Is there anything better than a Thanksgiving meal? Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes—all potatoes—and of course pie. Pumpkin, pecans and apples, oh my!
But if the thought of shopping, prepping, cooking and baking, not to mention cleaning them up later, makes you more anxious than Uncle Rick’s annual political critique at the holiday table, we’ve got a solution: Order it .
Goldbelly, a website that helps local restaurants deliver food across the country, offers a selection of Thanksgiving dishes that can be eaten simply by thawing and reheating. Whether you want to cover the entire shebang – including the bird, side dishes and dessert – or just need the help of turkey, side dishes or candy, there is always an option for a truly delicious, hassle-free meal . Because while we can’t keep your loved ones quiet, we can guarantee that your guests will leave happy and fulfilled. Here are 20 ideas to get you started.
Turkey infused with smoked herb butter. Whisk sweet potatoes with molasses and sea salt. Smoked Tasso and Andouille Stuffing. A whole pecan pie. Oh yes, time to eat. This feast from the Commander’s Palace has been a New Orleans staple since 1893, and the chef’s roster includes Paul Prudholm, Emeril Lagasse and Jamie Shannon to feed four. people, with the option to add cognac turkey gravy for an extra $20 (which you really should do).
Bring a little barbecue to Thanksgiving dinner with this holiday meal from Blue Smoke, New York, which has been serving Southern-inspired ‘cue spiced pecans with extra spiced pecans and cranberry sauce since 2002. Add a bottle of Alabama, Jalapeno, Memphis or Kansas City sauce for just $20.
Always wanted to try fried turkey but too scared? Cajun Turkey Company offers you a hot dinner from Dallas businesses. Each set includes a 10- to 12-pound Cajun turkey with your choice of signature or lightly seasoned spice levels, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, six seafood, crayfish, sweet potato soufflé, turkey and giblet gravy and a bottle of Geaux juice, the brand’s proprietary blend for marinating.
Looking for something unconventional this holiday season? New York’s popular Lebanese restaurant Ilili is here to help. Your elegant meal will serve four to six people and come with 28 oz turkey breast, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, fig jam, mint yogurt, walnuts, grapes , hava, maple syrup, and of course an 8-inch pumpkin pie.
Niko Niko of Houston has been bringing Greek flavors to Houston since 1977, and now you can order their Thanksgiving set to bring a little Greek flavor to your holiday table. Serving four, the kit includes 1 1/2 pounds of turkey gyro, chestnut stuffing, baked potatoes, galaktoboureko, fasolakia, and six pieces of spanakopita. Add hummus or extra tzatziki for just $17.
Staying Kosher this Turkey Day? This Long Island deli has been serving high-quality ingredients and home-cured meats since the ’80s, and now it’s a festive meal with anyone and anyone. It comes with a whole 12-pound turkey, carved and put back on the frame for easy serving, along with candied cranberry, coleslaw, carrot and yam tsimmes, stuffing and gravy.
Turkey is the name of the game at The Original Turkey store in the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. The family-owned and operated business has been focusing on this bird since 1983, so it makes sense that its Thanksgiving side would be top-notch. This side pack includes two 32-ounce servings of Macaroni and Cheese, Stuffing and Mashed Potatoes, and two 14-ounce servings of Cranberry Sauce and 32-ounce Homemade Turkey Gravy. Because of tomorrow? Add more macaroni and cheese and gravy or freshly baked cornbread for an extra fee.
When you’re expecting more sides than turkey, you need to make sure you have all the right fixtures on your Thanksgiving table. New York-based BLT Steak also doesn’t disappoint. Serving four to six, the set includes each two pounds of Brussels sprouts, stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, macaroni and cheese. In other words, it sounds like a full meal to us.
You don’t have to live in the South to get a taste of Southern cooking when you order this sextet for Thanksgiving from 4 Rivers Smokehouse, the barbecue mecca in Winter Park, Florida. You’ll get every quart of mashed potatoes, classic gravy, sweet potato casserole, stuffed cornbread, southern green beans, and cranberry chutney. Should you choose to add macaroni and cheese or Texas jalapeno cornbread? Go ahead and pay an extra $20 per person. We can’t imagine that you will regret it.
