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Best Places to Buy a Holiday Ham

When you think of holiday dinners, there are probably more than a few traditional dishes that come to mind. When it comes to the main course a succulent holiday ham usually is near the top. There are many types of ham including spiral, honey-baked, maple-glazed, smoked, country, and many more. Some prefer bone-in options, while others prefer partially boned or boneless.

Either way, It’s an easy main dish with virtually no cooking required, and it serves a crowd. But since there is nearly no cooking, all the work of a ham lies in the choosing. Here are our choices for the best places to buy a holiday ham plus more locations both in-store and online that offer hams for the holidays.

Best Places To Buy A Holiday Ham

Honey Baked Ham Co.

Honey Baked Ham Locations

1419 N. Tustin, Orange, CA 92867
13771 Newport Ave. #13, Tustin, CA 92680
623 South Brookhurst, Anaheim, CA 92804

19022 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
23851 Bridger Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630

You can’t go wrong with a Honey Baked Ham, the originators of the spiral ham. The hams are always fresh, juicy and succulent and have a wonderful sugary honey crust. It is already fully-cooked, sliced and ready to enjoy, and is best served directly from the refrigerator but if you prefer, it can be heated.

You can order online and have it shipped or pick up in-store. Don’t be a sheep! Beat the last minute lines and pick up several days ahead of time. Honey Baked Hams are good for 7-10 days in the refrigerator and there is absolutely no need to wait in those long lines.

Stefano’s Golden Baked Ham

18220 Yorba Linda Blvd #307, Yorba Linda CA 92886

Located in Yorba Linda, Stefano’s serves up a fully cooked, artisan crafter golden baked ham with a preserves ham glaze. Stefano’s also has a full holiday menu of pre-cooked food including over-roasted turkey breast, whole bone-in turkey, herb-crusted prime-rib and all the fixings.

The holiday menu is available every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter or year-round with enough advance notice. Stefano’s offers take-out, delivery or catering.

Marie Callender’s

307 E. Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867
340 E. Whittier Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631
18889 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Marie Callender’s is famous for their pies but they also have a holiday feast menu including bone-in spiral ham with Chipotle Pineapple Glaze. If you order the ham don’t forget to add a few pies!

Costco

Find all 14 Orange County Costco Locations

The Costco Kirkland Signature Spiral Sliced Ham is, for many, their go to ham for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter. The Costco ham comes with a sweet glaze that you brush on when it’s almost done. This makes the outside of the ham sweet and slightly crispy. The ham is easy to heat in the oven and glaze, and half of it is already partly sliced so it’s very easy to serve.

You can find the ham either in the refrigerated deli section by the sausages at Costco or the cooler section with the meat, it depends on your store.

Here is a guide on how to cook a spiral ham to perfection.

More Places to Buy a Holiday Ham

  • Bristol Farms: Honey Glazed Spiral Ham
  • Boston Market: Boneless honey-glazed ham
  • Cracker Barrel: Sugar-cured ham
  • Daily Grill: Honey glazed ham
  • Gelson’s: Markets Sliced bone-in ham
  • Golden Corral: Whole ham
  • Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que: Sliced ham with Coca-Cola glaze
  • Seasons 52: Glazed Spiral Ham
  • Trader’s Joe’s: Spiral Sliced Uncured Ham, Quarter
  • Water Grill: Hill Farms Double Smoked Bone-In Spiral Ham
  • Whole Foods Market: Honey-Glazed Ham

Best Places to Buy Ham Online for Delivery


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Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.