Here are some local Thanksgiving takeout options for your Turkey Day delight. Whether you prefer a more carnivorous approach, a plant-free feast, or simply think the side dishes are the best part, the following restaurants are accepting pre-orders. Some have deadlines this week, so ordering sooner rather than later is best practice here.
All Sides, All the Time
Redeye gravy and classic herb stuffing, Wise Acre Eatery
If you desire gravy with a kick of coffee smothered over whatever you can, dial up Wise Acre. There is also maple ginger roasted carrots, cranberry raisin sweet relish, garlic mashed potatoes, and a pickle plate sold a la carte for your fully customizable Thanksgiving needs. For carbo-loading purposes, Baker’s Field butternut squash rolls for $6 and four flavors of Viking & Goddesses pies are also available for pre-order. The most unique offering? A sweet corn custard pie that is studded with corn kernels.
Get it: Pre-order by Sunday, 11/22 at noon for a Tuesday, 11/24, or Wednesday 11/25 pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thanksgiving Take and Bake (Everything but the Turkey), Stewart’s
For $160, Stewart’s will provide rolls, cranberry relish, smashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato gratin (with marshmallow), stuffing, and turkey gravy. Additional add ons include shrimp cocktail, monkey bread, or a perfectly paired bottle of wine for $20. If you are a fan of some of the offerings but not others or can’t have them due to dietary restrictions, call the restaurant about ordering items a la carte.
Get it: Pre-order by noon on Sunday, 11/22 for pick up Wednesday 11/25 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Meat is the Main Event
Smoked Turkey and Sides, Old Southern BBQ
If you want to enjoy a smoked turkey but are one of us unfortunate plebes (just kidding)that don’t have an at-home-smoker situation, or you simply…live in an apartment, never fear Old Southern BBQ has come to the rescue. For $79.99 you will receive a 12-14 lb turkey, creamed corn mashed potatoes, and gravy. Whether you are serving it up for the 8-10 guests suggested or plan to live on smoked turkey sandwiches for days afterward, good BBQ doesn’t sound too shabby.
Get it: Pre-order by Friday, 11/20 for pick up Monday, 11/23 through Wednesday 11/25.
Double Smoke Ham or Roasted Turkey Dinner, Cossetta’s
Keep it classic and comforting despite a tumultuous year with Cossetta’s. Decision making is difficult, so choose from one of these three heat and serve options: double smoked ham hock with Madeira glaze, half or whole turkey with turkey gravy and cranberry relish. Sides include mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, a spinach cranberry salad, green beans with oven-roasted peppers, house-made French baguette, and pumpkin pie.
Get it: Pre-order for Wednesday, 11/25 pick up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Turkey Dinner for Two, The Bungalow Club
The Bungalow Club’s Thanksgiving Dinner comes complete with turkey, sides, and honey nut squash pudding with a cocoa crust crumble. The menu of either a turkey or pork shoulder dinner comes in intimate sizes for two or four, with tons of appealing add ons. The pickles, spreads, focaccia, and drink options make for a creative and highly customizable option perfect for ordering with the intention of next-day leftovers.
Get it: Pre-order by 7 p.m. Friday, 11/20. Pick up on Wednesday, 11/25 between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Upgrade Over Tradition
Turkey Packed with Eggroll Stuffing, Union Hmong Kitchen
If you’d rather a cheffy Thanksgiving with heat and complex acidity, Yia Vang and crew promise to deliver. Never had a turkey with eggroll stuffing inside it before? This could be your year. The takeout meal is on the larger side and comes to serve groups of eight to ten suggested guests for $385. Whether it’s the Hmong tater tot hotdish baked in carrot curry, Chef Vang’s mother’s galabao recipe, or the blistered string beans with crispy garlic… you’re definitely going to want seconds. As if the dishes didn’t sound flavorful enough on their own, two sauces are included: a tiger bite hot sauce and a bright lemongrass ginger sauce. Out of control.
Get it: Pre-order on Tock for a Wednesday, 11/25 pick up.
Hawaiian Luau Feast, The Buttered Tin
The 50th state has virtually the opposite weather to Minnesota, but if you ache at the thought of summer’s departure, order this feast and play pretend. The Buttered Tin’s Hawaiian Thanksgiving Feast is complete with smoky pork shoulder and braised cabbage, sushi-inspired white rice with furikake and rice wine vinegar, roasted vegetables, and macaroni salad are more than affordable at $25 for two. Options for four or six people are available if your family or company is larger than a twosome, or just if you want to eat serving after serving of macaroni salad in judgment free sanctity.
Get it: Pre-order by Wednesday 11/18 at 3 p.m. for pick up Tuesday, 11/24, and Wednesday, 11/25 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. No substitutions are available.
Jerk Chicken combo dinner, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
Neighborhood jewel Pimento Jamaican Kitchen will be serving up $25 per guest meals via pre-order or Bitesquad, Grubhub, Uber Eats, or Doordash. Each combo comes with a choice of either jerk chicken with coconut rice and beans, jerk pork with sweet fried plantains, or curry veggies with island slaw. All art served with Lutunji’s Palate gourmet cobbler and a choice of either red stripe beer or island soda. My advice? Order them all and eat family style. It’s cold outside and eating savory warming spices never hurt anyone.
