If Thanksgiving takeout sounds like just the break you need this year, we’ve got you covered. Here are 11 spots that do the prep work to make your 2020 Thanksgiving 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!
Where to Get Thanksgiving Takeout in Memphis (+ A Whipped Cream Recipe)
(Options are listed in alphabetical order.)
Corky’s Ribs & BBQ
East Memphis:5259 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119 • (901) 685-9744
Cordova: 1740 N. Germantown Pkwy., Cordova, TN 38018 • (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 vary by location.
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 special seasonings and then slow-cooked in pits over hickory logs. A single hickory-smoked turkey goes for $39.99, or you can opt for the “Turkey Feast” for $79.99, which includes your turkey, two sides, and giblet gravy. A “Ham Feast” option is also available for $89.99. Each feast feeds eight to 10 people.
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call your neighborhood location or order online. Order and pay by Friday, November 20, for $5 off your order. Pickup is available at all restaurant locations Tuesday, November 24, and Wednesday, November 25.
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.; closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Celebrating its 13th year in business, Curb Side Casseroles is a great place to get help with your holiday meals. They have everything you need for your Thanksgiving feast — from house-smoked boneless turkey breasts to scrumptious sides. They also offer delicious desserts, like their signature strawberry cake and ooey-gooey pumpkin bars. And if you’re hosting family and friends for the entire holiday weekend, let Curb Side Casseroles help you with that, too. They have wonderful breakfast casseroles, cheese grits, sausage loaves and cinnamon rolls, as well as ready-made dips and spreads that make great game-day snacks.
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To guarantee availability, pre-order by calling the store or ordering online by Monday, November 16, at noon. Pickup is available Saturday, November 21, and Monday, November 23, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, November 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, November 25, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
80 Monroe Ave. St. 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.; closed Sunday and Monday
Chef Felicia Willett, of Felicia Suzanne’s, wants to stay behind the scenes when it comes to your Thanksgiving meal. Felicia has all the classic Southern sides — from Creole oyster dressing to her BBB Southern-cooked greens — but her personal favorites are the sausage and cornbread dressing and the turkey giblet gravy. Oh, and don’t forget the bourbon chocolate pecan pie for dessert!
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call the restaurant or order online. The deadline to order is Thursday, November 19, at 8 p.m. Pickup is available on Tuesday, November 24, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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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.
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Scroll through sides online to order with overnight delivery by Tuesday, November 24. You can also shop in-store at Humphrey’s Prime Cut Shoppe (located next door to Folk’s Folly) on Wednesday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Frost Bake Shop
Frost Bake Shop is open for walk-in purchases and pre-orders. With yummy cake, pie and cheesecake selections, you can get a treat for every taste bud in the family. They also offer seasonal pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, and cupcakes in standard and miniature sizes. Pies that serve eight to 10 are $21, 6-inch cakes that serve about 10 are $30, cheesecakes that serve 10 t0 12 are $30, and 9-inch cakes that serve 20 are $40.
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: The deadline to order is Sunday, November 22. To place your order, call the shop, order in-store or online. If they have the item you need in-store, they will gladly sell it to you without a pre-order. Pick up your order on Monday, November 24, or Tuesday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Happy Glaze Donuts
7781 Farmington Ave. Ste. 101, Germantown, TN 38138 • (901) 441-6887
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Whether you need a quick and tasty dessert or a brunch option, Happy Glaze Donuts is the perfect fit. They offer 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 chocolate, old-fashioned glaze, raspberry cream, powdered sugar, Fruity Pebbles, classic happy glaze and so many more options, you can find a flavor to appease everyone at the table.
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call the store by Tuesday, November 24, at 2 p.m. Orders must be picked up by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25.
Hog Wild & A Moveable Feast Catering Co.
1291 Tully St., Memphis, TN 38107 • (901) 522-9453
Hog Wild Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
A Moveable Feast Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday
Once again, Hog Wild & A Moveable Feast Catering Co. cooks everything you need for your Thanksgiving feast. In addition to turkey and ham, the menu includes cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, creamed collard greens and cornbread crumble, mashed potatoes and more. Plus, they offer five dessert options, such as pecan cobbler, pumpkin pie and apple pie.
