The chaos of Thanksgiving Day often brings inevitable occurrences like an overcrowded oven or spilled gravy, which are sure to throw a wrinkle in holiday plans. Although we enjoy the age-old tradition of roasting a turkey and peeling potatoes, we’re throwing in the towel and letting the experts do their job!
If you are tempted to ditch the hours of prep and the dirty dishes like us, here are some options to consider, listed in alphabetical order, where you can pick up all or part of your Thanksgiving meal. Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is about the people surrounding you at the table, not the tears cried over dry turkey.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Some local establishments were still finalizing their menus at press time. Bookmark this page, and check back to find even more local options for getting your Thanksgiving dinner to-go.
605 Eighth Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 256-4455
2209 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 835-3432
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Arnold’s Country Kitchen is a Nashville culinary landmark that serves straight-up Southern classics. The beloved meat-and-three has all of your perennial favorites — green beans, corn pudding and mac and cheese — as well as roast beef ($98.75-$189.50) and sugar-cured ham ($119.80). They are ready to make them in bulk to go — straight to your Thanksgiving table. Arnold’s is a place where the sides take center stage, so don’t wait to dress up your turkey with these comfort dishes.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: You must complete an order form and submit it in-store or email it to [email protected]. Deadline for orders is Wednesday, November 16, by 3 p.m. Pick up is Wednesday, November 23 between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Items will come partially cooked or uncooked, with heating and cooking instructions.
1232 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37069 • (615) 794-9533
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Barbara’s Home Cookin’ has a near cult-like following for the yeast rolls that are basically bread nirvana. Order up a dozen of the famous rolls for a mere $7. This “just like Mama makes” restaurant is a tiny gem that produces amazing Thanksgiving sides, like squash and sweet potato casserole, as well as roasted boneless turkey breast and roasted pork tenderloin. See all of their specials here.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call to place your order. The deadline for orders is Friday, November 18, at 3 p.m. All orders must be collected by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23.
336 White Bridge Pike, Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 920-5355
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Deep-fried turkey, giblet gravy, butternut squash bisque, spicy collard greens, sweet potato biscuits and caramel crumble apple pie are just a few of the things on Bergamot’s Thanksgiving menu. These dishes put a welcomed twist on traditional Thanksgiving eats.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: All orders must be placed by Friday, November 18. Thanksgiving orders require a 50% deposit at the time they are placed. Pickup is on Wednesday, November 23. They can arrange delivery on Wednesday, November 23, for a fee. Bergamot Market will be closed Thanksgiving Day. All orders come with complete serving instructions.
3214 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 329-2626
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bro’s Cajun Cuisine has been saving people from the perils of frying their own turkeys for well over a decade. It is definitely a tasty alternative to the baked turkey and will free up your oven, too. If you’re looking to branch out from the turkey tradition, try one of their fabulous hams, a rack of pork ribs or the Andouille sausage. In addition to tasty smoked meats, Bro’s has generous sides that are ready to heat and serve. This may be your last chance to enjoy a Bro’s fried turkey as they plan to shut their doors once their property sells.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call to order. All orders must be placed by Monday, November 21, and can be picked up at Bro’s during their normal business hours on Monday, November 21, Tuesday, November 22, and Wednesday, November 23.
1110 Hillsboro Road, Ste. B200, Franklin, TN 37064 • (615) 599-0338
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The quintessential meat-and-three, Cool Cafe has a full menu of Thanksgiving offerings. Order a whole bird (12 to 15 pounds), sliced or unsliced; or opt for a breast only (8 to 12 pounds). And select some sides like your Granny makes — pea salad, fried corn, mashed potatoes and more. Additional options include appetizers, specials like rolls and gravy and, of course, desserts, including pies, cobblers and banana pudding.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Email [email protected] or call to place your order. Order by Friday, November 18, with pickup being on Wednesday, November 23.
4004 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 383-7242
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Copper Kettle is a local favorite known for fine, home-cooked cuisine. They put together a fabulous Thanksgiving spread that includes crowd-pleasing classics like sweet potato casserole, gouda mac and cheese and turnip greens, as well as scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and desserts and, of course, a roasted turkey. Copper Kettle has an online ordering form that allows you to select menu items and a pickup location.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order by Friday, November 18, and pick up on Wednesday, November 23 (Grassmere Park pickup from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Green Hills pickup 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.). Each item will be served in a pan that you can keep refrigerated and warm when needed. Each pan serves approximately 12 to 15 people.
