It’s safe to say that we’re all looking forward to putting 2020 behind us, so why not celebrate the end of an unprecedented year by supporting local restaurants and letting them do all the cooking? There are no rules to New Year’s dining: choose from themed-party menus and traditional takes on prime rib to holiday desserts like snowman-shaped sweet bao buns. Ring in the new year in the comfort of home with these festive New Year’s Eve food and drink packages.Read More
Where to Order New Year’s Eve Takeout Meals in San Diego
Celebrate the end of 2020 without breaking a sweat in the kitchen
1. Teriyaki & Bao
Add some cuteness to your NYE’s meal with these snowman-shaped bao buns filled with Nutella and bananas available until January 4. This Harumama spinoff restaurant is also offering tornado fried rice, creamy matcha udon and almond cauliflower bites from its regular menu. Order for takeout or delivery via Postmates, Grubhub or Doordash.
2. Mille Fleurs
Mille Fleurs and Mister A’s has a holiday feast for pickup at either restaurant. Available for groups of two or six, packages include cold-smoked lantern scallops, prime beef tenderloin chateaubriand, parmesan risotto and more. Special add-ons are available.
3. Ranch 45 Local Provisions
Place your NYE order by December 28 to feast on Brandt prime rib dinner for four ($140). The meal includes mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, salad and a dozen cookies. The shop also sells a breakfast box, take-and-bake cinnamon rolls, quiche and more.
4. Addison Restaurant
Addison’s version of NYE takeout is an extravagant four-course meal. It’s priced at $99 per person with the option to add a caviar kit and/or champagne from its award-winning cellar. Reserve online for pickup slots from 5-7 pm on New Year’s Eve and to view the New Year’s Eve menu.
5. Pho Ca Dao Restaurant
Santee, CA 92071
If you’re planning a Vietnamese feast to ring in 2021, look to Pho Ca Dao for family meals available for groups of two or four. The package includes pho, two rice dishes or vermicelli bowls and an appetizer. Beverage add-ons are available. Place orders in person or by calling the restaurant.
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6. Puesto Mission Valley
Celebrate the new year with a multi-course meal from Puesto. Each meal serves two people and includes duck confit en mole negro, truffled elote and oyster mushrooms. Cost is $100, or $150 with two cocktails plus champagne.
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7. Rare Society
This Surf ‘n Turf package by Chef Brad Wise requires a bit of grilling but everything else is prepped. The package includes appetizers (shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, and parker house rolls), choice of 12 oz. Cedar River Prime ribeye or 8 oz. filet mignon, sides (butter-poached Maine lobster tail, truffled beef fat smashed potatoes, broccolini, cauliflower and wild mushroom casserole) and chocolate mousse with berries and pistachio crumble. Cost is $150 for two and orders must be placed by December 28 online.
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RustiCucina has a pre-set menu for two, four, six or 10 people this New Year’s Eve. Prices start at $65. Add-ons like lobster lasagna and savory baskets are available. Order online or by calling the restaurant.
Cesarina has a special NYE package to go. It’s a multi-course feast featuring antipasta, pasta and risotto, and Lenticche e Cotechino, a traditional Italian celebratory dish said to bring prosperity in the new year.
10. Parc Bistro-Brasserie
Parc Bistro-Brasserie has extended their special holiday menu until New Year’s Eve. Choose from coq au vin ($100), baked salmon en croûte ($125) or fillet mignon Wellington ($150). All packages are made to serve two people and include a whole French baquette, baked brie, mashed potatoes, French green beans, and Buche de Noel. Add a bottle of wine for 25% off the regular price.
11. Civico by The Park
If al fresco dining is in the works for New Year’s Eve, consider ordering a picnic basket from Civico by the Park. The fully customizable baskets feature traditional and vegan Italian dishes as well as bottles of wine. Civico also has a special family bundle ($39) that includes salad, pizza and pasta. Free local delivery is available when you order directly on the Civico by the Park website.
12. Nolita Hall
Nolita Hall’s end of the year feast has everything a party of two needs to celebrate. The two-person package ($150) includes a bottle of Cantina de Pra Prosecco (+$40 to upgrade to champagne), shareable platters, hors d’oeuvres and lemon Madeleines with coconut icing. Party hats, horns and necklaces are also included. If pizza is more your style, there’s also a “F*ck 2020” NYC-style pizza pop-up featuring two pizzas of your choice and a bottle of Prosecco for $50. Additional add-ons include a New Year’s Day hangover brunch kit and cocktail kits.
13. Juniper & Ivy
Juniper & Ivy has a choose-your-adventure type of celebration in mind to enjoy at home. The menu themes are “J&I Best Bites of 2020,” “Ring it in like Robin Leach,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Pandemic PJ Party.” View the complete menu online.
14. Herb & Wood
Herb & Wood is cooking up a feast for New Year’s Eve. The menu includes family-style sides (shrimp and grits, dinner rolls, bitter greens salad), a choice of entree (pink peppercorn filet mignon, charred root veggies) and a shareable molten lava cake. Orders must be placed by December 27.
15. Cloak & Petal
Little Italy’s Cloak & Petal has a three NYE packages available. The Notorious ($150) serves four and includes Nigori sake, a Sapporo six pack, two cocktails, and their Street Fighter sushi platter. Emperor’s Bounty ($250) serves six and includes cocktails, sake bombs, two crunchy rolls and the Street Fighter sushi platter. Kaiju Feast ($350) serves eight and includes rainbow roll and their Big Trouble in Little Italy sushi platter. All packages also includes edamame, gyoza and karaage. Orders must be placed at least two hours in advance.
Garibaldi’ New Year’s Eve family pack is a mix of premade and ready-to-cook dishes. Menu highlights are lamb osso bucco, fregola salad and torta di rocotta. Each package serves 3-5 people. Place an order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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