Slaving over a hot stove, followed by schlepping piles of dirty dishes, may not be your idea of how you want to spend your time with loved ones on Thanksgiving Day. Or perhaps you’d rather put all of your energy into roasting the perfect turkey and making grandma’s stuffing recipe, but not the other side dishes.
Don’t hesitate to grab all or the rest of the year’s largest feast from one of Birmingham’s local eateries and cafes that specialize in making to-die-for dishes! These nine places make some downright scrumptious, old-fashioned, Turkey Day takeout! Phone it in, pick it up and spend the rest of the holiday enjoying the company of friends and family. Easy Peasy!
3325 Rocky Ridge Road, with additional locations in Vestavia and English Village • (205) 979-7522
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Love the Thanksgiving deep-fried turkey, but don’t care to make it at home? No problem! Iz Cafe will do it for you! Select deep-fried or oven-roasted turkey and your choice of up to seven different sides, including dessert. Order online or in the store.
OF NOTE: All orders will be ready for pickup on Wednesday, November 25, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. All orders must be placed by Friday, November 20. Get details, menu options and more at Iz Cafe Thanksgiving Menu.
75 Church Street, Mountain Brook • (205) 803-3005
Hours: Monday through Friday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Tracy’s homemade casseroles are made with the freshest and best of ingredients, sure to wow all your friends and family! Broccoli casserole, squash casserole, corn bread dressing and macaroni and cheese all come ready to bake and serve from Tracy’s. True to the classic Southern recipes, these casseroles will make any Thanksgiving dinner extra special.
3147 Green Valley Road, Cahaba Heights, with additional locations in Inverness and Riverchase • (205) 822-4142
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“You can order large pans frozen that you just pop in your oven on Thanksgiving morning, and it looks like you slaved all day!” says Ashley McMakin, owner of Ashley Mac’s. Menu items include sweet potato casserole, brown sugar and bacon green beans, baked cheese grits, cheesy twice-baked mashed potatoes, yeast rolls and a handful of more traditional favorites. And let’s not forget about dessert! Ashley Mac’s holiday specials are definitely special. Ranging from red velvet cupcakes to pumpkin cheesecake bars, they are always a crowd pleaser. View the entire holiday menu online.
OF NOTE: Please allow 48 hours’ notice for all orders. All orders must be picked up by Wednesday, November 25, by 4 p.m.
601 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia Hills • (205) 823-4700
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nothing says it’s the holidays like HoneyBaked! For the best holiday ham, shop HoneyBaked Ham. All hams are fully cooked, spiral sliced and smothered with their secret sweet and crunchy honey glaze!
OF NOTE: Order online, in store or have the ham shipped directly to your home. Thanksgiving week hours are Monday, November 23, through Wednesday, November 25, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day.
What’s 4 Supper — Edgewood Catering
2900 Crescent Ave.,Edgewood • (205) 868-0888
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 12 to 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 12 to 4 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Offering classic holiday staples, including spiral ham, yeast rolls and pecan pie, What’s 4 Supper — Edgewood Catering is your one-stop shop! Not only will they prepare your Thanksgiving meal, they have you covered for the next morning with their delicious breakfast casserole.
OF NOTE: Orders are required, but if you miss the deadline, no worries. They’re planning to make extras for those who forget! Order by Wednesday, November 19. Pickups are scheduled for Tuesday, November 24, and Wednesday, November 25.
2916 18th Street South, Homewood • (205) 871-4901
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Savage’s Bakery is well known for its sugary confections, but they are also a crowd pleaser on Thanksgiving Day! Whether you’re craving cookies, pastries, cakes, pies and more, Savage’s has something for everyone’s sweet tooth. Turkey cookies all around for the grandkids! Also, their coffee cakes, cinnamon, butterflake, Parkhouse and Brookhouse breads make for an outstanding breakfast for large groups. And who can forget their famous cheese biscuits? Slice and pair with your HoneyBaked ham for sandwiches!
2837 Culver Road, Mountain Brook • (205) 871-3266
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Closed on Sunday.
A fine dining Thanksgiving in your own home? Yes, please! Daniel George‘s Thanksgiving menu includes roasted turkey and gravy, homemade corn bread dressing, sweet potato gratin, green bean casserole, cranberry-orange relish and butter rolls. Also, save room for pumpkin and pecan pie!
OF NOTE: Call Debbie at (205) 871-3266 to place orders. Pick up on Wednesday, November 25, from 1 to 6 p.m.
4700 US Hwy. 280, Birmingham • (205) 991-0294
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fresh Market has made Thanksgiving dinner as easy as shopping online! Whether you want just the turkey or the entire meal, choose from stuffing, green beans, gravy, ham, turkey and so much more! For $139.99, you can feed six to nine, or for $84.99 you can serve five to seven.
OF NOTE: Browse through countless options of different dinner meats and sides when you place your online order. Order by Friday, November 20.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.Whole Foods offers a wide range of choices for Thanksgiving dinner that will make your holiday shopping a breeze. Whether you are looking for the classic dinner or a vegetarian twist on this once-a-year meal, Whole Foods has something for everyone. Dishes vary from spiced citrus turkey and corn bread and sausage stuffing to classic butternut squash soup! Go ahead and reserve your turkey, side dishes, appetizers, desserts and even full heat-and-serve meals for pickup at your local store.
OF NOTE:Check out their amazing menu and what separate their meals apart from others! Orders can be placed online.Happy Turkey Day! Gobble, Gobble!
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