Thanksgiving is all about friends and family, so the less time you have to devote to food preparation, the more time you get to spend with loved ones. Here are 11 spots that are doing the prep work to make your Thanksgiving 2019 stress-free. Order the whole meal, just the bird or your favorite sides. Pick and choose what makes your life easier — and don’t forget dessert!
12 Memphis Spots for Thanksgiving Takeout (+ an Easy Bonus Recipe!)
Just in Thyme Food and Catering
6993 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38138 • (901) 266-3663
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Millstone Market & Nursery carries Just In Thyme Food and Catering. With breakfast items such as sausage and egg breakfast casserole and cheddar cheese grits, you won’t have to put any thought into a delicious breakfast for the family. For sides, they offer whipped sweet potato casserole with brown sugar pecan topping, home-style green beans, and beef ravioli with spaghetti gravy and mozzarella cheese (to give your meal a dash of classic Italy). To top it all off, they have desserts, including fudge pie and warm apple buttermilk custard pie. All items are in 9-by-13-inch pans unless otherwise noted. They will also have various items available throughout the holidays at Millstone Market, so stop by to grab some treats!
2019 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 266-3663. The deadline for orders is Wednesday, November 20. Pickups are available on Tuesday, November 26, from noon to 2 p.m. Deliveries are also available on Tuesday, but there is a $30 delivery charge.
Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House & Humphrey’s Prime Cut Shoppe
551 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 762-8200
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 5:30 pm. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; The Cellar Lounge opens at 5 p.m. daily.
Order or pick up your favorite Folk’s Folly and Humphrey’s Prime Cut Shoppe sides to make your Thanksgiving legendary! From au gratin or sweet mashed potatoes to spinach casserole, their daily offerings provide the perfect addition to your turkey day spread.
2019 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Scroll through sides online to order with overnight delivery by Tuesday, November 26, or stop into Humphrey’s Prime Cut Shoppe, located next door to Folk’s Folly, on Wednesday, November 27.
Curb Side Casseroles
5130 Wheelis Dr, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 761-0287
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebrating its 12th year in business, Curb Side Casseroles is a great place to go for help with your holiday meals. They have everything you need for your special Thanksgiving feast, from their house-smoked boneless turkey breasts to scrumptious sides and salads. They also offer delicious desserts, like their signature strawberry cake and their ooey-gooey pumpkin bars. And if you’re having family and friends for the entire holiday weekend, let them help you plan for that, too. They have wonderful breakfast casseroles, cheese grits, sausage loaves and cinnamon rolls, as well as ready-made dips and spreads that are great for game-day snacks.
2019 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To guarantee availability, pre-order at the store by calling (901) 761-0287 or ordering online. The order deadline is noon on Monday, November 18. Pickup is available Saturday, November 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Monday, November 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, November 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, November 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hog Wild & A Moveable Feast Catering Companies
1291 Tully St, Memphis, TN 38107 • (901) 522-9453
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Once again this year, Hog Wild & A Moveable Feast Catering Companies will be cooking everything you’ll need for your Thanksgiving feast. Also on the menu are cornbread dressing and other holiday side dishes. Plus, they will have six dessert options such as pecan cobbler, buttery pumpkin cake and apple pie.
2019 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 522-9453. The order deadline is 2 p.m. on Friday, November 22. Pickup is downtown at 1291 Tully St. on Tuesday, November 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Alternately, you can pick up at Woodland Presbyterian Church, at 5217 Park Ave., on Wednesday, November 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Julles Posh Food Co.
6300 Poplar Ave #110, Memphis, TN 38119 • (901) 509-8675
Takeout Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
In her East Memphis restaurant Julles Posh Food Co., Chef Julles Bhupesh creates globally inspired, clean gourmet meals for dine-in or takeout. Her menu includes gluten-free and dairy-free
2019 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Their entire Thanksgiving menu is available at jullesposh.com. To place your order, call (901) 509-8675. The order deadline is Friday, November 22. Orders must be picked up by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27.
80 Monroe Ave # L1, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 523-0877
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 pm.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Chef Felicia Willett at Felicia Suzanne’s wants to stay behind the scenes when it comes to your Thanksgiving meal. You can even drop off your serving dishes, and she will bake the pies and bread pudding in them. It sounds like a win-win for all! Felicia has all the classic Southern sides from Creole oyster dressing to her famous cooked greens, but her personal favorites are the sausage-and-cornbread dressing and the giblet pan gravy. Oh, and don’t forget the bourbon chocolate pecan pie for dessert!
2019 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 523-0877, or order online at feliciasuzanne.com. The order deadline is Friday, November 22. Pickup is available on Tuesday, November 26, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Corky’s Ribs & BBQ
East Memphis:5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119 • (901) 685-9744
Cordova: 1740 N Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016 • (901) 737-1988
Collierville: 743 W Poplar Ave, Collierville, TN 38017 • (901) 405-4999
Olive Branch: 6434 Goodman Rd, Olive Branch, MS 38654 • (662) 893-3663
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Corky’s Ribs & BBQ is known for barbecue, but during the holidays, they cook some mighty good hickory-smoked turkeys and hams. Each turkey is rubbed with their special seasonings and then slow-cooked in pits over hickory logs. A whole turkey goes for $39.99 plus tax, or you can get their “Holiday Feast,” which includes your bird (or ham), two sides and giblet gravy, all for $74.99 plus tax. It serves 8 to 10 people.
