Do you relish the idea of spending Thanksgiving at home but can’t quite commit to cooking a full holiday feast? You might consider one of the many take-out options around town. You could pick up a few sides or the fixings for an entire banquet with one of these options, which represent a taste of what Atlanta has to offer.
Full Meal Packages:
Serpas True Food: Here you can order a three-course meal. Choose from the butternut squash soup or mixed green salad for the first course. Your main course will include an herb-garlic roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing and a choice of three sides. The dessert course may include apple pie, pecan pie or cranberry-white-chocolate bread pudding. Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 21. Pick up Wednesday, Nov. 23 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 404-688-0040. $100 for four people, $135 for four with fried turkey. See website for additional add-on options or to feed larger groups.
Murphy’s: Get a complete Thanksgiving meal for four complete with roasted boneless brined turkey breasts, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, butternut squash soup and choice of a pie. Sommelier-recommended wine pairings will also be available for purchase. Orders must be placed by Saturday, Nov. 19. Pick up will be available Wednesday, Nov. 23 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 404-872-0904. $125 for four.
The Colonnade Restaurant: As it does annually, the Colonnade is offering a four-course Thanksgiving meal. Choose from seasonal soups like the pumpkin apple bisque or cream of turkey for your first course. The meal also includes salad, roasted turkey and a choice of home-style sides such as whipped potatoes, candied yams and rutabagas. Southern pies round out the dessert selections. Pick up will be available on Thanksgiving day. 404-874-5642. $22 per person.
Both Full Meal Packages & A La Carte Options:
Busy Bee Cafe: Either order a complete meal for 4-12 people or order “just the bird.” Options include oven-ready, oven roasted and fried turkeys. Get all the extras here including sweet tea, cobblers, pies, cakes, yeast rolls, turkey gravy and, of course, chitlins. Orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 18. 50% deposit required at the time of ordering; prepayment on desserts. 404-525-9212. $89 meal for four.
Mary Mac’s Tea Room: Here you’ll find an array of choices such as packages that will feed 4-20 people and a variety of a la carte options. Many of your favorite sides from the restaurant will be available for purchase. Think broccoli souffle, collard greens, macaroni and cheese and squash souffle. Complete the meal with breads by the dozen, beverages and desserts. Orders must be placed by 2 p.m. Monday Nov. 21. Choose your own pick up date between Nov. 20-23. Items may be picked up hot or cold. 404-876-1800. $72.50 meal for four.
Alon’s: Order an entire feast or pick up a few sides or bread for your meal. Full meals include orange-glazed turkey, a sauce or relish, salad, cornbread dressing, collards, mashed potatoes and pie. If you aren’t a turkey person, you could order a beef tenderloin or a whole ribeye roast. Place orders by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. Pick up Wednesday, Nov. 23 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. See website for locations. Meal for four $139.99.
A La Carte Options:
Thumbs Up Diner: Don’t love roasted turkey? Try it smoked or try a smoked ham from Thumbs Up. Turkeys and hams are smoked in-house. Hams weight about seven to eight pounds and turkeys range from 12-14 pounds. See website for locations. Turkeys $45, hams $49.95.
Star Provisions: Need a source for your turkey? Get a free-range organic one here from 8 -28 pounds. Request it brined or roasted for an additional fee. Assorted dinner rolls and Thanksgiving sides are also available. Try the Brussels sprouts with house-cured bacon, sage and apple dressing or the beans with wild mushroom cream and fried shallots. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Saturday Nov. 19. Available for pick up Nov. 23. 404-265-0410 ext. 131.
D.B.A. Barbecue: Have a barbecue-style meal with the smoked turkeys and sides from D.B.A. Smoked turkeys range from 12-14 pounds and can be packaged with dressing and gravy. Sides range from $8-$15 and include favorites such as cranberry relish, sweet potato souffle, green bean casserole and collards. Orders must be placed by Saturday, Nov. 19 and pick up will be available Wednesday, Nov. 23 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 404-249-5000. Turkeys $60.
Matthews Cafeteria: This Southern standby will prepare turkey and dressing, fried chicken, sliced turkey or pecan-smoked beef brisket for your holiday meal. Sides, beverages, breads and desserts offer the option for a complete meal. 770-937-2357.
Parish: Build your own Thanksgiving meal starting with the roasted turkey breast with giblet gravy. Add sides such as the sausage and cornbread dressing, chile and lemon glazed sweet potatoes or the bread and butter deviled eggs. Orders must be placed by Sunday, Nov. 20. Pick up starts at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23. 404-681-4434.
Muss & Turner’s: If you want to focus on your turkey and let someone else take care of the sides, try Muss & Turner’s. Choose from sides like Ritz cracker stuffing, brown butter sweet potatoes with toasted pecans or butternut squash soup. Several classic Thanksgiving pies are also available. Pick up on Tuesday and Wednesday Nov. 22-23 from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 770-434-1114.
White Oak Pastures: The farm’s pastured American Standard Bronze turkeys are available in three sizes ranging from 8 – 17+ pounds. Shipping costs are calculated per mile, per pound. 229-641-2081. $75-125.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog