Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19), many holiday traditions have unfortunately been canceled. With reported cases rising, the CDC is urging people to stay home and not host large family functions. Some cities (such as Philadelphia) have even ceased all indoor dining until the new year.
So, if you're still looking to celebrate Thanksgiving with your immediate household, some places are offering to-go meals that you can enjoy. Therefore, you don't have to worry about heading to your local market to grab items or spend the day cooking.
Keep reading to find out where you can get Thanksgiving meals to go!
Check out these Thanksgiving to-go meals near me!
Seriously, we all know that 2020 has been a lot. So, don't worry about cooking up a feast this Thanksgiving for you and your loved ones. Instead, restaurants are making it easier (and helping their own business) by providing turkey meals to-go as a quick-service option.
1. Whole Foods
Whole Foods is offering people the option to purchase a prepared Thanksgiving meal for their entire party. Whether you are celebrating with two, four, eight, or 12 people, this grocery store has your meal covered. One example of a Whole Foods holiday meal includes a classic roast turkey, green beans with roasted shallots, mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce.
And there are vegan options available too!
Publix is offering a to-go meal which includes a fully cooked turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, marshmallow delight, gravy, and cranberry relish. This holiday dinner serves between seven and 10 people.
3. Boston Market
If you're looking for an inexpensive Thanksgiving dinner, check out Boston Market. The fast food company is offering guests fully prepared meals and à la carte options. You can feast on turkey, cranberry walnut relish, spinach artichoke dip and crackers, vegetable stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, dinner rolls, and apple or pumpkin pie.
Additionally, Boston Market is offering consumers the opportunity to pick up their meal chilled (which can be picked up ahead of time) or hot (which can be picked up that day).
4. Harry & David
Harry & David is offering a gourmet holiday feast this Thanksgiving. Delivered right to your door, the company's menu includes a ready-to-heat turkey, apple sausage stuffing, creamy brussels sprouts with bacon, brown sugar sweet potatoes, pumpkin cheesecake, turkey gravy, and spiced cranberry chutney. Uh, yum!
5. Bob Evans
Bob Evans if offering customers a Thanksgiving dinner that serves up to six people. The meal includes turkey, dressing, buttered corn, green beans and ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish, dinner rolls and a pumpkin pie.
Grab a flavorful meal at Popeyes this Thanksgiving! The chain restaurant is offering a Cajun turkey, which is hand-rubbed with Cajun spices (paprika, red pepper, garlic, and onion) and marinated in Creole butter. You can preorder this turkey and simply heat it up when you're ready to serve.
Additionally, you and your family can order staple sides, such as mashed potatoes, biscuits, green beans, coleslaw, and more.
7. Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel customers are able to enjoy two oven-roasted turkey breasts, gravy, cornbread dressing, cranberry relish, sweet rolls, pumpkin pie, and a choice of three sides. Whether you're in the mood for mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, mac & cheese, or carrots, you and your family can enjoy a full holiday meal this Thanksgiving.
If you don't want to step foot out your front door this Thanksgiving, Williams-Sonoma is offering a delectable holiday meal.
This dinner includes a free-range, organic bird, green bean casserole, sausage apple cranberry stuffing, butter chive mashed potatoes, and a pumpkin pie. But this gourmet meal is not cheap — it'll set you back $429 (plus a delivery fee)!
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