will have to confirm your order before Thursday, the 17th of December, 4pm. Click here to order.

Brennan’s of Houston

Brennan’s is one of the top restaurants in Houston offering healthy Christmas dining and takeout fare. Their food is influenced by South Texas and highlights abundant fresh produce native to the region. Brennan’s festive menu features an impressive range of dishes that you can enjoy from, on Christmas Eve. Head to Brennan’s to ring in the New Year, with plenty of Jazz music, cocktails, and fun giveaways.

Adair Kitchen

Adair Kitchen is serving morning staples, along with “flavorful” options for lunch and dinner paired with an extensive list of signature cocktails, tap beers, and wines in the Galleria area of Houston. With a focus on quality, Adair kitchen recipes come from their home kitchens to your table. For the holidays, they have a vibrant to-go menu and you may choose from baked chicken, meatloaf, roasted turkey and more. Click here to pre order now.

B & B Butchers and Restaurant

B&B Butchers and Restaurant is a locally owned and operated upscale steakhouse and a traditional butcher shop. This butchery provides a complete bespoke experience featuring some of the most thoughtfully sourced products within Texas and beyond. This year, Houston based B&B Butcher shop has an impressive festive holiday take out menu available month long with a 48-hour notice. Bookings are now open; you can call The Butcher Shop at 832.767.4828 to place your order from their menu.

They are also running a weekday lunch service that will be a perfectly lively spot to celebrate the holidays with your family. Book your reservation before they run out!

The Cherry Laurel

The Cherry Laurel Bakery, Café and Catering serves tasty salads, soups, sandwiches, baked potatoes, wraps and sandwiches, as well as breads, cinnamon rolls, pies and other pastries. This Houston bakery has a  a lovely festive takeout menu ranging from casseroles and sides for a quick family dinner, to breakfast items and desserts. Even a full-on celebratory dinner! While last minute orders are not a problem for The Cherry Laurel, they do request that you order as early as possible and have a flexible pick-up time.

Bread Man Baking Co.

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The Bread Man Baking Company is an artisan bakehouse specializing in handcrafted naturally fermented, whole and ancient grain breads and European inspired pastries. For Christmas, they are accepting pre orders for their artisan pies. You can choose from their Chocolate Pecan Pie & Dutch Cranberry Apple Pie here.

Sinfull Bakery

Houston’s first 100% vegan bakery, Sinfull, offers baked goods that are so sinfully delicious, you won’t believe it! Sinfull Bakery makes everything from scratch, with all-natural and mostly organic ingredients. Their award-winning selection of baked goods has gone up a notch for the festive season!

For Christmas takeout sides, they are featuring:

Butter Biscuits

Dinner Rolls

Cornbread Muffins

Sweet Potato Casserole

Family Style Pot Pie

Mushroom Gravy

Mac & Cheese.

For Christmas takeout Desserts, Sinfull Bakery is offering:

Apple Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Local Organic Sweet Potato

Mix Berry

Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Loaf

Mint Chocolate Cookies

Make sure to pre order before the 21st of December! Click here to book now.

Leona’s Bakeshop

Classic. Comforting. Baked with love. These are the cornerstones of Leona’s Bakeshop. Their high quality, handmade products baked fresh every day have plenty of holiday special options. For this season Leona’s Bakeshop offers Custom pies(includes Vegan and Gluten free choices), Eggnog Bundt cake, Peppermint chocolate Bundt, Buche de Noel, and a unique December Tasting Box!

Just so you know, we have even more choices for you right here! 

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