It’s a quaint idea, really—spending all day happily whipping up dishes passed down through the decades for those nearest and dearest to us on an annual day in November. However, many of us who have attempted exactly that know how elusive that goal is since reality often includes burnt dishes, forgotten ingredients, and other hiccups that somehow always get in the way. Get out of the kitchen altogether this year and opt for some take-away meals from these fab spots instead.Read More
9 Twin Cities Restaurants for Outsourcing Thanksgiving
Order takeout Thanksgiving and skip the stress
1. Lowry Hill Meats
Already taking preorders and staying true to their name, Lowry Hill Meats is offering three size options for turkeys, smoked turkey breast, and smoked ham for meat options. Additionally there’s a holiday appetizer platter that amounts to a charcuterie board supreme, a brine kit, butternut squash brioche rolls, and apple and pumpkin pies.
2. The Herbivorous Butcher
Minneapolis’ favorite vegan butcher is selling turkey-free turkeys, seitian that’s even stuffed for fun carving. That dish can be shipped all over. Plus, there is a whole feast ordering option that includes all kinds of meat approximating/cruelty-free options. This is a great place to stop if a vegan or vegetarian guest’s requests are causing extra stress.
3. Sift Gluten Free
Desserts that are gluten-free and wildly delicious are Sift’s specialty and the way to go for dietarily inclusive desserts and more on Thanksgiving. From veggie quiche to cookies and macarons, there’s plenty to choose from.
4. Animales Barbeque Co.
Chef Jon Wipfli’s barbecue haven is pulling out all the stops with smoked turkeys and pork shoulders. Sides include beans, white cheddar grits, roasted carrots, biscuits, and more.
5. Minnesota Barbecue Company
What’s that? A whole smoked turkey for $80? Yup, that’s exactly what you can get from the Minnesota BBQ Company. Ranging from eight to 10 pounds and intended to feed between four and six people, the turkey comes with instructions for everything you need to finish up the prep perfectly at home.
6. Dulceria Bakery
Take a Mexican approach to Thanksgiving desserts with Sweet Pumpkin Tamales from Dulceria Bakery. Available in bundles of six or 12, pre-orders have already started so get moving!
7. Birchwood Cafe
From brandy-braised pulled turkey to full-on meals that can accommodate groups as small as eight and as large as 22, Birchwood has got it going on. There’s also an option to just order favorites like turkey gravy or rosemary and lime roasted turkey legs, too.
8. Kowalski's Market
As in previous years, Kowalski’s offers an entire turkey dinner for delivery or pickup. For $169.99, the artisanal grocery store will provide a local, naturally-raised turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, a signature cranberry relish, dinner rolls, a pumpkin pie, and a pecan pie. The whole shebang should feed between 10 and 12 people.
9. The Buttered Tin
From now until November 21, The Buttered Tin is taking pie orders to make Thanksgiving dessert dreams come true, from their kitchen to yours. Pies are $25 each but drop to $20 each for orders of more than one. Pickup is on Wednesday, November 27th.