Looking forward to the perfect Christmas dinner this year? As we all know, the winter holidays represent the time to gather with friends and family and enjoy delicious food together. However, a holiday meal is not complete without a roast turkey or honey baked ham! Luckily there are many places in Shanghai to eat out or order in your complete holiday dinner. Here are a few convenient locations located throughout the city.
Where to Buy
There are many international stores and shops in Shanghai to pick up your very own Christmas turkey or Christmas ham. While you’re there, you can buy all the holiday trimmings you’ll need or even find information about how to bake a turkey or how to prepare some leftover ham recipes!
1) City Shop
This high-end international supermarket chain has many Christmas goodies to choose from and enjoy. Some examples are their Norbest turkeys for 78 RMB/kilo and American-style roasted turkeys. While you’re there you can also pick up some California wine country stuffing and giblet gravy for 880 RMB.
Address: Multiple Locations such as B1/F, Times Square, 99 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Pu’an Lu
Tel: +86 21 6215 0418
Many foreigners are familiar with this delicious butchery for their high quality and various kinds of deli meats. This year you can also get your own six-kilo turkey from Yasmine’s for 450 RMB or choose the perfect holiday ham from their multiple varieties, which range between 150-250 RMB per kilo.
Address: (Pudong Branch) 178 Biyun Lu, near Heisong Lu
(Puxi Branch) 93 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu
Tel: (Pudong Branch) +86 139 1850 5140
(Puxi Branch) +86 21 6418 6899
3) Avocado Lady
If you’re on a tight budget this holiday but still dying to get your hands on a delicious turkey, you should visit the Avocado Lady where you can get a six-kilo turkey for just 25 RMB/kilo. She also has many vegetables perfect for roasting or dish trimmings all for reasonable prices.
Address: 274 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Wuyuan Lu
Tel: +86 21 6437 7262
If you’re just looking to enjoy a nice Christmas dinner with close friends or family, these are some recommended restaurants to check out! It’s a guaranteed good time with free-flow drinks and a variety of traditional dishes and holiday treats.
1) Shanghai Slim’s (December 24- 25 from 6pm)
Check out this restaurant to enjoy a family style feast featuring a variety of holiday classics such as roast turkey, beef, and ham. There will also be free-flow drinks such as California wines, beer, and eggnog as well. 488RMB/person all-inclusive.
Address: Sinan Mansions, Block 26D, 523 Fuxing Lu, near Sinan Lu
Tel: +86 21 6426 0171
2) Southern Belle (December 24 from 6-10pm)
If you’re looking for a home-style Christmas dinner this year, Southern Belle has just the thing! Their holiday feast features ham, turkey and other holiday favorites. You can enjoy it for just 298 RMB/person and 128 RMB/child. Children younger than four can eat for free.
Address: 433 Changle Lu, near Xiangyang Lu
Tel: 5403 3218
3) Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou (Every Sunday in December)
For the perfect weekend holiday treat, visit the Sheraton in Hongkou to enjoy a Christmas brunch featuring many traditional favorites such as oven-roasted turkey, roasted lamb rack and glazed Christmas ham with a variety of sauces and gravies. 308 RMB/person plus 15% most Sundays. The price increases to 388 RMB/person plus 15% on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Address: 59 Siping Lu, near Hailun Lu
Tel: +86 21 2601 0088
If you’re feeling a little bit tired this holiday and just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy some delicious dishes that are pre-made for you, try these home delivered Christmas turkeys and hams. You can select your desired side dishes and even choose if you want roast turkey or honey baked ham or both!
1) Party On
Get your turkey or ham to go from Party On to host your own small Christmas party this year. You can choose from whole herb-roasted turkeys with cranberry sauce and homemade gravy, maple glazed ham, chestnut stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, and even pumpkin pie!
For the perfect Christmas delivery package, try Bloc’s homemade breads, roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, braised beef stew, apple and chestnut stuffing, buttered carrots, rocket salad, sweet potato gratin, garlic mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Their package is enough to feed 8-10 people for 1980 RMB but they have smaller packages as well. You must reserve in advance.
Address: 2/F, 139-19 Changlu Lu, near Ruijin Lu
Tel: 6404 6685
3) White Lotus
Another delicious option is White Lotus and their Christmas meal with roast turkey with apple and sausage stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, honey glazed ham, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, balsamic vinegar glazed carrots, buttered green beans, leek fondue and sticky date pudding. Their package is enough to feed 8 people and it is priced at 1448 RMB.
Address: 1/F, 1930 Creative Garden. No. 244 Liaoning Road, Hongkou
Tel: +86 21 5696 9961
Eat up and enjoy your Merry Christmas in Shanghai!
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