Want to add something really special to your Thanksgiving meal? Just take a look at this 2 1/2-pound, award-winning lobster macaroni and cheese pan from Hancock Gourmet Lobster, Maine. Made with a creamy mascarpone cheddar sauce and chunks of Maine lobster, topped with panko breadcrumbs, butter, lemon zest and a crispy Parmesan mixture, simply thaw and warm before serving and inhaling .
This East Village restaurant in New York combines the best of Texas and Carolina’s barbecue styles for award-winning cuisine, and its Thanksgiving treats are not to be missed. Feed a crowd with this kit, which includes a large plate of sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, and a 32-ounce serving of baked beans and the restaurant’s famous char siew. We’d like to say you’ll even have leftovers, but it’s honestly unlikely.
If just seeing pictures of this impressive, sky-high treat at Blue Owl Bakery in Gimswick, Missouri didn’t prompt you to buy it on the spot, maybe its description would. Made from 18 Golden Delicious apples, each hand-peeled and hand-stacked in a from-scratch crust and filled with caramel and pecans, each 9-inch pie serves 10-12 people , weighs about 10 pounds. You just put the unbaked pie in the oven and follow some simple instructions.
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that’s what this really delicious Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie from Houston Goode. BBQ, open since 1977. Weighing 5 pounds each, each pie serves up to 10 and even comes in a reusable wooden gift box. A present from the hostess, anyone?
Can’t decide which pie flavor to serve for Thanksgiving? Hit all the desserts with four 5-inch pies, each for 1-2 people. From the NYC Theater District store, you’ll receive a Classic Pumpkin, Mississippi Puree (chocolate, brownie and ganache, chocolate chip cookie crust), Southern Pecans, and Sour Cream Apple-Walnut Pie – enough for 6-8 if you like People eat ‘willing to share.
Pumpkin pie is No. 1 on Thanksgiving for good reason. 1 dessert. This is delicious. This upgrade from the award-winning pie shop Norwalk, Connecticut takes it to a whole new level. Fresh pumpkin puree mixed with Vermont maple syrup and cream with a super-thin pie crust and pecan topping makes this a stunning dessert.
Fans of Duff Goldman’s “Cake Ace” Food Network show will be captivated by his stunning 6-inch, four-layer pumpkin spice cake with a cream cheese filling and topped with orange, yellow and white buttercream frosting pumpkin and Pumpkin Cake Crumbs. If you’re on a mission to bring dessert to Thanksgiving dinner, look no further.
For a fun take on traditional pumpkin pie, try this brand new Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from Johnson Family Restaurant in Tennessee, featuring all-natural cream cheese, seasonal pumpkin and traditional spices and decorated with a beautiful pumpkin pattern. Each 10-inch cheesecake weighs about 4 pounds and serves 14 people.
What do you get when you put a pumpkin pie and a spice cake on top of a pecan pie, then layer on top of cinnamon cream, then top with apple pie filling? We’re pretty sure you call it heaven. The 7″ wide, 5″ tall 4-in-1 dessert is called “turkey in the cake” and serves 10-12 people.
We have a feeling this modern take on sweet potato pie is going to be a new staple on your Thanksgiving table. A baker from Raleigh, Texas, the dessert features velvety sweet potatoes with a hint of vanilla and a graham cracker crust in a 9 x 13-inch pan and serves 12-14 people.
Part pie, part cake, and totally delicious, these lovely 8-ounce jars serve two per person and come in three Thanksgiving flavors. The apple pie tin includes a layer of spice cake, homemade mascarpone cream and a homemade whole wheat crust with a dash of salted caramel. Pumpkin pie jars are filled with a layer of pumpkin cake topped with cream cheese frosting and whipped cream on top. And, in a cherry cheesecake pie tin, you get a layer of tart red cherries, a layer of vanilla cake and cream cheese frosting, and a graham cracker crust. With two of each flavor, all six serve a total of six people, so choose carefully who you share with.