2019 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call your neighborhood location or order online at corkysbbq.com. Order by Friday, November 15, for $5 off your order with a minimum order of $39.99. Pickup is available at all their locations Tuesday, November 26, and Wednesday, November 27. If you use their drive-thru, you don’t even have to get out of the car!
Happy Glaze Donuts
7781 Farmington Ave Ste. 101, Germantown, TN 38138 • (901) 441-6887
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon
Whether you need an option for a quick and tasty dessert, or you want a brunch option, Happy Glaze Donuts is the perfect fit. They are offering a $5 Mini Donut Box, which they say is a generous dozen, and you can choose one flavor per box. For a bigger crowd, they have a $35 Little Big Box, which is eight dozen, and you can choose up to four flavors. With flavors like lemon, old-fashioned glaze, raspberry cream, powdered sugar, Fruity Pebbles, their classic happy glaze and so many more, you’ll be able to find a flavor to appease everyone at the table.
2019 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call 901-441-7881 by Tuesday, November 26, at 2 p.m. Pickup is on Wednesday, November 27, by 2 p.m.
2150 W Poplar Ave #107, Collierville, TN 38017 • (901) 221-7559
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
If you need festive cakes, cupcakes, or cookies and ice cream, Smallcakes has you covered. They do a signature pre-order cupcake box that changes yearly. Last year, they did a “pie” box and a “give thanks” box. The theme this year will be relatively similar and great for a sweet treat after your meal.
2019 DEADLINE & PICKUP: The deadline to order is Monday, November 25, at noon. To place your order, call (901) 221-7559. You can pick up your order Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27, before 8:30 p.m.
Miss Muff’n by Confections & Connections
7511 Queens Court, Germantown, TN 38138 • (901) 757-1258
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thanksgiving week)
Confections & Connections is offering festive and delicious cakes, pies, cookies, bars, cupcakes and more. Basically, if they can bake it, it is yours for the taking!
2019 DEADLINE & PICKUP: The deadline to order is Friday, November 22. To place your order, call (901) 757-1258 or come into the store. If you miss the order deadline, they will have select items available in the case on Wednesday, November 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Delta’s Kitchen at The Guest House at Graceland
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116 • (901) 443-3000
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Delta’s Kitchen at The Guest House at Graceland is serving Thanksgiving Day Buffet with two seatings: Noon and 3 p.m. With a bountiful buffet of salads, including Fresh Pea and Fresh Bean Salad, Golden Beets and Smoked Bacon along with a Cobb Potato Salad, there’s no denying you’ll start your meal off right. The buffet also includes Roasted Cauliflower Bisque soup with Brown Butter, Toasted Pepitos and Maple Cream, Pan Seared Norwegian Salmon, Green Bean Casserole with Pork Lardons, Home Style Mac ‘n Cheese; Fork Smashed Potato with Chives & EVOO; Orange Glazed Sweet Potato with Brown Sugar Crumble; Braised Local Collard Greens and Savory Corn Pudding. In addition, a Carving Station includes Plum Conserve Glazed Pit Ham, BBQ Rubbed Roasted Turkey with Port Cranberry Relish, Simple Turkey Gravy and Classic Corn Bread Dressing; Peppered Crusted Strip Loin with Horseradish Chimichurri with Wild Mushroom Demi-Glace. And the chef will be preparing an assortment of seasonal desserts. The cost is $38.95 for adults, $14.95 for children under the age of 12, and this excludes tax. Call for reservations.
Muddy’s Bake Shop
Muddy’s Bake Shop will have all of its popular cupcakes, full-size cakes, cookies and bars available to order, as well as their full line of pies. Their Shady Wake pecan pie is a Thanksgiving classic, and for a good reason! It is toasted pecan goodness with a flair that even grandma can get behind. And, their Pumpkin Five Spice pie has become our new go-to for any Thanksgiving gathering. “We updated the recipe last year by adding a dash of five-spice (our own house blend!) for a wonderful compliment to the pumpkin star-of-the-show. It is creamy and subtly sweet, with the spices adding both depth and warmth of flavor. A rich finale for your Thanksgiving guests to enjoy, from our table to yours! We recommend serving it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or Muddy’s Boozy Whipped Cream (recipe below),” Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop tells us.
2019 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call your preferred pickup shop — Midtown at (901) 443-4144 or East Memphis at (901) 683-8844 — or order online at muddysbakeshop.com by Saturday, November 23. Final pickup is Wednesday, November 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the East Memphis location and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Midtown location.
Lastly, we would be remiss not to mention the convenient option of ordering holiday specials from neighborhood grocery stores like Whole Foods, Kroger and Fresh Market.
Thanksgiving Bonus Recipe
Kat Gordon of Muddy’s Bake Shop wanted to share with us the perfect topper for a slice o’ pie! Enjoy!
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla (use pure, not imitation)
- 1 teaspoon bourbon
- Combine in a bowl and beat, using a mixer or whisk vigorously for several minutes until soft peaks form.
- Spoon a dollop onto your dessert of choice!
- Pro tip: Use a glass or metal bowl and wipe down with a paper towel sprinkled with lemon juice or vinegar to remove any oily residue. Any residue will deflate your whipped cream.
Have a happy Thanksgiving full of great eats and even better company!
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