850 Hillwood Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 352-0527
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Corner Market is a catering company prized for its gourmet flavors and high-quality ingredients. In addition to its standard catering options, Corner Market offers a Thanksgiving dinner, which serves four to six, and includes two pounds of sliced turkey, corn bread stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, your choice of two sides, a dozen yeast rolls and your choice of pie. You may also order a la carte from their fabulous Thanksgiving specials, like roasted autumn vegetables, corn bread stuffing, pumpkin pies and more (see here)!
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place your orders by phone by Friday, November 18. Orders will be available for pickup after 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23. The Corner Market will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and will be closed Thanksgiving Day.
160 Belle Forest Circle, Nashville, TN 37221 • (615) 673-2223
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You can set your entire Thanksgiving table with treats from Crumb de la Crumb. Their Thanksgiving catering menu offers everything from cranberry-pecan-stuffed pork loin and cider-brined turkey breast to roasted cauliflower and goat cheese gratin and praline pecan sweet potato casserole. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without dessert and thankfully, Crumb de la Crumb is more than happy to bake a holiday pie or harvest pumpkin cake. If you have gluten-free folks, Crumb de la Crumb will make any pie or cake gluten-free.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call (615) 673-2223 or email [email protected] to place your order. The deadline to order is Friday, November 11 for any meats, and Friday, November 18, for all other items. All orders must be picked up by Wedneday, November 23, at 5 p.m.
850 Hillwood Blvd., Ste. 1, Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 354-9555
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Leland Riggan, of Dessert Designs, is known for making some of the most talked-about wedding cakes in town. But our favorite of Leland’s creations is the utterly divine caramel cake, which is a fabulous ending to any holiday meal. Dessert Designs also has a great selection of cakes for chocolate lovers and vanilla loyalists, which can be found here. The caramel cake can be ordered online and can be picked up in-store.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Production time for cakes is seven business days, so be sure to consider this when ordering. An eight-inch cake serves 12 to 20 people, and a 10-inch cake serves 18 to 30 people.
516 Hagan St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 712-8150
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It wouldn’t be a true Thanksgiving feast without dessert. Dozen is an artisanal bakery that uses only the finest local and organic ingredients. And trust us – you can taste the difference between these handmade confections and your store-bought puff pastry (though we admit, Pillsbury has a time and place)! Their holiday menu is decorated with beautiful cranberry orange or apple galettes, pumpkin cranberry bread and pumpkin, buttermilk pear and chocolate silk pies. Additionally, you can pick up quinoa salad, farro salad and savory bread pudding for Thanksgiving Day sides. View the full menu here.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Thanksgiving orders need to be placed by Sunday, November 20, at 5 p.m., and can be picked up during regular business hours on Monday, November 21, and Tuesday, November 22, or between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23. Email all orders to [email protected], or call the bakery at (615) 712-8150.
1207 Villa Place, Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 321-8700
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dulce Desserts is another fabulous bakery in Edgehill Village that makes everything from stunning wedding cakes to seasonal cookies! Dulce has a great lineup of pies on their Thanksgiving menu that is sure to please even the pickiest of your guests. They offer classics, like pumpkin and pecan, but their signature item is a coconut cream pie that has a macadamia nut crust piled high with pastry cream and toasted coconut. They also offer a pecan pie cake, a hybrid that really hits it home!
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call to place your order. The deadline for orders is Saturday, November 19, with pick up from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23. On Saturday, November 19, Dulce Desserts is hosting a holiday open house. Swing by to sample Thanksgiving treats!
2211 Bandywood Drive, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 385-4331
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Food Company in Green Hills is a treasured spot for lunch and a trusted place for gourmet meals to-go. They have a plethora of yummy holiday items for your table, like truffled corn pudding and citrus kale salad, all of which can be ordered a la carte. The Food Company offers a Thanksgiving special for $145 that generously feeds four to six guests. For the complete holiday catering menu, click here.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: All orders must be placed by Thursday, November 17, and will be available for pickup on Tuesday, November 22, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you miss the order deadline, take advantage of The Food Company’s retail case, which is always stocked with the most popular dishes, as well as brunch items and appetizers for out of town guests.
