Holiday Catering in Des Moines


Love holiday food but not all the prep and cooking? Many places in Des Moines offer holiday catering, so take it easy this year and let someone else do the work!

Des Moines Holiday Catering Options

Grocery Stores

A grocery store is a great place to get your holiday meal, they have all the ingredients!

Gateway Market, Des Moines
Chef-driven fare with a local touch. They offer meals for 2 and up. Don’t forget to add on some of their amazing breakfast pastries to take care of the whole day.

Hy-Vee, multiple locations
Convenience and selection make Hy-Vee a quick-and-easy option. Select one of their bundles and add on some chicken wings if you want.

Whole Foods, West Des Moines
Have folks with allergies or specific dietary requests? Whole Foods can help! Check out their vegan meal option for a plant-based holiday.


Smoked turkey is a tasty alternative to roasted and why not leave that to the experts? Several of the locally-owned bbq joints around the metro have Thanksgiving or Christmas-specific meals with a unique twist on the sides.

Kue’d, Waukee
Get your turkey smoked or roasted and add on some maple candied pork belly bits for fun. Don’t pass up their dessert offerings!

Claxons, Altoona
Any of their smoked meats will be a hit. Switch up your sides with some okra cornbread for a new twist on the holiday.

Jethro’s, multiple locations
Hit up your local Jethro’s for their always-tasty turkey. Grab a side of candied smashed sweet potatoes for a traditional touch.

Smokey D’s, Des Moines
From individual meals to full family feasts, get your turkey or ham and all the sides no matter the crowd size. They also have lasagna!


A restaurant-quality meal at home for the holidays? Yes, please! Stay comfy while you enjoy national chain favorites or local specialties.

Flemings, West Des Moines
Their popular three-course meal is available to go. They also offer a special Thanksgiving children’s meal option.

Cracker Barrel, Clive
From the curators of comfort food, their heat and serve options will get their traditional and tasty meals on the table in less than 2 hours.

Main Street Café & Bakery, Des Moines, and Ankeny
Back by popular demand, their take-and-back option gets you all the classic Thanksgiving meal options. Of course, check out their fabulous desserts like Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cake and Apple Cider Donut Cake.

Machine Shed, Urbandale
This local favorite offers its always delicious turkey dinner to go. Great for a group of 4!  Or 1-2 if you want lots of leftovers.

Bubba, Des Moines
Bring their Southern, cozy favorites like Pimento Mac and Cheese and Whiskey Pecan Pie home for the holidays.

Make your holiday mornings easier with their take and back Breakfast Lasagna and Cinnamon Rolls.


Have a skilled chef prepare your holiday meal! Caterers offer that personal and local touch to the classics. 

Art The Chef
A local catering company that specializes in KC Style BBQ, sides & desserts, chose from traditionally prepared mains or smoked.

A delightful fall salad starts this hand-crafted holiday meal. Make it even easier by having it all delivered.

Country Club Market
Personalized meals, as well as delicious bread, cookies, pie, and cake are available. Reach out to start planning!

Great Caterers Of Iowa
Pick up all the traditional fare the day before Thanksgiving to reheat on the big day. Sit back and enjoy a chef-prepared meal at home.

What are your favorite places for holiday catering in Des Moines?


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