Get it: Pre-order by emailing email@example.com and check out their holiday menu here.
Leftovers Front and Center
Turkey cranberry sliders and cheese boards, France 44/Minneapolis St. Paul Cheese Shop
The myriad of trays serves 10-15 people or up to 5 that are really dedicated. Turkey cranberry sliders with cranberry chutney on sweet dinners rolls are available if you like your entrees to be plentiful and bite-sized. There is something to be said of a Thanksgiving picnic spread full of cheese and charcuterie boards kicked up to 25, and it is: it sounds like a really good idea.
Get it: Pre-order from their menu by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They require 48 hours minimum for all orders.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich Take-n-Bake Pizza, Wrecktangle Pizza
If for Thanksgiving you’d just rather… not, why not order a pizza? Wrecktangle’s Detroit-style Thanksgiving pie is, let’s face it, positively unhinged and comes assembled and ready to pop into your home oven for those maximum crispy corner edges. Topped with cheese, cranberry, and poblano chili roasted turkey for a little sweet and a little heat, turkey gravy, bouquet garni AKA a bunch of herbs, and in true Minnesota fashion: tater tots. Each pizza will come with a pumpkin spiced krispy bar to drive this evil genius concoction for the low price of $20 further into the ground. Pair with a delicata squash salad with whipped goat cheese, pomegranate, and basil balsamic vinaigrette for a high-brow low-brow moment.
Get it: Pre-order to pick up: Wednesday, 11/25 from 12 p.m until 8 p.m
Vegetarian and Vegan Options
Wild Rice Stuffing and mulled wine, The Lynhall
The Lynhall’s Thanksgiving take-home dinners come in three sizes: single, for two, or groups up to four in both their turkey and veggie option with roasted squash and a Beyond Beef “loaf.” Rolls with whipped butter, mushroom gravy, pies, and bottles of wine are available to add on a la carte. The mulled wine option comes complete with a spice blend and fruit since it is officially warm wine season.
Get it: Pre-order on Tock by Wednesday, 11/18 at 5 p.m., for pick up Tuesday 11/24 or Wednesday 11/25 from noon to 7 p.m.
Plant-Based Thanksgiving meal kit, Seed Cafe
Seed Cafe’s plant-based Thanksgiving Kits come packaged and ready for 2-3 or 4-6 people. The kale Caesar salad, creamy scalloped potatoes, quinoa salad, vegan meatloaf, and apple crisp are sure to be flavorful and comforting without any animal products.
Get it: Pre-order by Saturday, 11/21 at noon for pick up Wednesday, 11/25 between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Turkey-Free Feast, The Herbivorous Butcher
The Herbivorous Butcher’s turkey-free feast feeds 8-10 and includes a 2.5 lb stuffed turkey, maple sage breakfast sausage, hickory bacon, camembert sauce, herb cheddar, savory herb gravy packet and Dandies vegan marshmallows. Perfect for those that still like to do a little cooking and preparation, their website’s blog has recipes to follow or use for inspiration.
Get it: Pre-order for Tuesday, 11/24 or Wednesday 11/25 pick up.
Alkaline plant-based Friendsgiving meal, Keiko’s Kitchen
With a mindful focus on food that’s good for us and good for the earth, Keiko’s Kitchen is offering a special Friendsgiving meal. The following dishes are all plant-based and soy-free: Fried Oyster Chk’n, greens, jalapeño no-corn bread, mac n cheeze, and elderberry sweet tea. Add ons include $5 sides of fried oyster chk’n, $6 gallons of elderberry soursop sweet tea, and $4 sweet potato pie. Yes, please.
Get it: Pre-order by 11/22 (more details here). Pay via Venmo, PayPal, or Cashapp.
Consider paying it forward or donating what you can, they will also offer free meals.
The best of all meaty and vegan worlds in one package
Thanksgiving Dinner Package, Soul Bowl
Soul Bowl’s catered Thanksgiving menu is $50 for each half pan which serves 15-20 per pan. Macaroni and cheese, vegan or not, candied yams, black-eyed peas, and smoked turkey breast or vegan fried chicken are a few options up for grabs. Add a gallon of Beyonce blueberry lavender lemonade, sweet tea, or sides like gravy, cranberry sauce, and twelve cornbread muffins for $15 each. If it sounds like a dream but is simply too much food for your family’s get-together: convince a dear friend to go in on it with you, pack their portion in some tupperware, and wave through the window or from a safe distance away. Check out the full list of offerings here.
Get it: Pre-order via their websites inquiry form for pick up Wednesday, 11/25 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. or Thursday, 11/26 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
But what about Wednesday?
Thanksgiving Eve Pasta Family Feast, Estelle
Estelle’s $99 meal for four instead of turkey has casarecce bolognese pasta as the star with butternut squash soup, caesar salad, garlic rolls, and a Piedmontese chocolate hazelnut cake. If Turkey isn’t your thing, treat yourself to some pasta and the like rife with autumnal flavors.
Get it: Pre-order on Resy by Sunday, 11/22 at 5 p.m. for a Wednesday, 11/25 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. pick up.