The case for Thanksgiving takeout: Cooking an 18-pound turkey with 16 sides sounds stressful. We’ve already clocked in over 1,000 home-cooked meals and snacks since the pandemic began in March. Why not give yourself a break and support small businesses, too?
Families will be staying at home more this Thanksgiving (we hope), but that doesn’t mean we should be slaving over the stove for half the day.
If you’re looking to celebrate with a Thanksgiving meal, but don’t want to deal with the mess of pots and pans, dishes and the kitchen, here are some places that will help (at various price points) with ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat turkey and sides. Vegetarian options are also available.
Pro tip: Make a decision and order soon. Some places have limited quantities or ordering deadlines.
Pre-made meals with all the fixins:
PCC: Reserve your centerpiece: Cooked turkey, rib roast and ham. Looking for sides? Go to the deli counter for a selection of fresh side dishes.
Whole Foods: Offering meals that serve a family of four or a group of 12 (you’ll have plenty of leftovers) order a traditional meal at least 72 hours in advance. Also offering a Paleo option. Order by Nov. 24.
Metropolitan Market: A fully cooked dinner for four along with a la carte items like Marionberry pie and a selection of wines.
QFC: They call it a holiday bundle: turkey, ham or prime rib. Reserve your meal to go with a variety of veggies, sides and dessert.
Safeway: Order a traditional meal or a spiral ham dinner along with platter of appetizers, cheeses and desserts.
Central Market: Order now for turkey and the trimmings. Serving 6-8 people with plenty of leftovers, Central Market will help with the clean-up by providing containers that you can use to heat and then recycle.
Restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals:
24×68 Culinary, Newcastle
Offering four packages of meals, including a vegan option. Order a meal for 4, 6 or 12. All dishes will be delivered cold in heat-safe containers for easy cleanup. Order by Nov. 20.
Addo, Capitol Hill
Make it fancy this year. Addo offers a 5-course tasting menu and a more traditional, yet different meal with one of many choices like spatchcocked turkey or whole cured duck. Delivery available for Nov. 24 and 25.
Ba Sa, Bainbridge Island
Offering a different take on the traditional meal, Ba Sa offers Roasted Double Duck, prawn toast and other Chinese inspired dishes. Order by Nov. 23.
Black Bear Diner, Various Locations
The popular diner will be serving plated holiday meals after 11AM on Thanksgiving day. Stop in for turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Ham and prime rib plates served too!
Beach House, Kirkland
Enough food for 4, BeachHouse Bar & Grill offers an herb sous vide turkey breast with all the sides. Dessert is extra. Order by Nov 19th.
Ben Dew’s Clubhouse Grill, Tacoma
Take out Thanksgiving plates will be available at this well-known Tacoma diner. Not a fan of the traditional holiday dinners? Try their halibut and fries for a change of pace.
Blu Water Bistro, Leschi
Traditional meal for take out offering a choice of turkey, prime rib, or baked ham.
Buca di Beppo, Seattle
Open on Thanksgiving day, you can reserve your meal, hot or cold. Pick it up and have the feast at home. It’s easy as pumpkin pie!
Cameron Catering To-Go, Various Seattle locations
Sage roasted hen turkey, sauce and all the rest. Look on the a la carte menu for a cookie decorating kit – a fun after-dinner activity for the whole family.
Offering a high-end Thanksgiving meal, Canlis will provide a full turkey dinner including black truffle stuffing, cranberry and blood orange sauce and a pumpkin tart. The meal will also be accompanied by two bottles of wine and a “leftovers” kit. The turkey will be spiced, dressed and will have to be roasted at home.
Daniel’s Broiler, Bellevue
Don’t miss the clam chowder and the choice of main entree: King Salmon, pork roast and plant-based ravioli are some highlights.
De’Lille Winery, Woodinville
Dinner for 4 or 8 De’Lille has got your covered with wine pairings and traditional meal. Dessert not included. Order by Nov. 20.
Dowd’s BBQ, Tacoma
A long time BBQ spot in Tacoma offering smoked meats and traditional bbq sides like collard mustard greens and cornbread stuffing with giblet gravy.
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, Delridge
Featuring a mix of traditional American Thanksgiving food and Northwest Indigenous foods, the FoodCircle Foundation is partnering with the Duwamish Tribe to make and distribute 100 Thanksgiving takeout dinner kits. Order online and pick up on Nov. 25.
Farm 12, Puyallup
Roasted turkey meal serving 6-8 people. Comes with sides like candy roasted root vegetables with house-made marshmallows. Yum!