If you have dietary restrictions or allergies, inquire via email. They always do their best to accommodate. Baking instructions will be included.
7011 River Road Pike, Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 942-8079
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This Nashville farm favorite is still churning out their highly popular weekly farm boxes, which keep locals in fresh produce each week. And for those looking for a little Thanksgiving help, Green Door Gourmet will offer their “Thanksgiving box,” which will include corn meal, KLD Farms pork sausage, GDG jars (jams/jellies/pickles/etc.), spiced cider, eggs, milk, butter, buttermilk silder rolls, blueberry cobbler and Thanksgiving produce (all for $99).
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order online and pickup Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Wednesday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2131 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 297-7531
Hours: open 24 hours
Kroger allows you to chose from six dinner options for your Thanksgiving meal. Starting at $44.99, the dinners feed 6 to 8 people and include turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, gravy and rolls (pumpkin pie, cranberry celebration, additional sides and larger portions are available for an added cost). There is also a gluten-free ham or turkey dinner that includes gluten-free sides and dessert.
Many locations accept orders through Thanksgiving Day. Call your store to inquire. Orders can be placed by visiting yourorderonline.com, by calling (877) 894-3707 or in-person at your area Kroger. Kroger is open on Thanksgiving Day for pickup. All dishes are served cold, but for a fee you can have them heated.
8400 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221 • (615) 646-9700
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Loveless Cafe is known for its Southern fare and love of Southern traditions – including Thanksgiving. Order a Loveless Thanksgiving meal pack, which includes turkey, gravy, bourbon-cranberry relish, cornbread dressing, buttery biscuits, preserves and three homemade side dishes, plus optional add-ons, such as their mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and homemade pies.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place your order online, via email or by fax no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, November 18. The food will be fully cooked and packaged in disposable containers with reheating instructions. You can pick up at the Loveless Barn on Wednesday, November 23, between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Thursday, November 24, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. or 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
3078 Maddux Way, Franklin, TN 37069 • (615) 591-4104
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mack and Kate’s Cafe offers a fabulous spread for Thanksgiving take-out this year. Choose from three packages: classic turkey, deluxe turkey and ham, and traditional ham. Each package serves 10 to 12 people and includes traditional sides and delicious desserts. Don’t wait to order your fresh holiday feast!
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order requests must be made by calling (615) 591-4101 or emailing [email protected] by Tuesday, November 22. Delivery is avaliable through Wednesday, November 23, and pick up is available through Wednesday, November 23.
1000 Main St., Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 262-1111
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Save yourself the trouble of baking and let Pastry Chef Tom Huber take the credit. His desserts, including cakes, pies, tarts and cookies, will be available for pickup at Marché. With everything from pumpkin cheesecake and apple spice cake to bread pudding and autumn holiday cookies, these sweets will be the perfect way to end your meal. The menu includes decorated holiday cookies, chocolate-dipped walnut “acorn” cookies, pumpkin whoopie pie, sorghum-spiced cookies, pumpkin cake and apple, chocolate walnut and pumpkin pies.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place your order by calling before Saturday, November 19, by 3 p.m. A pickup time will be set when you place the order. When you call, ask for Tom or a manager on duty.
4410 Murphy Road, Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 269-9406
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.)
McCabe Pub is all about the sides this Thanksgiving. Consider squash, broccoli and sweet potato casseroles. These recipes have been family treasures for years, available for your family this year, as well! For $19.20, each casserole feeds 8 to 10 people. And if you truly don’t want anyone to know you picked it up, just bring your own dish and McCabe will use it to prepare your take-home casserole. We won’t tell!
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call (615) 269-9406 with orders for Thanksgiving by Monday, November 21. View the entire bulk menu options here. Pickup is available before 2 p.m. Monday, November 21; Tuesday, November 22; or Wednesday, November 23. They are closed on Thanksgiving Day.
