If you’re excited to dive headfirst into Thanksgiving prep, more power to you. But if the idea of donning an apron and laboring over the stove makes you break out in hives, we’re offering up our annual list of local Nashville restaurants and businesses that are happy to do some (or all) of the heavy lifting for you!
*Listed in alphabetical order
More Info: eatavo.com
AVO is helping us make Thanksgiving easy and relaxing with their plant-based Thanksgiving side packages. Serving two for $54.99, four for $104.99, and six for $159.99, the sides medley includes green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, maple-glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, and chocolate pumpkin brownies. AVO doesn’t accept substitutes.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order HERE by Sunday, November 19 at 10 p.m., and note your pickup time in the special instructions. You will be contacted with a confirmation after you place your order. Pickup takes place on Wednesday, November 22, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
More Info: bricktops.com
Midtown favorite Bricktops offers up traditional to-go fare along with some gorgeous specials. Choose from main dishes like roast turkey, beef Wellington, or prime rib, along with sides such as creamy whipped potatoes, sautéed corn, herbed stuffing, and more.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Thanksgiving orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 15 at 5 p.m. You can order by phone or online at bricktops.com, and curbside pickup is available.
Catering by Johnny Haffner
More Info: cateringbyjohnnyhaffner.com
Chef Johnny Haffner is helping to alleviate the stress of cooking with his holiday catering menu. You can look forward to various offerings packaged with reheating instructions. Enjoy brunch favorites like Quiche Lorraine, sausage and cheddar biscuits, or chocolate chip casserole, then indulge in dishes like gruyère French Bread Stuffing, mac and cheese, and roasted Brussels sprouts. The main affair is a stellar lineup of everything from roasted beet salad and butternut squash bisque to turkey breast and gravy or beef tenderloin with sides like corn pudding, deviled eggs, tempura shrimp, and so much more. Whole pies like pecan, fudge, or pumpkin finish with a bang!
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders are due by Saturday, November 18, at noon for both pickup and delivery. Pickup takes place on Wednesday, November 22, between noon and 5 p.m.; deliveries are made on Wednesday, November 23, beginning at noon ($25) or Thanksgiving Day between 1o a.m. and noon ($50). Each order comes with heating instructions.
Neighborhood: Green Hills
More Info: Nashville.charrestaurant.com
Looking for whole pies and holiday sides? It’s Char to the rescue! Pre-order family-style side dishes and seasonal pies for your holiday celebrations, then head to Vertis Green Hills to grab them before the big day. Enjoy everything from crab, shrimp, and andouille gumbo to garlic mashed sweet potatoes, cornbread dressing, and caramelized onion mac and cheese. Yum! Oh, and did we mention the whole pecan pies?
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place pre-orders HERE by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 20, then pick up your order by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. Char is closed on Thanksgiving Day.
The Clean Plate Club
More Info: cleanplateclubevents.com
Thanks to catering service The Clean Plate Club, enjoy the whole feast without the labor-intensive preparation. Order everything from a whole seasoned turkey or spiral ham to sides such as herb cornbread dressing, yeast rolls, pan gravy, and cranberry-orange relish. See the full menu HERE.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 15. Pickup or delivery takes place on Wednesday, November 22, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
More Info: virginhotels.com
Relax this Thanksgiving, thanks to Commons Club! Pick up the ultimate Thanksgiving To-Go Package for four for $200 plus tax or $65 plus tax for individual meals. The to-go feast includes oven-roasted turkey with all the fixings (creamy mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, savory stuffing, pumpkin pie, and more). Plus, for every to-go package sold, Commons Club donates a turkey to the Mary Parrish Center.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Online pre-orders for Thanksgiving Day pickup are available HERE and must be placed by Monday, November 20.
Dessert Designs by Leland Riggan
More Info: dessertdesignsnashville.com
You’ve been missing out if you’ve never had a cake from Dessert Designs! You can’t go wrong with any of the selections — from the decadent caramel bundt cake to the famed Hallelujah bundt. Any cake from the menu can be pre-ordered in any size, with large bundts serving 12 to 15 people for $49. If you want to take your sweet treat in an even more festive direction, add fall decorations to most cakes for some extra pizzazz.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: This one has a quick deadline; get your order in by November 10! If you don’t get your order in on time, stop in and check out Dessert Design’s fully-stocked case of treats. Call (615) 354-9555 or order online HERE.
