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18 Places That Will Cook Your Thanksgiving Meal For You

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A No-Fuss Feast

It’s shaping up to be a Thanksgiving like no other, with many of us forgoing our regular potlucks and big gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Accordingly, plenty of us will be cooking for a smaller crowd — that is, if we want to cook at all. Fortunately, many restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty retailers will do the work for you, offering complete heat-and-eat Thanksgiving feasts with all the fixings — in some cases, even shipping them right to your door. Here are 19 places where you can order a holiday meal without a side of stress.

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Cracker Barrel
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Cracker Barrel

This ubiquitous down-home chain offers several options for families who want to pick up Thanksgiving dinner. There are two main heat-and-serve options to feed up to 10 people, plus a turkey dinner that comes ready to eat for up to six people. Customers can also order ham, turkey, meatloaf, sides, and pies a la carte to customize their meals.

On the menu: The Heat n’ Serve Feast ($140, serves eight to 10) includes two turkey breasts, cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, your choice of three sides, sweet yeast rolls, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie. It comes chilled and can be table-ready in two hours.

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Bob Evans Restaurant
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Bob Evans

This homespun family restaurant offers two main Thanksgiving takeout options for smaller families of up to four people. Both are served chilled and can be heated in a couple of hours. Customers can also add on sides and pies to their orders if they’re feeding a larger crowd.

On the menu: The Farmhouse Feast with Turkey ($60, serves four) also comes with bread and celery dressing, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, rolls, and cherry pie. You can also get the same meal with ham for $5 more.

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Kroger
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Kroger

The nation’s largest grocery chain offers heat-and-eat Home Chef holiday meal bundles with turkey, ham, or prime rib that serve four to eight. Main dishes and sides can also be ordered a la carte.

On the menu: The Bone-In Smoked Turkey Meal ($70, serves six to eight) also comes with green bean casserole, sweet potato souffle, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, Hawaiian, rolls, dressing, and pumpkin pie.

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Boston Market

If you’re lucky enough to have Boston Market in the neighborhood, take note: It has one of the more versatile Thanksgiving take-out menus. There are several options for smaller families that feed four to six, plus meals for larger gatherings that serve 10 to 12. Customers can add on main dishes, sides, and pies. Families who don’t want to heat up their meals can place catering orders, available for groups of 10 or more.

On the menu: The Complete Combo Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast and Boneless Ham Meal for 12 ($140) comes with both types of meat, spinach artichoke dip and crackers, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable stuffing, cranberry walnut relish, dinner rolls, apple pie, and pumpkin pie.

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Safeway
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Safeway

Whether you’re a fan of turkey, ham, or prime rib, Safeway offers several prepared Thanksgiving meals for five to 10 people that can be reheated at home within two to three hours. Additional sides are available a la carte, and there are plenty of pie and dessert options from the store bakery.

On the menu: The Traditional Turkey Dinner ($70, serves six to eight) includes a 9- to 10-pound cooked turkey, mashed potatoes, homestyle stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and Hawaiian rolls.

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The Honeybaked Ham Co.

Yes, ham is certainly on the menu here, but so is turkey. And while Honeybaked Ham doesn’t offer holiday meal bundles as such, it offers all the mains, sides, and desserts you need to customize your own feast, with portions that serve four to 12 people. Most items can be cooked directly from frozen, or in the case of hams, eaten straight from the fridge.

On the menu: Pick up a Honey Baked Whole Turkey ($50, serves 10 to 12), roasted turkey gravy ($9, serves 10 to 12), maple sweet potato souffle ($9, serves four to six), green bean casserole ($9, serves four to six), cornbread stuffing ($9, serves four to six), Tuscan-style broccoli ($9, serves four to six), baked cinnamon apples ($9, serves eight to 10), pecan pie ($11, serves eight), and carrot cake ($22, serves 12) for a grand total of $137. 

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Omaha Steaks

The mail-order pros at Omaha Steaks will ship Thanksgiving meals for six to eight people to your door, whether you prefer ham or turkey. All meals are shipped frozen and are completely customizable, and main dishes, sides, and desserts can be ordered separately, too.

On the menu: The Tailor-Made Thanksgiving for 8 ($200) includes your choice of whole turkey or spiral-sliced ham; smashed or sweet potatoes; green bean casserole or brussel sprouts with shallots and bacon; cauliflower gratin or creamed corn; and pumpkin or pecan pie. 

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Harry & David

Look past the chocolates and famous pears, and you’ll find plenty of options for low-stress Thanksgiving feasts at Harry & David. As long as you can allow two to three days for thawing, there are turkey, ham, and prime rib meals for four or more. There’s even a Thanksgiving brunch meal for those who prefer their feast earlier in the day. Main dishes, appetizers, sides, and desserts can also be ordered a la carte.

On the menu: The Create Your Own Gourmet Turkey Feast ($225, serves eight to 10) includes a whole roasted turkey; cranberry relish and gravy; blueberry crisp; and your choice of one appetizer assortment and two sides. Options for the latter include creamy snap peas with bacon, cauliflower risotto, scalloped potatoes, apple walnut sausage stuffing, and truffle macaroni and cheese. 

