Need help with Thanksgiving dinner? Yes, please!

November 8, 2021

If you’re really into hard work and cooking, then you’re probably already gearing up for an ideal Thanksgiving meal. You may even have the turkey in the freezer! If you’re not so much into the cooking part– then let your holiday be all about family time and purchase a full turkey meal to go.

Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving Day and a spectacular meal to feast on? Well, maybe your host for that meal. Hosting is a huge responsibility (even if others bring side dishes and desserts), and there’s hardly any downtime. Why not let a fully cooked Thanksgiving dinner you can buy come to the rescue!

Many grocery stores, restaurants, and food delivery services offer Thanksgiving dinner to go, which will make your hosting job much easier. Less cleanup, more time to spend with family and friends playing games and watching movies or football. We’ve compiled a list that will work no matter which Ideal neighborhood you live in. They can be shipped directly to your home with instructions for heating or cooking. Or you can pick up your meal at a grocery store or restaurant in your community. Just make sure you pick up reheating instructions, too!

Many of these vendors are national chains but some have local brick-and-mortar sites in or near your hometown. Others are strictly mail-ordered delivery; check individual websites for order and pricing information and be sure to order early! If you want to stay local, check out grocery stores in your area, including Walmart. The important thing is to place your order early … many restaurants offering this service will sell out quickly.

If you are going the home-cooked route, make sure to buy your turkey well in advance since there’s a predicted turkey shortage this year.

Harry & David

Known for their wine and cheese baskets, this company will also express ship a fully cooked whole or sliced turkey right to your doorstep, plus plenty of sides.

Omaha Steaks

This iconic mail-order steak company sends far more than just steak! They run a special promotion every year where they’ll mail a juicy whole-basted turkey to you for the big day.


If you love a nice smoky turkey, this store will send you some mouthwatering honey-glazed turkey breast or Applewood smoked boneless turkey breast.

Bob Evans

Each holiday, Bob Evans offers different to-go meal options, which can include turkey, ham, sides, and even dessert. Or if you just need a good pre-made side of mashed potatoes, look at your local grocery stores for the Bob Evans mashed potatoes. They’re yummy!

Boston Market

The restaurant is always open on Thanksgiving, and you can order an individual Thanksgiving meal to bring home. Boneless roasted turkey breast or half a rotisserie chicken with two regular sides, dinner roll, and a slice of pie.

Cracker Barrel

For some classic American comfort food, Cracker Barrel offers heat n’ serve family meals to-go. The meal-kit includes two oven-roasted turkey breasts, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, country sides, and pie. Comes chilled and ready to heat.


Open 24/7 all year round, so you can dine in or carry out. Select regions offer online ordering and delivery on Thanksgiving; check with your local Denny’s to make sure they’re participating.

Fresh Direct

Enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner by the plate. Includes turkey breast with cornbread stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Meals are guaranteed fresh.


They’re famous for their fried chicken, but on Thanksgiving, you can pick up one of their Cajun-style turkeys. It’s pre-cooked and rubbed with all the right seasonings so you can enjoy dinner quicker.

Williams Sonoma

This home décor and upscale kitchen store sells complete ideal dinners, with turkey and all the fixings online. You can pick from various wild birds or choose from an assortment of sides and desserts.


The wholesale supermarket will undoubtedly bring back some version of their prepared Thanksgiving meals this year. And you can always rely on Costco for all your pie and dinner roll needs!

Whole Foods

Whole Foods’ Thanksgiving menu offers the option for pick up in-store if you reserve your dinner online. They also have vegan and vegetarian options.


Leave it to HelloFresh to deliver an amazing Thanksgiving meal! Ciabatta stuffing, jazz apple ginger crisp and peppercorn-crusted beef tenderloin. Mmmm. Just make sure to order in advance before they sell out.


No matter where you are, Goldbelly will ship your Thanksgiving dinner to you. Select your region and get a wide selection of Thanksgiving mains and side dishes. There’s plenty to choose from.


Chefs prepare exquisite holiday meals with the highest quality ingredients and gourmet flare. Order online, and pick-up and pay in-store. Selections include an entrée, all the sides, dressings, and condiments. Just heat and serve.

Bill Kamp’s Meat Market

Their 2021 menu isn’t online yet, but Facebook posts indicate they’re working on it. This family-owned meat market in Oklahoma City offers some of the finest fresh birds in the metro, along with all the sides. Keep checking the website; they always sell out quickly.

Honey Baked Ham

The Honey Baked Ham Co. offers more than just ham. They also offer mouthwatering turkey breasts. Order online for shipment or store pickup. 

Whether you decide to go it on your own this Thanksgiving or pay for a little help in the kitchen, take time for yourself at some point to enjoy the blessings of the season. We hope you have an ideal Thanksgiving and that your bird is juicy and delicious!


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