Neighborhood: East Nashville, 12South, Sylvan Park, Franklin, Donelson, Nolensville
More Info: edleysbbq.com
There’s no question Edley’s offers a feast, and what better time to indulge than Thanksgiving? Edley’s Thanksgiving packages can feed up to 15 guests and include generous portions of turkey and smoked ham, turkey gravy, parmesan mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, green beans, cranberry salad, sweet potato casserole, and more. Plus, you have your choice of pie!
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order HERE for the full menu and place your online order by Sunday, November 19. Delivery is set for Tuesday, November 21 (check online for details on the delivery radius for each location), or pickup takes place on Wednesday, November 22.
The Gumbo Bros
More Info: thegumbobros.com
Enjoy a Louisiana-style Thanksgiving from The Gumbo Bros, with sage-brined, Cajun fried turkey (serves up to 12 guests)! In case your mouth isn’t already watering, the turkey is also injected with cayenne butter, accompanied by homemade cranberry sauce and gravy. They had us at Cajun-fried, but don’t miss the turkey and andouille gumbo, which is back by popular demand. Get a quart for $30 or a gallon for $85.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: You can place your order online and pick up your turkey from Monday, November 20, through Wednesday, November 22. They are closed on Thanksgiving Day. All Thanksgiving items are served cold and include reheating instructions.
More Info: henleynashville.com
Head to Nashville’s favorite modern American brasserie for classic turkey and sides. To-go options for parties of four ($149), eight ($219), or 12 ($279) feature Thanksgiving favorites such as roast turkey, garlic and herb mashed potatoes, sage and brown butter gravy, homemade cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing, and roasted haricot verts with crispy onion and creamy mushroom. You can also snag à a la carte options like pumpkin pie, mac & cheese casserole, rolls with sweet cream butter, and more.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Henley’s to-go options are available for pickup on Wednesday, November 22. Each order comes with heating instructions. Meals are also available for pre-orders on Tock.
Jim’ N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
Neighborhood: Charlotte Pike, Franklin
More Info: jimnnicks.com
Jim’ N Nick’s brings authentic southern barbecue to your table. Spend less time planning and more time enjoying family and friends by ordering whole smoked turkey breast or country ham, along with traditional (and hearty) sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, and more. Plus, satisfy your sweet tooth with pecan pie, chocolate cream pie, or lemon box pie!
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: The restaurant needs 72 hours’ notice to prep your meal and will be closed for Thanksgiving Day. However, the holiday menu is available through December 24, so you can also get a head start on Christmas!
Neighborhood: Green Hills, Melrose
More Info: littlegourmand.us
Aside from the typical menu, Little Gourmand offers an array of French-style goodies this Thanksgiving. Indulge in a limited edition Thanksgiving quiche, which features butternut squash, sage, goat cheese, and ham (a vegetarian option is also available), a pumpkin-shaped sourdough loaf, dinner rolls topped with melted butter and herbs, or the limited edition sourdough loaves (dark rye with almond and dried apricot or country bread with cranberry and walnut). An assortment of pastry boxes is also available for pre-order.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders can be placed and pre-paid by calling (615) 522-7134, emailing [email protected], or clicking HERE. The deadline to place orders is Saturday, November 18, at 4 p.m. Pickup takes place at the Melrose bakery location on Wednesday, November 22, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Both shop locations are open until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and closed on November 23 and 24.
The Loveless Cafe
More Info: lovelesscafe.com
The Loveless Cafe is stepping up our comfort food “home-cooking” game with their Thanksgiving Meal Packs, which serve up to six guests and include fresh-roasted and carved turkey, gravy, bourbon-cranberry relish, cornbread dressing, the cafe’s famous biscuits and preserves, and a choice of three homemade sides (like their hash browns casserole!). You can also add more sides and whole pumpkin or chess pie for an additional fee. If your turkey is already handled, you can also order sides à la carte!
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Hurry up and order your Thanksgiving meal pack by the end of the day on Friday, November 10!
Martin’s BBQ Joint
Neighborhood: Downtown, Belmont, Midtown, Mt. Juliet, Nolensville, Spring Hill
More Info: martinsbbqjoint.com
Martin’s BBQ Joint is ready to feed your family, regardless of size. This Thanksgiving, they offer two packages: the Major Feast (serving 12 to 15 guests) or Small Gatherings (serving four to six). From smoked ham and turkey to sides like sweet potato casserole, broccoli salad, green beans, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and a delicious pie, both packages will leave everyone with a full and happy belly. In addition, order from an à la carte selection of smoked meats by the pound, seasonal Southern sides, and fresh-baked Pies. You can check out the full selection HERE.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: You can order online until 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 16. Thanksgiving orders are available for pickup between Monday, November 20, and Wednesday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For post-Thanksgiving celebration orders, pickup is on Friday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25, between 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Martin’s is closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Neighborhood: Sylvan Park
More Info: mccabepub.com
As usual, McCabe Pub satisfies our every casserole craving with options of squash, broccoli, and sweet potato casseroles serving eight to 10 people. You can also throw in a half-gallon or gallon of their famous fruit tea for only $5.50 and $9.95, respectively. Win-win!