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Buca di Beppo
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Buca di Beppo

Yes, Buca di Beppo offers pre-made Thanksgiving feasts, and no, they don’t involve pasta — unless you want to order some on the side. Choose from meals for three or six, or order larger catering pans for gatherings up to 20. Either way, customers can opt for meals they can heat up at home, or pick up food that’s served hot and ready to eat. A la carte dishes are also available.

On the menu: The Thanksgiving Dinner Hot & Ready to Serve ($138, serves 6) includes sliced turkey, gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.

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Albertsons

This grocery chain can make Thanksgiving less stressful with its heat-and-serve holiday meals for six to 10 people. There are four main options with either turkey or ham; all come chilled and ready to heat. Customers who prefer to take care of the main course themselves can also order only sides.

On the menu: The Baked Turkey Holiday Dinner ($58, serves eight to 10) also includes cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, giblet gravy, and a dozen rolls. 

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Bravo and Brio

Sibling Italian chains Bravo and Brio offer the same menu of Thanksgiving take-out and catering. To-go feasts serve anywhere from three to 20 people, and unlike many other options, all are served hot and ready to eat — ideal for families who want to keep their holiday as stress-free as possible. Pasta, pizza, and other Italian favorites can be added on, too.

On the menu: The Traditional Thanksgiving Feast for Six ($135) includes sliced turkey, gravy, sausage stuffing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. 

Whole Foods
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Whole Foods

This high-end grocery chain offers traditional and “unexpected” Thanksgiving meals for families big and small, plus organic, paleo, and vegan options. Meals serve from two to 12 people and come ready to heat and eat within an hour or two, depending on the meal. Main dishes, sides, appetizers, and desserts can also be ordered a la carte.

On the menu: The Apple-Brined Smoked Whole Turkey Dinner ($150, serves eight) also comes with green bean casserole, maple mashed sweet potatoes, southern cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, and cranberry orange sauce.

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Marie Callender’s

This chain, based primarily in California, has long offered take-out options for holiday celebrations. Choose from turkey or ham meals for either four to eight people. All options are served chilled and can be reheated in about three hours. Main dishes, sides, and pies can be added on a la carte.

On the menu: The Ultimate Whole Turkey and Ham Feast ($175, serves six to eight) includes a whole roasted turkey, bone-in spiral cut quarter ham with chipotle-pineapple glaze, apple-sage stuffing, fire-roasted yams with cranberry streusel topping, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, chef’s vegetables, cornbread, and either pumpkin or apple pie.

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Hickory Farms

Though it’s best known for gift baskets stuffed with meats and cheeses, Hickory Farms also offers holiday meals with ham, turkey, beef tenderloin, and even filets. They serve about four to 12 people, depending on your selection (and your appetite) and ship frozen. Main dishes, sides, and desserts can also be ordered individually.

On the menu: The Deluxe Holiday Ham Dinner ($155, serves roughly 6 to 8) includes a HoneyGold Spiral Sliced Ham, parmesan creamed spinach, three-cheese scalloped potatoes, and blueberry peach crisp. 

H-E-B
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H-E-B

Grocery shoppers in the Lone Star State have an easy Thanksgiving option in H-E-B, which will be offering complete turkey or ham meals for four or eight people. Served chilled, they’re available for both curbside pickup and delivery and can be heated and served within a few hours.

On the menu: The Smoked Whole Turkey Meal ($120, serves eight) also includes mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, gravy, stuffing, and green bean casserole.

Williams Sonoma
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Williams Sonoma

During the holidays, Williams Sonoma is good for more than pricey cookware. It offers several high-end Thanksgiving dinners that serve four, six, eight, and 12, all shipped directly to your door. There is a gluten-free option and an add-on sides bundle for bigger crowds. Pies and desserts can be ordered a la carte, too. While most dishes are shipped frozen, some turkeys do ship fresh.

On the menu: The Martha Stewart Complete Thanksgiving Dinner ($360, serves 8) is curated by the culinary queen herself. It includes a 12- to 14-pound free-range turkey; mushroom, leek, and herb stuffing; cranberry sauce; celery root and potato puree; cauliflower custard; sweet potato puree with browned butter maple syrup; and apple cranberry crisp.

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The Fresh Market
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The Fresh Market

This Whole Foods competitor offers turkey and ham holiday meals for families as small as three to four and as large as 12 to 14. They can be heated in one to three hours. There’s also a large a la carte menu of main dishes, including turducken, turkey roulade, prime rib, and roast; plenty of traditional sides; and pies and cakes.

On the menu: The Ultimate Holiday Meal ($160, serves 12 to 14) includes a 10- to 12-pound turkey, a 3.5-pound boneless sliced ham, whipped potatoes, herb stuffing, turkey gravy, corn souffle, green bean medley, cranberry relish with walnuts, dinner rolls, and apple pie.

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Maggiano's Little Italy
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Maggiano’s

Maggiano’s customers can opt for carry-out Thanksgiving meals that serve four to five, or they can customize a catering option for larger groups. The carry-out meals are served hot if picked up on Thanksgiving; otherwise, they are chilled and ready to heat. Turkey, ham, sides, and cheesecakes are also available a la carte.

On the menu: Maggiano’s Thanksgiving Carryout Package ($180, serves four to five) includes roasted turkey, giblet gravy, focaccia sausage stuffing, smoked ham with whipped sweet potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs, four-cheese ravioli, caesar salad, garlic mashed potatoes, bread, cranberry relish, and pumpkin praline cheesecake.