If you were entirely depending on someone else doing the heavy lifting in the kitchen this Christmas, and are now lumped with lunch for your immediately family or visitors coming to the area, our local businesses have you covered.
Please note these are not sponsored listings, it’s a community service, and you are welcome to ask to be added to the list via firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooked Lunch/Dinner Options
- Carly May Catering, Balgowlah. A wide range of Christmas catering packages available including mains and sides. The team is getting ready as we speak! https://www.carlymay.com.au or call Carly on 0432 876 064 to discuss your requirements. (Carly used to run Little Manly Kiosk and her food has never disappointed!).
- Smokey Marys, 12/10-18 Orchard Road. Brookvale. Pre-order whole or half brisket. Orders for 24th and 25th December with pick up from their kitchen in Brookvale by 12pm Christmas Eve. Email order to: email@example.com
- Frenchies Brasserie, Elanora Heights. At home Christmas meals order cut off has passed but worth checking the website https://frenchiesbrasserie.com.au/product/xmas-at-home-meal/ or call (02) 9907 2528
- Balgowlah Heights Deli: Christmas eve open till 6pm. Place an order on 9949 3969. Delicious meals, deli items, cheeses and more. lots of folks cancelled orders with no deposit so plenty left! Enquire about local delivery if you live locally: https://www.facebook.com/Balgowlah-Heights-Deli-237547416940
- Charcoal Charlies. Festive Feasts including turkey, ham, salmon, condiments and sides. Order online. Pick-up in-store today at Dee Why, Frenchs Forest, Mona Vale https://catering.chargrillcharlies.com/items/folder/festive-eats
- La Boite a Fromages – Cheese On Wheels, Balgowlah. Cheese & Charcuterie Boxes, Picnic Boxes, Cheese only boxes. Pickup/takeaway until and including Christmas Eve. 22/23 Dec – 9am to 4pm. 24 Dec – 7am to 4pm Pre-order your cheeses for pickup or delivery for Christmas. https://cheeseonwheels.com.au/
- Manly Freezers, Wide Range of party and other food you can heat up on Christmas day. Open 23 December and half day Xmas eve. Order by calling 9949 8822. Menu via https://www.manlyfreezers.com.au/contact.html
- With Love, She Bakes. Gift boxes and lots of goodies for your Christmas table or as gifts for loved ones. Deliver anywhere on the Beaches (contactless) Order through their Facebook page.
And there will be a number of places doing business as take away on Christmas Day, check out your food apps, your local’s socials (better to contact direct than use an app), or visit https://hub.backyourlocal.com.au/manly
Keen to glaze a ham or cook a roast but not keen on going to Woolies?
- Meat & Cleaver delivering Christmas meats and other products around the northern beaches with free contactless delivery up until Christmas Eve meatandcleaver.com.au
- Shiralee Organic Meats, Brookvale. Offering contact-free delivery across Sydney for all Christmas. Call 9939 0116
- Sydney Fresh Seafood (inside Harris Farm) Open every day until Christmas Eve 5am – 7pm. Order online to click and collect. Or order through the Harris Farm website. There were limited spots available for delivery on Christmas eve when we made contact, be quick!
- Manly Fish Market: 1/25 South Steyne, Manly. Order over the phone by calling 9976 3777. Open Xmas Eve 7am – 4pm. They have prawns, oysters and lobsters.
- Balgowlah Seafood (located in Stockland Balgowlah). Order cut off has finished but worth finding out what’s left. Open Christmas Eve 6am – 8pm or in-store.
Good tidings to you all and a huge thanks to Manly Observer reader Mindy Meehan who checked all of these listings for us!