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call the restaurant or order online by Friday, November 20, at 2 p.m. Pickup is on Tuesday, November 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Alternately, you can pick up at Woodland Presbyterian Church (5217 Park Avenue) on Wednesday, November 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Julles Posh Food Co.
6300 Poplar Ave. Ste. 110, Memphis, TN 38119 • (901) 509-8675
Takeout Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 2 p.m.; closed Sunday
In her East Memphis restaurant, Julles Posh Food Co., Chef Julles Bhupesh creates globally inspired, clean gourmet meals for dine-in and takeout. Her menu includes gluten-free and dairy-free
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: The entire Thanksgiving menu is available online. To place your order, call the store by Saturday, November 21. Order pickup starts Tuesday, November 24, after 3 p.m., and the last day to pick up your meal is Wednesday, November 25, at 1 p.m.
Just in Thyme Catering
6993 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN 38138 • (901) 266-3663
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Millstone Market & Nursery carries Just In Thyme Food and Catering. With breakfast items like sausage and egg 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, homestyle 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 like fudge pie and warm apple buttermilk custard pie. All items are in 9-by-13-inch pans unless otherwise noted. They also have various items available throughout the holidays at Millstone Market, so stop by to grab some treats!
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call the story by Wednesday, November 18. Pickups are available on Tuesday, November 24, from noon to 2 p.m. Deliveries are also available on Tuesday, November 24, with a $30 delivery charge.
9056 Poplar Pike St. 109 • (901) 754-8444
Katie’s Kitchen original Thanksgiving menu offers all the holiday classics from cornbread dressing, to broccoli and rice casserole all the way to pumpkin pie. They’re also offering a “Black Friday Brunch” with your choice of cinnamon rolls, cheese grits, pigs in a blanket and more.
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order and pay online by November 18th for pickup November 20-21 or order by November 20th for pickup November 23-25th.
Muddy’s Bake Shop
2497 Broad Ave., Memphis, TN 38112
Walk-In “Bake Sale” Hours: Thursday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; closed Monday through Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Pre-Order Pickup: Thursday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; closed Monday through Wednesday and Sunday
Muddy’s Bake Shop has all of its popular cupcakes, full-size cakes, cookies, bars, pies and gelato available to order this Thanksgiving. 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. This year, they offer three bundles. The Pie Palooza Bundle includes Shady Wake Pie, Cocoa Crackle Pie, Pumpkin 5 Spice Pie, and two gelato pints. The Thanksgiving Week: Lazy Long Weekend Bundle includes chicken pot pie, caramelized onion quiche, two packages of buttermilk biscuits, cranberry apple crisp, two jars of Dodson Farms jam, a bag of coffee beans, and their famous double chocolate brownie mix. Lastly, the Thanksgiving Week: Ultimate Thanksgiving Holiday Bundle includes Shady Wake Pie, Cocoa Crackle Pie, Pumpkin 5 Spice Pie, two gelato pints, chicken pot pie, caramelized onion quiche, two packages of buttermilk biscuits, cranberry apple crisp, two jars of Dodson Farms jam, a bag of coffee beans, their famous double chocolate brownie mix, and a take-and-bake chocolate chip cookies pack. Whew! So much good stuff.
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: This year, the Thanksgiving treats are pre-order only, and limited quantities are available. Pick up your goodies on Tuesday, November 24, or Wednesday, November 25, from noon to 6 p.m. You can place your order online. Note there is no deadline to order — just make sure you order soon!
The Peabody Kitchen
149 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 529-400
For about $125, you can get a Thanksgiving spread from The Peabody Kitchen. Each order serves up to four people and comes with a 12-pound turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, gravy, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie.
2020 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call or order online by Friday, November 20. Pickup is Wednesday, November 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also get it delivered for $20 if you live within the I-40/I-240 loop.
Have a happy Thanksgiving full of tasty eats and great company, and enjoy time around the table.
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