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Help needed - delivery to LMA on Christmas Day?

I've got a puzzler and so far I am striking out. My program director wants to order food to be delivered to Brigham and Women's Hospital, for the folks in our department who will have to be working on Christmas.

His first thought had been Thai, and I've called several Thai restaurants that would normally deliver to this area, but all are closed on Christmas. (The ones I've already tried are Thaitation, Brown Sugar, and Bamboo.)

Unfortunately, while there's an idea that Chinese and other ethnic restaurants are all open on Christmas Day, my own experience is that most of the neighborhood restaurants are closed - not least because so many of them are in college neighborhoods that are dead over the holiday break.

Any suggestions, fellow Chowhounds? Many thanks!

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  1. There was a thread a couple years back that might give you a starting point - a bit different since the family was looking for takeout. But, may give you some ideas of who to call:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8235...

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    1. re: gimlis1mum

      Hmm...Indian might be an idea, although most of the other places suggested aren't really suitable. And we really need something that can be ordered in advance and delivered - none of the people involved in planning this are going to be at the hospital at the time.

      Matt H: per your post below - Foodler does seem to be the best bet for arranging payment and so on, but I fear that may involve getting the program director to set up a new Foodler account just for this, which might be a challenge.

    2. Have you called Rami's? I know they will deliver to the Brigham via foodler. Also Gari Sushi may be another option.

      1. Hi Allstonian -

        I think I've eaten at Shanghai Gate on Xmas day - I don't know if they'll deliver...

        1. if i understood her correctly, last week the Fuloon owner said they would be open. you should be able to have a taxi deliver. and i wonder about Azama Grill,just a hunch...

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          1. re: opinionatedchef

            I love Fuloon, but delivery from Malden to Mission Hill? I don't think so. Among other issues, the chances of food arriving hot are pretty slim.

            fredid - you may have eaten at Shanghai Gate on Christmas at some time in the past, but they were definitely closed for the holiday last year. In fact, they were one of the places that I was thinking of when I said above that Chinese restaurants in the neighborhoods don't adhere to the "tradition" of being open for Christmas.

            I'll check out Azama and some of the other middle eastern places, although I think many of them close on Christmas as well. I thought about Sichuan Garden, but I think their menu is a bit challenging for the crowd we're trying to feed.

            It's looking increasingly like Golden Temple may be our best bet, which fills me with dismay but will probably go over just fine.

          2. I'm sorry I don't have a better suggestion, but how about Golden Temple? Not Thai per se, but they have a decent Pad Thai and other options, and I think they're open on Christmas. Not Brown Sugar, but a possibility?

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            1. re: pinehurst

              Heh - see my post above. That's exactly where we seem to be headed.

              1. re: Allstonian

                in spite of the very high prices, here are some items at Golden Temple that are surprisingly good: golden temples special spareribs, among the best I've had, udon noodles in all forms, lobster sauce.