5 Spots That Ship Christmas Tamales Right to Your Door

For many, it's not Christmas without them!

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.
November 24, 2020
Related To:

Photo by: Aldomurillo/Getty Images

Aldomurillo/Getty Images

By Nora Horvath for Food Network Magazine

Tamales have long been associated with the holidays — they’re often part of the Mexican celebration of Las Posadas, commemorating Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter before Jesus’s birth — but the tradition of eating them has become more than just a religious practice. Tamales are a way to reconnect with family and Latinx heritage, but they can be pretty larbor intensive to make from scratch. If you don't have enough time to make your own this holiday season, Food Network Magazine rounded up five beloved restuarants where you can order and ship tamales nationwide. Keep reading to find out where you should place your order today!

$9.99 for a dozen

Delia's: Rio Grande Valley, TX

Owner Delia Lubin began making tamales with her sister nearly 30 years ago. Today, Delia’s, with seven locations and 18 flavors, is the go-to tamale shop in Southern Texas. From $10 for a dozen; deliastamales.com

Buy It
$99.00 for 2 dozen

Cootie Brown's: Johnson City, TN

This eclectic diner serves cuisines from all over the world, but it’s a local legend because of its tamales, which come in six flavors including beef, smoked pork, verde chicken and fire-roasted corn and black bean. From $55 for a dozen; cootiebrowns.com

Buy It
$59.00 for 2 dozen

Fat Mama's Tamales: Natchez, MS

The Gammill family is well known in Mississippi for their tamales. They’ve made a name for themselves with their ground beef and roasted pork versions. From $35 for two dozen; fatmamastamales.com

Buy It
$72.00 for 3 dozen

Hot Damn, Tamales!: Fort Worth, TX

This shop uses masa made with corn oil instead of lard for a lighter tamale. About a dozen varieties, including vegan options, are sold in-house, but the four most popular (pork, beef, chicken and Hatch chile) are available for shipping. From $14 for six; hotdamntamales.com

Buy It
$20.00 for 1/2 dozen

The Tamale Store: Phoenix, AZ

The Tamale Store's red-chile tamales are so beloved that customers start placing their holiday orders in August! From $20 for 1/2 dozen; thetamalestore.com

Buy It

Related Links:

Next Up

Anne’s Meringue Cookies — 12 Days of Cookies

Lighter than air but full of flavor, Anne’s cinnamon-laced cookies are made with just five ingredients, including crunchy chopped almonds.

Trisha Yearwood's White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies — 12 Days of Cookies

Get the recipe for Trisha Yearwood's White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies, part of Food Network's 12 Days of Cookies.

Sandra’s Macadamia-Coconut Cookie — 12 Days of Cookies

Sandra Lee puts a Semi-Homemade twist on her cookies by using store-bought dough and adding to it sweetened coconut flakes and chopped macadamia nuts.

Food Network Kitchens’ Apple Cider Snickerdoodles — 12 Days of Cookies

Celebrate seasonal apple cider with these thin and crumbly snickerdoodles.

Paula’s Loaded Oatmeal Cookies — 12 Days of Cookies

Paula's soft and sweet cookies are packed with chewy raisins, crunchy chopped walnuts and nearly a half dozen ground spices.

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies to Ease Up the Holiday Cookie Swap

Ease up on your holiday prep (and on your oven) with simpler, no-bake cookies that'll disappear from the cookie swap just as quickly as any baked ones.

Melissa’s Delicate Mint Sandwich Holiday Cookies — 12 Days of Cookies

Melissa nestles a cool mint-butter filling between two tangy cream-cheese based sugar cookies and dusts them with fine colored sugar.


Delicious Miss Brown

8:30am | 7:30c

Delicious Miss Brown

9:30am | 8:30c


1pm | 12c


2pm | 1c


3pm | 2c


4pm | 3c


5pm | 4c


6pm | 5c


7pm | 6c


8pm | 7c


9pm | 8c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Supermarket Stakeout

10pm | 9c


11pm | 10c


12am | 11c


2am | 1c


3am | 2c

Related Pages