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 what they’re good at!
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
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Arnold’s Country Kitchen is a Nashville culinary staple that serves straight-up Southern classics. The beloved meat-and-three has all of your country favorites — green beans, corn pudding, mac ‘n’ 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 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 Friday, November 17. Pick up is Wednesday, November 22 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 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 their yeast rolls, which are basically bread nirvana. Order up a dozen of the famous rolls for a mere $7.50. This “just like Mama makes it” 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: The deadline for orders is Friday, November 17, at 5 p.m. All orders must be collected by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22.
3214 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 329-2626
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 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 bird 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 20, and can be picked up at Bro’s during their normal business hours on Monday, November 20; Tuesday, November 21; and Wednesday, November 22.
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: Call (615) 599-0338 to place your order. Order by Friday, November 17, and you must pick up Wednesday, November 22.
2031 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 340-9009
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Choose from two different types of turkey, ham or lamb for your main course, and pair the meat with roasted pear cornbread stuffing, collard greens and creamed corn. Of course, you will find something sweet on the menu. Good luck deciding between hot chocolate marshmallow cake, pumpkin pie, eggnog cheese cake, gingerbread spice cake and holiday cookies. If you’d like them to cater parties of 20 or more, holiday catering packages are available. See the full menu here.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call (615) 340-9009 to place your order. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
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 Cafe 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. Check online for updates about ordering.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Pick up on Wednesday, November 22. 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, The Corner Market offers a Thanksgiving dinner, which serves four to six, and includes two pounds of sliced turkey, cornbread 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, including roasted autumn vegetables, cornbread stuffing, pumpkin pies and more (see here)!
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place your orders by phone by Friday, November 17. Orders will be available for pickup after 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. The Corner Market will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 24.
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: Place your order by Wednesday, November 15 online or by phone (615) 354-9555.
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. View the full menu here.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Thanksgiving orders need to be placed by Sunday, November 19, at 5 p.m., and can be picked up during regular business hours on Wednesday, November 22. Email all orders to [email protected], or call the bakery at (615) 712-8150.
717 Craighead St., Nashville, TN 37204 • (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 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: Dulce Desserts will be hosting a holiday open house on Saturday, November 18 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by to try all of their Thanksgiving and Christmas creations. They are no longer accepting orders but you can buy from their deli case, which should be stocked with cakes. Go in early! Call (615) 312-8700 or email [email protected] for questions.
5304 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 203-0433
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Sometimes it’s the side that can be the most time-consuming. EiO is here to save you some extra time by taking care of everything but the turkey. The choices included gluten-free mac and cheese, herb-roasted beets and sweet potato mash. Each dish serves four.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call EIO & THE HIVE by Friday, November 17. Pick up all orders on Wednesday, November 22 between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.
2211 Bandywood Drive, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 385-4331 (ext. 3)
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 16, at 11 a.m., and will be available for pickup on Wednesday, November 22, by 3 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.
Golden Roots is delivering gluten-free and dairy-free sides directly to your doorstep this year. They have you covered with roasted cranberry sauce and gravy, sweet potato casserole, stuffing and rolls, plus pumpkin pie and chocolate honey caramel tart. Just add turkey! View the full menu here.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: All dishes come fully prepared, you will only need to reheat. Place your order by Friday, November 16 and the items will be delivered to your door.
2023 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 340-6378
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Henley’s “Turkey Call” includes dinner for four. Roasted turkey, green bean casserole, oyster-sausage-cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, sweet potato rolls and a pumpkin or pecan pie are sure to keep you full and happy this holiday. Feed the family for $200.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place your order by emailing [email protected] before Tuesday, November 21.
1200 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 490-8042
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Henrietta Red is more than happy to take care of your Thanksgiving pies this year! Choose from mulled apple cider cheese pie, toffee pecan pie and brown butter pumpkin pie with pumpkin spiced latte marshmallows — or order all three. For $30 each, these pies are such to impress your holiday guests.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: All orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 14, at 11:59 a.m. Pick up orders on Tuesday, November 21 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., or Wednesday, November 22 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211 • (615) 647-9407
Dedicate your Thanksgiving Day to tackling the turkey, and let Juniper Green handle the rest. This year, their Thanksgiving menu features snack boards; sides, such as roasted Brussels, caramelized beets, potato parsnip mash and rosemary roasted mushroom gravy; and dessert. Choose from four pies, maple sweet potato, honey pecan and salted caramel chocolate, or cookies for dessert. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options fill the menu!
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order entry will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday, November 16. All items will be pick-up only on Wednesday, November 22 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Conexion Americas building, located at 2195 Nolensville Pike. Items not picked up by 2 p.m. will be donated to a local food shelter, and refunds will not be issued. Place your order here.
