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The ATF Christmas Dinner Shopping List

If you're not already thinking about where to get the turkey, ham and mince pies for the 25th then it's time to turn off the news, put away the antigen tests and focus on something much more enjoyable. From at home boxes covering the whole dinner, to our favourite places for individual sides, sweets and pies, here's where we'll be doing our Christmas Day food shopping this year.

The Main Event - Christmas Dinner

Margadh, Howth & Dublin 2

Head to Margadh if you want to do the turkey and ham yourself but have someone else do all the heavy lifting when it comes to the sides. Their Christmas shop has everything from duck fat roast potatoes with confit onion, garlic & thyme, to gratin dauphinoise & applewood smoked cheddar; glazed fresh stem carrots with spiced honey butter & pistachios, to glazed brussels sprouts, chestnut & sage brown butter, and there's sticky toffee pudding if you're not into desserts full of dried fruits. Collections from Howth or their RHA site in town. Order here.

Beach House At Home

One of our favourite lockdown food experiences was Beach House in Tramore's weekly food deliveries, packed with pork rilettes, seafood stew and leeks au gratin, and for their sins they're now offering to provide your Christmas starters, sides and desserts. You can get treacle cured Gravadlax with marinated beets, horseradish cream & homemade brown bread; trimmings of gravy, bread sauce, pork, sage & onion stuffing, cranberry & blood orange relish; and desserts of their signature almond tart with clementine cream, and mince pies with brandy custard. Get it all or mix and match here.

Old Street, Malahide

Old Street have the whole thing covered, with their family Christmas dinner box serving 4-6 people with leftovers. For €269 you'll get a boned, rolled and stuffed turkey; a whiskey and ginger braised ham; sausage and chestnut stuffing, duck fat roast potatoes and dauphinoise, various fancy veg like brussel sprouts with a spiced cranberry crumb, and braised red cabbage with apples, gravy, cranberry sauce, mini desserts and a Christmas pudding. There's also a full instruction and timings booklet. What could possibly go wrong. Order it here.

Fallon & Byrne

Fallon & Byrne is a one-stop upmarket shop for the starters, dinner, snacks, drinks - because what even is Christmas without turkey and stuffing crisps and a Christmas coffee blend. From the truffle mash to the chocolate chip and amarena cherry panettone, it's Christmas with notions, and if you're having a smaller than average gathering and don't want a full turkey, they do boned, rolled and stuffed turkey breasts for two. Spend all of your money here.