Holiday dinners can quickly get your pot boiling over with courses and timing and seating arrangements and all that … that … that FAMILY! Don’t let your feathers get ruffled though. Outsource a portion of your meal or the whole spread, then set your table and enjoy! All of the Thanksgiving takeout sources listed below are still taking orders, but make sure to take note of their deadlines.
This popular bakery and market with two locations — Dunwoody and Virginia Highland — really presents a spread at Thanksgiving. Pick from traditional smoked or apple-glazed turkey or a beef tenderloin, ordering a size based on the number of folks you’re feeding. Then select appetizers, sides, soups, salads, breads and, of course, scrumptious desserts (first glance at this menu, and salted caramel apple pie pops off the page … yum!). Price points vary by selection. Order by Monday, Nov. 24 by 5 p.m. Visit alons.com for details.
Bantam + Biddy
A modern Southern diner with a loyal family following, Bantam + Biddy naturally wants to be invited to Thanksgiving dinner at your house. Their holiday special, which feeds 10 to 12 people, includes a roasted Amish turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, braised collards, herbed corn bread stuffing and a North Georgia apple pie, all for $180. Order by Tuesday, Nov. 25. Call (404) 835-6450 or visit www.bantamandbiddy.com to learn more.
Fresh Market offers several options for Thanksgiving. Select items either a la carte or order the whole feast. Choose the traditional meal for $79, which feeds 6 to 8 people and includes turkey and gravy, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry relish and rolls; or enjoy the deluxe option for $139, which feeds 8 to 10 people and features turkey, ham, potatoes, stuffing, green beans, corn, cranberry relish, gravy and rolls. Order by Friday, Nov. 21. Find a location near you and get more details at thefreshmarket.com.
The Hungry Peach
The Hungry Peach has planned your meal from appetizer to dessert. Start with Southern favorites like pimento cheese, deviled eggs or mini ham-and-Swiss biscuits. Add a few side dishes like herb-and-bacon corn bread dressing and roasted Brussels sprouts, and top it off with oatmeal pie or pumpkin bars. Order by Friday, Nov. 21 by 3 p.m. Learn more at thehungrypeach.com.
Comfort food with style … that’s what Murphy’s executive chef Ian Winslade had in mind when he created the Thanksgiving To-Go menu for this favorite Virginia Highland eatery. The menu features roasted, boneless, brined turkey breast, butternut squash soup, autumnal salad, maple-glazed sweet potatoes, cranberry-orange chutney, green beans with five-nut vinaigrette and fried onions, herbed corn bread stuffing and a choice of pie for dessert. The full four-course meal serves four and costs $135, plus tax. Additional orders of selected sides, stuffing and pie may be included on an a la carte basis. A curated four-bottle wine package is also available, carefully pairing reds and whites at $49.99 or $89.99 for premium vintage. Order by Friday, Nov. 21; no more than 250 orders taken. Learn more at murphysvh.com.
Chef Shane McIntosh, executive chef and owner of Ocean Catering Co., opened Ocean Market — his first dine-in concept — earlier this year. And for Thanksgiving, he’s sharing his gratitude with a delicious takeout menu, featuring four specialty courses: pumpkin-coconut soup, hearty fall salad, oven-roasted turkey breast with mango coulis and orange-cranberry sauce and choice of two sides, plus your pick of classic holiday pie (apple, peach crumb, blueberry or pumpkin). Sides include classic mashed potatoes, smashed sweet potatoes spiked with Grand Marnier, garlic-onion seared haricot verts, steamed broccoli with lemon pepper butter, and cheddar-Gouda mac and cheese. Feed four people for $135, eight people for $250 or 10 people for $375. Order by Monday, Nov. 24. Call (404) 665-1495 or visit oceanmarketatl.com for more info.
The Savi Provisions organic fare gives gourmet style to your Thanksgiving meal. Choose from a classic turkey with two sides and a dessert for $87.50, or select a cranberry-glazed ham dinner with two sides and a dessert for $75. Each feeds four to six people. Order by Saturday, Nov. 22nd. Learn more at saviprovisions.com.
Serpas True Food
Chef-owner Scott Serpas’ seasonally inspired creations give a special flair to your festivities. Pick either butternut squash soup or mixed fall green salad to start. Enjoy herb-garlic roasted turkey breast with cornbread stuffing, and select three side items from roasted sweet potatoes, baked four-cheese macaroni, buttermilk mashed potatoes, green beans, bacon-braised collards, or squash and corn succotash. Then add a scrumptious dessert of apple pie, pecan pie, cranberry-white chocolate bread pudding or Fifth Avenue brownie. Meals start at $130 for four servings, or $245 for eight servings, with fried turkeys available at an additional charge. Order by 12 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. Call (404) 688-0040 or check serpasrestaurant.com to learn more.
Make Thanksgiving hassle-free this year, thanks to Star Provisions. Chef-owner Anne Quatrano’s gourmet market is serving the bird and all the fixings to make your holiday memorable. Choose a fresh Joyce Farms turkey for $4.95 per pound for whole turkeys and $7.35 per pound for bone-in. Or select a Heritage Breed whole black turkey for $7.50 per pound. Complete the meal with generous helpings of traditional sides, including cranberry-orange relish, creamed onions, sweet potato purée with mini-marshmallows, braised local collard greens with house-cured ham, macaroni and cheese, yeast rolls and more. Order by Saturday, Nov. 22 by 5 p.m. Learn more at starprovisions.com.
This year, get Thanksgiving to-go from Wahoo! Grill. The dinner includes roasted turkey breast, hearty farmer’s salad and a choice of three additional items. Choose from corn bread dressing, sweet potato purée, mashed potatoes, mustard greens and green beans, turkey gravy and maple upside-down cake. Feeds six to eight people for $99. Order by Thursday, Nov. 20. Call (404) 373-3331 to order and check the menu at wahoogrilldecatur.com.
Order either a complete dinner or make your choices à la carte at any Atlanta-area Whole Foods. They have plenty to choose from in all categories (including a vegan dinner). And if it’s your job to bring the appetizer, they have a great selection of appetizer trays to feed a crowd. Order online or by calling any of their Atlanta locations. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, Nov. 25. Learn more at wholefoodsmarket.com.
These suggestions should leave you with plenty of time to be your very best self and approach the day in great cheer. Order it all out, then relax and toast your smarts! And most importantly, Happy Thanksgiving!