Sharing good food is a major part of holiday celebrations, but that doesn't mean you have to spend all your time in the kitchen. Both you and your guests will be delighted with a delicious holiday meal from one of these great places near our Springs Twin Cities luxury apartment communities.
1. Hy-Vee 6150 Egan Dr, Savage 952.228.2550 0.7 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
Instead of just shopping for ingredients at Hy-Vee, why not let them handle your holiday meal from start to finish? It doesn't get any easier than their holiday meal packs, which feed from four to 20 people. Each combo includes ham, turkey or prime rib along with mashed potatoes and gravy, side dishes and dinner rolls. Don't forget to add a luscious dessert from Cheesecake Factory. Order online for in-store pickup.
2. Boston Market 700 W 78th St, Richfield 612.861.0101 12.2 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
Boston Market "homestyle meats" are the perfect comfort food for the holidays. Complete meal packages for 12 people include your choice of turkey, ham or half-and-half with mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, side dishes, appetizer and two pies for only $119.99. A smaller combo for six people is also available, as well as buffet meals for 10 or more guests starting at $10.49 per person.
3. Deli Double 138 Jackson Ave N, Hopkins 952.936.0654 14.8 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
Deli Double's slogan is "Gourmet Food at Everyday Prices," and their holiday buffet menu offers a wide variety of options. Entrée selections include traditional items such as roast turkey and beef tenderloin, but you could go with an unexpected choice such as Italian-style chicken breast or even chicken fajitas and beef tacos. Why not plan a holiday brunch with their all-inclusive breakfast buffets? All buffets serve a minimum of 10 people.
4. Whole Foods Market 7401 France Ave S, Edina 952.830.3500 14.4 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
Whether you're hosting a cocktail party or sit-down dinner, Whole Foods has what you need. Meals come with turkey, ham or prime rib with all the fixings, as well as a full vegan option. All items are also available à la carte. For more casual gatherings, Whole Foods has an assortment of appetizers, party platters and desserts. Order online for in-store pickup.
5. Kowalski's Market 1646 Diffley Rd, Eagan 651.328.8300 5.6 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
When it comes to food, if Kowalski's doesn't have it, you don't need it. The family-owned Twin Cities favorite takes pride in offering high-quality dishes made from fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. Kowalski's extensive catering menu includes cheese platters, hot and cold appetizers, salads and entrées such as pork loin, chicken Marsala and citrus-herb salmon. Order à la carte, plated meals or buffet-style for a minimum of 10 people. All orders require 48 hours notice.
What favorite dish is always on your holiday dinner table? Let us know in the comments!