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call (615) 269-9406 by the close of business (8 p.m.) on Friday, November 17, to order your fruit tea and casseroles (available until they reach capacity). Orders can be picked up on Wednesday, November 22, until 1 p.m.; all casseroles come with cooking instructions.
Neighborhood: Sylvan Park
More Info: mielrestaurant.com
Miel makes it easy to support local businesses and enjoy an elevated Thanksgiving dinner simultaneously. With dishes like chicken liver mousse with plum glaze, Gougères with herb goat cheese, smoked onion bisque, salmon rillettes, and cauliflower gratin with gruyère béchamel and herbed breadcrumbs, you’ll experience bright, seasonal flavors sourced from local farms.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: You can find ordering options and more specific instructions HERE. Pickup runs from noon until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, and Wednesday, November 22.
Neighborhood: Germantown, Southeast Nashville
More Info: monellstn.com
Nashville’s quintessential family-style restaurant makes Thanksgiving a breeze with Monell’s meal packages that include all the traditional goodies. The menu offers entrées of slow-roasted turkey with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce, glazed baked ham, and sides such as cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, and sweet potato casserole. End the meal with a yummy caramel pumpkin pie with crumb topping. For $64, each Thanksgiving meal package includes two entrées, six sides, bread, and dessert to feed up to three people.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Online ordering is available, and pickup is on Wednesday, November 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Germantown and Monell’s at the Manor locations.
More Info: oaksteakhouserestaurant.com
If you’re cooking at home this Thanksgiving, Oak Steakhouse delivers a bit of luxe experience to your kitchen table with Oak Steakhouse at Home. Selections range from $150 to $300 and include everything from herb-roasted turkey to mashed sweet potato with marshmallow and candied pecans to orange-cranberry compote and more.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Boxes are vacuum-packed on dry ice and shipped nationwide. To place an order, visit the full roster of dishes HERE.
Peg Leg Porker
Neighborhood: The Gulch
More Info: peglegporker.com
Ready to help you make this your yummiest and easiest Thanksgiving yet, Peg Leg Porker is taking pre-orders for their smoked turkey dinners and individual turkeys. For $225, you can feed between 12 and 15 of your favorite people with a whole smoked turkey, half-pan sides, yeast rolls, and even an apple, pumpkin, or pecan pie. You can also order an individual turkey for $85.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Pre-orders must be placed by the end of the day on Monday, November 13. To order, email [email protected]. Pickup must take place by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22.
The Pink Hermit
More Info: thehermitagehotel.com
Holidays at The Hermitage Hotel are unforgettable — from a Thanksgiving tea service to the iconic seasonal decor. But if you’re looking for Thanksgiving takeout, it’s also the place for pies! The Pink Hermit offers whole pies to accompany your feast, including classic apple and pumpkin pies, as well as a chocolate pecan pie with chocolate shortbread crust.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order your pies HERE. Pick-up times are at the café from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and valet parking is complimentary.
Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant
Neighborhood: Downtown, Franklin
More Info: puckettsgro.com
Legendary Southern staple Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant invites you to make life easier by grabbing your holiday to-go offerings. Options include Thanksgiving classics and Puckett’s favorites like oven-roasted turkey, meatloaf with gravy, pulled pork, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, homemade yeast rolls, pumpkin and maple pecan pie, and apple cobbler. You can view the full menu here.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place your order HERE. Thanksgiving orders are accepted through 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 18. Pickup is available from Tuesday, November 21, through Wednesday, November 22, and the pickup windows are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Smokin’ Buttz BBQ
Neighborhood: Food Truck — locations vary
More Info: smokinbuttzbbq.com
A popular food truck, Smokin’ Buttz BBQ has everything — from smoked turkeys for $70 to an entire meal for up to 10 people for $175. The full feast includes smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, gravy, green beans, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and dinner rolls.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Thanksgiving orders close on November 16th. Order online HERE or call (615) 713-2888. Pickup takes place at the Buttz truck on Tuesday, November 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Sam’s Club in Murfreesboro (125 John R Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129).