2176 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37069 • (615) 599-5313
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
While you can’t get the turkey at this gourmet to-go site located inside a great, locally owned grocery, you can get everything else you need for your Thanksgiving meal. Miss Daisy’s Kitchen even lets you bring your own casserole dishes to be filled with tempting sides, like squash casserole, cornbread dressing and cinnamon-pecan cranberry sauce. They have a traditional holiday menu of dips (crab, artichoke, black bean, etc.), seasonal sides (cornbread dressing, gravy, squash casserole, corn pudding, green beans and more), side salads, cakes and pies, but Miss Daisy is more than happy to take special orders with a week’s notice.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order by noon on Tuesday, November 22. Pick up during regular store hours by Wednesday, November 23. Miss Daisy’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
903 Gleaves St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 829-6023
Hours: Monday & Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Peg Leg Porker is best known for its barbecue, smoked by pitmaster Carey Bringle. This year for Thanksgiving, they are adding turkey to their roster of smoked meats. Pair your smoked turkey (a 12- to 14-pound bird) with traditional sides and pies for a well-rounded holiday meal.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call to order your smoked turkey ($75) by Saturday, November 19, and pick up on Wednesday, November 23.
500 Church St., Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 770-2772
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant offers all of the great down-home essentials for Thanksgiving. Order your turkey roasted, smoked or fried, and pair it with sides, such as cornbread dressing and squash casserole. For dessert, try one of the homemade pies or cobblers (we have our eye on the maple pecan pie).
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order online or call to place your order. All orders must be placed by Sunday, November 20. Advance notice of 48 hours for pickup is required. Thanksgiving pickup is available 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. leading up to Thanksgiving Day and from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving fried turkey pickup is on Wednesday, November 23.
3802 Dartmouth Ave., Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 485-3097
Johnny Haffner is a genius in the kitchen and judging by his Thanksgiving menu, he has outdone himself. Start with a butternut squash or lobster bisque; get your friends with an autumn beet, asparagus or fall kale salad; dig into a brined turkey breast, country ham, beef tenderloin or braised beef short ribs; enjoy a side of cornbread dressing, sausage and leek stuffing, southern friend corn, roasted Brussels sprouts or collard greens (and these are only the beginning); and end the meal with a sweet piece of pecan pie, carrot cake or pineapple upside down cake. For more information and pricing, click here.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place your order by emailing [email protected] All orders must be placed by Monday, November 21st. Once the order is placed you will receive a confirmation email with pick up or delivery details. All food is sent cold. There is a $120 minimum and a $35 delivery fee.
2725 Clifton Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 329-4418
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Swett’s is an old favorite in Nashville and has been a go-to for Thanksgiving dinner for years. Their dinner, which rings in at $129, serves 10-12 people with over roasted turkey, dressing with giblet gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes and rolls. For $25 you can add additional side items including green beans, creamed potatos, turnip greens, baked potato casserole, creamed corn and macaroni and cheese.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Swett’s is open on Thanksgiving Day for order pickup between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Customers also have the option to pickup orders any day before Thanksgiving during regular business hours.
816 51st Ave North, Nashville, TN 37209 • 615) 454-5250
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment
Tinwings is making a fresh-to-go dinner with all of the fixins. The menu includes a baby arugula salad, Astoria salad, butternut squash soup, cranberry apple relish, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, pumpkin pie dip and additional market favorites. For those hunting for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or nut-free options, the menu is clearly marked! They are leaving the bird but to you but recommend using this recipe!
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 20 by 10 a.m. and pickup and delivery is avaliable on Wednesday, November 23. There is a $12 fee for delivery to 12South, Belle Meade, Forest Hills, Green Hills and West Nashville. Place your order here.
4021 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 440-5100
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
If you want lots of options for sides and such without having to commit to a complete order, Whole Foods is a great option. They always have a large selection of freshly made, chef-prepared items. Or if you’d rather order the whole meal with one swipe, check out their online ordering form and choose from a list of seasonal items, including gorgeous flower arrangements! If you are looking for items for folks with dietary restrictions, check out their list of vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and soy-free items, such as holiday stuffing, cheesecake tarts and cider sorbetto.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: All purchases can be made online for pickup at the Green Hills location.
Bon appetit, Nashville! May your Thanksgiving be filled with good flavors and great company!
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