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Hours: Vary by location
Kroger allows you to choose from five 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). You can also choose from a la carte sides (such as bread pudding, butternut squash, turkey gravy and old-fashioned stuffing).
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders can be placed by calling (877) 894-3707 or in-person at your area Kroger. The last day to place orders is Monday, November 20. Orders must be picked up by Thursday, November 23.
8400 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221 • (615) 646-9700 (ext. 3)
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, cranberry relish, cornbread dressing, buttery biscuits, preserves and three homemade side dishes, plus optional add-ons, such as their homemade pies. Order enough to feed six people for just $109.99. Find the full menu here.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place your order by phone, email [email protected] or fax (615) 691-7046 no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, November 17. Pick up on Wednesday, November 22 between noon and 4 p.m. or Thursday, November 23 between 8 a.m. and noon.
3078 Maddux Way Franklin, TN 37069 • (615) 591-4104
Hours: Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Mack + Kate’s is offering three options for this year’s holiday meal: the classic turkey package, the deluxe turkey and ham meal and the traditional ham package. Each options includes deviled eggs, cranberry sauce, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, yeast rolls and pie, plus one or both meats. Serve 10-12 people for $279.95 to $329.95.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: All orders must be placed before Monday, November 21. Pickup at Mack + Kate’s or M. Restaurant by November 23 at 4 p.m. or arrange for your order to be delivered. Order by emailing [email protected] or calling (615)292) 3838.
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.
Although Marché can make just about anything you need, they specialize in Thanksgiving breakfast, dessert, bread and pastries. Start your day with croissant French toast casserole, quiche or savory breakfast pudding. 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 holiday cookies (with gluten-free options), pumpkin pie, cranberry linzer tart and chocolate pumpkin mousse tart. Order cranberry pecan bread, pumpkin loaf, focaccia, brioche and dinner rolls as Thanksgiving sides or breakfast treats.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place your order by calling by Monday, November 20. Pick up Monday, November 20; Tuesday, November 21; or Wednesday, November 22 by 2 p.m.
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! End the meal with something sweet, such as apple crunch pumpkin pie or red velvet cake. 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 20. View the entire bulk menu options here. Pickup is available before 2 p.m. Monday, November 20; Tuesday, November 21; or Wednesday, November 22. They are closed on Thanksgiving Day.
A local food delivery service, MEEL also has a Marketplace stock with local goodies. This time of year, the Marketplace is stocked with holiday essentials. Order a bundle of sides, a Hippo Hallow Farms turkey, pies, rolls, bread basket and more!
Marketplace orders require 48 hours to process, with deliveries occurring each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Order by 10 p.m. on Monday to receive a delivery on Thursday, or by 10 p.m. on Friday to receive a delivery the following Monday/Tuesday.
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. The traditional holiday menu features dips (crab, artichoke, black bean, etc.), seasonal sides, side salads, cakes and pies.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order by noon on Monday, November 20.
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 their 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). They are starting to take orders the week of November 13.
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 19. 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 22.
937 Locklayer St., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 780-9900
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Let Silver Sands whip up a Southern-style feast this Thanksgiving! Feed 8-10 people with their Holiday Special Dinner: one meat (ham, turkey or chicken), two sides, dressing, giblet gravy, bread and cranberry sauce. Add a cake, cobbler or chess squares to round out the meal! The special is sticking around until Christmas, so circle back then to place a second order!
1109 Davenport Blvd, Franklin, TN 37069 • (615) 794-9989
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bring a Southwest-flair to your holiday table, with the help of Sopapilla’s. Surprise your guests with tamales, New Mexican street corn, grilled vegetables, rice and refried or black beans. If there is something else you are looking for, they are happy to take custom orders!
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call (615) 794-9989 to place your order by Tuesday, November 21.
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 oven-roasted turkey, dressing with giblet gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes and rolls. For $25 each you can add additional side items including creamed potatoes, turnip greens 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 any day before Thanksgiving during regular business hours. To place your order, call Diana at (615) 329-4418.
816 51st Ave. N., 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 and spinach salad, pumpkin tomato bisque, cornbread dressing, homemade gravy, Brussels sprouts pumpkin bread 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 have plenty of sides to go around!
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 19, by 10 a.m., and pickup and delivery is available on Wednesday, November 22. Place your order here.
Vivek Surti is the mastermind behind VEA Supper Club. During his dinners, he brings people together to tell stories and experience an adventure of delicious food. This year, you can take his creative dishes to your table. Order sides, such as cornbread dressing with sausage, apple, celery and sage; sweet potato casserole with tahini, preserved lemon, almond, chili and mint; cranberry relish with grapefruit, picked fresno chilies and mint; and turkey gravy with black pepper and bay leaf. Click here for the full menu.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Place your order before Sunday, November 19 at 11 p.m. Pickup will be on Tuesday, November 21 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Citizen Kitchens in Sylvan Park. Order online.
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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