Thanksgiving is all about food, loved ones, food, gratitude, football, food and … did we mention food? But it can be tough if you’re the one stuck in a hot kitchen, basting a turkey all day, instead of sharing some downtime with out-of-towners and brainstorming your Black Friday game plan. If you’re not into searching a turkey’s nether regions for the giblets or mashing yam after yam after yam, use our Thanksgiving takeout cheat sheet and let the experts handle the food.
Foundation Social Eatery
1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell • (770) 641-8877 • foundationatl.com
This year, Chef Mel Toledo, of Foundation Social Eatery, is offering a Turkey Day to-go program featuring a limited number of Thanksgiving dinners to go for $125 for a four-person meal, $250 for eight people, etc. FSE will provide items like cider-brined, boneless turkey breast, green beans amandine and other tasty items. Call Foundation Social Eatery TODAY to place your order and schedule your pickup time on Wednesday, November 25.
Sweet Auburn Barbecue
656 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta • (678) 515.3550 • sweetauburnbbq.com
Sweet Auburn has started taking holiday catering orders! Delicious sliced, smoked turkey family dinners with seasonal sides, like sweet potato soufflé and Southern creamed corn, smoky bacon lima beans and more start at $75. You can also order whole smoked turkeys and spiral-sliced hams to complete your family feast. All orders may be placed by emailing [email protected] or calling; orders will be accepted until Sunday, November 22, at 3 p.m. and may be picked up Wednesday, November 25, between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
One Eared Stag
1029 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta • (404) 525-4479 • oneearedstag.com
Forget Thanksgiving — One Eared Stag is all about Friendsgiving! Celebrate on Monday, November 23. Come enjoy One Eared Stag’s famous fried chicken and unlimited sides for $30 each (kids 8 and under eat for $12). As a bonus, bring some canned food to donate to families in need and receive a free can of local craft beer — “a can for a can.” The buffet will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan to arrive when dinner starts right at 5 p.m.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
1238 Dekalb Ave. NE, Atlanta • (404) 577-4030 • FoxBrosBBQ.com
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is accepting orders for house-cured, smoked hams, $60, and 10- to 14-pound turkeys with gravy, $75. Call to order by Sunday, November 22, and pick up anytime before Wednesday, November 25. And remember, in addition to its special Thanksgiving offerings, Fox Bros. has some of the best sides in the city year-round, like collard greens and jalapeno corn bread.
3377 Peachtree Road, Atlanta • (404) 523-3600 • cookhallatlanta.com
In case you not only need help cooking your meal, but you need to get out of the house, as well, hit up Cook Hall. Chef David Gross and the Cook Hall staff will host an unforgettable meal served a la carte or prix fixe to please everyone. The restaurant will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, with breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. and the regular, a la carte, all-day menu served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. From 3 to 7 p.m., the kitchen will roll out a prix fixe Chef’s Special dinner, which includes roasted organic turkey leg, cauliflower gratin, pumpkin crème brulee and much more, for $32 per person, not including tax and gratuity. A children’s version of the holiday special will also be available at $12 per child under age 12. To reserve your spot, call the restaurant or visit them online.
1545 Peachtree St., Ste. 101, Atlanta • (404) 549-3954 • tavernpointe.com
This Thanksgiving, outsource the cooking to the chef behind some of your favorite neighborhood restaurants. Chef Drew Van Leuvan is offering Thanksgiving dinner catering packages starting at $130 for four to six people. Call and preorder meals by Monday, November 23, with a 50 percent deposit, then pick up your hot-and-ready feast Thanksgiving morning. Offerings include smoked turkey, corn bread stuffing and Kentucky Derby pie.
25 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta • (404) 525-8228 • pittypatsrestaurant.com
Celebrating at home this holiday season? Enjoy some Southern hospitality and let Pittypat’s Porch do all the hard work. Its festive dinner package is one just like Margaret Mitchell’s Aunt Pittypat would’ve served. The feast items include squash casserole and Southern biscuits, among many other tasty dishes. Each dinner serves six people for $29 apiece; a la carte orders are also available. Call to order by Monday, November 23, and pick up is available anytime before Wednesday, November 25.
Serpas True Food
659 Auburn Ave., Atlanta • (404) 688-0040 • serpasrestaurant.com
Serpas True Food is offering Thanksgiving to go again this year. A seasonally inspired Thanksgiving feast from Executive Chef Scott Serpas features selections including butternut squash soup and cranberry white chocolate bread pudding. All orders must be called in by noon Sunday, November 22, and will be available for pickup on Wednesday, November 25, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Get the full menu by visiting Serpas’ website.
3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta • (404) 946-9070 • Southernart.com
If you’re set with the turkey and sides, but need some help when it comes to desserts, make sure to call Southern Art for a rescue mission. Throughout the holiday season, Southern Art’s signature homemade pies and made-to-order gourmet cakes, inspired by Executive Chef Art Smith’s family recipes, are now available. Offering five delicious flavors, orders will be available at Southern Art’s designated curbside pie pickup location at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta valet just 48 hours after orders are placed. Choose from the s’mores tart, sweet potato pie, apple crumb tart, chocolate decadence cake and the maple spice bundt cake. Orders can be placed online at southernart.com/piestop and pickup is easy — on the date of your pickup and between the hours chosen, pull into the designated Southern Art Pie Stop parking space in the front drive of InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta and a pie concierge will get your name and/or confirmation number and bring your order straight to your car.
Whether you cook it yourself or grab it as part of a to-go order, Thanksgiving dinner is at its best when shared with those you hold closest to your heart. Happy Thanksgiving!