The Southern Steak and Oyster
More Info: thesouthernnashville.com
No matter what you’re in the mood for, The Southern Steak and Oyster makes it easy to serve your holiday favorites, from a complete holiday meal to the main course. The menu is à la carte, featuring highlights such as smoked turkey, buttermilk and chive mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, homestyle green beans, and spiced apple pie. Purchase the main course, just the sides, or the entire meal to avoid a fuss in the kitchen.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place all orders online by Friday, November 17, through The Southernaire Market. Pickup takes place on Wednesday, November 22, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Southernaire Market (150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201). For additional questions, email [email protected].
More Info: stksteakhouse.com
If you’re craving your favorite signature dishes from STK Steakhouse, Thanksgiving is a great time to indulge. For $124, you can get the package for two with roasted free-range turkey and sides such as lobster mac and cheese, sweet corn pudding, creamed spinach, and fried Brussels sprouts, along with a spiced pumpkin pie topped with candied ginger cream. A full list of menu items can be found HERE.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Available for takeout from November 23 through 26. Pre-order your turkey dinner beginning November 13 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day.
Neighborhood: West Nashville
More Info: tinwings.com
The Tinwings motto is “We cook so you don’t have to,” and there couldn’t be a more perfect reason to let this catering company handle your Thanksgiving prep! You’re in for a treat, whether you’re looking for breakfast bites, snacks like pimento cheese or whipped feta, or traditional feast fare such as Autumn Butternut Squash Soup, Cranberry-Apple Relish, Southern Corn Pudding, or Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping. Plus, you can satisfy those dessert cravings while you’re at it with Pecan Pie Bars, Dutch Apple Pie, the Ultimate Pumpkin Pie, and more! Check out the full menu HERE.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: All orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 15 at 4 p.m., with pickup or delivery on Tuesday, November 21, or Wednesday, November 22.
Von Elrod’s Beer Hall and Kitchen
More Info: vonelrods.com
Von Elrod’s Beer Hall and Kitchen’s Thanksgiving dinner package feeds up to six (hungry) guests. For $135, get five pounds of rosemary- and sage-roasted turkey breast, cranberry relish, gravy, cornbread stuffing, Sister Schubert’s dinner rolls, and a choice of three sides, which include roasted garlic mashed potatoes, smoked creamed corn with bacon-parmesan topping, and white cheddar-baked macaroni and cheese with pretzel crumb topping. Additional sides are available for $15 per quart, and you can even grab desserts such as apple crumble cobbler or double chocolate bread pudding.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order online HERE. Pre-orders must be placed by 6 p.m. on Friday, November 17. Orders can be picked up curbside on Tuesday, November 21, or Wednesday, November 22, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
We would be remiss not to mention that some of our local grocery stores also offer fantastic, filling, effortless meals for Thanksgiving, too. Here are three great options if you’re in the market to get your feast at the market.
Kroger offers Thanksgiving dinners to feed any size gathering. Dinner bundles are $65, $80, and $90, depending on which protein you choose, and include green bean casserole, sweet potato soufflé, old-fashioned bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, and turkey gravy. Main dishes include bone-in ham, turkey, and even prime rib, and there are plenty of à la carte options as well. All it takes is a little reheating, and you’re ready to eat!
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders can be placed by phone, online, or in-person at your area Kroger and must be made by Tuesday, November 21 at 11 p.m. They are happy to provide meal options and more information on how to pick up your order. Meals are available while supplies last.
Neighborhood: East Nashville, Sylvan Park, The Gulch
More Info: theturniptruck.com
Thanks to their Holiday Meal Kits, you can grab the perfect, stress-free Thanksgiving dinner at any of the Turnip Truck locations this year! Each kit is $75 and comes with one delicious 10- to 12-pound turkey, stuffing, turkey gravy, and cranberry relish. You can also get à la carte sides and regular or gluten-free pumpkin and pecan pies.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Kits are available while supplies last, and pickup runs from November 19 through November 22. To order, see a manager at one of their store locations. Orders will be accepted in-store only, and the Turnip Truck is closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Neighborhood: Downtown, Green Hills, Franklin
More Info: wholefoodsmarket.com
Whole Foods is known for its variety of delicious fare, and Thanksgiving is no exception. With portions that extend from two servings to larger gatherings, they’ve got everything you need — whether you’re looking for a classic Thanksgiving feast, a “just-the-sides package,” prime rib, or vegan options. They also offer other popular (and mouthwatering) items like Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Sage, traditional stuffing, and brioche rolls. You can view the full menu HERE.
2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: All holiday orders must be made a minimum of 48 hours ahead of the pickup date and time. The final day to place Thanksgiving orders is Tuesday, November 21. Menu items, prices, and availability may vary by store type and location.
Happy Thanksgiving, Nashville!
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