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Thanksgiving meals can be pre-ordered, but time’s running out!

Let’s face it, preparing a holiday meal is a lot of work. Some years, it just makes sense to skip straight to the part where you’re enjoying a yummy dinner, a glass of wine, and a relaxing day with loved ones.

Here is a list of places where you can order Thanksgiving dinner to-go. We’re updating the options from last year, as well as adding more options at more price points.

PLEASE NOTE: Specifics such as prices and quantities may differ by location, so please check with the business before ordering. 

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Where to order Thanksgiving dinner to-go in 2021


Through Nov. 23, you can pre-order turkeys, hams, rib roasts, complete prepared meals, and party trays.
Orders can be picked up until noon on Thanksgiving Day. (Note that pre-orders for the Christmas and Hanukkah season can be placed from Dec. 7-21.)

These prepared meals are ready to heat and serve. They are priced from $35.99 to $79.99, including a main course and traditional trimmings and sides.

Main courses include:

  •  Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast for 2 people
  • Natural Whole Turkey for 6 to 8 people
  • USDA Choice Boneless Rib Roast
  • Spiral-sliced Ham

(The above main courses can be ordered separately, or in tandem with a complete meal)

The vegan option is a prepared 40 oz. Gardein Roast meal, which includes cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and a Take & Bake Sourdough Loaf.

View the holiday menu offerings and order here.

The Fresh Market

So many options here, with choices for every wallet!
Order by 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 

The Essential Holiday Meal package is just $70 and serves 3 to 5 people. This is truly a budget offering for small, informal gatherings. It includes reheatable, classic holiday dishes:  a fully cooked turkey breast, whipped potatoes, herb stuffing, green beans, gravy, and cranberry relish.

The Traditional Holiday Meal package is $90 and serves 8 to 10 people. It includes a fully cooked turkey, whipped potatoes, stuffing, 12 dinner rolls, green beans, gravy, and cranberry relish.

The Ultimate Holiday Meal package is $160 (same price as last year!) and serves 12 to 14 people. It’s a feast! This package includes a 10-12 lb cooked turkey, a 3-lb boneless honey ham, whipped potatoes, herb stuffing, gravy, green beans, 24 dinner rolls, and cranberry relish.

Thanksgiving Brunch for 4 people is $25. It includes quiche, bacon, muffins, fruit, and freshly squeezed juice.

**Note that prices may vary based on your pickup location.

You don’t have to buy a meal package, however. You don’t even have to have turkey!

Check out all the a la carte offerings and put together your own meal. The a la carte options include turkey, ham, turducken, beef tenderloin, rib roast, pork roast, leg of lamb, rack of lamb, lobster, oysters, plenty of sides and casseroles, and — of course — a selection of fresh pies and cakes.

Get more details and find a Fresh Market location near you.

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Whole Foods

There are plenty of complete holiday meal packages here — including a paleo-friendly turkey dinner for 4 people at $90.

Meal bundles are about $10 higher across the board this year. The Festive Feast for 12 people is $299. The Classic Roast Turkey Dinner for 8 is $140. (You can also get the classic dinner for 4 people or 12 people at different price points.)

You can also choose ham or prime rib, and there are choices for a turkey breast rather than a whole turkey, as well as smoked turkey and brined turkey.

And of course, there are a la carte options for holiday side dishes, ranging from $8 to $15 for portions that serve 4 people — as well as a dessert menu. There is also a vegan menu.

Check out all the other meal choices online — you’ll start by choosing your location by state, and then the store where you want to pickup. We used the Chamblee store location to get our reference prices.

Order your Whole Foods holiday meal at least 48 hours before you plan to pick it up.

Publix Deli

Prices can vary by Publix location. We used the Hammocks Town Center store in Kendall for the reference prices below. This is a sampling of the heat-and-serve meals available:

  • A fully cooked turkey breast dinner for 7 to 10 people is $60.
  • A fully cooked turkey dinner for 7 to 10 people is $55.
  • A fully cooked turkey dinner for 14 to 18 people is $100.
  • A ham dinner for 7 to 10 people is $60.
  • A small turkey dinner for just 2 to 4 people is $37.
  • A small ham dinner for just 2 to 4 people is $40.

You can also order additional side dishes from an assortment prepared by the Publix Deli — there are too many to list here.

And, if you just want the fully cooked bird without the fixings, that will be $3.49/lb. for a Butterball turkey of 16 to 18 lbs., average weight.

The Publix Deli heat-and-serve turkey meals include:

  • Either fully cooked turkey OR turkey breast
  • Dressing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Marshmallow Delight
  • Cranberry orange relish

You’ll need to order 48 hours advance. All the heating instructions are online, for easy reference. Get more info and order online.

Bahama Breeze

Host the islands at home! For $75, you get a family bundle of four Thanksgiving entrees and four slices of pumpkin praline cheesecake. Bahama Breeze is also open for dine-in on Thanksgiving Day. There are locations throughout South Florida; see the details here. For more information on the to-go, click here

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Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is accepting pre-orders now, for their holiday heat-n-serve dinners — starting at $39 for a meal for 4 people. The Thanksgiving Heat ‘n’ Serve Feast is $140.
It serves 8 to 10 people and is available either with ham or turkey.

The meal package includes:

  • Ham or 2 turkey breasts
  • Dressing
  • Gravy
  • Cranberry relish
  • Choice of 3 sides (each serves 10)
  • Yeast rolls
  • 2 pies

A la carte side dishes and desserts range from $6 to 18.

Get more info and order online.

Buca di Beppo 

You have a couple of options from the Buca di Beppo in Davie, and each can be picked up either hot or cold:

The meals include:

  • Sliced white meat turkey
  • Homestyle gravy
  • Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • Spicy Italian sausage stuffing
  • Green beans
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Cranberry relish
  • Add-on Italian favorites 

Order by 8 a.m. Nov. 23, 2021. Hot or cold pick-up available — you choose. 
Cold pick-up begins Nov. 23, and hot pick-up begins Nov. 24th. View the menu and order here.

Golden Corral

Note that prices may vary by location. We got our prices from the Florida City store’s holiday meal to-go menu.

Order at least 72 hours in advance of your pickup time. Or if you waited too long, call your local store to ask about last-minute availability
If you want to pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 24th, you must order by Nov. 21st.

Meals come with an option of your main course, and that determines the price of the meal package.
These Holiday Meals serve 6 to 8 people.

  • Whole Roasted Turkey — $95
  • Honey Glazed Ham meal package — $100
  • Fried Chicken (12 or 24 Pieces) — $60-$75

There are also holiday side dishes available a la carte. And you can order individual meals of ham or turkey, starting at just $8.79. Get more info and order online.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Get a complete meal or just the sides. The options for 2021 include:

  • Complete heat-and-serve turkey breast dinner for 4 people — $175
  • Everything but the turkey (traditional sides for 4) — $115 — pick up hot or cold
  • Side dishes a la carte — starting at $28 — pick up hot or cold

View all the details and order online

This article first appeared on our sister site, Atlanta On The Cheap. Used here with permission.

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