If you don’t feel like slaving over a hot stove for hours this Thanksgiving, consider ordering a prepared Thanksgiving dinner from a restaurant or grocery store and picking it up the day prior or even on Thanksgiving morning. You simply let them know during the ordering process when you want to pick up the order.
Here is a listing of restaurants and grocery stores, with multiple locations across several states that are offering prepared Thanksgiving dinners for pick up. To ensure availability, order at least three days in advance. The orders generally require about two to three hours reheating time. Prices and offerings may change depending location.
- Marie Callender’s
Marie Callender’s is offering a complete turkey dinner with sides for six to eight people for $119.99. Dinner consists of a whole turkey, apple-sage stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, fire-roasted yams, vegetables, cornbread, pumpkin or apple pie, and Marie’s special blend coffee. Ham can be added to the turkey dinner for a total cost of $149.99.
A sliced turkey or ham dinner for four to six people can be purchased for $99.99. Turkey, ham, and sides can be purchased a la carte.
States: WA, OR, CA, UT, AZ, CO, ID, NV, OK, TX.
- Mimi’s Cafe
For a smaller bill, try the Thanksgiving dinner from Mimi’s Cafe, which is offering a complete turkey dinner with sides for six to eight people for $79.99. Dinner consists of a whole turkey, cornbread stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, vegetable medley, carrot raisin nut bread, pumpkin pie, and whipped cream.
Sides can be ordered separately if you already have own turkey or ham.
A dinner of sliced Turkey breast and sides can be purchased for $29.99 (serves five) or $54.99 (serves ten).
States: CA, NV, UT, AZ, CO, NM, NE, KS, OK, TX, IA, MO, AR, IL, KY, TN, OH, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA, MD.
- Whole Foods
The Thanksgiving dinner selection from Whole Foods varies widely depending on location. Choose the closet one to you to see what they have.
In Huntington Beach, CA, Whole Foods are offering a turkey dinner with sides for six people for $89.99. Dinner consists of a whole turkey, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, traditional stuffing, and mashed potatoes.
While at their location in the Upper West Side in New York City is offering a turkey dinner for eight for $144.99 or $199.99 for 12 people. This dinner consists of a whole turkey, cranberry orange relish, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, and green beans with almonds. This New York City location also offers Vegan dinners.
The SoMa San Francisco location offers vegan as well as organic dinner options.
States: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI.
The mega supermarket chain Safeway is offering Thanksgiving dinners cooked by their deli service Signature Cafe starting for $39.99. The dinner serves six to eight people and includes a whole turkey, stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and a pumpkin pie.
They are also providing ham dinners for $49.99 and prime rib dinners for $64.99. Join Safeway’s Club Card to get the mentioned pricing.
States: There are a total of 1,775 Safeway stores across the United States and Canada. Safeway operates the chains Vons, Dominick’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, and Genuardi’s, which are all offering the same Thanksgiving dinner options.
This regional supermarket in the East Coast is offering a Thanksgiving dinner for six to eight people for $39.99. Diner comes with a whole turkey, stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and an apple, pumpkin, or sweet potato pie.
There is also a ham dinner for $49.99.
States: DC, DE, MD, VA.
- Trader Joe’s
Although Trader Joe’s is not offering a set Thanksgiving dinner ready for pick up, you can easily go to the store and purchase ready-made items to heat up for a great dinner. Trader Joe’s is a great option for couples and small families as their portions are smaller. Note that all Trader Joe’s locations will be closed Thanksgiving day.
Check out your local store’s flyer to confirm their Thanksgiving options. Options include a fully cooked half turkey for $2.99 per pound, a 32 ounce of frozen turkey breast on top of cornbread stuffing for $9.99, and a two pound tofurky with stuffing and gravy for $9.99. Sides available include brussels sprouts au gratin, scalloped potatoes, and green bean casserole.
States: OR, WA, CA, AZ, NV, NM, IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, WI, CO, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, GA, NC, SC, TN.
There are many other local and regional options, such as Gelson’s in Southern California, that are offering prepared Thanksgiving dinners. Check with your local restaurant, catering company, and grocery store to see if they are offering anything. With the time and stress saved, you’ll be able to fully enjoy the company of your loved ones.