Fin’s Bistro, Issaquah
Offering three packages with plenty of sides: Turducken, Prime Rib, and King Salmon. Additional a la carte offerings include crabcakes, ravioli, soup and salad. Meal kits provide all the ingredients and recipes for your to cook at home. Order by Nov. 21.
Homestead Restaurant and Bakery, Tacoma
Order a traditional meal to go. Turkey and all the traditional fixin’s included.
Iconiq, Mount Baker
Portion sizes for two, choose between three dinner packages offering salad, soup, and main dishes like duck confit and roast pork. All dishes are to be taken home and reheated. You’ll have to stop somewhere else for dessert, all options are sold out.
Island Soul Restaurant, Columbia City
The coconut rum sweet potato pie alone is worth the traditional dishes served at Island Soul. Try the coconut muffins, the soul slaw and cuban black beans.
Ivar’s, Mukilteo Landing
Offering a 4-course family meal with a twist. Not a fan of turkey, try Ivar’s famous fish- with salad and cornbread stuffing, finish your meal with pumpkin pie or carrot cake. Order by Nov. 21.
Joey Kitchen, Bellevue, Southcenter, University Village
Serving up to 6 people. Order your Thanksgiving kit for a plethora of sides and roast turkey. Finish off your meal with a delicious apple cranberry pie. Sold out in Seattle, but check other locations.
Autumn greens, spice roasted carrots and an artisan turkey will grace your table this Thanksgiving. Don’t miss the individual pumpkin cream pies too!
Lisa Dupar Catering, Redmond
Enjoy a Southern style Thanksgiving meal with drop biscuits, southern sweet potato pumpkin souflee, and mushroom and sausage stuffing along with roasted turkey and pecan pie. Named the Turkey-A-Go-Go meal kit, prepare at home in a snap. Order by Nov 19.
Mamnoon (sides only), Seattle
You handle the turkey and Mamnoon will do the rest! Thanksgiving is really all about the sides. Mamnoon offers a variety of vegetables, grains and desserts – roasted, toasted, spiced and ready to eat.
Matt’s Rotisserie and Oyster Bar, Redmond
Offeirng portion sizes for 2, 4 or 6 Matt’s Rotisserie offers a traditional style meal with options to customize and add on. Order by Nov. 23rd.
Off the Vine Catering, Redmond
Offering a full traditional PNW Thanksgiving meal and an option for a full vegetarian meal along with a la carte items to purchase. Dinners are for 2 people each. Order by Nov. 19.
Pasta & Co, Bellevue
Pumpkin Cheesecake round out a traditional meal. Serving 6-8. Sold out at University Village, check Bellevue location for availability.
Pot Pie Factory, Seattle and Pop Up in Pioneer Square
A twist on Thanksgiving dinner, opt for a thanksgiving pot pie or one of the many varieties of sweet and savory dishes. Limited supply, order by Nov. 22.
Savor Seattle, Pike Place Market
Known for their tours around Pike Place, Savor Seattle has pivoted their business to support local businesses with their produce and market boxes. This year they offer Thanksgiving boxes with all the sides: a bread wreath, pumpkin cheesecake, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. You supply the turkey and the box will help you with the sides. Dinner served for 4. Order soon for delivery on Nov 23 and 24 (in time to plan and prep your meal).
Sea Creatures, Seattle
Offering a traditional meal using locally-sourced foods, this thanksgiving kit adds in an option to give. Check out with your kit that feeds 8-10 people and also make a donation to the Ballard Food Bank.
McCormick and Schmick’s, Catering for the Museum of Flight
Serving by single plate or a meal for a family of 4-6. McCormick and Schmick’s offers a traditional Thanksgiving meal along with their traditional menu to-go.
Salty’s on Alki and Redondo Beach
Salty’s is offering traditional Thanksgiving meals for 2 with add-ons like lobster and dungeness crab. Make it a surf and turf holiday this year.
The Catering Company, Seattle and Kirkland
Caterers to tech companies around the city and on the Eastside, The Catering Company offers a full Thanksgiving meal for 4-6 people with an option to add on meats and side dishes, by the tray. Order 72-hours in advance.
The Cottage, Bothell
Offering an array of sides, you provide the main course and The Cottage will take care of the rest.
The Golf Club at Echo Falls
Kick back and relax – enjoy a full thanksgiving meal from The Golf Club at Echo Falls or make your own meal even heartier by ordering your favorite sides. Extended to Nov 22 contact the restaurant to order your meal soon.
Trail’s End Tap House, Snohomish
Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, green beach casserole and even a peanut butter pie! A la carte platters serve up to 8 and individual full meals also available.
At $25/person you can enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal. Purchase deli (Turkey legs!) and bakery items too to round out your meal.
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